(Closed) Do I need a wedding website?

posted 6 years ago in Technology
  • poll: Wedding website questions:
    I think everyone needs one : (17 votes)
    15 %
    I don't think anyone needs one : (19 votes)
    17 %
    I think you only need one if you have more than XX people, and I'll tell you the number... : (7 votes)
    6 %
    I had a wedding website : (31 votes)
    28 %
    I didn't have a website and wish I did : (0 votes)
    I didn't have one and was fine without it : (7 votes)
    6 %
    As a guest, I found it helpful : (26 votes)
    23 %
    As a guest, I didn't find it helpful : (4 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    1917 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I think it’s just a good place to collect information about the wedding and wedding events.  Otherwise people will keep asking you what hotel to stay at, where to eat, etc.

    Post # 5
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    1736 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    It’s a fun way to tell all your guests your love story (how you met, how and when he proposed, etc.) as well as give them pertinent information regarding location, dress code, where you’re registered, etc.

    Even if it doesn’t include out-of-town information, it’s a great place to direct people to via your invitations so you don’t waste paper and time!

    Post # 7
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    3697 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Sometimes it’s a nice place to point people for information, but it’s totally optional.  I didn’t spend the time on it and have no regrets.  When I or my mother were asked about registries we told people, it was as easy as that.  Hotel info was in the invitation (people did have to travel for ours).  No one asked me about that.

    Post # 8
    Member
    272 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I think it’s always good to have. There are so many free ones, and it’s easy to set up.

    It’s nice to have the story of how you met, how he proposed, info about your bridal party, registry, directions and time.

    But even if you don’t make it that elaborate, it will be helpful to have all relevant information in one place so that you’re not repeating yourself to 60 guests. As the wedding date draws closer, people lose their direction cards, forget what time it starts, etc.

    As a guest, I always found websites to be helpful as well! I felt bad bothering the bride or groom, so it was good for me to just use the site to find it before heading out to the wedding. If you’re worried about privacy, I protected mine with a password so only the people with passwords could see.

    EDIT: Just read your reply above. You don’t have to include anything personal, if you don’t want to! 🙂

    Post # 9
    Member
    1668 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I don’t think so. We had one because majority were from Out of Town so it included hotels, things to do, directions, and warnings about rush hour traffic (we married on friday).  It was really convenient to direct people go to our website with the constant questions.  But in your case, with a smaller guest list that is local, I think you’ll be fine.  The only thing you would really want out there would be your registry info so be sure that your bridal party and parents know what to tell people if they ask because you are not supposed to include that on an invite.

    ETA: To be honest I think very few guests actually go to the website. 

    Post # 12
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    7174 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I spent a lot of time on mine and didn’t have very many people view it.  I was surprised, actually.  The free ones are pretty easy to put together and I think it’s helpful for those who will use it – but don’t count on it.  If I were to do it again, I’d put registry info in the invite and forgo the website (because people did not know details and still asked a ton of questions)

    Post # 13
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    790 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @Taeyers: “So… what if we’re pretty private people and have no interest in writing at length about our relationship? I can already picture Fiance cringing at the thought.”

    Then don’t! I think the reason to have a wedding website is if it will be useful to guests. In the age of constant FB updates, personal diary style blogs, etc., it shows excellent judgment and restraint to pass on yet another opportunity to talk about oneself. 

    I just put one together on Sunday because almost all of my guests will be traveling and I decided I didn’t want to send out a brochure of information with my invitations. I fully expect that many guests won’t look at the website, and that’s fine, but hopefully it will provide some useful info to some people. If I didn’t have guests traveling, hotel blocks, etc., I would not have made one.

     

    Post # 15
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    4194 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    I didn’t put our life story on ours, just a few details (we have a great how we met story, which not everyone knew.) I did a free one on the knot, and you don’t have to do every section they list. It doesn’t take long, so why not?

    Post # 16
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    2711 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I always find wedding websites to be super helpful.  I’ve lost my invite before and I had no idea where and when the wedding was taking place and it was a mad rush of calling venues and churchs to try and figure it out.  Luckily the groom, my friend, saw my FB message and let me know the details.  At least if you have a wedding website, I can usually find it.  Also, it’s a great place to include times, directions, dress code, registry info, how he proposed, where you’re going on your Honeymoon, etc.

    You definitely do have to have one, but I personally think they are super helpful and appreciate it when couples have them.

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