Post # 1
First off what’s your opinion on them? I added a poll because I know polls are like pollen for us bee’s :D!!!!!!
Second what do you put into them. Location? Time? Hotels?
What’s ok to put in them. Do you add your website on the Save-the-Date or Invite?
Welcome page what do you say?
Post # 3
I like them because I’m a nosy nellie. I like to be able to go read up more. I also think they are helpful if there are “details” people might want to know. But I also think you MUST include any “must know” information in the invitations, you can’t rely on people going to them. So if you got a hotel block – do an insert in the invite.
I personally also think it is worth it to get a custom URL (www.Klein-and-Jake.com) rather than using one that is set up for free like http://www.ourwedding.com/kleinandjake2013. I think it looks a lot nicer in print and is easier to communicate to people. They only cost a few dollars for a year of a domain.
Here’s our opening page on the website:
Thank you for visiting our wedding website! Since all of our guests will be from out-of-town, we put together this website as an easy way for you to get details of the weekend and plan your trip.
We hope you will be able to join us on April 13th. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions!
– Jane & John
Here are the sections we have:
- Wedding Details (sub headers of ceremony, reception, & wedding party – has maps to location, times, and a listing of our wedding party people with their photos)
- Travel information (About the area/distance to major cities; Hotels, Transporation, and Things to Do)
- About Us (about each of us individually, How we met, and the Proposal story)
- Registry (just links to our two registries, no commentary)
When the wedding gets closer, we’ll put up an RSVP tab/button. We are accepting RSVPs via our website as well as phone.
Post # 4
I love polls! LOL, I voted that they’re helpful. We put the time and location of the ceremony and reception, accomodation and shuttle info, our proposal story, the story of how we met, etc. I am making our programs and there is a bit of bride and groom trivia in them, so if our guests have been following our website, they’ll know the answers. Since most of our guests are coming in from out of town, we also put information on several fun attractions nearby.
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center
I started our website long before we had any information to add to it! I love when couples have a website for the wedding.
The info I am definitely including: registries, hotels, local attractions/food, location & time of ceremony/reception, info about us and the wedding party, dress code, weather, other misc. things, and a place to request songs. For the welcome page I kept it simple with just a photo of us (to be replaced with an engagement photo when we do them!) and a welcome, take a look around for information about the event, and we look forward to celebrating with you.
I plan to include it somehow on the invites or with the invites, and then use word of mouth to let people know we have a website.
Post # 6
I don’t think anyone looked at ours. Because we got a lot of questions about things that were on the website. Big waste of my time.
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
I think they’re helpful (so far I have one wedding upcoming in May 2013 and I have already looked at their website like 10 times for info)!
Add in location, travel, and hotel info, maybe a way to contact you (like an email or a form), and registry information if you have it. Lots of sites also include a how you met/got engaged page and information on the bridal party.
I plan to include the url on both the save the dates and the invitations.
Post # 8
Ours had a short blurb about us, bridal party info, a section about the ceremony, a section about the reception (since they were held at different places), a section about accommodations, a guest book, and our registry.
Post # 9
Lets see ours has: a page with the detials of how we met, a wedding day countdown, accomadations, a whose who in the bridal party, RSVP spot, Things to do in Columbus, Registry link, wedding events list, Contact us, info for our bridal party, Guestbook,Song request, iphone App link, and info regarding the RSVP card (ours is a little different)
Post # 10
I used to be anti wedding websites, because I found them slightly narcissistic.
HOWEVER, that changed a few weeks ago when my Fiance and I went to one of his college friends weddings (where the invite was mailed to him). Of course he forgot to bring the invitation, as did all of his friends.
Their wedding website saved us from having to actually call the groom the morning of his wedding to figure out what time and where to show up. Now I am pro wedding website, and we will most likely have one because of our large amount of out of town guests.
Post # 11
@nerd2215: I totally agree. I think some of them can be really navel-gazing and gag-worthy. But I also find them really useful as a guest. I think as long as they are kept guest-focused (what would be useful and interesting to them) and less “OMGAWD LOOK AT OUR ADORABLE LOVE STORYYYY,” they’re great.
I really debated if we should put an “about us” section/how we met/proposal story on ours for that reason. But when I looked at our guest list, there were a fair number of parents’ friends and more far-flung friends/coworkers who might not know all of that, and I thought it may be of interest to them.
I also toned the wedding theme WAY down. Ours is a very plain theme, not lots of wedding cakes and hearts and flowers etc.
Post # 12
I would like to set one up once we have more details done for our wedding. We will have a lot of out of town guests and as an example I’d like to post links to local attractions/things to do if they were to come down for the entire weekend. That’s not something I’d include in the invites.
My friend got married in April and she posted info on hers such as “Meet the Bridal Party members/ Meet the Parents for Bride & Groom/ How they met/ Hotel Info/ Ceremony & Reception addresses & times. They also had an online guestbook section which was cute as well as a countdown to the big day. Instead of her putting her registry card within the invite she posted the info on the site which I thought was a good idea as I’d rather send the gifts directly to their preferred address and it probably helped cut down on anyone bringing gifts to the reception.
Post # 13
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
I love wedding websites! I’ve checked out all of my friends (even If I’m not invited to their weddings) because I’m interested in what they put on the website and to see their engagement pictures.
I didn’t know what to put on our welcome page, so ours is just one of our engagement pics and then you can select from location, accomodations, registry, engagement pics, map of the area pages.
I put ours on the bottom of the accomodation card because I have a lot more info on the hotels on the website AND our registry, which I have heard according to proper etiquette you are not supposed to put on your invitations.