Wedding Website Advice!

posted 2 months ago in Technology
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

I used the knot. It was really easy to use and set up 

Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2020 - Germany

This is something that I’m looking into as well due to having all my side travelling from another country. I’d never even heard of wedding websites before joining here though. Following this thread for info 🙂

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - City, State

This is exactly what I’m doing. The back of my invitition will include a link to the site.  No RSVP card included.

I took hours to set up a wedding website on Weddingwire.com, and then when I actually went to play with the RSVP feature, it couldn’t do what I needed it to do.

A quick google search repeatedly turned up Withjoy.com.  I love it!  The site is easy to customize and the RSVP features are very powerful.  Just what I needed.  Highly recommend.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - City, State

natasha0b :  I was a guest that rsvp’d through an email invite, so I wanted to add my 2 cents.

I definitely think that doing a proper invitation with a link to the webite is the way to go. my FH and I got an email invite to a wedding last year and it was a bit frustrating and confusing.

The bride did not bcc everyone on the email, and did not send each email indivisually, so everyone on the guest list of 160 people had everyone elses email. Annoying. Also; because it was a mass email, there was no way to know who was actually invited.

I did not know if my FH and myself were invited, or just him. The rsvp on the website allowed you to have up to 6 +1’s!!! Personally I found that confusing (though maybe because I was surpised at the invitation at all!)

So my reccomendation is jsut be very clear who you are inviting so there is no confusion or misunderstandings 🙂

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - Mountains

we are using withjoy as well. We are very happy with it and the tech support is great. I wasn’t that impressed with The Knot. Withjoy is also free to keep private. We included the website and password (you can choose and set up for free) on our save the dates. It was easy to do and if you have questions there’s a chat that is super responsive. I am giving my guests the option to RSVP either through the website or through the stamped addressed RSVP cards included with our invitations.

I may be old fashioned but I’m not a fan of doing only an online RSVP. For starters, some of me guests are older and are unlikely to even check out the website, because quite frankly they don’t have to- all of the essential information will be snail mailed as part of our wedding invitiations. Consider if you have any non-tech savvy friends or relatives.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

Using The Knot and LOVE it!  We put the link to the website on our Save-The-Date Cards – our invitations will accompany a small card that just has teh address to the reception venue and to RSVP on the site. So easy! 

Post # 9
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Helper bee

I’m planning on doing this. I used Wix! Extremely customizable and if you know how to do a little coding then you can do that on the back end. 

Mine will require a passcode to login to RSVP. There will be a guest list and they will need to query for their name. Also, my rehearsal dinner will only be visible to those who are on a special guest list that is only seen on the backend. 

Post # 10
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2019

I tried a free wedding website (I don’t want to name names in but it was a popular site) and it stopped working. I was freaking out as I had my RSVPs through it and it meant that people weren’t able to RSVP to my wedding. 

I thought I was doing the right thing, I wanted to avoid traditional wedding stationary for environment reasons.  

I didn’t spend too long setting it up, just an hour or so, but it was really embarressing and a waste of time. I contacted the site owners but because the site is free apparently they cannot guarantee that it will be available. 

After this I did some research on the site in question and I found out that not only is it unreliable but they are also listing vendors on their site with excellent ratings that actually got terrible ratings elsewhere (thank you Google!), so I had to disregard their vendor list too.

Worse thing is that when I looked at their privacy policy they actually are able to sell my personal details and those of my guests too to other 3rd parties. 

I am going to pay for a wedding site instead or get an app if there is anything out there like that (I’m thinking it’s on everyone’s phone so it won’t be suffering from downtime in the same way). 

I am spending a bit on my wedding and although I do want to save as much money as possible I think that something that you present to your guests that actually helps them to RSVP, etc, is worth paying, like 100 – 200 euros for. I mean, really, I’m going to save at least that in stationary costs.  

So my advice is be careful with free sites. Nothing is really ‘Free’ as such, you are always paying somehow (e.g. extra spam email) and it’s totally unreliable.

 

Also if anyone knows any good premium, reliable sites (or apps) for RSVP let me know. 

 

Thanks,

Kiara

Post # 11
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Busy bee

countingthedays2019 :  Well, you should list the site if you’ve had such a terrible experience as a warning to other brides.

I used RSVPify for my RSVPs – it has been very reliable so far, you may need to pay $25-30 for a premium membership depending on what functionality you’re looking for

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2019

I’m using Zola.com. It’s free and super easy. They have a demo page so you can get ideas and see what it might look like. Lots of templates. You can also order matching save the dates and invitations from the site and they have online RSVPs. You can also create a registry right on the site. This is the only site I’ve used so I can’t compare it to any others. All my guest are from out of town so I added the website to my save the date. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2019 - Southampton, UK

My site is from The Knot. Free, and very easy to set up.

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