Post # 1
I’m about to mail out our Save-The-Date Cards, and it has our wedding website on it. So I’m starting to get a little self-conscious about what is on the website. I’ve read the articles of people bashing how cheesy websites can end up being, and I tried to keep ours from being too “Yay look how great and in love we are!!”
I had originally planned to do the “Our Story” section. However, it’s a pretty drawn out story and I have a very hard time keeping things short, so I’m thinking maybe I’ll just leave it off. We were also going to do the about us section, but when we started typing we realized it seemed kind of stupid. What is there to write other than where we went to school, where we work, etc.
I guess my question is, what if we just keep in strictly functional, and have directions to ceremony/reception, hotel accomadations, registry link, and a few pictures of us? I also have a page made for our wedding party with bios of them. Would it be weird to have bios of weding party but nothing about us?? lol
I’m just a private person, and while I have no problem telling the story of us in person or having cute, lovey dovey things at the wedding, I’m not so sure how I feel about it being on a website. Anyone agree with me?
Post # 3
I agree wholly.
Our website is pretty much all information, though there are snippets of us. No pictures (we both work in network security for an internet company. We are professionally paranoid about information wandering around the internet.)
Here are what we have on our pages:
1. Welcome – we love our guests and tried to have information that should be useful, if you as one of our guests needs any help with anything, please let us know. Links are on your left.
2. Ceremony information – time, date, place, map, why we picked this church and what we’re looking forward to
3. Reception information – how to get there from the church, menu, why we picked here and what we’re looking forward to
4. Registry – please don’t get us anything. If you’re going to get us something anyway, here’s where we registered.
5. Hotels and things to do – map, phone numbers, websites, our favorite activities in the area and the things we’re planning to do that our guests can join in on the weekend
6. Honeymoon – where we’re going, when we’re leaving and when we’re coming back
7. Map of everything – includes all previously mentioned locations and the airport, our parents’ houses and some local landmarks.
Post # 4
Here are what we have on our pages:
1. Welcome – We hope you’ll be able to join us in May w/a picture.
2. Our story – Two paragraphs on how we met. Knowing this explains ceremony location.
3. Wedding party – Status, names, descriptor only (e.g. “MOH – Jane Smith, Bride’s sister)
4. Wedding events – time, date, place for rehearsal bbq (all invited), ceremony, reception, with picture for each location
5. Accomodations – brief explanations of two places with blocks, link to map, phone numbers, websites. List of other places nearby.
6. Directions from a variety of reasonable airports/cities with strong suggestion not to fly into teeny tiny airport in town, time estimates from each
7. Area attractions – list of about ten places/things nearby to do with links to websites
8. FAQs – about 5-6 questions answered there such as why it’s in two states (they are 18 mins apart) and if I (or FI) will change our names
10. Registries – just links (pics), no text
Post # 5
Here’s another perspective/way. One of my best friends is getting married in 2 mos, and they had a close friend (who is also a good writer/blogger) write their about them section/ story . It was then someone else describing each of them, and then them as a coulple . really reads well & they didnt really have to feel weird describing themselves…. Then of course the usual location/party/things to do in town, that PP have numbered out…
Post # 6
Thank you everyone! Great advice. And I do like the idea of having someone else write about us, if my Maid/Matron of Honor hates that it’s so impersonal maybe I’ll have her write it 🙂
Post # 7
Also, keeping it short and factual helps eliminate the cutsy aspect to it.
Post # 8
Yay date twin! I sent out my Save-The-Date Cards on Monday and received word that people were beginning to receive them today! So exciting! I also had this issue but I think the suggestions that people have offered are great.
Def. put directions and room block info, any parking information and anything about after-parties, etc.
Post # 9
Ours is super short and simple.
1. Welcome/landing page
2. Our Story (I had written it for a contest, and it provides the theme for our wedding, so we thought it should be included).
3. Ceremony and Reception location and time
5. Online RSVP.
6. Contact Us