Add Text Alignment to Wedding Websites
Currently, most of our Wedding Website designs are not offering the ability to align text in a custom fashion. We would love to hear from our Couples that are designing their sites about this feature. Let us know if you enjoy having the alignment decided for you or if you still see a need for us to allow this customization. We need your feedback.
Thank you for taking time to give your feedback.
A main part of the wedding website is sharing the couple's story, right? Without the ability to add paragraphs, it turns into one large blob of words. I have a feeling that few people will actually read what I write here, which is disappointing. I'm seriously considering deleting my account and using another wedding website even though we've already shared this one. I would not recommend using The Knot wedding website to others because of this.
Why wouldn't you want to align your own text? It should be allowed for each couple to decide how they want their texts to look. In my opinion, having everything center aligned makes it look too casual for the theme of my wedding. It would also be nice if paragraph spacing was allowed. I would like to have the option to have a line in between paragraphs. My sister wrote a beautiful introduction that is ruined by not allowing the paragraph spacing. If I had known there would be so much trouble using The Knot. I would have chosen Wedding Wire or Zola.
Please add this feature!! My website looks horrible and I just started! I can't have drop down sections, I can't align a photo next to the text, the whole thing is just so basic looking! Do better!
Swati Patel commented
I find it difficult that the alignment does not get saved every time I make a change to the text. It always defaults to one huge paragraph, which is very difficult to read. I added in extra lines to make each paragraph easier to read, but those lines always get deleted every time I go in to edit the story.
Reflecting everything said previously: In 2020, most of your customers either grew up knowing basic HTML or are prepared to Google their way into learning how to perform site HTML/CSS changes. These can be basic things: text size, text blocks, text alignment, ordering of components.... As it is right now, I'm extremely frustrated, regret having paid for a domain through The Knot, and am honestly considering using a completely different service and just using a link via the homepage unless the domain can somehow be freed. It would be worth paying to free up and take planning/website to another service provider. Everyone here is expecting their site to be the best version of their one best day... and we just aren't getting it with The Knot.
Please bring it back. I find it very difficult to read. It should not have the alignment icon at the top of it doesn’t work. I probably would have chosen a different site had I known this.
I would love the ability to be able to edit text, change fonts (I loathe some of them), change the colors to match my wedding, move the decals around, etc. I am debating which site to make my website on and this ability would have sold me. Please allow/bring back the edits!
I really wish that we were able to customize where we wanted our text. I have had such a hard time finding a picture that won’t look weird with text covering our faces. Or just have more options without the text on the pictures on the website. I want a simple modern black and white and those all have text on the picture.
Please bring text alignment back and the option for italics and bold in the event description boxes. PLEASE!!! Creating a website on the knot and has been the most frustrating experience.
Center aligned text is the worst design choice when it comes to prose. If the user isn't allowed to format text, the default should at least be justified. I have been happy with the Knot so far, but this bothers me enough I would have chosen a different platform had I known.
I would not have used the knot if I had known this was going to be an issue. This should be a simple selection based on the type of text being used and the desired design of the page.
Please allow for alignment selection on all pages, I don't know why this would have been a feature someone thought to remove from your pages.
When I checked on my web site today, I saw that the text throughout the entire site had been centered and looked jumbled/unattractive. (When I created the web site, most of the text was left-justified.) I reached out to customer service, who said that the option to left-justify text is being eliminated on Knot web sites. Losing this feature would hurt the design of my web site. Large blocks of text that are center-justified are difficult to read/look unprofessional.
First, please please please fix this!
Second, for everyone suffering like me, if you make custom sections you can work around the garbage formatting in the pre-made sections.
You say that you're "always trying to improve the Wedding Website experience for couples." Well based on the 85 comments below, what couples would like is for you to bring the text alignment back. Honestly, what are you even doing?? Does anyone at The Knot even work?? Do you actually CARE about the customer experience like you say you do? If so, then LISTEN to us and bring this feature back right away. That is the "improvement" we want!! If you have experts working on your wedding websites it CANNOT be that difficult to bring this feature back. I am so BEYOND disappointed in the company.
Alexandra S. commented
It's very frustrating - the backend's functionality has changed since we created our website and now the one section that is not aligned like the rest just looks very weird. We lost the ability to edit certain areas and it doesn't make any sense as to why you would take them away! Why not make it as easy as possible for couples to make basic edits to their website?? Who is making these decisions?
Yes - it's very beneficial and necessary to have text alignment as an option. I regret not looking into this before printing the website on my save the dates. Please add this functionality back. Many sections are unreadable with center-justified text.
It's very frustrating that the button to justify text exists, and that it doesn't work. If you're not going to offer it, don't make it look like you do.
Brandon W commented
Probably the worst look on our website is having the pictures of our wedding party in the center with their names left aligned underneath them. Not sure who made that design decision, but it should be fixed immediately.
Please change the functionality back to make it be able to center the details. This was correct a month ago, now it looks stupid on the left while everything else is centered.
Christine Peterson commented
Just started a website, adding information about travel. On the editing page, everything looks good. I have options for alignment and they seem to work. When I preview the site, it is all centered, regardless of which alignment I chose earlier.
Is this a bug in just the preview area?
Alex Jackson commented
This was previously an option, but then it was removed. For the all the weddings I have been too, I have never viewed other couples website's on my phone, I have always used my computer. So to use the reasoning of removing the ability to add code to make the app more mobile friendly is unfortunate.
I would like to see this re-added as an option as I am now not happy with my website because there are parts that no longer flow together.