We've spoken quite a bit about technology at weddings, from e-invites to wedding day hashtags.
But whether or not you're on the fence about live tweeting your ceremony, one element of wedding technology that's a no-brainer, is using it in the lead-up to your day, to inform your guests, gather any special requirements, and get them involved and excited about celebrating your wedding.
And if that can be done in a chic and elegant way, even better!
Which is why we just love Riley & Grey's beautiful wedding websites.
(And why we are thrilled to be offering an UN-MISSABLE discount for Bridal Musings readers!)
Not Your Typical Wedding Website
Now wedding websites have a reputation of being, how shall we say… a little ugly/tacky/poorly designed. But not these beauties.
Riley & Grey's luxe wedding websites are inspired by high-end fashion and interior design. Their limited edition themes can reflect a couple's individual style, as well as the look of their wedding, whether that's a fresh, modern wedding, a 1920s soiree, or a casual garden party. They've just released some new designs, and they're all kinds of gorgeous.
Riley & Grey encourage couples to think, and look, outside the box for their wedding ideas.
Rather than think of typically “weddingy” designs, they help couples to find inspiration in unusual places, and use their personal style from their everyday life.
Their chic blog is loaded with stylish inspiration from beyond the wedding world, and as for their Instagram – we're utterly addicted! Give them a follow for beautiful snaps and stylish finds.
Easy To Create (No Html Knowledge Needed!)
Riley & Grey's websites are entirely customisable and really easy to create, (we had a go, yesterday!), so even the least tech-savvy brides and grooms will be able to design a beautiful wedding website. And, the team at Riley & Grey will even walk you through the set up in real time, if you like!
You can play around with designs, and add information, and you don't have to pay until you're happy with your site and ready to publish.
And if your wedding is a long way off, you can log on now, and reserve your domain – (is romeoandjuliet.com free?) until you're ready to go live with your wedding website.
Beautiful On All Screens – Big & Small
Being in the blogging business, we spend a lot of time scouring the wedding web, and we know a site we like when we find one! Riley & Grey's websites not only look elegant, but they move beautifully from section to section, creating a really luxury feel.
And as most of your guests are likely to be using their phones to check out your site, their mobile experience works just like an app (without the hassle of making your guests download one!).
Give Your Guests All The Info They Need
But these websites are more than just eye-candy for you and your wedding guests – they're rather useful too.
You can collect your guests' addresses, RSVPs, and dietary requirements, as well offer it as a go-to for information on hotels, transport links, and schedules – (Which comes in very handy after your 25th phone call on what the closest station is to your wedding venue!)
For destination or weekend weddings, you can add in your roster of events, and see who's coming when. Plus, you can introduce your bridal party, add contact details and fill your guests in on your gift registry.
How impressed will your guests be to have such a nifty, easy-to-use, and utterly stylish website to visit for both resolving their queries, and getting excited for your big day?!
It's like a big, heavy, gold-embossed wedding invitation, only in website form – don't you think?
And that's not all…
Those lovely (and talented) folks at Riley & Grey are giving the first 50 Bridal Musings readers to sign up for a wedding website, a whopping 50% off!
All you have to do is enter the promo code BRIDALMUSINGSSEPT at the check-out.
How nice of them!
Visit Riley & Grey's website to check out their gorgeous designs, and don't forget to follow them on Instagram and check out their blog for some fabulous, “unweddingy” wedding inspiration!