Post # 1
Working on our wedding website [yeah, I like to do things VERY early. It’s nice to be prepared].
Our venue is going to be differant than other venues, since it’s a bed & breakfast.
We will be taking it for 2 nights, 3 days. All of our guests are welcome to join us at any part of these 3 days, or they can just come to the ceremony/reception.
For instance, the tent setting up/lighting & rehearsal dinner will be on thursday, wedding on saturday, gift opening on sunday.
Is it weird if I put up a timeline on our website? Or would that be too strange.
We’re 2,000 miles away from over half of our guest list, so it’s very difficult to keep others informed word of mouth.
Here’s a link to our website on what I currently have.
Any thoughts are welcome.
Post # 3
Oh, and there’s probably alot of spelling mistakes, I haven’t proof read it yet, i’ve just been putting the jist of what i want on there.
Post # 4
I think it’s a great idea! I think having a timeline might be odd if you didn’t have so much going on, but as it’s three days I think it’s handy. Also, people can know what kinda time to arrive to help and stuff, it makes planning easier for your guests i think. =)
Post # 5
I would simplify the schedule so you don’t overwhelm people. For example this –
Ceremony begins! You’ll hear some great piano music, see a gorgeous bridal party, the cutest flower girl in the world, witness an exchange of rings & shower the bride & groom in flower petals!
Guests will gather in the lounge for the Tasting Hour. Bridal photography will begin.
5:45 pm – 6:00 pm
The bridal party wil form a receiving line, and greet each guest as they enter the reception area.
Buffet style dinner & self service bar will be open.
6:45 pm – 7:00 pm
First dances, dollar dance, bouquet toss & garter toss.
8:00 pm and on
Dance, drinks & fun! We have the venue booked all night, so stay as long as you like!
Should change to this:
Also I’d make sure everyone knows those events are optional by writing something at the top of the page.
Post # 6
I had thought so to, otherwise i’m seriously at a loss on how to get everyone the information! I don’t expect everyone to show up early, or stay the next day, however, I don’t want anyone to feel left out by not doing so. And websites seem to be the best place to do so.
Post # 7
@AlwaysSunny: Thank you! In the process of changing it now.
I think I was kind of going crazy with the timeline in my head and starting typing everything. I see that’s way too much for the typical guest now!
Post # 8
Hm, trying to figure out how to word that.
I was thinking, “all of our guests are welcome to join us for all 3 days, or simply just the ceremony & reception”.
But that doesn’t sound quite right.
Post # 9
“All of our guests are welcome to join us for the three day affair but we understand that budget and time constraints will make that impossible. We welcome your pressence at any time.”
Post # 11
No problem I have similar wording on my website 🙂
Post # 12
hm, my guests mostly do no appear to be reading the website. I keep getting all kinds of questions on things that are definitely posted there :/ bummer bc that is where you rsvp… sigh. (even the moms arent reading it). Maybe it’s too early, but I figured at least the family would go on there and check it out.
Post # 13
@babbot: Here’s to hoping they’ll read it! Although, I’m sure most of them won’t.