How to Make a Simple Website for a Wedding Officiant - EASY!
Step-by-Step Guide to Crafting a Stunning Online Presence for Your Officiant Services
Welcome to the Mighty Sites YouTube channel! If you're a marriage celebrant or officiant, then keep your eyes peeled on this video. Because today, I'm going to be showing you how to build a website on our platform for your business. Now, if you've just randomly come across this video today and you haven't heard of Mighty Sites yet, Mighty Sites is the easiest way to create a simple website for your small business. You can literally launch your own website in less than one minute. It's super affordable; it's only going to cost you nine dollars a month. And there is a free trial available for seven days. So make sure you click on the link below this video and give it a go!
Once you've joined the platform, the first thing it's going to ask you to do at the top is to search for your market. We have hundreds of different markets to choose from for different small businesses, solopreneurs, and people with various side hustles. And we are adding more markets every single week. So, I'm gonna head to the top, and I'm gonna search for my market: marriage celebrant or officiants. Let's go ahead and select that one.
Now, great! Let's go ahead and put in a few details so Mighty Sites can generate a simple website for my small business. I'm going to go ahead and put in my company name, city, and state's origin. Thank you. Let's go ahead and put a city and our state's origin. It doesn't matter which state or country you operate in; you can enjoy the Mighty Sites service. We have happy users from all around the globe. Let's go ahead and turn this business type from restaurant to service and click on "continue".
And look at that! Mighty Sites has literally generated a simple website for my business in not even a minute. Let's take a closer look together.
Now, the beauty of Monty sauce is we've pre-written all the content for you as a guideline. Of course, we've pre-selected all the images. They all are of high quality and are completely free to use. However, I'm sure you've got some stunning images of all the weddings you've conducted, and you want to display them on your website. Maybe make one or two changes to that pre-written content. You can do that. So today, that's exactly what I'm going to be showing you. I'm going to be working my way through each section, from the top to the bottom, so you can have a little bit of a look and feel of how the platform works and how simple it is to use. You don't need to know coding, you don't need to be a web developer, and you certainly don't need to be a hardware professional either. So let's get cracking!
Making some amendments, I'm going to make my way to the top and click on the first section. I'm going to go ahead and put in my company email address as well as my phone number. Let's make sure this box is ticked to display my email address on my website. I'm now going to go ahead and put in my phone number as well as my physical location, if I have one. Awesome, let's go ahead and click save. Our physical location is displayed on our website. When our customers click on it, it will automatically take them to Google Maps to get directions to your physical location.
Let's head on over to "Update Social Links". Over here, you can put in the various social media platforms your business is active on. Icons will be displayed at the top, as well as the base of your Mighty Sites website, so your customers can easily give you a follow, get some engagement going, and see what you're up to.
Let's move on and head over to "Update Logo". If you don't have a logo yet, I do recommend you check out canva.com. You'll find a few free great options on the website. The logo has been uploaded. However, I want to crop it ever so slightly, so it fits in the section better at the top. Let's go ahead and click on the little pencil and crop our image ever so slightly, or our logo, shall I say? You can add filters, decorate it, add frames, rotate, zoom, flip it, etc. Let's go ahead and re-upload the cropped version of my logo. Awesome, let's go ahead and click on "Save". We can make it bigger and smaller if necessary. That sizing is excellent, so I'm going to go ahead and move along.
Now with Mighty Sites, as well, we've pre-selected all the colors used throughout your website for you. Basically, we wanted to make this as easy as possible when it comes to launching a website for a small business. Maybe these colors don't quite go with your logo, your branding, your business cards, and you want to change it. Click on the little paint bucket on the bottom right-hand corner. No coding or color coding necessary. And go through the various color palettes available. I really like this one as it stands out, and it goes with my branding. Although the red is pretty great too. I think I'm going to go ahead and stick with the red for now.
Let's move along and head to "Update Image". If you've got your own images, browse your device and upload. Otherwise, search through the photo library. You can play around with the terms a little bit and search for various terms in the library and see what images pop up. Let's check it out. Awesome, there are lots of suitable images here, but I really like this one that I already have here. So I'm gonna go ahead and leave it as is. Go ahead and choose one or upload your own over here. Again, the progress and content button can link to various places. Click on "Update Section" and make the necessary changes. Buttons can link to various places. Right now, it says "Contact Us", which I'm going to go ahead and leave it as is. We can choose a link. We can link to another website, maybe you take online bookings on a calendar third-party booking. Otherwise, you want to link to an action like click to call, directions, or click to email. So I'm going to link to click to email. Otherwise, you could upload a PDF file or catalog of your different offers and services.
Awesome, we've now made our way into the "About" section, or "About Me" section. Over here, you can put a little bit more detail about how your business came to be. How did you become a marriage celebrant? Do you just love love and everything about it? Are you licensed and registered? What kind of couples do you work with? Is everything traditional, or is it very modern? Go ahead and put all the details under "About Me" or "About Us". Your customers would absolutely love to hear your story.
We've now made our way into the services section. Over here, you can put a little bit more detail about the different services you offer. Do you offer renewal of vows, destination weddings, small intimate weddings, perhaps commitment ceremonies, elopement? Go ahead and put all the details under Services so your customers know what they can reach out to you for.
We've now made our way into the lead form at the bottom. Over here, your customers can easily get in touch with you. Name, email, phone number, date, location, and additional details. Of course, these fields can be made obligatory or optional. That's completely up to you.
Awesome, we've now made our way to the contact details at the very bottom. Phone number, email address, physical location, and social media. Let's make sure these are up to date.
Alrighty, we have now made our way to the footer. If you'd like, you can keep your Mighty Sites branding and earn commission, otherwise, click on "Update Footer" and remove the branding. We have now made our way to the settings and app section. Over here, we have various features available. We can collect reviews and display them on our website. We can sell products or services online. Let's say you've got merchandise, mugs, pens, t-shirts. You want to sell them online. This is where you can add products, put in the price, image, description, and sell your products online. We have a booking system available, connect your payment gateway, various payment methods to choose from, connect your domain, and of course, download your website and edit the HTML yourself if you'd like.
We have now made our way to the "Save and Publish" button. As you've noticed, everything is super simple, very straightforward. You don't need to be a pro at anything to use the Mighty Sites platform. It's really been designed to help you get up and running as quickly as possible, because as a small business owner, time is of the essence.
Well, that's it for this tutorial on how to build a marriage celebrant or officiant website on our platform. If you found this tutorial helpful, give it a thumbs up. Don't forget to click the link in the description below to start your seven-day free trial with Mighty Sites. If you have any questions, reach out to us. We're here to help. And I'll see you in the next tutorial. Cheers!