(Closed) wedding website, when to build and publish

posted 6 years ago in Technology
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I got engaged in October, and had th website up for when stds went out in dec. 

I see no reason not to start building it but keep in mind the big/only influx of people checking it will be right after its announced. So you might want to save the unveiling for when it actually has pertinent info you don’t want to have to pull your hair out and scream “this is all on the website!!” later. 🙂

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We published ours in June, right before we sent the Save-The-Date Cards.  We had all of our hotel information on there, because most of ours guests are Out of Town.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

You can start building it right away, but you can wait until you send out STD’s or evn your invitations to publish it. Adding the information and formatting it so that it’s perfect will take longer than you think!

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I started working on mine before we sent out Save-The-Date Cards. We had the date and venues booked and since the wedding is in Ireland people had started asking about where to stay, what airport the fly to, things to do, etc. so I started giving out the website. I think until you have the venue booked and date set, it’s sort of pointless to have the website published. Idoubt anyone wants to read the proposal story, how you met or see your regbefore that far ahead of time. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I don’t think it hurts to make your website ahead of time! I thought it was super fun. We will have had a 10-month engagement when we get married in November, and I wanted to send out our save-the-dates 6 months in advance. So I made our website 7 or 8 months in advance because I started getting antsy. If you get as much done as you can (“our story” / “our proposal”, engagement pics, etc.) done in advance then you’ll have a head start once you have more info, and you can just fill in the blanks. Honestly, even if you publish it really early, I doubt too many people will stumble across it until you give them the link to your website.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@BeeG35:  Totally depends on how much you want to do. It sounds like you want a fun projects to work on, so if you want to develop a really cool website with flash, use wix.com – they have tons and tons of templates to choose from and I think it’s WAY cooler than the plain websites from theknot.com and weddingwire.com. PM me if you want more info – I could send you a link to ours so you can have an idea of how to structure it

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I once read to build and share your wedding website when “you have any important details to share.” 

With a destination wedding, I feel like it’s never too early.  🙂

We used weddingwire.com and it was super easy.  We had ours up two months after being engaged, when we had booked the venue and hotel blocks.  

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