(Closed) Wedding Website Questions

posted 5 years ago in Guests
Post # 2
Member
6607 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

1. We are using the vistaprint web template but a domain name and hosting I already have

2. I would not download an app or create an account. This would put me off of sharing photos etc.

3. Not confusing at all to manage both paper and online RSVPs. Just get an excel spreadsheet.

4. In hindsight I probably would have spent half as much time making our website as I did. It turned into a real time suck for me. There’s no need to invest 20 or 30 hours into it!

Post # 3
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9436 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

We used a wedding website. Minted lets you put up a free one when you buy invites from them. I put it up when invited went out. It was really basic with just info on the wedding location, short bios of our wedding party, a link to our registry, and an online rsvp.

Almost no one used the online rsvp and those who did still sent back the physical one we sent out. No one seemed confused by it though.

I wouldn’t do anything different. It did what it needed to. Honestly, I don’t think most people even used it.

Post # 4
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3045 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

1.) Website was created in July 2016, wedding isn’t until September 2017. Minor edits are done here and there as needed. Using theknot.com                                             

2.) I would not download anything extra but I’m very particular about apps in general and have less than 20. Also avoid having to create extra accounts whenever possible. Guests should not be forced to download apps or create accounts simply to RSVP. Might want to reconsider this site.                                                  

3.) No, I find it gives guests multiple options. Some may prefer written invites while others appreciate online convenience.       

4.) Not sure yet but curious about other answers. 😀 

Post # 5
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2979 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

#2 was the reason I didn’t use joy. I find having to make  an account THE most annoying thing!

 

im using the knot with rsvp through rsvpify. made the website maybe July, August? For sept 2017. It’s still a work in progress, but I wanted to pick which site I was going with early so I could put it on our studs. I don’t think online and paper are confusing, gives people options! 

Post # 6
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366 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - Country Cottage and Gardens

Right now I’m leaning towards Wix because they have a large number of templates that don’t just look like the cookie cutter wedding websites. It’s also free. But I’m not finalizing anything until I get the rest of my engagement photos back so hopefully I’l have it done in November for my June wedding. Then I can also send out save the dates. 

I would download an app because I really enjoy taking and sharing pictures. But I would say that a large number of people wouldn’t so that’s why I decided against using Joy. 

I’m planning on using both digital and paper. The only downside is the wasted stamps since I’ll have to provide them with a stamp even if they don’t rsvp that way.

Post # 7
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2333 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I wanted my website to be ready for the save the dates, so 9.5 months in advance. We are having a domestic destination wedding in a busy summer beach town so I want to give people plenty of time to figure things out. I’ve also scoured the hotels and wanted a simple place to have all that info. I’m using theknot.com 

Post # 8
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1073 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

1. We made it 12 months before, and paid for a domain name to make things clean and easy to remember. I’m using Appycouple, not free (One time payment of $30-something?). It’s awesome, the designs are great, the user interface is great, it’s so well organized making it easy for guests to understand and they can upload photos and other features. I love it so far.

2. There is an option to download the app but it’s not necessary, I wouldn’t use a site that required guests to download anything unless they wanted to.

3. We’re only doing online rsvp’s and an option to call us instead of returning the rsvp card.

4. I think it’s pretty great so far! And we make changes to things along the way if there is anything wrong. So far I don’t see any issues.

Post # 9
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3664 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - City, State

1. We’re using wedding wire for our website. It was really simple to put together. We put it up in June or July right before sending out the STDs so guests would have all the details at hand.

2. I likely wouldn’t download an app or make an account for a wedding website unless I couldn’t RSVP any other way. And I’d really only use the site for information gathering purposes, I wouldn’t use any other features.

3. We’re doing online and paper RSVPs. On my website I let people know they could RSVP either way.

4. I wouldn’t change anything about the site. It’s actually gotten a good number of views which kind of surprised me, but at least I know people are getting the information. Or one person is really interested in it and keeps going back. Either way is fine.

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