Post # 31
Wow. I’m surprised by the sheer number of people on this thread who are very much anti-wedding website.
Among Fiance and my groups of friends, the few couples without a website were the unusual ones. I personally LOVE reading stories and anecdotes about how the couple met, how they got engaged, etc. I also find travel info, places to visit, and other informative resources to be helpful as most destinations take place in cities with which I’m not comfortably familiar.
In fact, I purposefully made our website searchable and not-password-protected so that guests could easily locate it if they forgot the URL. Generally speaking, however, I’ve quite private — no Facebook or social media accounts aside from LinkedIn.
I wonder whether geography / age or some other characteristic has some bearing on whether couples have a wedding website. Or maybe The Bee is skewed.
Post # 32
- Wedding: October 2014 - Church
We have a wedding website. I just think that if people want to get some extra information then they can go there instead of me bombarding them with info (or they can call us or one of our mother’s up if they are not tech savy). We did not include last names and our wedding party loved the blurbs we included about them. We are including general info that we think would be helpful like different hotels in the area, please bring comfortable shoes (our venue doesnot allow bare feet – which is common at the dance part of the reception where I live), etc. If people do not like wedding websites they do not have to go on ours. Considering both myself and Fiance are on LinkedIn, we do not think it is such a big deal to have it up. We did choose, however, to make it not searchable.
Post # 33
I don’t know if this would work for you or not. If you do want a site at some point. On wordpress you can set the site to private and people would need to register to the information on it.
Post # 34
Did not have a wedding website. Did not send STD’s. Did not mention our registry in writing anywhere but still got a ton of stuff from it. We send invitations with an email RSVP then immediately replied to the RSVPer with directions, shuttle bus info, hotels, after party plans. I think there is sooooo much superfluous stuff we brides are told are “musts;” I opted to go as low key as possible.
Post # 35
I don’t have one, all of the people we are inviting ( 90 people) are very close to our family or reletives, so I really don’t see the point, I already have two websites for my business I need to worry about.
Post # 36
You do not have to have your last names on the website at all and they are only cheesy if you want them to be. Cheesy is if you put 100 photos up and a five paragraph story of “how you met” and “how he proposed.” Wedding websites are meant to be information websites with time and date of ceremony and reception, gift registry info, hotel block links, and directions.
Post # 37
we have one and it’s great! And it’s been so much fun doing it together with my Fiance. Everyone that has gone on it tells us how much they love it! I also included a little mini blog about what we are doing along the way. we even added a page and a hastag where people can see all of the Instagram pictures from the wedding. I guess we are just trying to accommodated our guest and hype up the wedding, and having a website is just part of our wedding event. 😀