Post # 1
So we are about to send out our Save-The-Date Cards and it has our wedsite url on it. Since our immediate family and bridal parties are all out of state, the easiest way to centralize the information, I feel, is to post it on our wedsite. I know technically you aren’t supposed to put rehearsal dinner info on the wedsite if not everyone is invited. However, what if I made a link on the page called “Bridal Party and Immediate Family Information Center” and once you clicked the link it had the rehearsal dinner information, which hotel to stay at (if possible), and day of timeline information? I just feel like it would be much easier than trying to communicate this via phone and email with about 20 people.
What says The Hive?
Post # 3
My only thing would be you may be shocked how many people do NOT go to the website or read it enough to realize what you are asking.
How about starting an e-mail chain or faceook group?
Post # 4
Can’t you just e-mail the info to all your BP? One bulk e-mail that’s it. If you put it up on the site people will see it and you may have uninvited guests showing up.
Post # 5
There are tons of free wedding websites out there – could you make one specificially for bridal party and keep your current one for guests?
you could send it out by email to your bridal party since your STD’s are already printed and ready to send out.
Post # 6
I understand your dilemma, but the information center idea sounds a bit wordy.
If I were you, I would just call the link or section “Rehearsal” or “Rehearsal Dinner”, then on the actual page, type something like “Our bridal party and immediate family are invited to join us for a dinner following our 3:00 rehearsal at such-and-such restaurant . . . address, etc.”
You will still want to confirm that everyone gets the info though. Unfortunately, not everyone will go to the site.
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2013 - Old Stone House in Brookyn
I don’t think it’s rude… but you may have people who aren’t in the bridal party show up to the rehearsal! Sending an email seems like a safer option.
Post # 8
Are you not doing rehearsal dinner invitations? That would be a pretty painless way to get all the info out.
Post # 9
I would send a group email rather than post the info on your wedding website.
Your definition of extending an invitation to “immediate family” and great uncle Silas’s definition may be vastly different.
Post # 10
I say email them the link… not post it.
Post # 11
This is the one thing I hate about everyone being stretched out all over the place. Not everyone is good about checking email and I really don’t want to be having 20 different email conversations simultaneously anyway. Not everyone is on facebook. I don’t want to maintain another wedding website. (That would make THREE total because I have one set up for a surprise birthday party I am throwing two days before the wedding for my soon to be.)
I know not everyone goes to the website, but I figure if I said “hey, all you need is on the site” it would get at least the bridal party to. I am also planning on sending bridal party packages out that would include in print all the info on the site. But I want them to be able to go click links, look at maps and have everything centralized. I feel like they shouldn’t have to do all that leg work on their own. Plus this way they can refrence it if they misplace the paper or don’t bring it with them.
And if I have two seperate sites I’m worried they won’t ever remember which one to use. I like the website as a central place for information. No one lives in the state I am getting married in except the bride and groom. I don’t want them to have to keep up with 3 urls just as much as I don’t want to edit and maintain 3 urls.
Post # 12
I would personally take it off of the website and send out a seperate inviation for the bridal party (paper or e-invite). If you don’t think they will check their e-mail, send out an information filled paper invite or a newsletter of sorts. That is just me, but do what you feel is right.
Post # 13
@vmec: now there’s an idea! i could still use the same url but have it as a hidden subpage that you would need the url to access. That actually might work.