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Wedding Window has been in business since 2001. The site features both free and paid premium wedding website creation and planning tools, as well the Wedding Loft blog with features on recent events, inspiration and DIY ideas, access to giveaways, posts from wedding experts, and a database of preferred vendors.
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Wedding Window is an excellent choice for the bride-to-be on a budget. Its blog features a Do-It-Yourself section, but you'll find many more ideas in the Inspiration section, especially in the Favors, Design & Decor and Paper Goods categories - which, conveniently, are the items that most often become do-it-yourself wedding projects. Don't forget to check out the Creative Ideas category for unique suggestions like those found in "Alternative Bouquets:Wedding Inspiration" and "Go Green...Literally!"
Wedding Window can also keep you organized while you're up to your ears in all those do-it-yourself projects: it has a few convenient tools that the other wedding planning websites we reviewed don't offer. For example, not only does Wedding Window let your guests RSVP and select their meals directly from your wedding website, it also integrates with Travelocity and Hotels.com so out-of-town guests can easily make their travel plans. It also has features for tracking gifts and thank yous, which will save you from trying to remember if you ever told your Aunt Mary how much you appreciate that stunning crystal vase. Other free planning tools on Wedding Window include a budget tracker, editable checklist, guest list manager, event calendar, side-by-side vendor comparison, vendor manager, personal wedding journal and, of course, software to create your couples site.
To get full use of Wedding Window's premium features, you'll need to upgrade to a paid account. However, the prices are reasonable: the Smitten package is only $69 per year or $10.99 per month and will give you access to the premium options for the couple's site, as well as the ability to send ecards and reminders to guests. If you'd like to have a few more bells and whistles, you can also opt for the Smart or Savvy packages - but the cheaper Smitten package is definitely enough to cover all your wedding planning bases.
The sidebar of Wedding Window's blog is chock-full of ads, which can be a bit distracting while reading. This also makes the search bar difficult to spot - it took our reviewers some time to find it because it's rather small and sandwiched in between the ads. In addition, some sections of the blog will only load three or four posts per page, so be prepared to be clicking the Next Page button quite a bit.
Another downside of Wedding Window is that it's not responsive - using the site from a phone or tablet will be difficult. Since mobile use continues to become more and more common, we ranked Wedding Window slightly lower for not offering the option for brides-to-be to use it effectively while on the run. Wedding Window does feature a shopping section (called Fave Finds) but it's not wedding-focused content - you may find yourself straying away from your wedding to-do list and checking out whimsical yoga-themed garden sculptures instead.
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We’ve been using WeddingWindow for just under a year now and it’s been going very well overall. We paid $79 for the upgraded version and it unlocked more features than we could have wanted for our wedding website. Our website came out great and is very user friendly for our visitors…we absolutely love it! The fact that we could easily add personalized slideshows for each page’s background and could choose from many pre-configured pages was fantastic for us! We didn’t know where to start but the website made it super easy to pick and choose what we wanted; if we changed our minds later, it was super easy to reconfigure. Configuring the website can be a little frustrating for some, but it is well worth taking the time to work on it. We wanted everything uniform and the settings made a ton of sense for that - it is set up so you choose what you want and it applies it to all your pages. This is something that we found super valuable for creating a professional looking webpage in minutes. We truly love our desktop site, our mobile site and the customer service. I highly recommend this site because it is super flexible, very well priced and very easy. We have been getting many compliments for our site and I’m sure you will too!!
My fiancé and I were looking for a wedding website that would showcase our unique style. There are so many websites to choose from. After a couple of months of searching (public and private sites) we came across Wedding Window. We did the 10 day trial and were super excited how things progressed. Even during the trial period, we received great support from Chris and the design team. They were professional and responsive. The choice of background, layouts and video choices is fantastic. We could not be happier with our wedding website choice. We are super excited to open our site to our family and friends. Chevonne
This is my second daughter’s wedding where we chose weddingwindow.com for our wedding website provider after reviewing all the others. It met all of our requirements: • No advertisements to hassle our guests • Affordable price • Ability to try it out for a week or so to make sure it met our needs before purchasing • Good customer support, tutorials, etc. (they have consistently responded to me in a day on weekends and within minutes and hours on weekdays – even Thanksgiving week) • Looks and navigates well on a computer or mobile phone or tablet (responsive design) • Support for importing attendee list from a spreadsheet to populate your RSVP list • Support for RSVPs for multiple events • Able to support music playing if you desire it • Able to point to your own domain if you already own it And even had other niceties like the ability to add your own icon on the website tab (favicon) We had a little trouble choosing between all the themes but the tutorials helped and having so many options was really appreciated. We highly recommend Wedding Window. The product is great and they are great to work with. Toni G
I am using WeddingWindow to create a page for my own wedding. After struggling with it for over 3 month, I still have had some issues. Worst was the designs. The other really heavy bad issue, were translations. It seems like a user could change all translations without any issues. In my case, my bride is german, I have some turkish relatives. we wanted to use google translater as an add on for translations. Google Translate did not work on mobile devices. Not all areas and buttons were translateable. In general, the page has so many options and gives a good start to be full equiped. If you struggle, start rethinking and restructure your ideas and contact the support.
This wedding website produces websites that look like high school projects. They are RIDICULOUSLY bad in terms of UX. For instance, if you want to change a font, you don't just click on the text and change the font. Nope. You have to look up a menu bar on the left panel, find the type of text (eg header, body text, sub header) and then change the font for all text of that type. So what if I want a different font for two different headers? Nope. Can't do it. What if I want to add a little logo on some part. Nope. This is EXTREMELY FRUSTRATING and not user friendly in the slightest. So, we reached out to them and pleaded - we've spent a bunch of money on wedding stuff already and paid you nearly $100 for the url and the premium package, but it just isn't working. In fact, it's causing stress and chaos in our relationship right in the middle of one of the most stressful times in our life. Their response: Nah - our policy says we don't do refunds. We can help you change a font or two if you want. I gave them three stars for responsiveness, because they did get back to us the next day to tell us that they were not going to help. STAY AWAY FROM THIS MESS! They will take your money and run and you'll get an extremely amateur MySpace-looking wedding website.