(Closed) I hate our wedding website :(

posted 8 years ago in Technology
  • poll: What to do?
    Stick with it, ugly and all : (2 votes)
    9 %
    Call in sick to school and re-do the whole thing : (4 votes)
    18 %
    Binge on chocolate and watch a chick flick : (4 votes)
    18 %
    Cut and paste into a free wedding website, taking a $70 loss; try to redirect from custom domain : (11 votes)
    50 %
    Skip the website all together : (0 votes)
    Other : (1 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    149 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Hmmm… if you hadn’t already invested in the hosting cost, I’d recommend the site we used (weddingwindow) because their templates are super customizable and easy to use, without looking too “girly”. But I did have to pay a little bit for it, and it seems silly for you to incur additional costs for it at this point. So if I were in your shoes, I think I’d probably stick all the content on a free wedding website. I’ve seen others that really aren’t too hard to customize nicely, so I think you could easily make something that you’d be happier with. Personally, I know it would really bug me for the next several months if I wasn’t happy with our website. 🙂

    Post # 4
    Member
    149 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Oh and also, I know our site will let you use a custom domain name if you already own one… not sure about other free sites though.

    Post # 5
    Member
    15 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    What a pain! We bought a simple domain name and redirected it to our free site on mywedding.com. That site is password protected and despite the extra step it’s working out great. I’d recommend that route when you can bear to face the project again. Maybe hit the chocolate and chick flick first. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    248 posts
    Helper bee

    Take the loss of time and money and start over. I really like http://www.mywedding.com.  Free, lots of designs to choose from and easy to navigate.  Then use http://www.godaddy.com to purchase a domain name for $10 for a full year and you’re good to go.  Easy, cheap and you’ll end up with something you’ll want to send to friends instead of something you hate.

    Post # 8
    Member
    1079 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    iWeb has a lot of different themes – just pick a new one. A lot of times the text size is off, and you will need to adjust a few things, but overall it shouldn’t take long. I did the iweb-hosted site route and much prefer it to the wedding sites since I can really put anything I want on it.

    Post # 9
    Member
    149 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Put all your info onto a free site (ie: theknot) and then do a “blind” redirect from your url to the free site. Call your provider, explain the situation and they will likely refund you all the hosting charges. They can also walk you through making the redirect blind if you need help. 

     

    Post # 10
    Member
    2562 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    If you want (I created our website with iWeb) you can PM me with the address and maybe I can make some specific suggestions on how to make it more exciting.

    I used the basic templates, but played a lot with the colour of the background (you can change the colour of any of the templates easily), and text, added pictures etc to make it more interesting.

    Post # 11
    Member
    20 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I used Yola.com.  I didn’t want a traditional free wedding website and Yola was perfect.  It gives you a ton of freedom to personalize and change the templates, add photos wherever you want, add links and other cool gadgets (maps, countdowns, etc.) The best part is that it’s free to host your site and if you want a custom domain it’s only $20.  I love how our site turned out!

    Post # 12
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    296 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Can you just go back into iweb and drop your text into a different theme? There’s tons of themes to choose from and it’s super easy to change colors or font or etc. Like Ms. Mini, I’m more than happy to look at it and give you some feedback if you like. Just PM me. I just built our wedding website on iweb last night. It’s not live yet since I still need to find a host.

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