What wedding website did you use? What did you like and not like about it?

posted 12 months ago in Beehive
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

I used Minted for our website. I didn’t have any problems with it. The online RSVP worked perfectly and it was easy to set up.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

heatdisneybride :  I loved using Zola. They have so many tools for wedding planning and RSVP management. You can even set a password for your website. And their registry is pretty sweet.

Post # 4
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Worker bee

I used Zola. I love the RSVP management system and the amount of details you could control. Their app is also pretty robust. My major pet peeve was the fact that Zola really highlights the Zola registry over any external registries you might have. It’s easy for people who aren’t paying attention to overlook your external registries.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

The Knot has been amazing to use so far – very easy user interface and tons of gorgeous themes for totally free 🙂 It’s super easy to link external registries, hotels, venues, et cetera (and their online checklist has literally been my bible lol). You can make your website private, lock RSVP to limit ONLY to people to have invites (which is amaaaaaazing for my personal situation).

My only complaint is that it is a little tricky to add food options for the online RSVPs. Once it’s done it’s done though, so I would still give it 5 stars. 

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2018 - IU

I used theKnot and really liked my experience! The RSVP system worked great and I thought everything was nicely organized and easy to use. My only issue was that sometimes my Mac had difficulties uploading pictures onto the site and I had to use my fiance’s laptop instead. But if you aren’t looking to upload a lot of pictures anyway that might not be an issue for you!

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

I obsessively compared websites before choosing, and ended up going with The Knot. Here are my pros/cons:

Zola – Honestly I just didn’t like their templates. I also wanted to include a more traditional registry for older folks, and I’ve heard that can get lost on Zola’s site

WithJoy – I looked into this after a ton of people recommended it. I like that you can add multiple questions to your online RSVP, and when a person RSVPs they can see online exactly who is in their party. Their RSVP spreadsheet manager is pretty cool, but I didn’t really need that much functionality. You can also add a ton of FAQs. There are two layouts – more traditional with pages, and more modern where everything is on one page and you scroll down for info. I did not like that only some “theme” options worked for the more traditional layout, and with both layouts trying to upload and get a photo to look right was a pain in the butt. You also can change the names of the pages, but you cannot add pages. I liked that the registry buttons were the logos of the stores, so it just looked clean and cute. I did not like the look or organization of the “travel” tab listing accommodations and things to do in the city – it was just generally ugly, but did include buttons for contacting the hotels. Can password protect. 

Minted – I thought the options for theme were SO pretty. They also have a good RSVP system (letting you do multiple event rsvps, and showing a specific number of members in a party), although the way it shows up for the admin when you enter people’s names is a little weird. Also you can’t customize anything without paying a fee (although you can do a custom URL, it just has to have “minted” in it). The pages in general looked a little plain (no photos, all text, and no real variation in the text since you can’t customize it). Can’t password protect without a fee.

Weddingwire – Just in general seemed inferior to the others. I didn’t look into it much. 

The Knot – The biggest complaint I have about the knot are the “themes”. There aren’t a ton of choices, and the layout of the theme is not customizable at all, other than font style and color. Other than that, you can add or remove pages and sections, customize the names of pages, integrate your hashtag with their photos page, allow multiple event RSVPs, RSVP options for food, password protect certain pages, and when guests RSVP they know exactly who is in their party. If you have a Zola registry, because it is a competitor, the button for the Zola registry on the Knot’s site looks a little weird, but that wasn’t a huge deal to me. 

Hope this helps! I’m sure I forgot some things… 

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2020

I’m using weebly. Limited templates but good enough and the RSVP works fine. I’m pretty creative so even with the lack of templates I made it look pretty nice. 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

I’m also using Weebly! It’s super customizable and user-friendly. I wanted a clean, simple, yet cute design, and I’m able to create that feel with Weebly.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

The problem with the Knot is they sell your contact information and you will get bombarded with emails.

On a related note, the best thing I did was create a gmail account for all wedding related stuff. That way my regular email account is not spammed for eternity 

I used Riley & Grey. It’s not free, but the themes are really elegant, you can use your own URL, and the functionality was great. The customer service was also amazing. I needed a transportation RSVP page made last minute, and they created a custom page for me for free in less than a day.  Highly recommend.

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