Post # 1
Our STD’s went out last week. I also posted the wedding website to my Facebook. It still has zero page views. 🙁
I don’t know, just kinda makes me a little sad. Most of our guests are local so they got the STD’s the day after we mailed them. Only one person (my SIL) has mentioned it at all, and she is not a very busy person (I mean not at ALL) and is online all the time.
I guess it’s too soon to be sad about it but I am silly that way.
Post # 3
I wouldn’t be too upset about it, especially if you just sent them out not long ago. We didn’t do a wedding website, mostly because I had no idea if anyone would actually look at it. Most people coming were from his side of the family and they are all a tad bit older so I figured we wouldn’t get much use out of it since they aren’t very internet-oriented.
Post # 4
I wouldnt worry about it too much yet…I have a wedding to go to in out of state and I got the save the date like 6 months ago…and the first time I looked at their website was about a month ago…so I wouldnt worry about it too much!
Post # 5
oh, ours got like three hits the week we sent our Save-The-Date Cards out – and they were electronic. You could click basically ANYWHERE in the email (one big image file embedded) and it would bring you straight to the site, haha.
We’re 6 weeks out now, sending invites tomorrow (yes, late), and we’re just over a hundred hits now.
Give it time – the honest truth is that your wedding is still months away, and no one is going to be so interested in it or want to read about it until they need to start planning for it. 🙂 Not a bad thing, just the reality. In my experience, realistic expectations can help prevent disappointment. Hopefully that doesn’t sound mean, because I don’t mean it to!! It just took me a bit to realise that, and if I can help someone else understand it earlier, I’d like to. 🙂
Post # 6
@ddw: Yeah, I understand intellectually, but emotionally sometimes I forget. LOL. I am so excited, why isn’t everyone else!!! You get what I mean.
Y’all are right, I know.. and actually my SIL just called and said she LOVED the site.. and it was still showing zero page views, so maybe it’s not counting right.
I did one because all but 3 or 4 guests are from out of town in relation to the wedding location (and so are we!) so I wanted flight and hotel info out there early early early
Post # 7
I am having the opposite problem…our site has almost 200 hits, and the only people who have the address at this point are my mom and fiance’s mom. I doubt the two of them are checking it daily!!
Save-The-Date Cards are not going out for a few more months and the site is still a work in progress, so I have NO idea who is looking at it!
Post # 8
Ours was slow at the beginning too. Now we have over 5000 hits! It was well over 3000 when we married a year ago. It will pick up! Send e-mails to the relatives and friends with a link and the word will spread!
Post # 9
haha, Fiance and I say over and over again that you can lead a horse to water, but you CAN’T make em’s drink! We sent out information about our wedding website with both the Save-The-Date Cards and invites. I know that some people have looked at the website, but the vast majority of people e-mail questions where the answer is obviously on the website over and over again! I don’t know how many e-mails I have written where I say oh that information is all laid out on our website!
I even had a cousin e-mail me for the wedding website for her mom so they could book a hotel. She then e-mailed me back and said the information wasn’t on our website, although it most definatly was so I e-mailed her again. She replied and said “oh we were looking it up on the knot and that wedding page is blank”…well no kidding that ‘s why I gave her a mywedding.com website address! Oh brother.
Rant over, but my experience is that no people will not use the wedding website unless you tell them over and over again.