Post # 1
So I am tackling making our own wedding website … from scratch!
I have already purchased the domain name, but haven’t done much since. I have AMPLE time, but want to get some things out of the way while I can before we get too along into the planning process. This post isn’t for website design help or anything scary like that, just page ideas 😉
These are the pages I’m thinking of including in site, do you ladies think it’s too much, or is there anything else you would include? Also, anything after the “/” is just another title I’m playing around with – I’d love suggestions if you think of something cooler!
About Us / How We Met
Wedding / Ceremony
Fly, Drive, Sleep / Accomodations / Getting There, Staying There
See, Do, Eat / Paint the Town Red
Song Request / Hey Mr. DJ
RSVP / Yay or Nay
Photo Gallery / Pics of Us
Post # 3
I like it, not too many categories 🙂
Do you want a link to post who’s who in your wedding party?
My website is still in ‘needs update’ status. * FAIL * Haha!
Post # 4
Other info – on mine, I found I just needed a page to put random things that didn’t fit elsewhere, like info about dress code etc.
Post # 5
@pink.sequins: ahahaha I just posted on your ‘hating the interwebs’ thread 🙂 Maybe we should have a website making party LOL. That way we can keep each other in check hehe. Oh, and I like the idea of adding the wedding party, maybe with pics of them, their name, and their relationship to us?!
@hotchocolate: Good ideas, thank you! I think I’ll incorporate “Other Stuff” or something along that line, and kick registry info onto that page. I hate the idea of seeming greedy, but it’s almost become the norm. And I had totally forgotten about Guest Book, Contact Us, and Dress Code. Thanks for keeping me on my toes 😀
Post # 6
@WineAndCupcakes: Let’s do it! I need some motivation/inspiration. Maybe if we’re even just in the same room with a common purpose we can get more done!
On my site the dress code is included with ceremony and reception details. So you don’t need to add an additional area for this info…and I personally prefer sites that don’t have page links all the way down the left side of the page.
Oh, and yes – photos and a short description of your Wedding Party gives them some face time 🙂
Post # 7
@pink.sequins: I’m down! Let me know when’s good for you. And we can plan a Paper Source / Michaels trip then, too 🙂
Yeah, I hate borders down the side of the page, too. I want to do the menu bar along the top, maybe underneath our names?
Great idea about dress code with ceremony/reception info, that’s where I would probably look for it!
Post # 8
One of my guests told me she was going to wear a red satin dress to our beach wedding (we’re doing “sunday best” attire) – I immediately put a dress code tab in our website after that!
Post # 9
i have most of that info, along with a guestbook/blog and also a FAQ section…I made the FAQs half funny and half serious…
“besides hotels, is camping available nearby?” A: “yes, campsites are within the area but you might want to rethink that, flurries could be in the forecast.”
“is it seriously going to snow?!!” A: “seriously?”
wedding in Buffalo on labor day weekend.
Post # 10
@bunnyfoofoo: good job being proactive!!! did you casually mention you had a dress code on your site? hehe 🙂
@mudratdetector: haha, I love your FAQs! “flurries could be in the forecast” that made me giggle!
Post # 11
Ok, I think I give up the whole “from scratch” thing. I’ve been on the brink of pulling my hair out for hours, and I think I’ve actually backtracked AHHHH! Lol.
On a side note, my Fiance has been replaced by an alien. He randomly went into the/MY kitchen and whipped up some fried peanut butter banana honey powdered sugar concoction that just melted into my mouth.
It made me feel at peace with my decision to scrap the whole from scratch thing.
Thank the interwebs for templates WooHoo!