(Closed) How to keep wedding website simple- what did you include?

posted 6 years ago in Technology
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I agree wholly.

Our website is pretty much all information, though there are snippets of us. No pictures (we both work in network security for an internet company. We are professionally paranoid about information wandering around the internet.) 

Here are what we have on our pages:

1. Welcome – we love our guests and tried to have information that should be useful, if you as one of our guests needs any help with anything, please let us know. Links are on your left.

2. Ceremony information – time, date, place, map, why we picked this church and what we’re looking forward to

3. Reception information – how to get there from the church, menu, why we picked here and what we’re looking forward to

4. Registry – please don’t get us anything. If you’re going to get us something anyway, here’s where we registered.

5. Hotels and things to do – map, phone numbers, websites, our favorite activities in the area and the things we’re planning to do that our guests can join in on the weekend

6. Honeymoon – where we’re going, when we’re leaving and when we’re coming back

7. Map of everything – includes all previously mentioned locations and the airport, our parents’ houses and some local landmarks. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Here are what we have on our pages:

1. Welcome – We hope you’ll be able to join us in May w/a picture.

2. Our story – Two paragraphs on how we met.  Knowing this explains ceremony location.

3. Wedding party – Status, names, descriptor only (e.g. “MOH – Jane Smith, Bride’s sister)

4. Wedding events – time, date, place for rehearsal bbq (all invited), ceremony, reception, with picture for each location

5. Accomodations – brief explanations of two places with blocks, link to map, phone numbers, websites.  List of other places nearby.

6. Directions from a variety of reasonable airports/cities with strong suggestion not to fly into teeny tiny airport in town, time estimates from each

7. Area attractions – list of about ten places/things nearby to do with links to websites

8. FAQs – about 5-6 questions answered there such as why it’s in two states (they are 18 mins apart) and if I (or FI) will change our names

9. Guestbook

10. Registries – just links (pics), no text

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Here’s another perspective/way. One of my best friends is getting married in 2 mos, and they had a close friend (who is also a good writer/blogger) write their about them section/ story . It was then someone else describing each of them, and then them as a coulple . really reads well & they didnt really have to feel weird describing themselves…. Then of course the usual location/party/things to do in town, that PP have numbered out…

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Also, keeping it short and factual helps eliminate the cutsy aspect to it.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Yay date twin! I sent out my STDs on Monday and received word that people were beginning to receive them today! So exciting! I also had this issue but I think the suggestions that people have offered are great.

Def. put directions and room block info, any parking information and anything about after-parties, etc.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

Ours is super short and simple.

1. Welcome/landing page

2. Our Story (I had written it for a contest, and it provides the theme for our wedding, so we thought it should be included).

3. Ceremony and Reception location and time

4. Registry

5. Online RSVP.

6. Contact Us

7. Accomodations

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