Post # 1
Can anyone recommend a good free site to use to make a wedding website? I’d like to do my RSVPs online and heard the Knot is not great at that. I’m also having a destination wedding so have PDFs and maps I’d like to upload, and most sites I’ve found don’t let you do that.
Post # 2
- Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Without knowing why some have stated TheKnot isn’t great with RSVPs I can only give you my experience. No ones had an issue. Enter your name, accept or decline. Its literally that simple. Not sure what sites allow uploading maps and PDFs but could you convert them to jpeg images and upload those to one of the sites you’re considering?
Post # 3
We’ve used Wix (for free) and it’s great and super easy to use. We then bought a URL for it to personalise it, but you don’t need to if you don’t want to.
Post # 5
We used The Knot as well and I have the same experience as
regarding the RSVP tracking.
Post # 6
We used The Knot and used their RSVP feature. No one had any problems and I appreciated how it kept track of our dinner options (we had two options and guests could chose which they wanted when they RSVP’ed).
Post # 7
I used joy (www.withjoy.com) and love it so far. Their online RSVP feature is awesome. I was considering Wix until I read that the free version has ads.
Post # 8
- Wedding: December 2017 - Lake Louise Canada
Rather than using a wedding site we used wix, a regular free website builder with options to add RSVPs and things. I kept reading about other wedding sites making guests “register” just to RSVP, or limited numbers of design templates to choose from, or worst of all automated thank you messages after RSVPs telling guests to buy a gift! Yuck! I wanted 100% design customization with our colors and photos, and specific RSVP questions. For $70/year we upgraded to be able to use our own domain (HisNameAndMyName dot com) which is cool. If you are OK with doing less work and being less custom, withjoy looked decent when I was testing them all out. Good luck!
Post # 9
Agree with victoriaid- we are using weebly (free) and linked to our own domain. Ive found that it had an easy drag and drop but we didn’t have to follow the standard wedding website templates. It’s also easy to embed objects, like customised maps etc.
There is a form function that we are using for our invitation responses that we’ve had no issues with, the only thing is that it will not (as far as I know) collate those for you, so we keep a separate spreadsheet log
Post # 10
We’re using withjoy.com (aka Joy) and LOVE it. If you have any questions, they actually get back to you with a real person in like a day or two. I tried Wix because it had decent templates, but the free version with ads is just… horrendous. I looked at others like AppyCouple, The Knot and eWedding, but their templates weren’t as nice and felt really dated. Joy all the way!
Post # 11
- Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom
To be honest, I greated a blog style website on wordpress.com
It wasn’t the ‘conventional’ wedding website, but I enjoy writing stories and doing updates for people to read.
Post # 12
We are using squarespace to host our own wedding website with rsvp, links to registry, maps, and any other pertinent info. I absolutely love our site, Fiance built it and I love that it’s super personal instead of just being a form.
Post # 13
I made a site on wix and it was really easy
Post # 14
I’m glad that I’ve found this thread as it has lots of useful info for me. I’m going to build a website using Wix, and I’ve already got a a Wix coupon through http://www.webbuildersguide.com/website-builder-articles/wix-coupon/ for building website with this web builder. Your information has persuaded me that I’ve made the right choice.