Wix is a treasure chest of opportunities for those gifted with enough creativity and patience. Unlike other website builders that only allow you to fill in the blank spaces on a pre-made template, here you can reposition, resize, and rearrange everything. You can add a clipshow to the main page, create video and photo galleries, have a music playlist, link the couple’s introduction to your Facebook page, and write a personal wish for the registry. Wix lends you a blank page and all the necessary tools so you can go all wild in creating a unique wedding website. If you saw a nicely designed layout with another wedding site provider, but were discouraged by their price, you can recreate the same design here. Wix is very flexible, and barely restricts you in any way. Our only criticism is that Wix is targeted towards a general audience, and they don’t specialize in wedding sites, meaning that you won’t find features for this exact purpose. For example, you only have an RSVP page or a guestbook if you craft it for yourself.
Wix App Market
If you find yourself in a situation where the standard building tools are insufficient to attain your vision, then take a chance with the App Market. This is a place where professional and user created designs converge. Some of them are available for free, while others come for a price. Do you want to implement your Instagram photos, add a Facebook like bar, make the site rank higher on Google searches or send newsletters to your friends? The Wix applications do it for you.
Mobile & Apps
Wix is the stellar example of comprehensive mobile support. Not surprisingly, the site is fully accessible through smartphone browsers, and you are able to continue editing your site on a smaller screen as well. This provides larger room for mobility and flexibility, as you can apply changes anytime from anywhere. Not to mention you can check the preview of the mobile-version from the editing page. But simply being able to log in from your smartphone’s browser wouldn’t earn such praise from us, since this is pretty standard stuff with other building sites too. What elevates Wix above them is the ability to create mobile apps that can be downloaded from the app store of Android and Apple respectively. The apps also present the site in a similar fashion, but you don’t need to type in the link into the browser, not to mention they are always available.
Establishing your new and dandy Wix account is a fast and easy task, plus the process doesn’t require an upfront payment. You can start working with a free account and only upgrade it in case you need an extra service. The actual drafting may be a bit challenging at first, and we highly recommend using an already finished free template. The interfaces and the menu layouts are highly diverse, and finding the necessary tools takes some time. That’s why it’s advisable to have a finished template in your hands, and learn the ropes by making small changes to it, like changing the background, or adding an extra line of text. After getting the hang of it, you’ll realize the deepness of the building tool. You can very well customize every part of your site, achieving a completely unique result, even if you started working from a pre-made template.
Wix is famous for their wide variety of colorful backgrounds and themes. Even better, your options aren’t limited with a free account. You have a large gallery of photos to further customize the design. You can add a pattern, switch the colors, alter the color, or add a picture from your collection. Some of the backgrounds are animated, and they can be played in a loop. There are more than 114 pictures in total, and we didn’t even count the possibility of modifying them. But bear in mind that Wix is a general site building platform, thus most of the backgrounds you’ll encounter won’t be wedding related, unless you especially want a tiger’s head staring at your guests on the registry page.
As the most popular DIY website building tool, Wix caters to all kinds of audiences. This also involves different flavors of premium content as well. There are five plans in total (not counting the free account), ranging from a single domain reserve to an exquisite mega package with added benefits. The cheapest plan – Connect Domain – starts from $4.08 per month, and it has limited bandwidth and data storage. The Combo plan raises these stats a little bit, and removes the ads from your Wix website for $9.75 per month. The Unlimited plan – which is the most popular offer that charges you $12.92 each month – grants unlimited bandwidth, a free domain and grants access to the website builder app. The eCommerce plan is $16.58 for a month, but includes all the previous benefits, and opens an online shop for you. Lastly, the fabulous VIP plan puts you at the top of the support list, and you can request professional revisions from the company. Plus all the goodies mentioned before for $24.92 per month.
Wix has a two-faced customer support. They are very eager to show you how the system works through tutorial videos and step-by-step guides. They explain the functionalities in detail in the helpdesk too, where you also find an extensive FAQ section. Wix even has a forum dedicated to discussing the best ideas and helping other members. This is quite necessary, as the company likes to avoid personal contact, and they hid their address details very carefully. Your only option is to submit an online ticket, because live chat for instance is absent.
We were highly impressed with the overall performance of Wix. Even if nubile couples aren’t the only target audience, the extremely flexible and diversified drafting tools make up for it. Your wedding website can be completely reworked to fit your taste, and you can further customize it with free apps from the Wix App Market, which provides an extra layer of optional features. With some creativity and tenacity you can achieve fabulous results. Even some of the wedding related stuff (RSVP, guest list etc.) can be recreated this way. The design palette is broad, and you can use your own Instagram photos as well. Wix generously equips you with a free account, which can be upgraded into one of the five premium plans, offering unlimited bandwidth and more possibilities. Although it might require some time and practice, Wix is definitely a suitable building tool for a spectacular wedding site.
- Outstanding building tools
- Deep customization
- Free account
- Mobile app builder
- No extra features for the wedding audience