Is anyone else NOT having a wedding website?

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

I would really recommend a website, because you can include lots of details which would not otherwise be available. The good sites are password protected, so only those with the password can see them; they are not searchable with Google.

Of course, a website is no substitute for an information sheet, especially for older guests! Keep your info sheet short and sweet, no more than one A4 side, and refer to the website for the non-essential details… that’s my advice!

Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

chronicwhimsy:  Before joining WB I had never even heard of a wedding website. Are they helpful? Mayyyyybe to people who are too lazy to get the mail and read the invitation or pick up the phone. Necessary? Absolutely not. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

Yep, if you do it right, no one can find it or see it. Both my daughter’s did one, and had them up and running, before they sent out their save the date magnets, 10 months before their weddings(the website address was on the magnet). It’s especially important for the 2nd one, since it’s a semi-destination (in-state) wedding and we also set-up 4 room blocks, 10 months before, and before the magnets went out. I haven’t been invited to a wedding in years, that didn’t have a website of some sort. Maybe it’s a US thing, medium-large weddings, etc.? (We live in the suburban area of a large city). And yes, even my 89 year old mother in law uses the internet.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

Lazy? … hmmm …

My daughter’s room blocks expire July 14-31st, for an August 31st wedding. If the invitations are mailed out at the suggested 6-8 weeks before 8/31, guests may not have gotten them, or opened them, by the time the room block expires. All the information they need is on the website.

My nephew e-mailed his Save the Date and website in November, for a July wedding. Over half of the guests have to travel a significant distance. I don’t know when his invitations will be mailed, but his room block expires May 9th, and the wedding is July 12th.

 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

chronicwhimsy:  We aren’t having one like, i found them a bit cheesy (don’t hurt me ladies it’s just my opinion) however if you were to have one you can make it locked so it would never come up in a google search, and you can have a password so only guests can log on.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We did an insert with our invites, not a wedding website kind of a girl. We put in our insert hotel info with code to get cheaper rooms, info about day after party, info about attire, info about the bus we were having at the end of the night.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Nope. Didn’t have one. I know a friend who had one. I have yet to look at it. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I would put hotel information, info about the day after, info about attire, info about shuttles. Anything that you want your guest to know. as for wedding websites. you can make the unsearchable and you can password protect them. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee

Could you just put your first names and not your last names on a website? If pple are going to the site, they know what and who it’s for. Also, I second the password protected thing. My cousin has a site w/ a password. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I didn’t include either of our last names on our wedding website. There’s no need to. The only people who will be visiting it will have gotten to it from our save-the-date, which has our full names on it. And, of course, they already know who we are.

There’s also password protection.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

chronicwhimsy:  I have a wedding website, I wouldn’t call it lazy, I’m just on a budget so by having my info/RSVP etc is just making me able to budget for other things that are more beneficial than sending things via mail as the postage is now $1 an item. 

IF I WEREN’T having a wedding website, I would look into pocket fold invitations which allow you to put numerous cards with directions, maps, additional wedding info in a pocket on the side of your iniviation and it all folds up nicely. Sometimes when searching google for pocket folds, it can show you the type of info that you can put on them so you can narrow down the specifics of you day. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I want to, but it seems like so much time just to make the stupid thing.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

We’re having a wedding website. I would love to have the full invitation (inside envelopes, RSVP cards, inserts, reception cards, etc.). But for the amount that invitations cost and the fact that our postage went up SIGNIFICANTLY, we decided against elaborate invitations. We are sending a save the date and a simple invitation. Guests can RSVP on the website and all information will be there. For us, we would rather put that money towards upgrades in food or entertainment for the reception.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We were going to, got as far as getting a web address. In the end we went with the more old fashioned postal RSVPs and an extra piece of paper with accomodation details.

I had the same concerns about digital footprints.

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