Crafting Compelling Copy for Your Wedding Venue

Written by Emma Hla
Image by Christin Hume.
‘What comes first, design or copy?’

In the exciting journey of rebranding your venue, words play a powerful role in connecting with potential couples and conveying your brand’s message. It’s the perfect time to revisit and refine your venue’s copy, highlighting its unique aspects, showcasing the benefits for potential clients, and infusing the content with your brand’s warm and friendly personality. Remember, engaging, persuasive, and SEO-friendly content is critical to capturing the target couple’s and search engines’ attention.

As the venue owner, there’s no doubt that you know your venue inside out, and that’s invaluable. However, crafting website copy goes beyond just your brand voice. It involves understanding effective messaging, commercial calls-to-action, knowing how much (and how little) to write, and working with the sitemap to present information clearly and concisely.

If you’re creating a new website, here’s the best advice: entrust the task of writing your copy to a skilled copywriter who aligns with your vision. Their expertise can elevate your venue’s story and ensure it resonates with your audience most compellingly.

what comes first, design or copy?

When redesigning a website, starting with the copy is often the recommended approach. Here’s why:

Content Shapes Design: The copy forms the foundation of your site’s messaging, and design should complement and enhance that message. Starting with the copy ensures that your layout, structure, and visuals align perfectly with the content, avoiding any constraints that could compromise clarity and effectiveness.

User-Centred Approach: Prioritising content first means catering to your target audience’s needs and preferences. Understanding your message from the outset helps create a more engaging and meaningful user experience that addresses their pain points and interests.

SEO Considerations: Crafting SEO-friendly copy is vital for better search engine visibility. Starting with content allows you to strategically incorporate relevant keywords and phrases, boosting your site’s rankings and organic traffic.

Efficient Design Process: When designers clearly understand the content, they can create layouts and visual elements that support your narrative seamlessly. This streamlined process minimises revisions and ensures a cohesive user experience.

Content Strategy and Hierarchy: Determining your content strategy, organisation, hierarchy, and call-to-action placement upfront informs the site’s structure, making it user-friendly and easy to navigate.

Collaboration Between Copywriters and Designers: By prioritising the copy first, copywriters and designers can collaborate effectively to align content and design elements, resulting in a harmonious and impactful final result.

Embracing Your Ideal Client

Inclusivity holds immense significance when crafting copy for wedding venues. Weddings are beautiful celebrations of love and commitment, and it’s crucial for venues to ensure that their messaging embraces and welcomes all couples, regardless of their backgrounds, cultures, or identities.

By adopting an inclusive approach in our copy, we create a warm and inviting atmosphere where every couple feels seen, heard, and valued. Emphasising inclusivity in our language and imagery fosters a sense of belonging, sending a powerful message of acceptance and respect to the broader community.

Every love story is unique and deserves to be celebrated. As a wedding venue, you have the privilege and responsibility to create a space where couples can envision their dream day without barriers or biases.


Remember, the redesign process can be iterative, with copy and design influencing each other. So, keep the communication and collaboration between your copywriter and design team open and flexible. By putting your copy first, you’re setting a solid foundation for a website that effectively communicates your brand’s message and resonates with your target audience, creating an unforgettable experience.

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