(Closed) Have guests actually used your wedding website for information?

posted 7 years ago in Technology
  • poll: Have your guests visited your wedding website?
    Yes, we've had lots of visitors. : (12 votes)
    48 %
    Some visitors, but not as many as we'd hoped. : (8 votes)
    32 %
    No, not really. : (5 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2058 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    They have emailed us!

    One of my closest friends was texting me all sorts of questions and I finally said “this info is on our wedding website,” and then she said, “what you have a wedding website” so i told her yes and that its on our STD and she said, “oh haahaahaa I have that on my fridge…”  I was a little bothered but its expected too, you know…..

    I didn’t buy a domain, I just have one through The Knot so our dot com is long as its http://www.theknot.com/ourwedding/FIname&MYname

    EDIT – – our website is also on my bridal shower invites and it will be included in the invitation suite as well…

    Post # 4
    Member
    3176 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I love wedding websites and I get really excited when I see them! Ironically though I don’t have one for my own wedding yet. Hmmm….better get on that!

    Post # 5
    Member
    624 posts
    Busy bee

    Haha…nope 🙁

    The only person that did was right in front of us when she pulled it up at my DH’s suggestion.  “you have a website?”  LOL.

    Personally I think they are a waste but didn’t come to that conclusion until after the fact.  We had hotel info on there.  Did anyone use it?  No.  They called us!

    As a guest myself, I would love them but it just depends on your crowd.

    Post # 6
    Member
    624 posts
    Busy bee

    Oh DH was actually able to see the IP addresses from those that visited and we had a whopping 4 or 5, with 2-3 of those being us from our computers checking in on things.

    As with any part of planning a wedding, do the website for yourself, not really anyone else. Yes the website is for the guests but if you are wanting rave reviews and comments about how it was so helpful, you may be disappointed.  If it is something you would like, go for it!

    Post # 7
    Member
    229 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Yes! Ours was totally worth it! However we did not include the venue information in our invitations so people wouldn’t know where to go unless they looked at our website. We have an online RSVP option which was popular.

    I created the website on my iMac and purchased a domain through Yahoo. It was only like $30.00 and gave us a custom url.

    Post # 8
    Member
    612 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I don’t really know if anyone is using the website for informaiton actually. I’ve only had my mom and in-laws comment how cool it is. I have over 1000 hits though, so hopefully? LoL

    Post # 10
    Member
    1137 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    Almost all of my guests visited the site because I did RSVPs through the site.  I assume once they were there to RSVP, they also used it to get information about our registries, attire, etc.  Even before the RSVP was opened, over half our guests visited the website and signed the guest book, so I would say that they would have visited the site regardless of whether we had used it for RSVP.  I don’t think getting one was a waste!

    Post # 12
    Member
    624 posts
    Busy bee

    99% of our guest list was from out of town so I’m not much help there.  You would think that OOT guests would be more likely to use it.  Our original thought was to do our own website and use it for the wedding but when the wedding was over it would be our family blog so we will be keeping it for quiet some time.  It hasn’t been updated since January or so?!?!

    Post # 14
    Member
    1570 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 1996

    We’ve had skillions of hits, but I still get questions from everyone ranging from the elderly to my college friends asking for information that is clearly posted there. Oh well. Then again, we have gotten many gifts off of our registries, and the website is the only way we distributed that information, so people must be using it.

    I think the main point of a wedding website is to help far-flung people feel like they are a part of your story. Websites help your people get to know your FI, and help your FI’s people get to know you, on a more personal level prior to the day of the wedding, so that they can come into the wedding day feeling emotionally included. I know our site has accomplished that, as we’ve had many gushing comments from people who were touched and excited to read all about our relationship, our pasts as individuals, and our decision to begin the rest of our lives together. (One of FMIL’s friends, at the bridal shower, was delighted to recognize one of my bridesmaids from her bio on the website.) So it was definitely worth it for us.

    Post # 15
    Member
    1194 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Um, my mom has looked at it.  I’m not sure if anyone else has, if they have, they haven’t commented on the guestbook!

    Post # 16
    Member
    1498 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    As a guest at a lot of weddings, I HATE it when their website doesn’t have any informaiton on it.  I am a person who looks there first before asking other people about lodging, transportation, entertainment, registries, etc.  I definately think a wedding website is a good thing, at least for me.

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