Post # 1
I am curious to know your opinion on a matter if you were a guest invited to a wedding…
My venue (for both the ceremony and reception) recently updated and revamped their website with new pictures and their prices…
As a guest, if you visited a couple’s personal wedding website and there was a link to their venue’s website, would you click on it? Would you appreciate as much information as possible (keep in mind, we have already given them the address on the invites, do they need anything else?). Would you ignore the link altogether?
IF you did click on it and saw the pictures of the venue and the prices (rather high…at least in my opinion), what would you immediately think?
I am debating on whether or not to remove the link altogether for two main reasons:
- Keep the wedding location somewhat a surprise.
- Prevent guests from finding out how much we spent on the wedding.
At the same time, I am thinking some guests might appreciate the wedding website or google it anyways.
What do you think?! I can’t decide and am unsure if I am missing any reason that might be good to include it.
Thanks for the help/advice!
Post # 3
I wouldn’t put it on there. You shouldn’t be advertising to your guests how much you paid (I know that’s not your intention, but it could come off that way). If anyone cares that much, they can google it, like you said.
Post # 4
I’d probably click it and investigate but keep in mind people posting here are obviously more interested in weddings than the average person. If you have the directions and pertinent info posted I see no reason to link to the venue site unless it’s historically significant or otherwise interesting backstory.
Post # 5
I don’t think you need to link to the venue website. If there’s pertinent information on it, just share it yourself on your website. Example…I did not link my venue website to my website. However, there was important information about parking and such that I wanted people to know so I just wrote a little blurb about it on my own wedding website and said if anyone had questions they could contact us.
The only links I have on my wedding website are to the hotels we have blocks of guest rooms booked off at, one to my DJ’s song request list, and one to our gift registry.
Post # 6
I wouldn’t link the website, either. Most people probably wouldn’t think much of it, but if the prices are really obviously posted, then some might wonder if you’re trying to hint at how much they should be spending to “cover their plate.” If they already have the address and/or directions from your invitations or other information directly on your site, then don’t bother. There’s no other relevant information they need to know.
Post # 7
I don’t think this is a big deal either way. Most people know how to use google.
Post # 8
I included the link because it’s also a hotel where we have a block, and the venue does not publicly list prices. If it did, I /think/ I would have omitted linking to it on the ceremony info page (but there would have been no way to get around it on the hotel info page), but who knows. As @ElbieKay: says, people can use Google if they’re that nosy. For everyone else it’s nice to get a sense of the venue’s formality.
Post # 9
If you’re linking to include directions, accommodation info, or anything else that your guests will find useful, they may be grateful that you’ve included the direct link. If not, there’s no point in including it, and the people who want to poke around and find out how much you spent will do that anyway.
Post # 10
I would say that I like to look at the venue website to make sure I know where it is and to get a feeling for what I should wear.
I’m updating my website with that information when I send out the invitations since they will have the reception venue name at that point anyways.
Post # 11
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
I have the venue link on ours, but guests can’t find out the rental cost without contacting the sales manager.
Post # 12
I’d be allllll up in your venue website haha, just because i’m nosy like that and would absolutley look at how much you paid for it.
Post # 13
You have to admit that as brides, we’re probably all far more interested in these types of details than the average guest.
Post # 14
Your venue info will be included on the website anyway, right? Even if the link wasn’t there, they could still google it and find out all of the same info. Personally, we did link our venue on our website but it was more for accomidations purposes (we were married at a hotel) than for them to check out the ‘weddings’ section. I don’t think it’s a big deal either way since I normally do a bit of research on the venues that I’m going to be visiting anyway. It would be one less step for me.
Post # 15
I didn’t link our venue’s website. I have the name, address and directions listed but I kinda wanted to keep the details a surprise. If someone reeeally want to know, they could Google it, but I didn’t want to help them.