(Closed) wedding website

posted 6 years ago in Technology
Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

the knot has free ones- easy to set up

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

There are a ton of wedding sites that also provide website templates; theknot, project wedding, i think wedding wire, modwedding has some pretty ones, and there is the new appywedding which is a smartphone app.  If you already have accounts at some of those sites I’d try them out if you want something simple.  If you are a bit tech savvy and like to customize more, you can try google sites (Miss Unicycle has a great blog post about it!).

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I did mine at weddingwire.com and loved it! The guest rsvped thru weddingwire and we had our registry info on there, etc… It was very nice and easy to work with.  I now use it as my “address book” since we had all of the addresses in there for the wedding 🙂

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think theknot.com and weddingchannel.com are the easiest to use.  I think ours was on weddingchannel.com. 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I just signed up at appycouple.com.  It’s fairly new and invitation only right now (I got my invite code within a week). I like it so far, the design are really pretty and really easy to use for me.  Plus it’s also a smartphone app so it’s great for tech savvy users. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

okay…. stupid question but, whats the point of a wedding website?

Ive looked at a few of them and its usualy a little about the couple and that sort of thing. Dont people know that stuff already? Is it for registries?

IDK, I like the idea of them but they also seem realy indulgent in a way. haha, I feel like my friend would think Im really full of myself and my relatonship, but maybe thats because it’s not the norm in my circle?

Ive only heard that people do this on here so its completely new to me.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@teabiscuit:  I’m having a wedding website not to flaunt my relationship to the whole world, but to help guests get all the details on logistics.  It’s an easy way to tell guests, especially out of towners, detailed information regarding the upcoming event, such as contact info, directions, parking, accommodations, misc. activities, etc. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@teabiscuit:  We got a wedding website for a couple reasons.  First, because everyone told us we should.  And second, because it’s a good place for you to get information to your guests about details they might otherwise not know (unless they ask you).  On ours, we elimiated the pages about “how we met” and “pictures” and “about us” – blah blah blah.  Ours is pretty straight forward – Ceremony, Reception – directions, times, etc.  There’s a section for hotel accomodations and things to do in the area….. and also, a place where you can put little details that would be rude to include on your invitations – such as: “adults only reception” or “formal attire requested” or “please enjoy complimentary valet parking upon arrival.”  And yes – your registry links to it as well so people can easily see where you’re registered.  You’d be surprised – I checked ours the other day and it’s been viewed 916 times.  By who?  I have NO IDEA!  But obviously somebody has been lurking.  🙂 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Wedding websites are a great way to give guests additional information without overloading the invitations with additional paper. We have information on our room blocks, directions, a timeline, etc. It’s more about keeping up with the times than flaunting, but it’s also optional, just like everything else involved with weddings. I know half of my guest list will utilize the website and RSVP option on there.

They can also help pass along “touchy” subjects that pop up with weddings and are difficult to advise guests of through an invitation (including registry information)…

An example – my nephew is getting married in two weeks and they put together a simple wedding website. On it they note that the cocktail hour and reception will feature a cash bar (no credit cards). I typically don’t carry cash and by reading the website I now know if I want a glass of wine, I’m going to need to hit an ATM. Cash bars don’t annoy me, unless I show up cashless.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m using mywedding.com it’s fantastic and our guests love it.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I think I am also using mywedding.com just because they have a template which I like…I looked through the knot but they don’t have too many selection for my color theme.

Part of the reason we are having wedding website is to have people RSVP up there.  And as much as we want to keep the wedding intimate, there are still a lot of relatives overseas / parents friends have never met either of us/neither of us.  So “our story” gives them a little bit more background before they come attend our wedding. 

Also, we put out a lot of local tour info for out of state guests so they know what they can visit. 

I am not planning to make it extra complicated just so simple info. 

And if you are one of those who tend to misplace other people’s wedding invitations at times, wedding website is a great place to remind people where your wedding is going to be 🙂

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

WEDSITE.COM the Best $$ I’ve spent so far on this wedding. Check out my site http://www.christyheartschris.com
It takes a little effort to put into it but people are blown away from it. And it really helps the  out of town guests a ton. Good Luck!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@teabiscuit:  Our wedding site was definitely a HUGE help in communicating further details about our wedding without including 2983749832 inserts in the invitation. We were able to give detailed directions, photos of the venue, and list of nearby/recommended hotels, which our guests appreciated. We also had a lot of questions regarding attire, whether kids were allowed, food/allergies/etc., so a FAQ page was also super helpful.

I noticed on our stats page that a TON of guests pulled up the directions to the venue on their cell phones on the day of the wedding, so I suspect that they found having those mobile and on hand was very useful!

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