(Closed) So…. Having a wedding website? What will you have on it?

posted 5 years ago in Technology
  • poll: Did/will you have a wedding website?
    Yep : (33 votes)
    85 %
    Nope : (4 votes)
    10 %
    Probably not, but maybe : (1 votes)
    3 %
    Probably, but maybe not : (1 votes)
    3 %
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  • Post # 3
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    7992 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

    I’m doing it. It will have everything on… options to RSVP, transportation details, things to do in the local area, places to stay, menus, table plans… the lot.

    I wasn’t even aware you could get someone else to do it for you, LOL!

    Post # 4
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    1030 posts
    Bumble bee

    We have the Appy Couple app. We like technology so it seemed to suit us very well!

    The App has all the info on it – venue, bar prices, places to eat nearby for those who are visiting. It also has RSVP details on it, and a link to our honeymoon registry.

    Post # 5
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    11234 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Yep. I’m very techy, although apparently no one we invited is, since the damn thing is on our STDs, but no one has paid attention to it. I just set up a subdomain on my blog and set up WordPress.

    Post # 6
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    2543 posts
    Sugar bee

    We did our own using a template on My Wedding

    We included information about us as a couple and our bridal party, and put details about the ceremony, reception, and gift registry on it. 

    We had a lot of out of town guests so we also included suggestions for local hotels, restaurants, and attractions.

    And to top it all off, a link to our DJ’s website where they could make music suggestions.

    Post # 8
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    3982 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    we have one on weddingwire.com

    Ours is a DW so it has visa/passport info, hotel and flight info, things to do, transportation, etc.

    Post # 9
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    369 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Our wedding is a mini destination for most people invited. 4 hour drive for our families and most of our friends live out of state. The website will have hotel and transportation information as well as info about brunch the morning after (if we decide to have one).  I won’t be including “our story” or anything like that on it.

    Post # 10
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    8464 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    We have one with mywedding.com.  It has our RSVP, hotel info, list of things to do, directions and maps, and our wedding registry.  It also has a page for our story and a wedding planning blog.  Our guests are all coming from other states for the most part, so it was an easy way to give them all the info at their fingertips.

     

    Post # 11
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    887 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    i set it up through weddingwindow.com… it costs money but i liked how i could customize every little detail. i put our bios, the story of how we met, the wedding party’s bios, venue information, travel information/accomodations, things to do in the area, links to our registry, links to some of our vendors, music request page, and a guestbook. 

    70% of our guests were from out of town so i think they liked having that resource. also, i had a lot of fun designing it! it was probably the thing i’m most proud of. =P

     

    Post # 12
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    1586 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Not I. I’ve played around with them for funzies, but there are a few huge reasons we aren’t doing them. 

     

    1) My FI is a REALLY private guy online. If you search for him, you would find nothing. He has no facebook, no social profile, no anything. I have a REALLY unique last name, to the point that I am the only person in the world with my name. I might have an online presense, but I try to keep things relatively obscure. Neither of us want to put our names and personal information front and center for the rest of the world to see.

    2)We’re having a small wedding of somewhere between 60-80 guests. We had to seriously trim down the guest list, so the majority of people invited are family. Some of our family members are tech savvy but most of them aren’t going to go online and utilize the website.

    3) I come from a family of wedding and party planners. I grew up surrounded by calligraphy, was raised doing party favors and I’m a CBA (certified balloon artist). To have a wedding website and forgo the traditional way of things wouldn’t hurt their feelings, but it is too ingrained in me to do it that way.

    4) My fiance and I have been together for 7 1/2 years. By the time we’re married, it’ll be 8 1/2 years. Everyone knows our story. Almost everyone knows his amazing proposal. People know us so they don’t need a backstory. We’re easy to get in touch with for questions (and that stuff will be with the invitations), so they don’t need to go online for directions or help. The site would be fluff without functionality for us.

     

    So though I see the benefit of having a site, it just never was in the cards for us.

    Post # 13
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    2335 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Yep, through Google Sites.  I love Google/Android products, its free and user-friendly, and its easy to track usage.  I have a welcome, about us, photo album, ceremony & reception, directions, hotel reservations, wedding day info, while in town, registry, and FAQ page.  I included the address on my STDs (but not many people went to it) and I’m including it in a card for the invitation.

    Post # 14
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    3569 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    We aren’t having one. I was on the fence about it. I asked my cousins who got married this year, I also asked Fi cousin who got married last year, and FSIL who got married three years ago.

    All of them said basically the majority of the guest list never even logged on. The few people who did log on did it maybe once, and the site was just dormant and never used.

    So I decided it not worth it if I know the majority of friends and family coming based on past behavior won’t used it. I got an idea from the bee about doing a newsletter so I will do that instead. It will have information on getting around town, tourist info, best places to end, and scheudle of events for the weekend. I will mail it out to local guest and put it in guest boxes for the oot of town guest.

    Post # 15
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    9398 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    We do because I wanted to put hotel info and registry info on the site.  So I really hope people use the thing because I’m not sending out hotel blocks/registry info along with the invitation!  I’m listing it on our STDs and on one of our invitation inserts (the map).  Ugh I hope they use it!!

     

    Post # 16
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    5371 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

    We have one with Wedding Wire and we just made it for fun thinking no one would visit it, but right now we have 500+ views! We just have stuff about the proposal and how we met and eventually we’ll have registry information and stuff.

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