With advances in technology, doing wedding planning is slowly changing around the world. For instance, in the past, one would need to send out the wedding invites by mail, and then expect them to be replied to using the same medium. This was a bit difficult, since the mailing system was not very efficient, and one had to wait for days on end for the cycle to be completed. In addition to that, the fact that there was the potential to lose letters was also very real, and had to be taken into account when doing the planning.
As time went by, however, this became less necessary. Today, you can simply send out the invites using various forms of communication that are much faster, and which will result in instant replies. Some of these include email and social media. A medium of communication that is slowly becoming more popular is the use of a wedding website.
How a wedding website works
If you are thinking of getting married and have set a date, you could start a website that offers the information to anyone who might need it. The cost of web hosting has dropped significantly, which means that this is not likely to cost you a lot of money. In fact, there are some companies that can offer you wedding site templates, so that all you need to do is set a few parameters such as the type of information that should go on each site and you would be ready to go. There are many benefits of having such a site, including the fact that it can make catering preparation much easier.
How having a wedding website makes catering preparation easier
Having a wedding website can make it easier for you to come up with a more customized menu for the guests. For instance, if you have agreed on the types of food you can offer your guests with the caterer, you can then upload this to the site. You can then send a link to each of the people you have invited, and then ask them to choose the type of food they would like to eat during the event.
This can be done for all sorts of food starting from the drinks to the dessert. The overall effect is that you will have a profile of exactly what each guest will need. You will be able to offer a custom made experience to each of the guests if you want to, and having them select the food they want can also cut down on the wastage that you will experience.
A few important cautions
If you want to use a website for this, there are a few important things you need to keep in mind. For one, you should make sure that the website is easy to use, and that you use a web hosting facility that is reliable. The worst thing that can happen is finding that people are unable to use the site due to poor design or the fact that it’s not online. A good way to find out if the site is easy to use is to ask someone not involved in developing it to try it out, and then give you feedback on how easy it is to use. Preferably, such a party should not be very tech savvy for you to get any useful information.
In summary, using a wedding website can aid your cause, including providing a better catering experience for the guests. Your guests will also be impressed by your extra thoughts to serve them food that they would like for your wedding!