I definitely want to create a wedding website. I know that my grandmother won't be able to use the registries, but it's the 21st century! Everyone bride has a wedding website right?
I have been checking out things at http://www.weddingblogs100.com and http://www.top-wedding-websites.com.
Just wondering if anyone has paid for their website; whether it be a custom built site, or for a template.
I have a paid webspace, but I never considered using it for a wedding-related site, let alone one that revolves around my wedding. For that, I just use the webspace from The Knot, for free.
personally i think it's a waste of time and money. people have been having weddings for hundreds of years without them.. and i honestly just don't get the point. just another way for the wedding industry to make money!
I made mine for free on mywedding.com . They give you a template and you just plug in the info. Very easy.
We made ours on The Knot. It was easy to plug in all the information and they had tools for web RSVP and seating charts. Easy and free!
I used Wedding Wire, and I thought it was great. I would not pay for one.
I built mine myself, hosted on my personal domain. If I didn't have that option, I'd just use one of the free options that are available.
I also used mywedding.com for free and I think it is all that I needed.
I am using the free templates on The Knot, but I did pay for a custom web address so it wouldn't say www.theknot.com/brideandgroom.
Now our web address is www.bride-groom.com. Having a custom URL was $20 for a year, so I thought it was $ well spent
I wanted a lot more personalization than what was available for free on those sites, but still did not pay. I ended up doing a lot of customization to a Wordpress Blog and making it my website (still for free). I highly suggest doing that :)
We didn't do a wedding website and I was fairly positive that we would have considering my hubby works in IT and loves all things internet. He didn't love the idea of a wedding website so we didn't bother. Less work for both of us, lol. I wouldn't pay for one tho
My fiance paid for the domian name (url) and is in the process of designing it himself, but then again he knows how to code so this route is a harder one for most.
No...I wouldn't pay for one personally. I just used weddingwire because it was easy.
Don't bother paying for it; you can create a simple easy one on wordpress or wix.com
@jmeetyler: Out of all the weddings I've been invited to, I've never once visited their site. My guess is that this is one of the things people spend too much time on. It is probably convenient for RSVPs, but I doubt much more is very useful or would be utilized.
Agree with everyone. Spend your money elsewhere. There are several sites offering this service for free.
I paid for ours because I wanted a specific background but it really wasn't worth it in the end. Spend your money elsewhere.
We used the knot and people loved it! I love free lol
We used the one from TheKnot. Honestly, I never look at anyone's wedding site, and I think the only people who looked at our site were out of town guests because I had a lot of info on there. I don't think they cared what the url was. I think the personalized ones are a waste of money...just use the many free ones that are available.
I used weddingwire to create the site and then bought a domain name that re-directed there. It was only $5 for the year, so I think it was worth it. I always visit people's wedding websites! It's nice to get the information about registries, accomodations, etc. in advance.
Thanks for all the responses ladies! I think that I may go with a free one for now. There are so many options.
There are free wedding sites, weddingwire.com is one of them!
Hi jenilynevette :)
Thanks! Wedding Wire is on my list of ones to check out.
I found mywedding.com to be great - it's free and they let you password protect your site. The reason I've put that in bold is because some brides have found that their info was used for wedding crashing/stealing gifts, don't let the info be accessible for everyone! Just in case people skim-read these posts
The format is somewhat limited but I just used the various pages (how we met etc) for things like our registry info as we wanted to include some pictures. They let you rename and reshuffle the pages so that all worked out nicely!
I agree with PPs, don't spend money on a website when there's so much available for free. Plus, people will use it once to check details and probably never visit it again.
I agree! Don't bother paying for a wedding website, especially with all of the great free ones out there (there are plenty!). When my fiancee and I chose a site we eventually went with Wedding Wire was close because it looked cute and had a lot of great features (especially their mobile app). The Knot is a big one but the site is just too cluttered for us.
So we settled on Wedbuddy.com. It doesn't have as much as some other sites. But it's clean, simple, and easy. And when you have a million other things to plan for your wedding, finding anything clean, simple and easy is a blessing!
Good luck with your search! And congratulations!
I used the free version that theknot.com offered.
There are definitely a smattering of great free wedsite builder to choose from. The Knot offers a free one, but I found that navigating through all the stuff on their got to be obnoxious. I really liked the design and clean UI of www.wedbuddy.com. I'd recommend Wedbuddy to any of my as-yet-unwed girlfriends.
I paid for mine using weddingwindow.com. But I loove going to wedding websites and I'm putting a lot of information on there. It also gave me unlimited photos, videos, and music so it was worth it for me :)
I used mywedding.com as well and they were awesome, and free.
I'm generally not all-for wedding websites (just another thing to do) but since we are having a DW in Mexico, there is too much information that everyone needs that wouldn't fit on an invitation.
Thanks for the reply. Just curious, are you covering the cost to fly your guests to Mexico? Wedding in Mexico sounds amazing.
Hmmm ... I hadn't even considered making a wedding website, but it probably is a pretty good idea since a large portion of our guests will be from out of town (and might feel more comfortable with directions, etc. in an easily accessible place). I'll have to make sure I check this thread out again in the future since there is a lot of good information posted here.
We went with www.wedbuddy.com. Super cute and simple. The email invitation and RSVP thing really did it for me. Granted, not everyone RSVPed through my wedding site, but it was really nice to be able to manage it through there, meal options etc. Waiting for RSVPs can be a nail biting process. I was sooo on that thing haha.
Wedding websites in general I think are a really good way to coordinate with guests. Our family members who couldn't make it were able to leave messages, and also me and my husband had to post useful trip info on nearby hotels and babysitting arrangements. It's nice to have that all in one place.
Thanks! I am super excited as my best friend and my cousin are both engaged also. Best friends' wedding is in May, but cousin is going to wait at least a year.
I already checked out The Knot and WeddingWire. WeddingWire was a bit confusing, I couldn't easily find where I could create a site and The Knot did have a lot of advertisements.
I like clean and simple, so I'm definitely going to check out Wedbuddy.com. Both The Knot and WeddingWire have Facebook integration, which I think I want. Do you know if Wedbuddy.com does?
I like the idea of password protecting the site in case I want to be private at some point when I have a good idea of what the guest list will be like.
Yeah they sure do! Makes it extra simple for when you want to post things to Facebook and your website.
You can password protect your site on Wedbuddy too! Highly recommended to go with a site that will let you do that :-)
Thanks for the info! I will definitely check out Wedbuddy.com as well.
Paid wedding sites? No way! Free ones provide enough for you!!! Spend money and energy for many other stuff you need to take care until the day ;)
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