Post # 1
Hi all! I’m trying to figure out which wedding website I should use. My wedding is in August, so I’ll probably be sending out STD’s in December or January, and I want to have my wedding website set up when I send them out.
I started setting up a wedding website on the Knot, but I’m just not loving it. I don’t love their RSVP system, and this part is important to me. We’ll be sending out paper RSVP’s, but I know that our friends and younger relatives will really prefer to be able to RSVP online. The RSVP functionality on the Knot just isn’t very customizable, and there are a few things I’d like added to it. I can probably make it work if need be, but I’m sure there are other wedding websites out there, so I’d love to hear about them!
What wedding website did you/are you using, and why? What do you like about it, what don’t you like about it? Feel free to answer if you’re using the Knot as well, I’d love to hear your experience with that and how the RSVP system worked for you, or reasons why it’s worth it to deal with the limited RSVP customization, or why it HASN’T been worth it to you. Thanks to all!!
Post # 2
I didn’t use the Knot because I didn’t like their RSVP system either.
I used WithJoy and really liked it. It’s free, really easy to use, RSVP were fully customizable and exported easily into excel. It is a bit limited in formats and that, though I believe they have added some new features recently.
Post # 3
Not engaged yet, but I’ve been researching websites for when the time happens since we’ll be having a short engagement. I think I’m going to go with WithJoy. Like PP said, it’s free and easy to use, and the themes don’t look tacky like some other websites do, IMO.
Post # 4
Same same! I’ve been using WithJoy! 🙂
I think the founder started it as a wedding website for his sister to use (non tech person). So yeah, it’s easy to navigate, mostly intuitive, organized well, covers all the basics, and I can’t believe it’s still free, so hurry up and grab a domain name.
It’s been great for the most part. Sometimes there are bugs during updates (they fix them pretty quickly, though there was a guest list bug where there was a big oops), and there are some pretty minor things (how you can’t click and drag your FAQ to a different order).
Overall, I highly recommend them!
p.s. Oh yeah, and you can customize each invitation, with the wording, if you want to make it more personable.
Post # 5
kimmacph : wineosaur : jupiterbee : Awesome, thanks all! Sounds like I need to check out WithJoy!
Post # 6
All I can say is don’t use WeddingWire, their RSVP system is even worse than the Knot’s and using them is one of my only wedding regrets. Their registry tool is also terrible.
Post # 7
- Wedding: May 2019 - Green Bay, WI
Yeah agree with PP that Wedding Wire isn’t great either. I ended up going with Minted because my invitations are from there and then my website completely matches. I like Minted but I’m actually a web designer for a living so I honestly wish I would’ve just coded one from scratch, lol. Sounds like PPs have suggested a good site though!
Post # 8
Our Destination Wedding Specialist will be setting up a website for us, but I’ve had friends use “With Joy” and from a guest perspective, that was a good experience. Very easy to navigate and guests are able to make changes to their RSVP, dietary restrictions, etc after-the-fact, which is very convenient.
Post # 9
thank goodness I clicked on this and saw ya’ll saying weddingwire was bad! I liked the knot but stopped the moment I couldn’t use my actual address because they dont accept weddings out of the US! I emailed them about it and they said it’s something they will do in the future. I just made a weddingwire account but I’m defo going to check out withjoy!
Post # 10
I used Riley & Grey. I loved their RSVP system. They also customized another transportation RSVP page for me for free in a few hours. They were great to work with, and I loved their elegant style. I also got no spam from them or any other companies as a result of using them.
Post # 11
We’re using Zola. They’re website templates were fine (nothing amazing), but what really sold me was their online RSVP. I didn’t do Save-The-Date Cards, and I only sent out the formal invitations.Their website allows you to be pretty organized. The only beef I have with their webiste is the Zola registry. If you’re using a Zola registry and an external one, the website really only highlights the Zola registry. Guests can easily overlook your other registry.
Post # 12
- Wedding: December 2018 - IU
I used TheKnot for our wedding website and didn’t mind their RSVP system. I thought the same as you that most of our younger friends and family would RSVP online but honestly out of the 215 people we invited, maybe 15 of them did online RSVP and the majority of our guests are younger so this suprised me!
I had great experiences with TheKnot and honestly preferred their RSVP system because ppl couldn’t RSVP with a plus one if they weren’t given one online. However on our paper RSVPs we had several give themselves plus ones :/
I’m not sure what you would need to customize with the RSVPs for your wedding, but if you just need a basic RSVP system TheKnot worked great and I really liked the rest of their planning tools as well!
Post # 14
After reading multiple threads, I’m using withjoy. I just set up my account last week and I really like how many options there are and how it’s so easy to customize. I read on other threads how they made changes to their sites after listening to customer complaints and I liked that. So far we’re very happy with it!
Post # 15
- Wedding: January 2020 - Round Rock, TX
sarusarunna : I’m using The Knot and I really like it! We haven’t gotten all of our RSVPs yet because it’s quite early, but I have had a handful of people RSVPd and it’s worked out just fine! The website is easy to navigate and I think it looks very nice. Plus the app is very handy and helps me keep up with everything 🙂
Post # 16
Thanks bees! This is an old thread that seems to have been revived, and I’ve already gotten some great responses, so I’m closing it out.