(Closed) Wedding website question!

posted 3 years ago in Guests
Post # 2
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Busy bee

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msmeow13 :  I put our wedding website on the RSVP card, as I also encouraged people to RSVP on the website. If you aren’t allowing the option of rsvping on the website, I would just put it on an insert. We decided not to register, and we already had someone ask because it is not on our wedding website. So if you put the information out there, people will check!

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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msmeow13 :  If you’re having a wedding with lots of out of town guests, my advice is to immediately email out electronic save the dates through the website. 

Then, mail your written invitations at least 6 weeks prior to ypur wedding. Your website info should be on a separate insert inside the invitation set.

Post # 5
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Busy bee

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msmeow13 :  So there are two issues here that are concerning you.

One, that people might not get your registry information, which I think is a non-issue.  If people will find out your wedding website when they get the invitation, they will check the wedding website for a registry and purchase gifts then.  The only people who would purchase a gift for a wedding in advance of the invitation, weren’t buying you something off your registry anyway.  Most people wait for an invite.

Two, that you are concerned about the availability of accomodations for your wedding guests because you live in a small town and rooms are booking up.  Which leads me to ask, do you have a hotel block?  If you don’t, you should get one, and if things are booking quickly, then send out an email to out of town guests letting them know you have a hotel block and that availability is tighter than expected, so booking sooner rather than later may be a good idea.

 

Post # 6
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Honey bee

They are aware of the date and general location.  If they are from out of town, they probably already pieced together that they need a hotel without your prompting them.  Adults know how to seek out hotels on their own.  They also know how to seek out answers to any question they may have without your prompting.  And most people aren’t going to buy you a wedding present months in advance – they’ll do it the week of the wedding most likely – at which point they’ll already have the invitation, asked, or googled it.

If you are overly concerned about rooms filling up, then get room blocks at the hotels and communicate the room block information in your invitations.  Make sure the block expires a few weeks after invitations go out to give people a chance to book.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

I’ve only ever bought one wedding present more than a week in advance, and that was because their registry (which I found via STD) had a kindle so I went ahead and bought it seven months in advance because I figured she could use it in the interim. Everything else I figure out the weekend before. So I wouldn’t worry about that, people aren’t buying you gifts far in advance sorry. 

We have *never* stayed in the hotel block or used the accommodation info listed on a wedding website. We have a lot of points to stay at certain hotels for free, and they never list those hotels on the website so honestly I usually find that insert/section of the website to be a waste of paper/my time. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

I think wedding websites are something the bride really cares about! And nobody else gives a fig. I’ve made one myself, I get it, it’s fun and silly to post pictures and write a “story of us” because OMG OUR WEDDING IS HAPPENING, but really it’s for you, and advertising to sell you things.

As a technologically savy person in my 30’s who has used the internet over half my life, it would honestly never occur to me to Google “wedding Jim Smith Jane Green” and find their wedding website or their registry.

Because I don’t care about your wedding website. The invite should include the date and time of the event, plus the location it’s taking place. That’s all the information I need to plan attending a wedding.

If the wedding website was not mentioned in the STD or the invitation, I would never look at it.

Not to be rude, but you seem concerned that people won’t see your registry and will give you gifts you don’t want. That is life.

Guests are not obligated to give a gift, let alone a gift you have chosen for yourself. If someone gifts you a pair of candlestick holders that don’t match your home decor, accept it graciously. Later you can try to return them, or donate them if you don’t want them.

Post # 10
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Busy bee

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msmeow13 :  I was able to do a no-commitment hotel block.  I would not commit to a hotel block where you have to cover for unsold rooms.

I am really surprised to hear that a hotel didn’t understand or know what the concept of a hotel block of rooms is.  If any national chain did not know what a hotel block is, I would be concerned.  Next time you call, make sure you speak to a manager.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

If you don’t have a hotel block or anything and have already sent save the dates then it’s probably not super necessary to give people the wedding website. As long as people know the date and place, finding accommodation is just a google away.

We sent the website with our save the dates because there were some accommodation options that they wouldn’t have known about otherwise, and people RSVP’d through the site, but we didn’t even have our registry on there. People that wanted to use it asked us or found it on their own. 

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