Post # 1
My F and I are choosing a wedding web-site for communication with our guests. I like to rely on the web-site for all RSVPs and communication with the guests, but my F thinks we will confuse people. We will be sending traditional invitations as well, but I thought we could ask everybody to RSVP online.
Have you used a wedding web-site for your planning?
What did you end up using it for: information for the guests, a point of contact with you, RSVP tool? Was it easy for your guests to figure out RSVP feature?(Majority of our guests are comfortable with the Internet).
Which web-site provider did you use and were you happy with the service?
We are looking at wedsimple.com as it seems to provide many planning tools on the back end of the web-site, that will be very helpful for organizing all types of information for the wedding: guests, bridal party, vendors …
Looking forward to your recommendations! Please help!
Post # 3
We chose http://www.ewedding.com because it had all the features we wanted. The pages are customizable, so we can pick which ones we want and don’t want. There is an online RSVP feature where we can actually export all of our RSVP’s and menu choices into an Excel spreadsheet. We can also communicate all of the information we need to (directions, events, accomodations, pictures of bridal party/family, etc…). We also have a custom web name (like http://www.[mylastname][hislastname].com) so it’s easy to find. The thing I like best is that we didn’t want to pay for a whole year, so we pay on a month to month basis. You can buy year memberships (or longer) if you want, but we wanted the option to do less time. Although we don’t use it, there is also a vendors/planning section as well.
Post # 4
I think it’s very popular on this board as well.
My bridesmaid thought it was professionally done, but really it’s just fill in the blank. You do have the option of adding custom pages, rearranging pages, adding music, etc. Our wedding isnt until next year so I havent used the RSVP feature and don’t plan on doing so, but it seems easy enough to "turn on" an rsvp page through mywedding.com. They offer several different pages that you can turn on or off depending on whether you plan on using them.
Hope that helps!
Post # 5
I have a wedding website. I am using it for info only. I am getting married about an two-four hours outside of NYC(depending on where people live) so it is a semi-destination wedding. I have general wedding info, travel, hotel, area info, registry, map, a faq, guestbook and an email page. I created an email account just for the wedding.
I use a service called squarespace. It has a monthly fee. I used it before and found it really easy to use, so I did that rather than a free site. You can customize an email RSVP on this site.
I was going to do the email rsvp but decided against. I felt it would end up being a hassle. Most people are internet savvy but enough aren’t to cause headaches I don’t need headaches this close to the wedding. I ended up doing a fill in the blank RSVP. I’m happy I did cause now I am getting them back and it’s nice to see the envelopes in the mailbox. Plus I’m getting some nice notes on the RSVPs. I am going to do a polaroid guestbook. I will probably do an album with the pictures and the rsvp next to them.
If you want to see my webpage, jackandalisa.com
Post # 6
We are using http://www.ewedding.com. But you know what I did? I set up a trial account with about three websites, I tried them out, and whichever I liked towards the end of the trial I set up an account! Give that idea a try!
Post # 7
We’re using mywedding.com
Originally started at theknot, but be definitely wanted more options for personalization.So that’s definitely the link we’re going to include in the invites
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2009 - Westwind YWCA camp
this isn’t wedding-exclusive, but you can always make a website (free!) at weebly –
I made one, and it looks just like any other wedding website. It’s all graphical interface, so you don’t have to do any coding if you don’t want to!
Post # 9
We’re using http://www.mywedding.com
But – I wasn’t happy with their RSVP (I wanted to add Rehearsal Dinner & Brunch options). So I made a form on Jotform.com and then linked it. Easy peasy!
Post # 10
Another vote for http://www.mywedding.com – it looks so professional, but super easy to use and it’s FREE:)
After creating our site there, I bought a domain name from godaddy.com ($7.99 for a year) and linked it to the mywedding website. That way we could have a shorter, personalized URL to include on our invites – again – all very easy.
Post # 11
Thank you so much, Ladies!
It looks like http://www.ewedding.com and http://www.mywedding.com are the most popular. And since you are using them (and I trust your experience :)), I’ll try both and pick one, that I like. @meggles: Thanks for the tip about creating forms. I didn’t know about that one!
Post # 12
An update: after trying all the services, decided to go with wedding window. The back end of the site is very simple and EVERYTHING is customisable there: colors, photos, fonts … I am just hoping that any troubleshooting and support will also be good.
Post # 13
I love Wedding Wire! Go to http://www.weddingwire.com
It was a great resource, and allowed us to relay info about lodging, directions, reception (food, etc), and registries.
It even lets you receive song requests from guests. Loved that feature.
And of course, guests may sign the guestbook. Those comments are always fun to read. =)
Check it out!
Post # 14
We use weddingwindow.com, primarily for information, guest requests, polls and quizzes. We have not decided whether to use it for rsvps. Our website has been getting rave reviews from everyone, including those most hesitant about our use of a website to provide so many details.
Aliona123, support has been great and fast.
Post # 15
another vote for weddingwindow.com
We’re doing the rsvp’s the old school.. card and stamped envelop.