How much would you pay for a professionaly made wedding website?

posted 2 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
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Busy bee

I don’t think you should have to spend more than a few hundred dollars.  While I couldn’t custom create a website, a lot of people do have those skills.  A wedding website isn’t particularly complicated and shouldn’t be all that time consuming to create.

 

Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would not pay for a professionally made wedding website.  There are enough free host sites out there to make a decent one, and for the minimal looks they get, I think it would be a waste of money to pay for someone to make one for me.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

cje.churchill:  Personally, I wouldn’t pay for a wedding website because I know I can have a free one. In the grand scheme of all of the things we are spending money on, the wedding website is at the very bottom.

Chances are that our guests won’t notice/won’t look at it for more than a few minutes to get all of the extra info that they need. Sure, a few might think or say, “Wow, what a pretty wedding website!” but it’s honestly just money I would rather allocate to things that really have an impact on guests’ enjoyment of the wedding: good food, alcohol, and music!

Post # 5
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3346 posts
Sugar bee

$0, lol. But you can create a really nice website for free using Worpress.

That website seems to have a lot of custom graphics, but the actual layout would be easy enough using WordPress.

Post # 6
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247 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

cje.churchill:  I am paying $23.99/month to use Riley and Grey website. It looks so much better than the freebie sites and I have had alot of guests comment on how user friendly and attractive it is. I will cancel my service after my wedding of course, so from the time our STDs went out til the wedding, I only paid for 6 months.

Post # 7
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353 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - The Fairmont, SF

Wow, their website looks amazing! I’d love my website to look half as nice as that one does when it’s finished. FI and I are planning to host our wedding website through Riley & Grey, which will cost about $240.00 if we buy the domain for a year. To be honest, that’s the absolute upper limit that I’d ever pay on a website, as I doubt people will ever look at it again after they’ve gotten all of the information from it. 

Post # 8
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9892 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

There are so many nice free ones that I wouldn’t pay for one.

Unless you’re doing EVERYTHING through your website and need it to be able to do some crazy complicated stuff I don’t see a need to pay for one.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I did mine doing WordPress and was quite happy with the results. I wasn’t fussy on a lot of the ones out there so I went that route and it was super easy. Personally I wouldn’t pay anything but myself and my fiance do have experience working and creating websites.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I wouldn’t pay a dime for a website that is only good for one event, especially when there are so many free ways to accomplish it. Totally unnecesary to me.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

I know a bride and groom who worked hours and hours, to make their own, professional-looking website. And it certainly did look great. However, two-thirds of their guests had to travel/fly, to attend their wedding, and they didn’t e-mail it until 8 months before. They added the room block information much later (and the single room blocked hotel expired 2 months before the wedding).  

If it’s  question of timeliness, I’d think that something that would suffice, is better than something custom built, but late or incomplete. I did free, knot.com websites, for my two daughters, and although some might consider them gerneric & amateurish, it took me an hour to complete each, and they were free. Of course, it took me some time to set-up the room blocks and gather the information first, but considering that typically a minorty of guests use them, it just wasn’t worth it, for us. (And they both had high-budget, black-tie weddings). 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

i wouldn’t pay for one no matter the circumstances. it’s for one event, and seems like a complete waste of money to me (especially considering how many free and user-friendly ones there are).

my only exception might be to pay for one if i was going paperless. so no invites or save the dates, just an email with the link in it…but honestly as a guest i’d care less that you had a super fancy website and more about the fact that i just got an email with a link in it. 

so really for me, i say $0.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

$0. Complete waste of money.

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I wouldn’t bother. Very few people are going to look at it, and you probalby won’t either once the wedding is over.

Post # 15
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10487 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I wouldn’t pay.  So few people even bothered to look at it in the first place.

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