Post # 1
I don’t have a really fancy website that I purchased or anything. I have a free wedding website on mywedding.com. I personally like it because I think it looks nice and is easy to work with. I am so bad at technology, plus I didn’t even know where to start on a wedding website and this one gives you catagories you can choose to fill like “photo gallery” “wedding party” “accommodations” “attractions” I had filled those ones, but one catagory on here is “wedding events” here is one of their samples:
Is it normal to put that stuff on the wedding website? Bridal shower, rehearsal dinner? On the one hand, sure it’s convenient to get all the info out there, but what about those not invited? I am having a small wedding and only the wedding party/immediate family is being invited to the rehearsal dinner. If I put it out there will other people expect to come? Isn’t it inappropriate to tell people about a party they aren’t invited to? What did you do? Thanks!
Post # 3
@BriansBride: I definitly understand your train of thought. If it were me, I’d only put the events everyone knowing about the wedding website is invited to on there. (i assume ceremony and reception) i would NOT list the rest (rehearsal dinner, bridal shower…) on there.
Post # 4
I would list only events that everyone is invited to attend. Often those type of websites allow you to hide pages that do not apply to you.
Post # 5
I have the same site. I actually don’t use that part only because for showers and dinners it a personal item.
Depending on you, this isn’t a classy way but Facebook you can make an event that is private if you need to give information out. But it depends on your people etc. Just a wild suggestion
Post # 6
I wouldn’t use that part of the site unless everyone who has access to it is actually invited to the events you list. Otherwise there’s always a danger that people will assume they are invited. You should be able to hide pages that aren’t relevant.
Post # 7
I used that section for detailed information about the ceremony and reception. I would not use it for events such as the shower and rehearsal dinner because not all guests are invited to those. You may end up with people just showing up because they assumed they were invited as it’s on the site.
Post # 8
We’re not mentioning the rehearsal dinner, on our website, as only 30 of the 130 invited guests are included (bridal party, spouses, parents, etc.). We did do a webpage, for the shower. It will only be activated between the time the invitations are mailed and the shower date and includes a link to a map and directions. Every woman, in the area where we live, will be invited – out of town guests will not. (He’s from a city a 5 hour drive away, so it was an easy cut-off).
I’m invited to a wedding, where everything is mentioned on the website – the rehearsal dinner and 2 other events are described as “by separate invitation.”
Post # 9
I wouldn’t include information for events that aren’t open to everyone.
Post # 10
Thank you everyone. Looks like everyone is on the same page here. 🙂
@MrsBeck: That might be an idea, just put info about the ceremony/reception there. I was trying to figure out where to put that we have a shuttle going back to the hotel. That might be a good area. Thanks.
@Jacquelinesc84: I was considering putting up a facebook event so I could only invite specific people to view certain information. Did you do that? How did it go over if so? Thanks!
Post # 11
@BriansBride: I don’t know yet. Most of my Bridesmaid or Best Man & Groomsmen aren’t even big Facebookers but a lot of our friends are. I think we annoy some people because we post a lot about our wedding but for the vast majority of our people are Facebook addicts.
The wedding is in my home state but my Fiance wanted to do a Reception in his home state for those who can’t travel out. We are making some invitations but we are basically doing a Facebook event. We are gonna post this week. I’ll let you know how it goes over. I have seen other do it for Showers and events for the wedding both private and open. Even seen some that made an event for their wedding on Facebook. I didn’t want our wedding to be a FB event, but the other parties are ok.
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia
I would probably use e-vites or word-of-mouth for those kinds of events. I am also using mywedding.com; I am not putting tea-ceremony details on there since only immediate families are involved/invited.