Whilst a simple card invite would suffice a couple of years ago, nowadays most wedding couples and their guests expect to see all details of the wedding on a website. Many engaged couples now stress over the design of a wedding website as much as do over the table arrangements but luckily more wordpress design gurus are turning their talents to this niche and providing high quality premium themes for next to nothing. Any couple arranging a wedding will feel like everything is twice as expensive as it should (most of the time it as companies are notorious for jacking up their fees when the word wedding is mentioned) but with a wordpress theme you will be paying a fraction of the cost compared to if you had the same website designed from scratch.
In the last 2 years there have been some fantastic premium wedding website html templates and wordpress themes released. In this article I am going to list only the wordpress themes (I may later do an article on wedding HTML templates) but as I believe more engaged couples will find wordpress far easier to use we will start with this.
The wedding wordpress themes below vary between simple invite focused 1 or 2 page sites to those offering templates and designs for every conceivable element involved before, during an after the wedding. Therefore, before you start looking for wedding website design you need to decide what you want your wedding website to do. It is possible to integrate the invites, RSPVs, the wedding gift list, the wedding day location and timings, photo galleries, social feeds, countdown timers, a blog and a section about the happy couple. The styles vary and they can roughly be categorised as either quirky, contemporary, traditional or vintage.
When choosing a wedding template, it is recommended you have a good play around on the demo to see the layout options available. It is also worth paying attention to whether the wedding theme is responsive (i.e. is a fluid layout that is able to adapt to different screen sizes) and if you want to have the option to make many layout and style changes within the admin area and without touching any CSS or HTML code.
Updated: 29th November 2013
Geraldine WordPress Theme - $79
Whilst this theme is the most expensive on this list it’s styling, flexibility and features justify the price tag. This is a more feminine wedding theme typical of BluChic who created it.
Wedding Day - $35
Wedding Day is a premium wordpress theme designed by Telsa Themes that has great contemporary and flat layout. It has bespoke designs for all the main areas of the day including templates for your photo album, wedding ceremony, location details, blog and RSPV pages. This theme is perfect if you want something a bit more modern without any traditional styling or calligraphy typography.
Moreno - $35
Moreno wedding wordpress theme has recently been updated and looks fantastic on any device due to its responsive layout. It has multiple home page layout options, a great slideshow option, many useful shortcodes, a contemporary gallery layout and 4 PSD files allowing you to customise the graphics and images. They author has also helpfully included a child theme so you can edit this without harming the underlying functionality.
Whilst the Weddiness theme can be used by the couple getting married, it is more suited to a wedding planner or wedding business. It has various templates set up to show of the services of a wedding company, see galleries of previous weddings and get inspiration from other couples.
Nunta Wedding - $35
Nunta is a fun wedding worpdress template that has a great look due to its quirky illustrations and layout. It is sure to raise a smile with your guests and stand out amongst other more common ‘traditional’ or minimalist themes. It is fully responsive, has 10 colour options and can easily be translated into 17 different languages.
Wedding Slide - $40
Wedding Slide is a responsive wordpress wedding invite theme. It also comes as a html template and includes the PSD files allowing simple editing of the images. It has 60 backgrounds (1o are in transparent PNG format) to select from and has the standard wedding pages you would need including a wedding information, gifts registry, contact page wth contact 7 form, wedding album and an about the bride and groom page.
Soul - $40
Soul is a contemporary responsive wedding theme with a ton of layout and styling options to allow it to be adapted easily to fit the look and feel of the wedding. The slider included is also touch sensitive so it will work well with any mobile device. There are various custom post types (i.e. gallery, guestbook, events), 10 page templates and detailed documentation to allow you to get it looking how you wish without hassle.
Marriage - $40
Just Married - $49
Wedding Album - $40
Hitched - $35
Vintage Wedding Theme- $35
Vintage wedding theme is fully responsive with a fluid grid system and includes an RSVP and wedding invitation template. It is has11 page templates, 12 widgets, a WOW slider, an AJAX photo album and a countdown timer to the big day.
The Wedding Day - $40
Wedding Invite - $40
Wedding Vow - $35
Unique Wedding - $40
Wedding Theme - $35
Wedding Invitation - $35
Game Over - $35
Game Over is a responsive wedding wordpress template with a drag and drop builder making it easy for someone with minimal technical skills to create a very attractive wedding website. The theme enables you to create a beautiful love story timeline, a guestbook and photo album. The layout and styling can be easily customised with over 100 shortcodes 13 widgets.
Adam & Eve - $49
A responsive theme with a unique layout.
Blissful - $79.75
Blissful is a child theme for the Genesis Framework from StudioPress. It therefore offers a lot of flexibility, fast loading and the ability to change the styling without harming the underlying functionality.
Save The Date - $70
Save the Date ($70)
MJ - $30
Vow - $80
This child theme from iThemes is available in four different color schemes.
Free Wedding WordPress Themes
Free Wedding WordPress Themes
All the wedding themes below are free. They will not all the functionality of the premium wedding themes above but they will be fine if you just want a simple site to give some information and display photos.