(Closed) Curious (as usual) Did a lot of guests visit your wedding website?

posted 7 years ago in Technology
  • poll: If you had a wedding website, did a lot of peole view it?
    No, bascially me and my Mom : (5 votes)
    25 %
    A few people looked at it but it wasn't worth the work : (4 votes)
    20 %
    About half my guests looked - 50% makes it worth it! : (6 votes)
    30 %
    Almost every person invited checked the website : (5 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 3
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    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Almost no one looked at our wedding website.  I was so proud that I spent all that time making it but the view counter at the bottom barely moved (despite providing hotel and travel info there since the vast majority of our guests were OOT).  If you have the time to do it and want to – great!  But if you’re iffy on it, I wouldn’t stress over it.  And I definitely wouldn’t spend money on it!

    ETA: I put hotel/travel info, sightseeing info, registry info, photo albums, schedule, etc all on the site so there was lots of very useful info if people had gone.

    Post # 4
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    1115 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Pretty much everyone visited our website…and that was probably because we did online RSVPs. lol  (We also listed a phone number on the invite for people who aren’t interwebz savvy.)

    We put up registry, hotel, and sight seeing info for our out of town guests.

    I also put up a photo album of pictures and tried to get at least one of us with each of our guests. I think people liked that part. Got lots of nice comments in the guestbook.

    Post # 5
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    436 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    Hardly anyone looked at our website and I had the website listed in the invitation package on the map to the venue and on the wedding programs.  I had our photobooth photos available on the website and thought people would download them or share their own wedding photos and no one did.  Kinda disappointed.

    Post # 6
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    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I don’t know percents, but we invited about 180, and our website got over 300 hits.

    The older crowd loved it – I know that because they were all over leaving GuestBook comments! πŸ™‚

    Several friends my age also commented on how much they liked it, because it literally had every scrap of info you could want on it (airport codes, hotel blocks, gift registries, our life stories + our story, dates of showers, etc., suggested dress for the wedding, maps, directions, EVERYTHING!)

    We also used it to “advertise” our registries when our local church (in DC, not where we got married) wanted to throw us a shower. Lots of those people didn’t know anything about me (I moved to DC to be with him) or our wedding, so they found it really interesting as well.

    Post # 7
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    785 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Everybody BETTER look at ours… because that’s how they’re going to RSVP, get directions, and all the other information!

    My website was free, and let’s face it… I’m not going to pay a ton more money in stamps and stationary (and kill trees Frown) to send all that information out to everyone seperately, when I can put it all in one concise, free, and eco-friendly place!

    And it really won’t be THAT much more trouble just to glance at my website for the info–it’s either shuffling through endless pages or clicking a couple buttons.  And my website is very clear, organized, and user-friendly πŸ™‚

    Post # 9
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    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I think it really matters how you “market” it too. IMO, just adding the link to the bottom of the save the date or part of the invitation suite isn’t enough. If you want people to see it, you need to incentivize them to check it out!

    We did e-save the dates (inserted an image into email) that linked to the website, that was our first wave of hits. We also did an insert in the invitations that said, “For more info on hotels, registries, bridal party, etc., see our website!” with the address. And we both posted it on our FB pages, because there’s nothing simpler than just clicking a link!

    When the church planned the shower, the person doing the planning included a link in the weekly e-letter to the congregation too, since that’s where our registry info was.

    Wedding websites are still a newer thing, so people who don’t have experience with them might not realize the kind of info you’re making available – that’s why I think you really need to give them a reason to check it out, not just pass out a link without context!

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    ours had a page view count, but i’m not really sure how many people looked….but most couples i know getting married do use a website to direct people to the registry and hotel room blocks, as well as transportation, and i def find that useful. we didn’t put THAT much up on the “mushy” stuff for ours, it was mostly the useful details. i’m not sure how many people asked our parents for info, but no one asked us about the registry at all, so it was useful for avoiding millions of questions for sure!!

    Post # 12
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    572 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    Out of 200 people who were invited, 3 people visited it.  Out of the 3, 2 were me and Darling Husband.  So 1.

    Post # 13
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    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    My family and extended family and people in the wedding- I think that was about it.  At least, that is who left messages on the message board.  I still think it is worth it.  When my friend got married out west and I couldn’t be there, it was nice to be able to see who she was marrying at least.

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