(Closed) Wedding website a waste???

posted 11 years ago in Technology
Post # 18
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520 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I had about 750 views (for 100 people invited who has the site).  Unfortunately, the site seems to give a “runtime error” when I try to access it today.  I’m freaking out, since it has ALL travel info on the website, and my last save the dates just went off this weekend (so a lot of people should be accessing the site for the first time today).

Post # 19
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88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think our website has been really helpful and we’ve gotten a lot of compliments on it. We included the address on our save the dates and also included an insert with the website information with our invitations (and my Maid/Matron of Honor added it to the invites for my shower).

Post # 20
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94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

not a waste! My site has had more than 1,000 hits and we put it up in March. We’re having a destination wedding, so people needed know hotel blocks and airports though.

If we were having a local wedding, we wouldn’t use a website. I’m using the site primarily for guest communication, and not vanity (which is fine if that floats your boat:).

Post # 21
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94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i guess it would also matter if you did a “jonandkate.com” vs. “theknow.com/weddingchannel/kyrskg183/jonandkate”

Post # 22
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18627 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We didn’t include any information in our invitations so people had to go on our website for travel information and registry info.  We didn’t have a lot of views of it at first either.

Post # 23
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1756 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We used TheKnot for our website, but went through GoDaddy for a shorter URL, which we included on our STDs that went out with our holiday cards. We sent STDs to about 100 people, and have had 487 views of our website so far. Most of our guests are young and technologically savvy, so maybe that has something to do with it.

Post # 24
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343 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m not sure if ours will get a lot of traffic!  We haven’t told people about it yet.  I just decided that it’s there if people want it, but I’m not putting a whole lot of effort into it.  Just a good place for people to find info & deals they need. 

Post # 25
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251 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I just finished my website today on project wedding and sent the link out to the BM’s and my immediate family. So imagine my surprise when it said 512 views. I thought it had to be a mistake until I figured out that each time you click on a new tab/page, it counts as a view so this helps explain the high number.

Post # 27
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305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We DIY custom made our website. I wrote out all the info on it (and theres LOTS of info on it), my fiance designed it (all the colors, texturing, fonts, patterns, etc.) and my Future Father-In-Law built the website completely from scratch and did all the html code. It has a guestbook, forum, rsvp online section, photo gallery, and tons more pages of wedding info. We made a brand spakin’ new for real hardcore awesome wedding website…it took months to complete. Aaaaaand I swear nobody looks at it. Ever. We put the link on all our save the dates and even my family hasn’t bothered to read it. I know that once it gets closer to the wedding and the invitations are received, people will start to look at it because they need to RSVP online and since it is a destination wedding, all the hotel/restaurant/car and plane travel, etc. info is on there and people will need to see that stuff to make plans. But sometimes it really does bum me out that we put so much time and effort into an amazing website and nobody goes to it. Or at least they don’t yet. Just something to consider.

Post # 28
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2004 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I agree it depends on what information is on your website that isn’t on your invitations. If everything is on the invites, then non-techy guests probably won’t bother to visit the website. Also, give yourself more than a week to consider the whole thing a wash! If you have registry information on there, you will be sure to get more traffic.

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