Do we really need a wedding website?

posted 1 year ago in Technology
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

Not necessary. I never look at them.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee

They are not necessary and hardly anyone looks at them. Given your safety concerns, I’d advise against it. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Nope. I have never once looked at one when my friends have them. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

GIven your safety concerns, i’d probably skip it, but I actually love looking at wedding websites! If you really want one, I have mine through the knot and we can password protect our site so only people with the password can see it. Could be an option if you really wanted one though.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

We are having one because 100% of our guests have to travel (semi-desintation, as in destination for everyone except us) and there is important information about how to get to the location, what airports are closest, room blocks, etc. If it were local, I wouldn’t think it to be important at all, but I feel like it’s fairly mandatory in our situation at least.

For you, given the very real safety concern, I would say yeah absolutely no website. You can also make wedding websites that you can only access if the person has the URL, like they aren’t searchable, but that still seems kind of risky to me since your ex sounds horrible. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

 No you don’t need one and in your situation I’d definitely advise against it!

Post # 8
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Honey bee

Nope.  I rarely look at them.  Most registries are easily found online and if people can’t find them and don’t want to give cash they are capable of asking.  If you make a hotel block then people are guaranteed space and can get that info in the invitation.  Otherwise every adult I know under the age of 80 is capable of googling area hotels and making a reservation on their own.  I’m sure they have all taken vacations before.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

mrsziggy :  we used a website for the RSVPs, but we had a password thing on it so only guests were able to use it. I rarely use other people’s websites though. I also give money for weddings so I don’t even use registries.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Wedding websites aren’t very common here (uk) but we have one as my fi is a computer programmer so other than the domain name, it was free and easy. We used it mostly for online rsvps, but I have had a few people comment how useful our site had been.

We don’t have the site listed on Google, and haven’t put some bits of information on it (eg, our surnames). I don’t think I’d have had one of I was at the stage of reporting a stalker ex to police. It wouldn’t be worth the stress to me of “what if he finds it?”

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

nalastardust :  Same same. 50% of our guest list is travelling – we wanted to make sure they had total visibility on the process, plus travel/accomm options etc.

Although we put vanity things on there (like our “how we met story” etc. etc.), the key reason is for practicality and ease for the fam bam

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019 - Chateau Lake Louise

mrsziggy :  No.

Post # 14
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Busy bee

I don’t think wedding websites are necessary but I personally love looking at them. I’m so sorry about your situation! I believe the wedding website provider appy couple provides a functionality where only people with your wedding code (kinda like a password) can access your wedding website. If you want one, then I think this may be your best option for protection. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Do you NEED one?  Absolutely not.

Do you need to do what BOTH of you are comfortable with? Absolutely!  Only 2 opinions matter here – yours and your fiance’s – what a bunch of strangers think isn’t relevant or helpful x

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