(Closed) Is anyone NOT doing a wedding website?

posted 12 years ago in Technology
Post # 3
271 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

*raises hand-Oh me me!  We aren’t doing one.  I’m just too annoyed with it right now.  I work on a computer all day and don’t have the time to come home and design a website.  I will be doing a lot of what you are doing.  Word of mouth has worked for years so I think I’ll be okay.

Post # 4
2106 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We’re not doing one either! I don’t like them and I don’t think it would be necessary, especially in our case (small wedding).

Post # 5
5165 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

me me me!!! i thought i was alone on this. since EVERYONE else seems to have one.  i feel that if u dont already know the basics about us then ur not invited anyway. lol

Post # 6
1123 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We didn’t do a wedding website – and my husband is the biggest computer person ever it seems (he does computer networking for a living and we still didn’t have a website).  Everyone found out about our registries, etc by word of mouth.

Post # 7
591 posts
Busy bee

I’m not doing a wedding website. I update the content of my company’s website all day long so the last thing I want to do is update another. My wedding is small too and half the guests are already lodging with us, while the other half are locals so I don’t see a need for one. The registry might be an issue but I will put the BM’s, Mom and Future Mother-In-Law to work for that.

Post # 8
280 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m not a fan.  If you don’t know us and need to go to a website to find out about who’s wedding you are going to then maybe you shouldn’t be invited:)  Everyone who sent me a yes on their RSVP card I sent an info packet to them:

Brochures for things to do around the area if they wanted to make a vacation out of it (whale watching, shopping areas, ect.)

Welcome letter with my email and cell and some local info about the area

Map of the city

Map of the ceremony area and directions on how to get to the reception, along with parking information

They have been going over great so far!  They were super cheap too.  I got the city maps and brochures for free and got nice paper from the dollar store and manila envelopes from target to mail them in, and I made the reception map in MS Word. 

Post # 9
297 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

My guests are traveling out of the country in order to be there at our wedding. The site is a necessity — I have received MANY compliments on it saying how helpful it is.  People can book their trips without having to ask us a single question (not that we would mind though).

Post # 10
1033 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We didn’t bother with one. We included all the info in our invitaion and STD. That was good enough for us and our guests!

Post # 11
320 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I dont have one! I felt lik ei was the only one too! too much work and waste of time IMO. We’re just putting hotel accomodations on the invites(FMIL reserved a huge block at a nice hotel) and registry is on my shower invites.

Post # 12
1088 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We did a website, and I’m not ashamed!

Yeah, they’re a little self-congratulatory, but that’s kind of the fun. We knew that it would mostly be our wedding party and family members checking it and such, and so we got them involved as well. We didn’t take it too seriously, and it came in handy to refer guests to for hotel info, maps, registries, etc. We never included any of that stuff in our invitations, and just referred people to our website. To me, designing fancy maps and such for our invitations was a waste, especially when Google Maps is easily accessible from most people’s cell phone these days. 

So yeah, that’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it! haha 🙂

Post # 13
80 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

The boy wants one.  I don’t.  This is one of very few things we disagree on.

We’re getting married in the area we both grew up in.  All of our family is originally from the area too.  I can totally see needing a site if people are visiting from out of town, but that’s not the case for ours.  (I mean, they are, but they used to live there too).

I think everything that would go on a website can be in the invitation.  If you don’t get an invite, you don’t need the details.  Want to know how we met or how he proposed?  Ask me.  I will never tire of those stories.  Done and done.

Post # 14
190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I didn’t have a wedding website.  Even with all the blogs I obsessed over in my planning days it just never occured to me to set one up.  I’m still not sure of their purpose, other than to brag about stuff no one else would really care about.  

As far as using it for important details like hotel room info, website is not the best idea if you’ve invited any older people who are computer illiterate.  I sent out accomodation info and registry info with the invites, apparently that is tacky, but damn convenient. 

Post # 15
186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We were going to do one, but ultimately decided to skip it.  Our guests are mostly from the area, they’ll get accomodation info with the invite, and they can ask someone where were’re registered (as they’ve already started doing).  We didn’t do STDs either, we just told people when our wedding is (since it’s a small wedding of family and close friends).  I’m glad to know I’m not the only one too. 🙂

Post # 16
220 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

 will not be doing one—I dont like  have pics of me floating on the internet like that…It is sometimes best to supprise the guests a little.

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