Did you guys have a wedding website?

posted 3 years ago in Technology
  • poll:
    YES : (64 votes)
    78 %
    NO : (18 votes)
    22 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @simone_s:  i had one, and it was worth it – it’s where we directed people for information about the wedding, and didn’t have to answer questions like “where are you registered” “how do i get to the venue”, “who are the bridesmaids”, etc.

     

    i won’t be sharing my website just to protect my identity, but i would definitely recommend making one.

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Yes, the website was great for providing info about hotel, travel, and other events that would normally go in ana invitation insert. In that sense the website was cost effective.

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Also, a recent wedding I was invited to had an online RSVP component and that was really slick. You entered one of the names on the invitation and all the guests for that party came up. Thenñbyou would indicate yes or no if they were attending. You could not write in other names ot RSVP with more people than were actually invited.

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I had a website…… found it to be very useful……….

    You can make it as personalized as you want and some websites offer privacy protections

     

    Post # 7
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We made one but I don’t think very many people used it. We had a pocketfold which had the majority of the information on it anyway.

    Post # 8
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @simone_s:  We are not having a wedding website. We let each of our guests know via word of mouth the details of our hotel room block. 

    I usually find wedding websites to be silly and impersonal. If I don’t know you well enough to know the story of your relationship/proposal/friendships, then I probably don’t care. I know how to travel, how to buy a gift, and how to dress for a wedding. And if for some reason I don’t, I am more likely to just ask the couple than look at their wedding website.

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Yep! It did come in handy!

    We wanted to use it as our main source of RSVPs but we only got less than half of them back through there (the rest were phone calls or in person).

    I liked using it though to share details of the day. I explained on that site that we were having a private ceremony then a party afterwards. I also got to mention that we would have a cash bar (I wanted to make sure people were aware of it) and it was nice to use it for telling the guests a little blurb about how we met, introduced our wedding party among other things!

    Post # 10
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Yes we had one, we used weddingwire.com’s. It definitely came in handy, it gave us a place to post hotel info, activities, travel info etc…

    Post # 11
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I was dead set against it. 

    And then i ended up making one. It actually came in really handy to provide everyone information about the wedding. Hotel locations, registry, event timeline etc. 

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I had a website, it had all the pertinent details on it.  Not sure if it was widely used, but I do know that my DH’s best girl friend made a wedding website after she saw mine, lolol.

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Yea but it’s useless, I’m only having about 25 guests and none of them pay attention to things like that lol

    Post # 14
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We did.  We had links to the hotel, directions to the venue, things to do in the area, info about the bridal party…  I think the hotel and logistical things are what made it helpful and useful; everything else was just fluff.

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    My husband (and many of our family/friends) live in england and would be traveling so we used our website for a lot of information – lots of website for flights/accomodations/attractions and of course information on our wedding day as well.

    It was fun to show off our epix and some songs we love and our stories behind how we met, who our bridal party was and their bios, a link to our amazon registry, etc etc.

    It was also how we accepted RSVP’s because it would get complicated with mailings coming from the UK and etc.

    We had a pocketfold with inserts with the information like directions and accomodations as well but it was nice to give people a place to go online just in case they lost the invite or what not.

    We paid ewedding.com $99 for a custom URL kimmyandmark.com but it expired after a year so its no longer live.

     

    I would definitely do it again. THere are free ones! Its just a nice touch.

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    We have one. We have tons of information about the wedding, information about us as a couple, the proposal, etc. It is also how we are doing RSVP’s. 

    We also have a number of people traveling in for the wedding (not a destination wedding but my family is just flung all over the world) so we have information about hotels and detailed directions, as well as a list of things to do in the area.

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