Post # 1
I’m just now building the website today and we elected to use wedsite and am lovin’ it! But the songs I wanted to upload had to be less than 8 kb. The song I above all wanted to add? Yep, above 8 kb. Southern Cross by Jimmy Buffett and Can’t Help Falling In Love by UB40.
So, this began a search for me on amazon for mp3’s that were below that size and were of the song that describes us and our destination iwedding weekend..and voila! Found it on another album of my man Jimmy!
Anyhow, it is so totally us..so totally our location and feel. But it’s going to take a few days to get it right. Then we’ll unveil it!
Now at least since we’re signing on the dotted line Monday, we have got our ceremony site, anytime we want it to begin (chose 5 o clock…and no it’s not because I’m a Parrothead and love Jimmy Buffett either) so away we go!
Which site did you choose and what are you doing? Music? Themes? Style?
Post # 3
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 # 4
That sounds great Littlestbirds! Ours is totally a perfect match and we bought it for a year and it gives our names too..(with wedsite) and its easy and very safe.
I’ve gotta get the std’s out soon and the site up to go for when they’re mailed out!
Post # 5
I chose mywedding.com because it was laid out very well and easy to use!
Post # 6
So what were some of the good things you all like about your wedding website? I think this is going to be an informative thread b/c this is a tool alot of brides are using and knowing which site may have your key elements you need, would be very helpful!
Post # 7
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
- 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
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
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 # 11
Ours is going to be launched when we send out the std’s! I’m also stoked that we have 3 amazing songs that will shuffle when you log onto our site (password protected) that are so “us” and so about how our wedding is going to be!
1)Jimmy Buffett: “Southern Cross” (T sails)
2)UB40: “Can’t Help Falling in Love (Elvis I love ya)
3)more Jimmy: “Changes in Latitude” (live version)
Post # 12
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 # 13
Geez I wish I had skillz. Don’t. Just your slightly above average computer skills, that’s all! That’s so cool how you did it GGSB!
Post # 14
what’s not cool…the fact we are both still awake! haha