Post # 1
I’m working on my wedding website and I have to say…it’s pretty terrible. I just have the bare-bones. I deleted all the “about us” section – if you’re invited to my wedding you know who we are. I just have 1-2 sentences per category. The most important is our guest travel information with our travel agent’s information. Is there something else that I’m supposed to be putting on here??
Post # 3
I put our registry information on our website, along with “proper attire,” things to do in the area, hotels, our bridal party, and our proposal story.
Post # 4
@Lily_of_the_valley: Nah. If you just want it to be bare bones and filled with information then I wouldn’t worry about it. It doesn’t have to be fancy. On ours I just put hotel block info, travel info, parking info, a link to our registry, and a little paragraph about us. Nothing fancy.
People have looked at ours (I check the counter every other day) and used the info on it to book hotels and plan their travel, so that is good.
Post # 5
you’re fine just putting all the basic/important details.
i put a lot on our website- how we met, how he proposed, pics, faq’s, bridal party, registry info, hotel info, the vendors we chose… i got a lot of compliments on our site and everyone loved reading about our history, but i don’t think they would have missed it if i had decided to just put the bare minimum. so yeah, it’s totally ok to keep it simple 🙂
Post # 6
Yes, they do. I would say at least 90 percent of my guests did and referred to it and also that’s where we have our gift registry. Having a destination wedding, I put a lot of info on it and also let people RSVP there. I think it really depends on your guests and what type of wedding you plan to have.
Post # 7
@Lily_of_the_valley: I wouldn’t read your bio’s, probably, but a reference list of nearby hotels, locations of all events, timelines, dress code, etc, would be most helpful!
Post # 8
@nyota526: shoot, I’m having a destination wedding too. What kind of info did you put on it? I have the travel info, and things to do in Cabo. What about dress code? It’s going to a formal wedding so I don’t want people showing up with a beer and bathing suits!
Post # 9
I guess people do because my sister has 711 visitors…not sure if they are reading it though. I have a wedding website but I won’t be letting people know about it until October but you can check it out if you want….
http://www.weddingwire.com/rc102414 – password is test – not completely done but the majority of it is done
Post # 10
@Lily_of_the_valley: I do! I like the photos and the stories the couple tells about themselves. Doesn’t matter how well I know them I like reading it. if you DO know someone well it’s fun to hear their voice through the story they tell, and may be more detailed than what you’ve ever heard!
Post # 11
I think people do visit it because we didn’t post registry information anywhere but our website and we got a lot of gifts from our registries. FWIW, I always look at websites.
I don’t usually care much about the Bridal Party and proposal story. I am usually just looking for the critical information, like hotels (if it is a DW), dress code, registries, etc.
Post # 12
@Lily_of_the_valley: I’m having a destination wedding, so I put stuff to do in the area and information on websites that people could book hotels, or rental houses. I also put info about other optional activities that we are having that week. I did include some lame stuff about us, but it wasn’t really necessary. I said that it was a beach wedding, so it would be warm and I wanted people to be comfortable, but that we would be having a group picture taken and I wanted everyone to look nice. I also put registry info on there. I’ve had like 250 views and have invited about 120 people, so ya they definately look!
Post # 13
I’m planning to send out physical invitations to all of our guests that include instructions for online RSVP that will direct you to my wedding website. I’m also planning to include venue information, hotel information, photos, registry info, etc. I got a really great idea on pinterest about setting up an instagram hashtag for your wedding so you can see all of guests photos. My techie mind immediately thought “Hmm I can download the Instagram API and run a photo feed on my website of our hashtagged photos!”
Nerdy stuff but my website is going to be beautiful when it is ready! We are already doing some UX for ideas but likely won’t be live for awhile (I mean we’re not getting married til next May so the website isn’t “mission critical” until around Christmastime). Reminds me, I need to get on top of buying a domain! Squeee!!!
Honestly I don’t care about whether any of the “elder statesmen” of my family will be GRRR about having to reply online bc seriously it’s 2013 and people should at least understand how to click on a website at this point in time! Including Grandma. Also I do not trust the US Post Office. If I can’t transact business online, then I’m probably not interested. Not to mention the idea of having to be on top of 200ish RSVPs in the mail makes me want to vom. Online RSVP = autopopulates a spreadsheet with names, who is coming and what they want to eat!