Post # 1
Personally, I am not a fan. I think they’re silly and self congratulatory. Normal people don’t like hearing about every detail of your wedding and your history together. Thankfully, we have Weddingbee, where people actually do want to know that stuff! Has anyone decided not to do a wedding website, and if so, how are you getting the word out to your guests about hotel accommodations and registry info?
So far I’m thinking that I’ll send out hotel info with the invitations and I’ll let my bridesmaids spread the news of the registry when the shower invites go out. Am I missing any other vital info the wedding website offers?
Post # 3
*raises hand-Oh me me! We aren’t doing one. I’m just too annoyed with it right now. I work on a computer all day and don’t have the time to come home and design a website. I will be doing a lot of what you are doing. Word of mouth has worked for years so I think I’ll be okay.
Post # 4
We’re not doing one either! I don’t like them and I don’t think it would be necessary, especially in our case (small wedding).
Post # 5
me me me!!! i thought i was alone on this. since EVERYONE else seems to have one. i feel that if u dont already know the basics about us then ur not invited anyway. lol
Post # 6
We didn’t do a wedding website – and my husband is the biggest computer person ever it seems (he does computer networking for a living and we still didn’t have a website). Everyone found out about our registries, etc by word of mouth.
Post # 7
I’m not doing a wedding website. I update the content of my company’s website all day long so the last thing I want to do is update another. My wedding is small too and half the guests are already lodging with us, while the other half are locals so I don’t see a need for one. The registry might be an issue but I will put the BM’s, Mom and FMIL to work for that.
Post # 8
I’m not a fan. If you don’t know us and need to go to a website to find out about who’s wedding you are going to then maybe you shouldn’t be invited:) Everyone who sent me a yes on their RSVP card I sent an info packet to them:
Brochures for things to do around the area if they wanted to make a vacation out of it (whale watching, shopping areas, ect.)
Welcome letter with my email and cell and some local info about the area
Map of the city
Map of the ceremony area and directions on how to get to the reception, along with parking information
They have been going over great so far! They were super cheap too. I got the city maps and brochures for free and got nice paper from the dollar store and manila envelopes from target to mail them in, and I made the reception map in MS Word.
Post # 9
My guests are traveling out of the country in order to be there at our wedding. The site is a necessity — I have received MANY compliments on it saying how helpful it is. People can book their trips without having to ask us a single question (not that we would mind though).
Post # 10
We didn’t bother with one. We included all the info in our invitaion and STD. That was good enough for us and our guests!
Post # 11
I dont have one! I felt lik ei was the only one too! too much work and waste of time IMO. We’re just putting hotel accomodations on the invites(FMIL reserved a huge block at a nice hotel) and registry is on my shower invites.
Post # 12
We did a website, and I’m not ashamed!
Yeah, they’re a little self-congratulatory, but that’s kind of the fun. We knew that it would mostly be our wedding party and family members checking it and such, and so we got them involved as well. We didn’t take it too seriously, and it came in handy to refer guests to for hotel info, maps, registries, etc. We never included any of that stuff in our invitations, and just referred people to our website. To me, designing fancy maps and such for our invitations was a waste, especially when Google Maps is easily accessible from most people’s cell phone these days.
So yeah, that’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it! haha 🙂
Post # 13
The boy wants one. I don’t. This is one of very few things we disagree on.
We’re getting married in the area we both grew up in. All of our family is originally from the area too. I can totally see needing a site if people are visiting from out of town, but that’s not the case for ours. (I mean, they are, but they used to live there too).
I think everything that would go on a website can be in the invitation. If you don’t get an invite, you don’t need the details. Want to know how we met or how he proposed? Ask me. I will never tire of those stories. Done and done.
Post # 14
I didn’t have a wedding website. Even with all the blogs I obsessed over in my planning days it just never occured to me to set one up. I’m still not sure of their purpose, other than to brag about stuff no one else would really care about.
As far as using it for important details like hotel room info, website is not the best idea if you’ve invited any older people who are computer illiterate. I sent out accomodation info and registry info with the invites, apparently that is tacky, but damn convenient.
Post # 15
We were going to do one, but ultimately decided to skip it. Our guests are mostly from the area, they’ll get accomodation info with the invite, and they can ask someone where were’re registered (as they’ve already started doing). We didn’t do STDs either, we just told people when our wedding is (since it’s a small wedding of family and close friends). I’m glad to know I’m not the only one too. 🙂
Post # 16
will not be doing one—I dont like have pics of me floating on the internet like that…It is sometimes best to supprise the guests a little.