Post # 1
I have never even heard of a wedding website until I came across WeddingBee and TheKnot.
Are you having a wedding website? Do you think your family is going to use it?
I personally am not. I doubt my family would use it, and I already work on websites all day at work I don’t want to have to do it on my free time as well.
But I’m curious to how popular they are.
Post # 3
I’m using a website because it will just help my family stay organized and we can use it as a save the date if we just e-mail the link. My family is very into e-mails and things of that nature so for us it made sense.
Post # 4
I have one, we’re having a destination wedding so it will be the (password protected) source of information, along with newsletters and such I’ll send out.
Post # 5
We didn’t. I barely had time to plan a wedding in 8 months, let alone make a website. Whatever free time I had I spent on here asking for help and advice 🙂 We only had 60 guests anyway so I don’t think it would’ve been worth the effort. I posted our pictures on Facebook afterwards and got comments from hundreds of distant friends and relatives that weren’t part of the guest list, so I think FB is still the ultimate medium for reaching people in our circle. I even tracked two cardless mystery gifts to the people who bought them by asking about it on FB.
Post # 6
We’re having one mainly for the convenience of being able to answer some of the hundreds of repeating Qs by directing people to our website. We’ve got a pretty spread out group of guests, so having a place to direct everyone and keep them informed without having trying to track people down all the time is great. We are doing ours with all pages password protected though, I don’t like the idea of anyone being able to just find all of our info unless we’ve invited them to the site.
Post # 7
We did, and we barely used it. I think only a handful of our guests ever saw it. I know it’s probably a faux pas, but we actually used Facebook to communicate a lot of our wedding details.
Post # 8
We did and got a lot of positive feedback! In fact my in-laws asked if they could link it to other family members that weren’t able to fly to the USA because it had so much information about the locations and us. We also had about 1/3-1/2 of the people invited RSVP via our website.
Post # 9
I started one (and no I had not heard of one before I started planning) but I’ll be honest, that died after the first 3 months. lol
Now, I just talk to the ppl. It gives us a reason to have dinner sometime. lol
Post # 10
i have a wedding website that i made through weddingwire. it’s super easy to use. in fact, we are not even using RSVP cards in the invitations, the guests are RSVPing on the wedding site. My family members requested this.
believe it or not, i have 1900 hits on the site. so people look at it quite often! (i have a link to it on my facebook).
on it it has info about accommodations for out of town guests, a “meet the bridal party” section, an RSVP section, and even a link for people to request songs for the reception!
I would highly recommend having one.
Post # 11
I am having a website because I”m having a Destination Wedding so its a place everyone can find out information they might be wondering. If I was having an at home wedding I wouldn’t have a website because I don’t think anyone would bother looking at it.
Post # 12
I did have one and I had heard of them before finding weddingbee!
Post # 13
I do have one and I’ve known about them for years. I have a number of friends who have been married for a few years and they all had their own site.
I wanted a wedding website but it was actually Fiance who pushed me to make it. He’s a mac and iPhone developer so websites and apps are kind of his thing. He has his own domain so we have our website set up through there, which I LOVE because I am able to have alot more say in what our site looks like and includes. For privacy reasons I cant post the actual url but its http://www.wedding.Fiance‘slastname.com. Privacy was a major concern of ours which was another reason we decided to host it on our own domain. Our site requires both username and password in order to access the info. We sent this out with our STD’s.
Do I think our guests will really use it? Eh, probably not. I assume most will check it out once and never look at it again but its a good way to let them know of wedding related details that we wont include on our invites (like dress code, accommodations, directions, attractions, etc).
We have a special wedding email address ([email protected]’slastname.com) set up through the site so that our guests can email us with whatever questions they may have. We also plan to set up an online RSVP option for those who wish to RSVP online. My personal wedding blog is also hosted through our wedding website, though that has a seperate password required to access since I dont want to spoil all the surprises for our guests (just our moms and my bmaids have access to this). I also plan to set up a “bridal party only” section soon which will include all of the info that our Bridal Party will need (like appointments, times, things to remember, misc details, etc…).
All in all, I’m very happy with our site and I really enjoy having it. =)
Post # 14
@heatherrobyn: I’m using weddingwire too. I love how easy it is. I’m hoping to have it up by January.
Post # 15
We had a website, but honestly very few guests looked at it, let alone used any of the info. I put a lot of time into it, so that was pretty disappointing. However, I’d still do one (maybe more simple though!) even after my experience because some of the info did come in useful for those who checked it out. And I enjoyed doing it!
Post # 16
I am using weddingwire also but there is very little there right now. I really need to get on that as a lot of people have asked about it. We have used it to distribute some info on why all the changes in our wedding and that has been very helpful. We really didn’t want to tell the same sad tale 100 times over. It was on our original STD so people still stop by there now and then. Once the new Change of dates go out I am sure it will get active again.