Post # 1
Hello fellow bees,
FH and I are still working on the final details of our DIY STD’s and I threw in the suggestion of having a wedding website and putting the info on our cards. I explained the purpose of them and how useful they could be. In the end, future hubs told me he thinks wedding websites are dumb and of no use to us. I think he’s wrong but on the other hand he did bring up a valid point that a bunch of my family are not very up to date with technology and get confused when trying to open up their email. I know either way I will get a phone call or email from people asking how the hell this thing works no matter how simple it is. I guess what I’m asking is are wedding websites worth it in the end?
Post # 4
We had one and it was great. Guests could RSVP on the website or via the cards we sent to them. I don’t know why it would be a problem if the important info is also sent out with your invitations; we had several guests who loved our website and some who didn’t even use it because they don’t have the Internet. I think it’s “worth it.”
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
They take about 15 minutes to make, so I think they are worth it, but seriously, a bunch of people will NEVER look at it.
Post # 6
well, I used a free website, so of course it was “worth it”… The template didn’t take long to personalize and I got more guestbook comments from the 65+ crowd than the younger tech-savvy people. Not a single guest asked us for directions, hotel information, or anything else. I didn’t include any of that info in my invitations, because I didn’t want to pay for extra cards or inserts. So it was more than worth it, I saved money by using one
Post # 7
I spent a whole time on my free wedding website and in the end it was not worth it. Not very many people went to it (and I consider at least 50% of the guests were web-savvy) – so, it was a big-ol waste of time. I thought people would use it (since I love looking at a couple’s wedding website) but I guess I’m in the minority! 🙂
Post # 8
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
I used the free one from theknot. Not everyone has checked it out- I’ve had a few questions about directions/where we’re registered, but enough guests have used it that I feel it was worth the time spent. Wouldn’t pay for one, though.
Post # 9
We created a free one from weddingwire.com and I love it. We included business cards with our Save-The-Date Cards with the website link.
Why we created it:
– To provide early details about hotels and transportation for out-of-town guests
– To provide directions to venue
– To provide registry information
– To provide an FAQ on all kinds of fun details like weather, parking, food and beverages being offered, etc.
– To tell the story of our engagement to family and friends who hadn’t heard
Is it essential? No. Is it helpful for guests? Yes! (Even if only 1/3 of your guests read it…)
Post # 10
I am on the web many hours a day, so for me, the website was easy peasy and I am glad I have one. I can’t tell if it is worth it or not yet since we still have a few weeks to go to the wedding and I think most people will check it closer to the day of for directions/addresses/registry information. I definitely wouldn’t pay for one. I did have some people RSVP online via the website.
Post # 11
I used a free one on wedding wire and I think it worked out pretty well. Be prepared for the not so tech savy people to not be able to get on it or even try to view it so don’t make it be the only resource to wedding info. But since ours was a couple hrs away it helped to have extra info on getting there and where to stay.Guests could RSVP but I also had the mail back option. Not neccessary but worth it I think. We had the link to it printed on the STD and invites.
Post # 12
I think it is worth it, however if you have a large group of invitees who are not “computer people” then it might not be. I think it is coming in very handy and it is great to have one place to direct all people to if they need info. I used a free site, I wouldn’t pay for one.
Post # 13
I think that it depends. A wedding website is an absolute must if you’re having a lot of people coming from out of town. If the majority or all are local, than other than providing your registry info, a website isn’t important.
My wedding is really small, but it’s a destination wedding for most of our guests. So I’m definitely building a wedding website to help them with accomodation and airport info. If my wedding were local, I probably wouldn’t bother given how small it is.
Post # 14
No, although it has it’s uses I think they are just too self indulgent.
Post # 15
I think they’re helpful in answering questions your guest may have without having to talk to you directly. I always love seeing other people’s website as a guest. We have a weddingwire one and already gotten positive results from it.
Post # 16
I have one but I honestly don’t know. It was printed on our STD on the bottom with our password and you would not believe how many people didn’t see it. I guess they stopped at the date. I’m guessing people will look at it when they get their invitation since you have to RSVP online. I wouldn’t pay for one either. So as long as it is free, I see no harm in it.