The website can be created though it can be put on the invitation itself when its sent out so the guests can check it out then and RSVP by the given date. There may be changes during the year if you occur with any other restrictions. A note to say on the website is to please note if any changes may effect the date change as a heads up for all your guests.
Hi Lindsay! I agree with Liberty!! Most couples include their wedding website on their Save-The-Dates, so you'll want to have it set up with some basic information before you send out Save-The-Dates!!
But I wouldn't turn on the RSVP functionality until you're sending out your wedding invitations!! Otherwise some guests get overexcited and RSVP "yes" 8 months in advance, then want to change their RSVP when it's actually wedding time. 🤦
You really don't need a website until you're ready to RSVP, which is typically 3-6 months in advance of the wedding date depending on your circumstances. Making a wedding website in 2021 for a 2023 wedding is jumping the gun especially when details are likely to change.
I made my website well in advance and then just kept it hidden until we sent out save the dates. I included the website on our save the dates so guests could get more information. I still have some parts of our website hidden like the RSVP page until after we send out invites. If you aren't sending save the dates I'd share the website with guests about 6-8 months in advance (not that many people check it that early) but in case anyone needs to make travel plans.