(Closed) Do you consider wedding websites tacky?

posted 10 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Wedding websites - tacky or helpful?

    Tacky and unnecessary

    Helpful and great way to provide guests with all relevant wedding info

  • Post # 17
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    @med700:

    I mean if you’re invited to the wedding, you presumably know the couple well enough to already know how they met, right?

    Post # 19
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @ohheavenlyday: Not to be a grammar stickler, but that’s a difference in person not tense.

    Post # 20
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011 - St. Joseph's Parish, Seattle Tennis Club

    First, welcome to the Hive!

    Wedding websites are a great place to have all of the information relating to your wedding day/ weekend in one place, so that, as PPs have said, you don’t have to constantly email the same information over and over to guests! You can list hotel accomodations, fun things to do in the city (if you have Out of Town people coming), etc. If your reception area is different than your ceremony location, you can also include maps and directions between the two.

    Essentially, I think they super useful just in terms of the amount of information they can convey, particularly if you don’t have a hefty stationary budget, and can’t afford a large invitation package that includes everything (reception card, directions/ map card, etc. etc.)

    Post # 21
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @ohheavenlyday: LOL!! you are soooooo right about the mixed tenses..  they do mix past and present tenses and then mix up 1st person adn 3rd person.. its a hot mess

    Post # 22
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    @shaunna:

    You’re right, I just couldn’t come up with the proper word in my head so I stuck with tenses. LOL.

    Post # 22
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @VegasSukie: It depends on your guests the older ones may never look at the website, but younger internet savvy people will check it out just out of curiosity. I know I always check the websites

    Post # 23
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I think they can be really helpful. I don’t think that most of our older guests will be checking it out, but we’re friends with a lot of nerdy 20 and 30 somethings, and we’re all familiar with getting info online… We’re including a link on our save the dates and writing something like “Check out our website for more info and updates” and we plan on making a Google map with suggestions for places to stay, places to eat, places to visit for people who are coming in from out of town. Also, we have our registry info on the website, and are including it there instead of anywhere else. I think that the slips of paper that some stores give you to put in with your invites are tacky, so I wanted to make sure that we were making the information available for anyone that wanted it, without having to make a loud “HERE ARE OUR REGISTRIES” announcement. We’ll also post times and info for wedding related parties / activities and stuff. I’m not going to pimp the site out anywhere else except on the save the dates, though. That way, people can look if they’re curious, but i’m not going to be pushy about it.

    Post # 24
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    @ohheavenlyday: Exactly!  And if you’re only going as a date (+1), then you could care less…haha

    Post # 26
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I don’t find wedding websites tacky at all but maybe that’s because we have one and I am damn proud of it! Lol. I slaved for hours over that thing!

    We basically use our website as an extension of our wedding invitations. We didn’t want to clog up the invites with a bunch of random info, so we posted all the extras on the website. We have a whole FAQ section that touches on parking, registries, dress code, meal options, child care, directions, dietary needs, etc. These are all things that we felt were important to relay to our guests but we didn’t want to have to purchase 12 enclosure cards to do so.

    We also have sections for our actual wedding, accommodations, attractions, our story, bridal party, honeymoon and our engagement. 

    @VegasSukie: We’ve had hundreds of hits to our website. Sure, probably 1/2 of them are me and my mom but our guests are defintiely checking out the site. 

    Post # 27
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I haven’t started ours yet, but I love seeing other couples’! I think they’re a great way to list pertinent information that might be too lengthy for the invitation, or not proper etiquette to include. I think they’ve taken the place of the phone calls to the parents of the bride and groom, and they’re much more convenient for all involved. Plus they give you a place to share any engagement photos, hotel blocks, maps, etc, that might not fit in an invitation.

    Post # 28
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    i just don’t feel comfortable putting all my info on a webpage. i don’t think it’s tacky at all! the proposal story is definitely hilarious especially when people make heinous grammar errors but i think websites are pretty cute!

    Post # 29
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I am pro website, as long as it is telling people useful stuff, not just the lovely-dovey we-are-so-happy crap. Our wedding is in a little beach town in the middle of nowhere that no one who is coming has ever been to. So our website pages are RSVP, Wedding Venue (it’s a holiday house so I need to explain that people shouldn’t look for a church or a club, including directions), Accommodation, and Request a song.

    If everyone knows the area, they are probably fairly pointless.

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