(Closed) Some guests arent noticing our wedding website on our STD……….frustrating.

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 31
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@pinkfrog: We did one because our wedding required travel for everyone (some from across the country). So we had to get the hotel info out there early (especially since our hotel block expired before our RSVP deadline for invites).

Also, I didn’t have a shower, so there was no toher opportunity to distribute the registry info.

Although, I also did a pretty bare website. Just had info on the ceremony and reception venues, how to get from place to place.

Information on the Rehersal Dinner and Brunch (which all were invited to) info on what else to do in the area (for people who wanted to make a longer vacation out of it) and our registry info.

Post # 32
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Well, because we decided to move up our date, we are just now getting ready to send out our actual invitations.

Due to the shorter time frame, we went and got a print-your-own kit. The invites are cute, nothing really fancy. The difference for us was that we could create them to be what we want. We included some of our personalities into them.

For the wedding website, we actually posted it on Facebook first. (Just got it running a couple of days ago).

With the invitations, we put a snippet on our RSVP card… it’s a double printed inside card. The top says “We kindly request your response on or before March 12th, 2012.”

Then, under it, center texted, bold and in a different font:

“Technology Savvy? Feel free to RSVP via the internet!”

Underneath, we included our wedding website in bold.

Then, on our directions insert, we put the information to the wedding ceremony meet-up location. Underneath, we put:

Are you wondering…

where to stay? what to do in town? what’s on the menu? who are these people?

Please Visit:

“Our website address”

We are hoping that our tactic of cute and somewhat witty wording will get people to read and chuckle… then use the website.

We also used humorous traditional RSVP wording hoping to illicit more RSVP responses in the timely manner.

I will keep all posted as to how my theory works ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 34
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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@Earlybride: Thanks! We are non-traditional, can you tell? LOL

Reason I brought it up is that we didn’t send out the website on the STD’s.. just on the invitations. I think the idea to contact some guests and send the link to the site again would be great to assist them with making it there (since for whatever reason, they seem to be overlooking it on your STD).

I know my wedding website has changed here and there (some things A LOT) since we first started on it a few months ago.. so if you are anything like me and perpetually add to the site, maybe it’s better to re-reference the wedding website in your invites with catchy wording!! ๐Ÿ™‚

I will let you know how it worked for me once everything is all wrapped. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 36
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Bumble bee

See this is why I’m not doing a wedding website. No one we know ever used one, it would most definitely go to waste. 

Post # 37
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I don’t think people really look at anything, you know? We’re all so bombarded with everything in our lives we notice little. Like we don’t even notice the banner ads over there to the right. Not that we want to.

 

Maybe you have to have it in BIG letters. GO LOOK AT OUR WEBSITE!!

Post # 38
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Yeah I’d just chalk it up to people looking but really not seeing, if that makes sence. They probably saw the STD and thought ‘oh how exciting!’ and left it at that. STDs aren’t really something that’s done too often where I’m from and some folks actually thought they were the invites…sigh. The older generation? Forget about it. They don’t even own computers. 

I put our website on our STD magnets, facebook AND it’s own seperate little strip of paper in the wedding invitation itself. I’d try that route. I got alot more feedback when it was in the invite itself. It was probably b/c it fell out like one of those little helicopter seed pods and people were “oh! what was that?” and picked it up and noticed it that way. I give no one any credit, really.  

Post # 39
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

I just sent out my STDs. Hopefully I avoided this problem because I inserted a separate business card that said the password to the wedding website on it. Time will tell….

Post # 40
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Post # 41
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I am having the same problem. We sent out STDs a couple months ago and it seems noone saw the website. Our wedding is out of town for most of our guests and all of the hotel information and information about everything else is on there too. We had already ordered our invites before we realized the problem, so we don’t know what to do.  I guess we will just field all the questions as we get them.

Post # 42
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My guest have received there STDs. There has been a big jump in the website views, so they are actually viewing the site. Maybe it was the seperate business card. I noticed some people did not notice it. I asked my sister if she seen the website she said what website, I said on the actually magnet and didn’t you get the card inside the envelope. She said yeah, I was just caught up with the photo on the magnet I didn’t read it…SMH, these people lol.

Post # 43
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I’m really frustrated by this right now! Since we are having a Destination Wedding, people who are coming have to do more prior to the wedding than your average wedding guest. All the info they need is on our website AND I sent out an info card from the travel agent with our save the dates and I am still getting tons of questions! Including from my father, who is most definitely aware of our website since I asked him for advice on the wording in some areas! I know there is nothing you can do to make people read information you give them, but GAH!!

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