(Closed) when do you develop a wedding website

posted 9 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I think that a wedding website should be launched around the time you send our your Save the Dates. We printed our web address on our save the dates, so our guests can check it for more information. 

But it doesn’t hurt to have it up and running before then, too. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Ditto.  My save the dates are literally sitting on my desk for addressing and I am aiming to finish our web site before they are sent.  We have many out of town guests so I want people to have plenty of time to book travel and/or look for cheap flights.

Also, the majority of people will look at the web site when they receive the save the date and probably won’t visit it again unless they are looking for specific information. 

I think it’s okay if the web site is not 100 percent completed as you’ll have info to add as it is confirmed- at that point you can send out an email with the web site update/s.

 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We completed 99% of our web site before we sent our save the dates.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We did a website immediately because it was the only thing we *could* do. We were engaged for so long that for the first year or so, we couldn’t make many plans. The website was a fun outlet. I would definitely say that it should be done by the time you send out save-the-dates, 6-8 months before the wedding itself.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I put mine up a lot earlier. We have a long engagement (over 2 years), and I wanted a blog where my family and friends could keep up to date on the planning process. Instead of having to tell everyone over and over the same things, I just ask ‘did you read the website?’. 🙂

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I started working on our website shortly after we got engaged, although I haven’t done much with it until recently, as we’re including the URL on our save the dates that we’re sending out next month. 🙂

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Rancho Bernardo Inn

I’m in agreement with having the website ready when you send out your save the dates.  However, before we send out the Save the Dates we may direct some of our out of town guests to the site just to make sure they have plenty of options for hotels. 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

Just make sure that the website is COMPLETED BEFORE you send your guests the link. Its such a pet peeve of mine to get the invitation & the site only has bits and peices of info up at a time. Yoiu can’t expect your guests to keep looking back at the site, waiting for you to post new information!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We did it right away and I emailed our family and friends about it so anyone could see our planning progress.  When we set the date, venues, times, who we are using for vendors.  It cut down the a million questions everytime I saw anyone! We both have such a large families I didn’t want to get tired of telling everyone the same thing! lol

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor

I’m working on ours right now because our save the dates are going out. Good point chocolate chip!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I don’t know if we’re sending save-the-date cards or not, but I just started on our website (last night, actually) for our January wedding next year. Right now it’s more for me and my fiancee than anything else, but once we have more planned we’ll flesh it out. 🙂

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I just published our website over the weekend and the wedding is in 3.5 months. I wish I could have done it earlier, just to get the date/ location out to our guests, but most of them had already been told personally. My point is that it’s not too late – most of your guests will be happy to see the site within a month of the wedding!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I had mine ready to go by the time I sent out our save-the dates. It should be up and running by the time anyone is notified of your website address.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

There was a thread similar to this by HumarockBride the other day, and she mentioned that even if you have your site up early, you’re not likely to get a ton of hits until right before the wedding when people need the info unless you post lots of updates and let people know about them.

I’d say that as long as your guests have access for a month before the wedding, they’ll be happy!

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