(Closed) What to put on website?

posted 6 years ago in Technology
Post # 3
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1217 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Our website has a welcome page that says “Here it is! Our wedding website. Feel free to read a bit about our lives, to browse our suggestions of what to do and where to eat in Houston, and take a look at some of our recent pictures. Please click on the tab “The Big Day” for more information about the ceremony and wedding festivities.” blah blah

We have a tab called “Our Story” where we each wrote a paragraph about our relationship and the engagement story. (It’s funny seeing our two stories side by side… A couple of guests wrote in the guest book that it made them tear up. Glad I included this section!)

There’s a tab called “The Big Day,” which says where the ceremony and reception will take place, offers driving directions, and tells what time the ceremony and dinner will start. It has a pretty picture of our venue.

There’s a tab called “Guest Info” – these really has 4 mini-tabs built in, for hotel reservation info, car rental info, things to do in Houston, and places to eat.

There’s a tab called “Wedding Party” that lists all of the BMs, Groomsmen, ring bearer, flower girl, and ushers, and has pictures of most of the people in the wedding party.

There’s a tab called “Registry” that has links to our registries and a little paragraph about not expecting gifts.

There’s a tab called “Gallery” with pics of us and our families.

There’s a tab called “Contact Us” with our emails and cell numbers, our parents’ contact info, and my FI’s address for packages to be mailed to him (I’m moving into his house after the wedding).

And the last tab is “Guestbook,” which is self-explanatory 🙂

…and that’s it! Hope that helps! I built our website with Wix.com and bought a domain name for, like $5 from GoDaddy.

Post # 5
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3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

One more thing to add. If you use some of the pre-built ones, such as NearlyWeds, they’ll offer an RSVP feature. This was handy since we didn’t have entree choices as guests can leave a note when they RSVPed about allergies. We still offered traditional RSVP via mail, but guests who checked out our website were able to just do it electronically.

 

Post # 6
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1425 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center

I altered our “Guestbook” to be a “Guestbook / Music Request”, and have an “Attractions” page where I’m putting things I would direct visitors to in the area.  

Ours is on mywedding.com, so it isn’t quite as flexible as it could be, but it isn’t terrible.  And I haven’t unveiled it to the public yet, so it’ll surely go through many more changes!

Post # 8
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4352 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Welcome – Two sentences stating welcome to the wedding website

Bride & Groom – One paragraph about my Fiance, one paragraph about me, one paragraph about how he proposed

Ceremony – Location (later will have time), why we chose it, the fact that no flash photography is allowed

Reception – Location, their phone number, (later will add time) that it includes coat check and valet parking, the fact that vegetarian and kids meals are on the menu

Accomodations – Three hotels we reccomend and why, with the one with rooms blocked noted. Links to their websites, their phone numbers and addresses

Directions – (not yet one there) will have directions from each hotel to the ceremony and from the ceremony to the reception

Restaurants – (we have 80% Out of Town guests, many of whom might stay for a week) A list of resturaunts with links to their websites where possible. A description of each restaurant (and why we love it).  

Local Activities – (not yet on there) If we add this it will be suggestions for those who stay for a couple of days. NYC is nearby, so we might just mention how to get into the city

Registry – A list of our registries with links to their websites

Guest Book – Not sure why this is on there, but I don’t really care enough to take it down

Contact Us – our phone numbers, mailing address and emails (for questions about the wedding and sending gifts)

Attire – The reception venue has a dress code which we wrote here

ETA: Our website has a lot more on it than it needs to, mostly because we have so many out of town guests and wanted to point them in the right direction so they can entertain themselves. We aren’t doing online RSVPs, but if you are you can add a tab for that too. If you are asking guests to choose between several dishes for their RSVP, you can also put descriptions of each dish (people order at the reception for our wedding so thats why we aren’t doing this). Lots of brides also have a FAQ section if they aren’t allowing kids or have to answer the same question over and over again. If you have a lot of personal information on your website you might want to password protect it (we did). Oh and some people add a section for the bridal party with mini bios of each. I’m not doing that but you can if you want to.

 

If you pm me the link to your website I’ll look through it.

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