One of the most important events of your life might just be your wedding. It also might be one of the craziest, disorganized, mixed-up times of your life too. We’d like to help with that a bit with a free wedding theme we call Forever. Along with a handful of cool features we’ll get to below, Forever makes it easy to wrap your wedding up in a neat little blog on WordPress.com. You can show off every one of your best photos and highlight every important detail leading up to the big day and beyond.
Forever makes it easy to welcome your family and friends to your blog with a dramatic personalized home page. The design is bold and clean with lots of room for large, colorful photos of the happy couple (that’s you!) in an optional featured post slider and home page excerpts.
You can also easily customize the color scheme and get Forever to match your wedding colors with only a few clicks. You can update the background color (or add your own pattern) from the custom background page in your blog dashboard and even change the color of the all the links from the Forever Theme Options page.
We also built in a special Guestbook Template that lets your guests take over a page of your choice with their best wishes for you … and maybe a few embarrassing stories … as comments.
And, of course, Forever works seamlessly with all the other WordPress.com features you love; emails sent to your blog followers every time you post, contact forms (perfect for RSVPs), custom domain names (like robandlaura.com instead of robandlaura.wordpress.com), customized fonts and CSS with the Custom Design upgrade (great for changing your blog title to a handwriting font), and everything else.
And it works especially well with our new Milestone Widget.
Save The Date!
Forever also sports a custom design for a new widget we call Milestone. You can find it in your blog dashboard at Appearance → Widgets and it’s pretty easy to use. Just pick a title for your event, a date and time, and a special message for the big day, and you’re ready to go. Now you have a special save the date widget for your Wedding on every page of your blog.
If that sounds pretty awesome and you want the Milestone widget available for your non-Wedding blog too, you’re in luck. We’re also making the milestone widget available to every theme on WordPress.com right now.
Here’s to your wedding and your wedding blog on WordPress.com. Cheers! (That means you have to kiss now.)
Jan 12th at 4:20 pm
There should be a wedding counter to make it truly complete.
“This is my nth wedding!”
Jan 12th at 4:25 pm
Oohhh this is great! I wish you had this 2 years ago! nevertheless, I surely will help spread the word around
Jan 12th at 4:29 pm
Awesome addition, I’ll also have to tell some of my clients about this.
Jan 12th at 4:29 pm
Jan 12th at 4:43 pm
I might use this to make wedding websites for my friends who are taking the plunge… I am in a committed relationship but don’t believe in spending the cash just to have that lil piece of paper… and what’s with all the stupid things on gift registries? GEESH! This would be a (much) cheaper and personalized gift A good gift for an unemployed friend to give lol…
Jan 12th at 4:55 pm
This is perfect since I was already using WordPress for my wedding website — i just made the Chunk theme work until 2 minutes ago… this theme is wonderful. Thanks!
Jan 12th at 5:00 pm
This cracks me up…as someone who occasionally blogs about my C-R-A-Z-Y divorce, I’m wondering: Will there be a “Never (again)” theme coming soon, too? You guys always seem to do a great job of adapting to your users’ places in life…
The theme, however, is stunning. Nice work as always!
Jan 12th at 5:11 pm
So, where were you in 1983? Fortunately, we’re still married… We eloped. Been thinking about a real wedding to renew our vows. Hmm… Maybe I’ll start my blog today?
Jan 12th at 5:14 pm
What a wonderful addition with such useful features too. I love it.
Jan 12th at 5:16 pm
Whilst I have no weddings going on in my life right now, this theme with a dark background suits my blog really well so I am going to use it anyway.
Jan 12th at 5:19 pm
Milestone widget – superb!
Jan 12th at 5:53 pm
Jan 12th at 6:17 pm
What a wonderful theme idea. Wish it (and the Internet) had been around when I first got married. And hurray for the Milestone widget. I’ve often wished for something like that.
Jan 12th at 6:18 pm
Can we get the “milestone” widget on other themes?
Jan 12th at 6:18 pm
This is more than important, love it.
Jan 12th at 6:23 pm
Reblogged this on MK on the go and commented:
Check out our new gorgeous wedding theme. Can’t wait to get started with it. Major kudos to our Theme Team!
Jan 12th at 6:35 pm
I have a blog about Home decor & DIY, so I Forever wouldn’t work for me – it looks great though. Anyway, I just wanted to tell you how much I love the way you presented the theme. The last phrase was awesome “Here’s to your wedding and your wedding blog on WordPress.com. Cheers! (That means you have to kiss now.)” haha Very creative!
Jan 12th at 6:49 pm
I like it a lot.Very interessting
Jan 12th at 6:53 pm
What an awesome idea…wish I was getting married
Jan 12th at 7:25 pm
So can we specify in a Milestone widget for a time period, as long as it’s a few consecutive days? Instead of just 1 day.
I was just thinking for an event that runs over 2-3 days and make the countdown start from the lst day of event?
Jan 12th at 7:26 pm
There’s always an occasion for WordPress. Awesome.
Jan 12th at 7:46 pm
Ah! I think I’m in love with this theme/WordPress.com, too… “Forever, and ever, and ever…”
Jan 12th at 7:46 pm
I’m with Sara, although I wasn’t blogging when I had my wedding! Love the new widget and will definitely find a way to use it!
Jan 12th at 8:46 pm
Jan 12th at 8:59 pm
Great. Let’s get married! Can I marry WordPress?
Jan 12th at 10:05 pm
Will I be able to get this theme on .org?
Jan 12th at 10:10 pm
Wow, this is great ! What a timing. My friend was just asking me for suggestion for a wedding site, well, what better than a super easy to setup/use interface, ad-free, free, blog with a custom theme on wordpress. I am not going to search any further.
Jan 12th at 10:16 pm
I need help making some of the features work, but there is nothing in the forums or support about this theme yet. How can I get help?
Jan 12th at 10:26 pm
Brilliant Idea. Wish this had of been around when we got married two years ago. It will make the planning a lot easier for couples.
Jan 12th at 10:34 pm
Beautiful and simple! Love them!
Jan 12th at 11:05 pm
Very Cool. Perfect for weddings.
Jan 12th at 11:49 pm
Now I m too desperate to marry so that get a chance to show the whole world about my partner & start new phase of my life. Thanks WP, thanks Ian Stewart
Good Luck for your Widget.
Jan 12th at 11:52 pm
I LOVE this new theme!! I’m not planning a wedding but its elegant simplicity suits my Greek painting/travel/photography blog perfectly! Just what I’ve been looking for, so – THANK YOU!
Jan 13th at 12:36 am
I really like it. Wish I could change my blog to it.
Jan 13th at 2:28 am
I agree with Mark and Yvonne. This is a beautiful theme and there’s no need to get engaged to use it! Theme team, you rock!
Jan 13th at 3:19 am
The new themes look great… I know many people each year who get married and I will have to let them know about this.
Jan 13th at 3:29 am
Love the idea of the milestone widget – thanks!
Jan 13th at 6:26 am
Love this! Definitely will use it if I get married anytime soon…
Jan 13th at 8:04 am
Nice! I wish this came out 4 years ago. I wonder if I can customize it to make it a post-wedding/ marriage blog
Jan 13th at 10:16 am
What I like most is the “Milestone widget”.
Jan 13th at 12:08 pm
Wow, that is fantastic. My cousin got married not long ago, and I wonder if she would have used this theme? I really like the new widget, and I expect I’ll be able to use it soon (though not for a wedding). Thanks.
Jan 13th at 1:04 pm
i really like this theme
Jan 13th at 2:27 pm
I really like this theme. Would you say it would work for all events…not just weddings?
Jan 13th at 8:44 pm
This is a very nice theme and fit more than just wedding ..I have juse it for my flower blog Fleurs du Monde…and so THANKS for all your great themes….WP rocks!!!!!!
Jan 14th at 12:56 am
Brilliant! Wish it had been around when I got married… oh well, next time!
Jan 14th at 3:29 am
Jan 14th at 3:36 am
Very nice theme
Jan 14th at 6:16 am
I do, WordPress, I do.
Jan 14th at 12:11 pm
Jan 14th at 7:20 pm
OMG, so ballerinic
Jan 14th at 8:10 pm
Love this theme! When will it be available for wordpress.org users?
Jan 15th at 12:09 am
Nice theme, simple but elegant.
Jan 15th at 6:09 am
Looks really good.
Jan 15th at 6:41 pm
What a great theme! I doubt if I’ll ever need to use it, but I bet those who will use it, will be very happy with it.
Jan 15th at 9:35 pm
This theme is really cool. I’m not getting married anytime soon, but I love the milestone widget. It’s really cool and I cant wait to use it for my next big event.
Jan 16th at 1:43 am
Awwwww, that’s really nice. I need to get married now so that I can use it!
Jan 16th at 6:30 am
Nice!! I might try this if it is free! Thanks for simple and lovely theme!
Jan 16th at 2:41 pm
LOVE this theme!!! I’m using it for my everyday life blog, beka stays, and just waxed poetic about how wonderful it is here.
Jan 17th at 2:42 am
Gorgeous! I love it!
Jan 17th at 3:19 pm
Aww… so sweet and romantic. I’ll remember this one, if ever the day comes.
Jan 17th at 5:36 pm
Just want you to know I grabbed this theme for the makeover for my quilt blog. It’s a winner. I am using the Milestone widget to count down to local events that relate to quilts. I love the width of the column as it allows me to post up large-sized photos of quilts, and the font style is great looking (just wish it could be a titch larger for many quilters are older). I like the look, the layout, and how clean-looking it is, even with lots in the sidebar. Thank you, thank you!
Jan 18th at 6:50 am
I say, “Yay! to the milestone widget!”
Now, who’s with me?
Jan 18th at 11:45 am
Wooooow. It is Gorgeous. Ballerinic, “OMG” i can’t believe this.
Jan 19th at 1:27 am
I wonder when this time (or rather, if this theme) will be made available for WP.org users…
Jan 19th at 10:23 am
THANKS…! I have really loved this. What a wonderful idea.
Jan 19th at 11:22 am
Milestone widget I This is a good idea
Jan 19th at 10:13 pm
Darn it! I could’ve used this at my wedding! That said, we did use WordPress in 2008 to coordinate the wedding party, and for that my wife and I are forever grateful.
Jan 20th at 2:50 am
This is gorgeous!
Now if only this theme would make marriage legal in my state, it’d be 100% useful to me.
Jan 23rd at 2:05 am
Oooo, I probably would have used this for my own wedding…
Jan 24th at 1:23 am
This is awesome!
Jan 24th at 3:22 am
So beautiful! I just got married eight months ago. Thanks for creating this pretty concept.
Jan 25th at 1:44 am
Nice! Best of luck on the big date!
Jan 25th at 4:45 am
wow very nice