Post # 1
…they’re coming to me with questions like “where are you registered?” and “what’s the dress code?” and random things like “will there be karaoke?”
I get not everyone looks at a wedding website but I included it in an insert in the STDs and the invites with a call to actiong of “please visit ___________ for more information”. I included an FAQ section and a registry link so people didn’t have to come to me.
It’s put me in an awkward position because not a whole lot of my guests know my parents (or anyof my bridesmaids) so they naturally come to me with questions. Invites have been out for nearly a month and this week alone I’ve have at least half a dozen different people ask me about my registry, the dress code, and whether there will be alcohol (subtle, right?). I feel awkward explaining where to buy me gifts and I mention that gifts aren’t necessary, but this has been going on since I sent invites out. Is there a way to politely direct them to the website or do I just answer their questions the best I can repeatedly?
I guess this is just me venting because while I didn’t spend a huge amount of time working on my website, I made sure I included the necessities and that it was helpful to my guests.
Post # 2
Yeah, the only person that checked our website was my Mother-In-Law. The rest asked the same questions as you are getting. I wish I hd a dime for everytime I said something along the lines of:
“We are registered at Bed, Bath and Beyond./ Our hotel block is at Mandaly Bay/ Yes, it is open bar… If you have further questions it might be easier to check out the website.”
Our little group is a bit different but I don’t think websites are the norm yet. The other weddings we are going to this year do not have one. Most, especially the older generation, are using to asking the bride.
Post # 3
I just kept directing people back to the website but, yes, I was just thinking today how there wasn’t natural take up. I got enough compliments from people who did appreciate it to make it worthwhile though so stick with it. Traffic really spiked the week before
Post # 4
“All the information is on our website!”
Post # 5
- Wedding: April 2017 - City, State
The number of views I got match the number of STDs I sent out I don’t imagine every single person checked it (I’m sure some people checked it 2 or 3 times and some didn’t at all) but I haven’t gotten any questions about anything and people have already started booking rooms, and that information is only on the website as invitations haven’t gone out yet. Also I’ve gotten a few song requests. So far the website has worked out.
Post # 6
Right now the number of visits to our wedding website is about half the number of invitations we sent out. There are actually fewer households than invitations (most of our cousins are early 20s and either live at home or move so often they prefer mail sent to their parents). Almost all of those visits came the week of my wedding showers. We’ve gotten plenty of questions that are answered on the website, so my guess is that most people only went there for the link to the registries. I assume there will also be a bunch of visits the night before and morning of our wedding with people looking up the directions.
Then again, people are also asking questions that are answered in their invitations, too, even basic stuff like the time and location. A few people have asked if their kids are invited when their kids’ names are *on* the inivtation. Guess they are the type that don’t really read the outside of envelopes. I think sometimes people want to make wedding small talk but have nothing to say, so they just ask the first question that comes to mind.
Post # 7
Majority of my family is tech-savvy and checked right away. FI’s family can barely use a keyboard, let alone type in a wedding website URL properly. -__-
Post # 8
We’ve only got a couple of questions, mainly stuff guests asked my parents, that could be answered by going on the website. “Should we rent a car?” “What’s the dress code?”
“What’s the hotel?” We even included the hotel info in the invite too!
Post # 9
We had a lot of visitors to our website, but a lot of people had to travel and we combined it with tips and tricks for planning their vacation.
For people who asked us questions that were answered on the website, I just directed them to the website. “Where are you registered?” – you can find the link to our registries here!; “what are the menu options?” – here are all the menu possibilities – be sure to let us know what you prefer! “which hotels do you recommend?” – Ah, the city has a lot of wonderful options. We would recommend all these… etc. etc.
Post # 10
You can’t RSVP to ours without visiting the website, so they’ve been going. The clicks are usually homepage, rsvp, accommodations. They ignore the rest, but we aren’t registered so it isn’t a big deal.
Post # 11
Honestly, if someone asked me where I was registered I’d just tell them. No need to feel awkward about it, clearly they want to bring a gift! Unfortunately if they’re not using the website already, they probably won’t start even if you direct them there. I’d just give short answers to their questions and try not to let it bother you.
Post # 12
- Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
We already have 10 RSVP’s via website and its way too early, won’t send out STD’s until around February, but a few people were excited so they did it now. I highly doubt everyone read through each detail bc I’ve still had a couple unnecessary questions. (bit annoying but fine) Think some focus on the main page with ceremony information and RSVP tabs only. I expect there will be more questions in the future to which I will kindly reply, “Please visit our website listed on your STD’s for this information.” Unless its close family like a cousin and then it’ll go something like, “DUDE did you even bother to browse the website? I’ve seen you spend 3 hours straight playing Candy Crush you can take 5 minutes for our website where we’ve clearly answered these questions.” 😀
Post # 13
A lot of ppl used our site, mainly because we had RSVP up on it, so they had to. Once they were there they could see all the information available.
Post # 14
I have been extremely frustrated with this myself. I worked really hard to organize our website and make sure all the info a guest would need was posted there. We have accommodation info, transportation info, wedding day timeline, registry info, you name it we have it. It is all easily accessed and user friendly. But I can’t tell you how many people (my MOH/sister included) who come to me with simple questions that are easily found on the website.
This has been one of the things I just don’t understand. We are guests at 2 weddings this year and the first thing I do is go on and look at their website for info. I really don’t understand why guests, especially younger guests, don’t go online to the website address that was on our invitaitons and STD.
I put so much time and energy into creating something pretty and useful for guests to reference, yet they don’t even look at it. This was actually one of the reasons we did online RSVPs. It forced the guests to go onto the website. However, at least 1/3 of our guests thought a simple text RSVP or an RSVP through the grapevine (“I told your cousin’s boyfriend’s goldfish that we were coming. Didn’t they tell you?!”) so it didn’t really solve the issue completely.
Post # 15
How soon before your wedding did you make a website and make it viewable to your guests?