Wedding website!

posted 3 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
Member
308 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’m not having a DW, but FI is from CA and we are having our wedding in NH, so it is more or less a DW for half of our guests. We decided to go with Appy Couple because it’s much more full featured than most wedding website hosts and it also features an app, which we figured would be helpful for our out-of-town guests to have when getting around town and accessing event info on the fly. The only drawback is there’s a startup fee of $28, while most wedding websites are free. I thought it was well worth the cost, but YMMV.

Post # 4
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771 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@mimi.ziyu:  we used the knot. Free and plenty of pages for venue,reception, map of events etc…

Post # 5
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720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’m not really having a destination wedding, but we do have more than half of the guests travelling in. I used AppyCouple which includes botha website and an app and I LOVE it. It isn’t free, but right now they’re still in Beta and it’s discounted.  If you follow them on twitter they are always posting discount codes as well. I think I ended up paying $10 and I can keep it up forever. It also will host your photos with no caps, so we’re using that to share wedding photos as well. 

Post # 6
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720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@daisyfay:  I totally glossed over your post! We’re using AppyCouple too and LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

Post # 7
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1721 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We aren’t having a destination wedding but we did our website through weddingchannel.com.  I think most wedding sites (weddingchannel, theknot, weddingwire,ect) all offer different ideas and backgrounds for the sites…so maybe you could check them out and see if its anything you like!  the best part is they’re free! our wedding website is nameandname.ourwedding.com, so we still got to personalize it that way too

Post # 8
Member
434 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Tybee Island, GA

We used theknot.com

It was completly free and you can add as much info as you need to.
Granted, the RSVP thing sucks… but I used anRSVP.com for that and just posted a link to that.

🙂

Everyone loved our site.

but then again i didnt go searching for any to pay for, but i’ve ssen couples whos sites have been up forever now. Ours is still there. lol

Post # 9
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1500 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@mimi.ziyu:  I’m a techie and I DIYed my site. I bought hosting on Hostgator.com, registered our URL on namecheap.com, installed WordPress, and then built a website using WordPress. There is an RSVP plug-in that you can load into WordPress to allow your guests to RSVP online. It does require you to be technically savvy but it’s not rocket science.

 

Post # 10
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308 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@lizardloo:  I’m glad to hear the vote of confidence! We haven’t started building ours yet….I literally just set the account up two days ago! It really seemed so superior to the free ones as to be well worth the money. 

Post # 11
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720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@daisyfay:  I’ve had to use tech support a few times and they are fab as well.  The RSVP option has been used a few times, and people really seem to like that they can RSVP for their entire family (if it’s set up right. Took me a few tries).  Hope it goes smooth for you 🙂

Post # 12
Hostess
2920 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I also used the knot and just picked a destination themed background.  I also used the online RSVP option.  I did a FAQ page that included a ton of stuff about Cabo and the resort.  Here is my FAQ page if you want to steel it!

FAQs

1. What’s the date again?

Saturday, April 5th 2014. Don’t miss it!

2.  What will I wear!?

The event is semi-formal, but anything you want to wear we are sure will be ok. The bride requests you refrain from wearing a wedding dress, but if that’s really all you have to wear, she prefers that to you going naked!  You know us – we’re not uptight. We only ask that you keep it classy for the ceremony.

Men: Slacks, button down shirt and a tie
Women: Semi formal dress or sun dress
*Note: These are just suggestions. We trust our guests to show up looking fabulous!

3. Do I have to mail back my RSVP?

No, we request you provide an online RSVP —  just click the RSVP tab on this website and fill out your info! Or click here.

4. When should I arrive?

Well, that depends on how long you want your vacation to be!  If possible, please plan to be in Cabo a day before the wedding. 

5. How much will it cost for a guest?

Travel prices will vary depending on the area you are traveling from.  Please contact the travel agent, xxxxx for accurate pricing information.

6. Is there a shuttle to the resort?

Yes, transportation will be provided to and from the airport.

7. Can I bring a guest?

Sure! Who doesn’t love a travel buddy? Please just let us know how many people will be traveling with you.

8. Are kids allowed?

The resort does allow children.

9.  Is the ceremony inside or outside?

Both the ceremony and reception will be outdoors, so please plan accordingly! It does tend to get a little chilly in Cabo at night.

10. What happens if I RSVP yes, but then something changes and I cant make it?

Bummer! Please inform the couple and the travel agent, xxxx, as soon as possible. Travel insurance may be a good idea for situations such as this!

11. What time does it start?

The ceremony is set to start at 4:00pm Cabo time (US Mountain time).

12 . When does the wedding end?

The reception ends at 11:00pm; however, we will probably continue dancing the night away at one of the resort’s nightclubs.

13. What’s the weather expected to be?

The weather in Cabo is pretty predictable. It is usually blue skies and between 85-89 degrees in April.  The average high is 86 and the average low is 58 degrees.

14. Do I need a passport?

YES! Please keep in mind that non expedited passports can take 3 months.

15. Is Cabo safe?

Yes. There is not now, nor has there ever been a problem with tourist “safety” in Cabo San Lucas.

17. Does the resort take US dollars?

XXXX will no longer accept U.S. Dollars (cash) as payment for any incidental charges. They will also no longer exchange U.S. Dollars for Mexican Pesos in any of their properties. ATM machines are available on the properties for guest’s convenience.

18. What is the currency exchange rate?

Currently, 1 US dollar equals 12.10 Mexican Peso

            19. What should I do if I am traveling alone, but would like a roommate?
Please contact the travel agent,XXXX , for any travel related questions. She can be reached at XXXXX

20. Is the XXX and all-inclusive resort?

YES! The XXX is an all-inclusive resort! All-Inclusive features: All meals & snacks, unlimited local & imported beverages served 24 hours a day, mini-bar & liquor dispenser, in-room safe, gym, table tennis, tennis and volleyball courts, sauna & jacuzzi, daily entertainment programs, complimentary entrance to night club & drinks, all taxes & gratuities.

Post # 13
Member
601 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I used WordPress – I’m not tech savy but I can use google – so anything I wanted to do and couldn’t figure out, I googled it. 

I will PM you our site if you want.

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