(Closed) Wedding Website – \"Our Story\"

posted 4 years ago in Engagement
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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wintermayx :  I deleted it, lol. I realized that no one ready your wedding website – you’re lucky if people look at it for the relevant event info. So we kept it to JUST info for the wedding. 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee

My Fiance and I wrote paragraphs on how we met, how he proposed, and why we want to marry each other. We each wrote from our own POV. And actually a lot of people read it and said they teared up!

As long as it’s genuine and a good story it is a nice touch to add. 

 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I also deleted that section haha. I thought it was pretty cringeworthy. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

Super cringeworthy. Our Story is a hidden section on the website. Included necessary and useful information. A story about us is neither. 🙄

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017 - Sauk Valley Resort

I deleted it. Most people I know also deleted it on theirs. The only one I’ve actually read was so cringeworthy. Ours has info about our room block, names and pictures of our wedding party, a few pictures of us, venue location and time, and online rsvp option.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

We deleted it, and all the wedding party stuff.  We have a couple of pictures of us, and the rest of the website is information on events, venue and travel.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

Sounds a bit cringeworthy. If you have a nice story about how you met why not save it for the wedding speeches. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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wintermayx :  Deleted that section as well, and stuck to providing pertinent information only.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Disagree that it’s cringeworthy, I love reading them on other people’s websites when I’m invited especially if I don’t know the bride and groom well.

Here’s my website, I spent a lot of time updating recently since we’re only 3 months out now. I did move it down, so it’s below the other important information and I would recommend doing that so that people don’t get lost.

http://www.theknot.com/us/carol_and_joe 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

We did this and were surprised how many people brought it up later! It can’t hurt – what’s with all the cynicism folks!?!?

We basically said how we met online, and the story of our first date, which is super cute cause I was late and we basically had the nerdiest moment ever talking about the Renaissance Faire. (Yep.) He wrote a few sentences about deciding to propose and we each wrote a few sentences about what we love about the other. Don’t be afraid to be corny! It’s probably a LOT sweeter than you think!

I also think it’s really helpful for those you don’t see on a regular basis, or for plus ones to read up and understand the couple slightly better. You get a sense of what brought them together and some facts about them rather than walking in blind. That way when the ceremony makes references to Tinder or their love of baseball, you’re not looking over at your SO or whoever you came with like “Huh?” 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Our “About Us” section was super short. 
I had one paragraph about how we met (time of year, food highlights of our first date, where we had our first kiss, and how we just “knew”) and then a paragraph about the engagement (time together, where we were, and how the relaxed proposal is perfectly ‘us’ and how it was the perfect lead in to our relaxed brunch wedding). 

Our wedding website was really just a reminder for people to go and RSVP online, and to tell people the best places to park since we were getting married at a restaurant downtown, and parking nearby can be a nightmare. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I’d make it short and sweet if you do it. I’ve read some people’s that sound like a diary entry / blog post and nobody needs to read an entire page about how you met and fell in love with day-by-day, date-by-date details.

I actually had my Fiance write ours — we both wrote our versions of how we met, etc. and his was way more concise than mine, so I used his version.

Limit it to one to two paragraphs if you do it. Less is more.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

Deleted this section. My wedding is a destination so my website was mostly important travel and relevant information. We also only invited people we both knew so everyone knew how we met anyways.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

We included a little story on how we met, fell in love, things we like to do together, and the proposal. We kept it pretty short and we got a LOT of comments from people who said they really enjoyed reading it. 

I really love reading these on other people’s sites and I can’t imagine I’m the only one! I think they’re sweet and it lets me get to know the couple a bit better. Like one of my coworkers was getting married and I didn’t know much about her relationship or her SO and I loved reading their story.

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