Post # 45
Yea, I just put “how to get here” info, parking, locations, directions, registry etc. on mine. I put a pic of a dude on a hay mower driving 3 mules ca. 1930 (getting HITCHED. Har har), a pic of me and Fiance, and that’s about it for design.
To my mind the difference between including registry info on invite vs. website is, you can choose to go to the website to find that info. If you’d rather inquire about registry stuff (or not), then you can skip the website and ask (or not). The invite is a little more in-your-face and thus present-demanding.
Post # 46
Another prowedsite person here. They are a great place to put all the info that was in your invitation along with everything you couldn’t include as PP have mentioned.
It also helps skirt a lot of etiquette issues – you can list your registries without the guilt, leave babysitting information and dress code info without feeling like a jerkface 🙂
We’ve had a few hundred hits to our site and it doesn’t count my visits. We’ve only sent save the dates at this point, so I’m sure that’ll jump quite a bit once our invitations finally go out.
We used a site that allowed us to only enable the pages we felt were necessary for us. We kept it pretty utilitarian with wedding event info, lodging, some FAQs, registry and a guestbook page but no ‘our story’ or anything about our bridal party.
Post # 47
I think “tacky” may have been the wrong word, but, I was kind of alluding to the sites of couples just being “cutesy”. I thought these sites were just about the couple, how they met and where they were registered with some other “helpful” information mixed in. Now I see they can be used to replace the old “word-of-mouth” way of doing things.
Post # 48
I think they’re great, but in moderation. Great that you can provide guests with places to stay in town, things to do, directions, maybe a little blurb about the couple, weather updates. Not so great when the couple makes them ridiculously huge with every single second detail of their first date the story of how they met their 47 bridesmaids, etc.
Post # 49
I asked an event planner if I could send evites out as my wedding invitations and she looked at me as if I just ate food off the floor. I think we may be stuck with paper invites a while longer, though I would LOVE IT if we could just do everything via e-mail.
Post # 50
I looked to several Bees on here who made their own websites as well – they focused on non-girly ones and mostly informative ones. Just search wedding websites and you’ll find some great ideas, inspiration and tutorials like the one from Miss Parfait:
Post # 51
I think a wedding website is a good idea, especially if you’re going to have a lot of out-of-town guests and you want to give them relevant info about your wedding. Our website has good directions on getting to the venue (with a map), a section with some of our favorite pics and engagement pics, a section with background on how we met, a section with our phone numbers and email addresses, a place where people can make music requests for the reception, and yes, a part that says where we’re registered. This is how our friends who have gotten married have done their wedding websites too. It’s just good to have everything in one place.
Post # 53
Our wedding web site was immensely popular with over 5000 hits before I finally shut it down. We had links for maps to the web site, we could let the guests know our plans for after the wedding and how to get to the pig roast and that we did not want any gifts. And best of all, it made sharing wedding photos very easy!
Post # 54
Thanks for the link! I liked the look of their site.
Post # 55
i think mine’s pretty bitchin’, not gonna lie. i didn’t have a blurb about us at all, actually! it’s strictly to be pretty and informative. the front page is just a slideshow of some of our e-pics with a nav bar at the top that includes accomodations, visiting the city, wedding info, transportation, details, and anything else? (which is where i stuck the registry info)
Post # 56
I wouldn’t have mineded a website but Fiance is morbid about privacy. Homeboy ain’t even on FB and he’s like ‘Hell no I’m putting ANY info about my life on the net if I can help it’….Oh well 🙁
Post # 57
I definitely don’t think they’re tacky.
I think that if you’re having more than a couple of out of town guests, they’re pretty close to necessary since people will want to know how to get there, where to stay, what to bring, etc. I am also pretty viciously anti-stuff so the idea of having a huge invitation suite with maps and information that was going to sit and gather dust annoyed me. Putting information on the website saves money, saves paper, saves postage, saves people from having one more thing they have to remember to bring.
We don’t have a good story of how we met or a proposal story or any of that stuff. I was really tempted to make something up, like how we met while spying for the KGB on a submarine, but my fiance nixed it. I think I’m going to have to bring that idea up again, though. I feel like I can let my personality and sense of humor shine through on the website a little more – though my fiance did not like that under the under construction registry section I just told everyone that our plates are falling apart so I’ll make a registry when I’m less lazy.
Post # 58
I had a destination wedding with several days worth of activities. If I hadn’t had a website, I would have need to print a pamplet to get all of the scheduling and travel info to everyone.
Also, I used it for my RSVPs. Although we went along with the tradition of printed invitations, we wanted to avoid minimize gratuitous consumption and waste, so the website was a standing for STDs and RSVP cards.
Minimize your personal info unless you are sending passwords to it w/ the invites (which will be a headache when people don’t know how to use them). Everything that you stick up there will become part of your google record.
Post # 59
lol yeah. Lots more people are just doing digital RSVPs instead of sending another card, I feel, so e-vites are not far behind.