Post # 1
I just saw another post on a FAQ page on their wedding website, and that’s something I had never thought of! It made me think: what else am I forgetting?
Do you guys have any ideas what I can do to make the site more useful for our guests? (Most will be traveling to Rio, so the more info the better!) I figured a FAQ page might come in handy so people don’t have to dig through info (even if the FAQ links back to other parts of the site).
Other suggestions will be appreciated! Thanks!!
Post # 3
Hi Carla, cute website!
We are also having a “destination” wedding to my fiance’s hometown in Italy. On our website we included a link for the non-english speakers ie, his family who also wanted to be a part of our website goodness. There we explained that our site was primarily for friends and family visiting Italy, but that there was pertinent information on there for them too, like details of our pre-wedding get togethers, how to rsvp and where our registries were located and what they had to do to purchase off them. I thought i was a nice way to involve them – hope this helps!
Post # 4
cute site! I like your note on your registry page!
Post # 5
Very cool! It was fun to read about all the races you guys have done together. And it looks pretty!
Post # 6
I actually wrote the FAQ post!
Love your website – no suggestions about that. I went to Rio a few years ago and found the best guide book. Its called “Rio for Partiers” It tells you everything you ever needed to know – amount of cab fare from different points, what the street foods are, what the hand signals at the beach mean. Look it up and possibly add some of that info to the website!
Post # 7
@CCSR- LOVE your website…are you brazilian? I am…I was just in Rio for new years this year with the fiance! It was wonderful. I think that your website is very informative and helpful…you def hit all the key spots! We also went to Buzios which is a great suggestion. My only suggestion is to add a section with areas to go out at night for music/dancing. If you have any questions/need any help just let me know! I never lived in Rio…im from Brasilia but maybe I can help because I was just there pretty recently.
Post # 8
Thanks for the feedback guys!
@mibee — I didn’t add anything in Portuguese, because only the people who got the save the date are American. In Brazil we don’t have save the dates, so none of them have info on the website. Plus, any events we’re having before the wedding is specifically for those out of town (most people being invited from Brazil are either family — and we have a very small family — or my parents friends).
@texasmeredith — GREAT tip on that book! I had never heard of it, but anything with information like that will help. I’ll look it up!
@Ms. Teddy — yep, I’m Brazilian, but from Rio. Once we get closer to the date, I’ll ask my brother (who lives there) to give suggestions for going out places. I wasn’t even thinking of that (seeing I’m an old fart and don’t go partying anymore). Great idea!
Post # 9
The book is awesome – you will love it. I wouldn’t consider myself a partier, but its the best travel book I’ve ever purchased!
You might also want to have a list of restaurants to go to near where your guests are staying.
Post # 10
Amazon has it but it’s 27 bucks. Yikes! I’ll show it to FI, and hopefully he’ll get it! 🙂
Post # 11
Hi everyone, thanks for bringing uip my Rio For Partiers book. I would just like to add that for US$27 you get a complete guide to Rio, that BUYS the reader the first 15 drinks! that´s right: just use the cupons in it to get free drinks (and other free stuff) at various hip bars and restaurants. That´s the plug.
Plus, I guess you could say is a good tip to any bride getting guests from abroad, is to get your international guests a local travel guide, buying it in bulk from the publisher, that can often and easily offer 50% if you buy over 20 copies. That way you can leave your foreign guests on “cruise control”, making your pre-wedding days a little lighter on yourself and family.
author of Rio For Partiers