Post # 1
Did any of you happen to catch Double X’s Noreen Malone’s article on wedding websites?
Especially being someone with a wedding website, I read it and felt angry. But, also humored at the same time — though I’m not laughing WITH her.
It’s titled: “Why I Hate Your Wedding Web Site: What should be purely functional turns into a showcase for narcissism.”
It’s on a site called “Slate.”
(As far as my opinion: I think she’s got a point about the “extremes,” but that’s about it.)
Post # 3
I read a lot of Slate articles, including the one you mentioned (several days ago). I really think that’s just the style of the website. I don’t take offense to anything that’s written on that website – a lot of it is extreme (but entertaining) in my opinion.
Post # 4
I could care less what anybody thinks of our wedsite..because if they’re not our friends, they won’t be invited to even know ours exists.
Some people are just kinda bitter imho. I’d rather be happy for my friends.
Post # 5
I got bored with the article towards the end. I think though there is truth to how much some people do post on their websites. But at the same time I understand why some people do. For us we had all of our wedding guests traveling to the wedding and so we felt putting together a page that would have links to hotels and maps was helpful.
I guess to each their own.
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2010 - The Pearl S. Buck House
Haha! If you don’t care about the couple’s how-they-met video, don’t click on it, Noreen. But they’ll probably be grateful for a handy googlemap and hotel deets as the day arrives. Lots of close family and friends actually do care about the couple and the details so it can’t hurt to add some smushy stuff. Silly article. They beauty of the web is you can opt in or out.
Post # 7
I didn’t read the whole thing (read some paragraphs, skimmed others…) but I have to admit that I did find it a bit entertaining. Wedding websites are one thing, but some people do go overboard. I think the people in the comments took it a bit too seriously!!
Post # 8
I thought the article was pretty dumb. Yes, some people go overboard (posting 650 pictures of yourself IS a bit too much, it reminds me of the people who post every pic their camera took no matter how blurry, dull, or like seven others it is onto facebook), but wedding websites are helpful, period. And it’s safe to assume that the closest family and friends of the couple to be betrothed would also like to see some pictures of them and read a little bit about their background together. As a previous poster mentioned, if you don’t like what you’re finding on the internet, you can always just not use it.