Post # 1
So far I have the following:
Venue & Accomodations: information on the hotel, link to their website, map and directions, and the code to get 10% discount in our block of rooms.
Wedding: time and room of the ceremony, cocktail hour, and dinner. I mention our Hawaiian buffet and open bar.
Fun things to do in (our city): External link to tripadvisor recommendations.
There’s also an RSVP page and a “Request a Song” page.
I have all the essentials, but it seems kind of sparse to me.
If you were looking at a friend’s or family member’s website, do you only care about the essentials? Or do you want to see more cute things, like Our Story, Picture Gallery, etc?
Also, are people going to be looking for the registry? Should I include a Registry page that just explains why we don’t have a registry? Maybe, “Because we are moving, we regret we cannot accept any large or breakable gifts.” Does that seem tacky, like I’m asking for cash?
Oh, I should probably put my email address on there, right? That seems pretty essential.
Post # 3
This should probably be moved to Tech…
Post # 4
Moved for you. 🙂
I did have a picture gallery on top of what you had already listed, as well as a little weather report widget and a few other things. You can check out our website if you’d like, I hope it helps!
Post # 5
I am in your situation (don’t want any wrapped gifts) but I think putting explanation like that might be indeed tacky. Plus, if it’s not large or breakable, like a toaster, would you be OK with receiving a bunch of gifts like that? How about honey fund or house fund or something more on a subtle side? Guest don’t want to feel like ATMs.
Post # 6
We did photos and a story on how we met and got engaged…I also did stories for our wedding party. People loved all the info!
Post # 7
@everyheart: I don’t have any suggestions, but may I “borrow” your idea for the request-a-song page? 🙂
Post # 8
@PacificMrs: I like that weather report idea!
@annabelle_lee: I read in other threads that people found honeyfunds tacky (even though I personally don’t), so I think I’ll just leave the registry info out.
@hassle_J: If people do enjoy that, then I will put a little of that on there!
@jwdesiree: Sure! I think I borrowed it from another bee 🙂
Post # 9
you Maid of Honor and bridal party should spread the word about what type of gift you are looking for. if someone does ask you directly what gift you would like, you can explain your situation in little detail.
what about bridal party page?
photos of you and your FI?
Post # 10
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
@everyheart: This is what we have on our wedding site:
-Welcome/Home Page: I put major updates on this page & a wedding day countdown timer.
-Our Story: has how we met, got engaged, etc.
-The Ring: I wanted to show it off!!
-The Date: includes ceremony and reception times, addresses, directions, pictures, etc.
-Photo Gallery: has engagement photos and family photos
-Wedding Party: has pictures and names of people in the wedding party
-Entertainment: has info on the band and the cocktail musician. Cocktail musician is a Japanese koto player, so we wanted to provide info on what a koto is, etc.
-Accommodations: has info on room blocks and suggested hotels
-Guest Information: has info on expected attire, the babysitting service that we’re providing free of charge during the reception, and parking information.
-Gift Registry: has a link to our honeymoon registry made with Deposit a Gift. I highly recommend it if all you need is cash! Check it out!
-RSVP: we had guests RSVP online instead of through the mail
-Contact Us: has our address and phone numbers
Post # 11
What about adding the Honeymoon info ? As to where you are planning on going…
Post # 12
We had a page about us, our story, the wedding party, photo album, and a list of things to do within 5 hours in case people wanted to make a longer vacation out of our wedding trip.
Post # 13
I wouldn´t have to much info that is not important. I think the webpage should be for information. Your guest will not visit it very often and you do not need to much info.
I would include info about the registry or gifts.
In my webpage we also included info about that we wanted our guest to take much photos during the day and upload them to our wedding album on Photago. WE thought it would be a good place to tell our guest to download the app and connect to our album so they could upload photos from their phones during the day.
Post # 14
I’m still brainstorming ideas for my own wedding website but am thinking venue information, hotel information, directions, registry info, photos and online RSVP. Maybe also an adorable “about us” section?
If you’re trying to brainstorm color palettes for a website I really like Color Picker bc it gives you the hex #s if you want to play around with the colors later on in photoshop.
Post # 15
When I go to a couple’s wedding website, I am looking for three things: where we can find a room block and how to book it, the addresses of the venues and how much time is in between ceremony and reception, and where they are registered.
Maybe it’s a bit tacky, but if it were me, I would find it immensely helpful to see some info about the registry, even if you don’t have one. Then I don’t have to hunt down a bridesmaid or immediate family member for registry details only to have them explain there isn’t one.
ETA: Thought of one other thing I look for–dress code and whether the ceremony will be indoors or outdoors so I know what to wear. Also, if you include your email address, be sure to password protect the site!
Post # 16
@anemonie: totally agree. I’ve viewed people’s registry info on their website as helpful, not tacky.
Then again apparently I’m doing etiquette all wrong for engagement party, shower & bachelorette but I say netiquette trumps etiquette as far as an informational wedding website goes!