Post # 1
I am thinking about getting a website started for the wedding but I am a little hesitatant. I have heard good things and bad things…but mostly that guests dont even look at the website at all.
We are having a DW so I am hoping to put accomodation, flight, travel info on the website, but do you think it would just be a waste of time?
I’ll add a poll just for the heck of it
Post # 3
I had some guests who never even looked at it. However, I had other guests who, I swear, memorized the whole site! Plus, when it came time to write the list of “recommended stuff to do while you’re in town” we put in our OOT bags, I just copied and pasted from the website.
Post # 4
i love the one i am using. it’s a great way to track my rsvp’s and i am a bit obsessed with checking the guestbook page 🙂
Post # 5
@Mollytov: Thats a good idea! If you have had good results post a link to the site you are using! Thanks!
Post # 6
I love my website, but no one’s going on it. Sucks, but I would never say it was not worth it. It’s something I really wanted to do, and I’m so happy I did.
Post # 7
- Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna
Definitely a much have for a destination wedding. It helped field a lot of the questions like booking and things to do. Plus it gave them somewhere to go for updates.
Post # 8
We paid $10 for complete customibility with Google Sites and would have gotten it for free if we hadn’t wanted a unique domain name. For $10 I figure that if half our guests check it once, we would get our money’s worth.
Post # 9
My guests had better visit the wedding website. That’s pretty much the only way to RSVP. I’m not including any reply cards. Ha!
Post # 10
I love my website and it also helps me track payment due dates, vendors, tasks, guest lists, seating charts, etc. I sent out 100 save-the-dates with the website address on them and I’ve had 329 views! I’m actually surprised. I didn’t expect that many people to take a look at it. We have approximately 49 out-of-town families. I think it’s worth it, especially if you have a DW or a large number of guests from out-of-town.
Post # 11
We had a lot of people ignore it- but also got a lot of compliments. But i did it mainly so people could get info about the hotel, directions to and from airport and wedding venue, registry etc. I didn’t pay for ours since i did it on the knot and I actually had fun putting it together! I would recommend it to brides because it can be really helpful to those guests that check it out, and can keep you from having to answer so many logistic questions when it comes to the week of the wedding!! My response to most people was- That website on your invite– you can find all the info you asking about on it!
Post # 12
I used weddingwire.com to make my website and it was 100% free….and it kept track of the rsvps and also the guests could ONLY rsvp if their name was on the master list. They click yes or no next to each name, no adding extra ppl’s names (that’s the part I liked the best!) Oh and you could chose a different song for each page, which I thought was cool.
Post # 13
We’re using ewedding.com and I really like it. For $10, we have a domain name, a guestbook, a quiz, we can use it for RSVPs, as well as lots of other goodies. Personally, I think it’s totally worth it and I would use it if I were a guest.
Post # 14
It was good for us b/c we did our RSVP’s via website. I think it would also be good for destination b/c you’ll have tons of info to give them, and it’s way cheaper and greener than sending out info in the invites.
Post # 15
We had a bunch of questions that people asked us that were answered on the website, so they obviously hadn’t looked – but then again, one guest who was a source of many of those questions apparently just hadn’t noticed the URL on the STD and invitation, because when I finally responded to one of his questions by sending him the link, he said “Well if I’d known there was a website…” 🙂 (I think some people, especially 20-something men, tend to ignore most of the content of wedding invitations).
As for the people who did use it, we got a lot of compliments, and I think the information was very helpful to people. People especially enjoyed being able to read our story, and get to know who the members of our bridal party would be. That kind of stuff helps people feel included prior to the wedding day, which is especially nice for people who aren’t able to travel to the wedding. So yes, it was definitely worth it.