(Closed) Let’s Hear about Your Wedding Website Buildin’!

posted 8 years ago in Technology
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

We used ewedding, which has one of the worst user interfaces I could imagine for building a website, but at least it lets you click into the html editor to just do things by hand if you’re inclined (I was). Their $4.95/mo option gets you your own domain name and all the other features we were interested in, so that worked for us. We chose them because we found a theme that was very pretty and happened to be exactly in line with the feel and colors of our wedding – wine/ivory/brown colors, simple slightly floral pretty feel. We’re getting married in the beautiful Seattle summer in a wooded grove at a Tuscan-style winery, so I liked that the site theme reflected the bright, happy feel that our day will have. Also the flash intro it has was short enough not to be obnoxious (and importantly had a “skip intro” button for those who don’t need to sit through it if they’ve visited the site before) and I felt it added a touch of class and elegance that we’ll be going for on our big day.

No music for us, since we personally don’t enjoy websites that start playing music when you load them, and we also bypassed the slide show option on the welcome page for a simple still photo – sometimes for us, simple is better. Yours sounds awesome, I’m glad you found something that fits so well for you guys!

Post # 5
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2532 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I chose mywedding.com because it was laid out very well and easy to use!

Post # 7
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6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Making the website was one of the most fun things we did together while planning our wedding. We update it as decisions are made and our dress code changes and I love to see how many people look at it (we’re up to 150 now!). We used theknot.com which I know is not the most advanced, but it’s always been a silly dream of mine to have my website on theknot.com and it is ‘good enough’ for us. If you want to see it PM me, my Fiance is so funny and a great writer, he did all the engagement/how we met stories. And we put a picture of ourselves with the original Iron Chef on the guest book page! Something no one has caught onto yet, but was so meaningful to us as we LOVE his restaurant. 🙂

Post # 8
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2859 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

I used mywedding.com because it was the only one I could find that had my two main criteria:

1. A simple design option

2. Online RSVP function

It’s very easy to use and I lurve the simple theme we chose:

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I used WeddingWindow.com I love our website!! When you first look on our site, it looks so elegant because it has a little intro thing… It’s nice… (hope that makes sense!)

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Fiance built our website with iWeb and a friend of his with a hosting company gave us a domain name, so we didn’t use a wedding website company. 

Post # 12
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604 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

we bypassed the “wedsite” tools completely and used wordpress (since we didn’t plan on online registration).  We purchased our domain name and I did all the custom code (I’m a geek by day so why not put part of that to work?).  The one thing I like about the approach we took is that now post-wedding we’ve just changed over the content and it’s now our “family blog”.  However, I know that isn’t the route for everyone…and I’m glad you found one that is such a perfect fit for your personalities and needs!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

what’s not cool…the fact we are both still awake! haha

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