Post # 1
I am sending out handwritten postcards for my STD’s… I wanted to include the wedding website URL so people can start planning for our destination wedding. BUT the url is so long, that it’s not fitting on one line. I’m afraid when it’s split up onto two lines, people will get confused.
what should i do?
can i print them on labels/stickers to put at the bottom of postcard? and what program would i use to do it?
Post # 3
What kind of stickers do you have? If you have like avery brand you can go to word doc. and on the tool bar click on Tools than letters and mailing. Thank click on "Envelopes and Labels" Click on labels than you look for the kind of label templete you need.
Post # 4
What about investing in a shorter url? Shorter and easier to remember. Ours cost $15 for a year. And it doesnt have to be just your two names although that is most popular.
Post # 5
We also had to move ours into two lines because it wouldn’t fit (we used the knot website) It really didn’t look too bad, and I think everyone figured it out!
We just split it by:
It wasn’t ideal, but it worked!
Post # 6
we printed ours up on clear lables, two addresses per label. and then i just cut the label in half and threw it on. 🙂
Post # 7
I think mytinyurl.com is free. Then your site would be mytinyurl/somerandomnumber.
Post # 8
Another point of view here — I think it’s kind of tacky to put your wedding URL on an STD. I’d just tell your families and the bridal party about it, and have them spread the word. I guess I feel this way because most wedsites have registry info on them…but I can see that some of them have lots of important info that you want to be sure your guests get (in which case, I’d get a new URL — my wedpage on wedorama let me pick a nice http://www.janeandjohn.com style URL that is easy to remember).
Post # 9
We had great success with Godaddy.com IT was so cheap and they’re extremely friendly. They call you and route it for you! My fiance’ helped set it up but it was a lifesaver for us too!
Post # 10
@ tofutti: i think the sticker idea is a good one. i also think investing in a shorter url would be helpful in many ways. it’s up to you.
@ miss pearls: i’ve heard this many times – the whole dilemma of not making registry info too accessible and risking being tacky. however, as a guest, i would really appreciate having that information close. i have been invited to a few weddings recently where i’ve felt i had to search for any info outside the invite. i think providing the website is a great way to make it easier on everyone. besides, everyone known there will be a registry, so why not make it easier to find?
Post # 11
I don’t think putting your wedding website on your STD is tacky at all. Sure there is a link for registry information on there but the most important informaton on ours is the hotel information for OOT along with directions, ceremony and reception start times.
we purchased our URL from godaddy.com for $4 per year (we did a .us instead of a .com and it was way cheaper) and then just kinked it to our knot page. so far so good!
Post # 12
putting your wedding website on your STD or invitations is NOT tacky at all. it’s a great way to share detailed hotel/rehearsal dinner/post wedding brunch/wedding location/etc information. plus my guests have loved seeing pictures of us. yes, registry information is also included (and probably the primary reason) for the wedding website but its 2008!!! everyone knows ppl have registries and god bless the internet for making it known to everyone without having to "old school" spreading the word… seriously, who has time for that!
but getting back to the point of this post, i agree with some others on investing in a URL that is shorter and easier to remember! it is pretty cost effective 🙂 good luck!
Post # 13
Thanks everyone for the advice! will look into those shorter websites. 🙂
Post # 14
hey tofutti.. I’m sure someone has already mentioned this (cause I didn’t read everyone’s posts), but in case it hasn’t been mentioned yet. You can secure your own domain for as little as $9.99/year with godaddy.com. I actually just secured ours today.
Their help section is very detailed and clear on how to forward/redirect your site to another.
If you need help I’m happy to help.