How To Create A Personal Wedding Website URL
In 8 steps and less than 5 minutes you will have your own custom domain
These days just about all weddings have a website for their guests that they usually include with the invites. Since not all couples have the savvy to create their own wedding website from scratch they use a site like The Knot. These sites are great for quickly creating nice looking wedding websites. If you don't already have a wedding website I would create one now. This guide won't be useful if you don't already have a wedding website. After creating your website though you have a problem when you want to tell people about your wedding website or honeymoon registry because the URL is not custom to your wedding. The URL will inevitably contain the website's name in it. That is why we here at HoneymoonReg created a guide to show you an easy way to create a custom URL for your wedding website or honeymoon registry. This way you can have JillAndJackWedding.com on your invites instead of theknot.com/wedding/JillAndJack . Some of these wedding websites allow you to purchase a domain through them. If you do though they will be more expensive, you won't have full control, and you won't get the bonus of a custom email address with your wedding address in it.
Head to NameCheap.com the best place on the internet to buy a domain name. In the box in the middle of the page type the domain you would like to buy and press search. In this example we chose JillAndJackWedding.com
Hopefully the domain you picked is available. If it is not you will sadly have to search again to find one that isn't taken that you like. If it is available though add the domain to your cart and press the orange View Cart button
Once you are looking at your cart click the Confirm Order button
You will now need to either log in or more likely create an account. Follow the process of creating an account and finishing your purcahse. Once you have completed your purchase you should see a screen like the one below. Press the orange Manage My Account button.
This will bring you to a screen like the one below. Click the view link next to the Number of domains in your account line
You will now want to click on your new domain name underneath the DOMAIN NAME table in the center of the page.
Now in the column towards the left underneath Host Management you will want to click the All Host Records link
This is the final step. Under Host Name for the @ and the www you will want the IP Address / URL to be your wedding website. For example if you are hosted at The Knot. For our example it would be www.theknot.com/wedding/JillAndJack. You will then want to change the dropdown menus to both be URL Frame.
If you would like to have registry.JillAndJackWedding.com to direct to your HoneymoonReg then type registry in the box under SUB-DOMAIN SETTINGS and then the URL to your registry in the box next to it. Then select URL Frame from the drop down menu like pictured below.
You are done! Unless you would like to have a custom wedding email address as well, check out the Bonus Step. It can take up to an hour for your new domain to actually direct to your wedding website so be patient. If you would like any help setting this up you can email us at email@example.com
If you need more help then here is a video from NameCheap.com showing how to perform this process.
After setting up your personal wedding URL you can also create a custom wedding email for all your wedding email matters. Click on the E-mail Forwarding Setup link on the left side of the page. Then set up as many email addresses as you want and you can have them all forward to your normal E-Mail address.
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