Post # 1
Our Save the Dates went out on Saturday and everyone is texting me that they are receiving them! Super exciting :] Well I logged onto my wedding wire website and none of our pictures are showing up. A message popped up that they’re having issues with their site and it won’t be resolved until the end of the week! I wrote our website link on our STD and now when people go to it, the formatting is all off/hard to read and none of the pictures are showing up. I’m soo annoyed because obviously the timing is terrible and I had a hell of a time choosing and editing photos and formatting them with the text, etc. etc.
I’m sure no one is going to log onto it after they look at it once – when they get their STD in the mail! GRRRRR I know it’s not some big issue but I needed to rant.
Also, I feel like wedding wire should have a pop up message for guests too so they know it’s the website’s fault and I actually did put time into it.
Post # 2
AdaLee: ok. Thing is, very few free technology vendors will take the time to create a custom error message. It’s not worth the engineering resources.
There’s also a number of bugs that could create this error including network speed, server load, etc. It will probably be addressed within a few minutes to a few hours, since their biz model is ads, which requires front end display to work well.
If this is unacceptable, you could easily get free hosting credits from Heroku, pay $10 for a domain name and do the styling yourself (CSS / HTML) for a static site or use any number of open sourced front end web frameworks if you want an interactive web app.
also, if it makes you feel any better, I only check out the website right before the wedding to get a handle on logistics and such. I depend on the website to be up (and googleable) as I’m traveling there or else it’s possible that I’ll be the jerk who’s calling every mutual friend to figure out the logistical details the morning of the wedding.
Post # 3
AdaLee: I wouldn’t worry too much. My husband and I usually look only on the website to see if they put registry information there. We do that right before each wedding we go to. I don’t think I even read what they have 🙁 So for now, I wouldn’t worry about it not being set up. I think many people do read but not until closer to the wedding.