(Closed) Your wedding website

posted 7 years ago in Technology
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I used WeddingWire. Not only did I have my site through them I managed my guestlist through them, reviewed vendors, kept my budget and kept ideas there. It really helped me SO much. I used that more than the wedding plannig book I got!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I use WeddingChannel, and I’m pretty pleased with it so far.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wedding Window.  I know there are a lot of free sites out there, but I wanted to customize everything and this allowed me to do so.  

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have my own url hosted by wordpress, yeah apparently it’s necessary when you marry an ITer

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m having a destination wedding too and I think a wedding website is really a good way to inform your guest about everything. We have sent out our invites and now people keep asking questions so I put up a frequently asked questions page on our invite because I’m sure a lot of people are having the same questions. I used The Knot for my website. I like it. I also use it for my guest list and creating seating arrangements. They also have budgeting, to do lists, etc. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We’re using The Knot for our wedding website, it’s pretty simple but I’m not super duper impressed with some of their customization. We also have a littt blog going through Blogger to keep eveyrone updated.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We’re using mywedding.com and have been really happy with them. Plus, I think that they have more theme choices than a lot of the other wedding website places I checked out. I think that if I didn’t use them, though, I would just build something myself through Blogspot or something.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

I use wedding window.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

we used wedding wire.  i’ve been happy with it for the most part.  i like the ‘themes’ they have in there to pick from, like design styles, there were a lot to choose from.  i like there other tools as well, like the rsvp app, the checklists, and budget tracker.  we have all of our wedding info saved in it & it’s been super helpful to have it all stored in one place.  there have only been a few times i wished i could do something to the site & couldn’t, like there aren’t a lot of fonts to pick from, and i wanted to do a page & add a bunch of pictures to it, but it wasn’t going to work with any of the template pages they had to pick from.  i love that the music we added plays the whole time someone is on it (unless they turn it off, which they can, there is a little bar at the bottom) & doesn’t start or switch when they go to a different area of the website, i find it really annoying when pages do that.  we didn’t want to pay for a site, so we loved that it was free, but we still had a lot of choices in how it was set up, like we didn’t put a password on it, but we made it unsearchable, so the web address almost acted like the password.

good luck! there are so many to pick from, i had a hard time picking.  sometimes just playing with each of them & seing if you can do what you want to do with it is the best way to know which one is right for you.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I also used wedding window. I liked that I could customize colors, fonts, add pictures and slide shows, etc. Most sites now a days have cool features like online RSVP, guestbook, address book, planning tools, and what not. I paid for wedding window for the balance between user friendly and personalization. Also, it gave me the option of a personalized domain name without the host site’s name in it (ie: http://www.MEandFI.com vs http://www.weddingwebpagehost/MEandFI.com). Some of those free sites have the loooongest urls.

EDIT: i was thinking that the shorter domain name will look nicer/fit better on my save the dates.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Bellagiobride:  Just about everything is customizable.  I chose a template to work off of, and then pretty much changed it all.  I was able to change colors, fonts, change stock photos to my own, or none at all.  I wanted something very clean and simple, no hearts or wedding-y stuff on the site.  There is even an eyedropper tool, so I was able to match our wedding colors exactly.  I also wanted our own domain.  The option I paid for also removed the wedding window copyright at the bottom of each page.  

For photos you use, there are lots of options for borders and placement on the page.  You choose only the pages you want to display and can create custom pages or change the name of any pre-determined page.  You should check it out:

http://www.weddingwindow.com/create-custom-websites.cfm

If you want to see our website for reference to the changes I made from the original theme, I’d be more than happy to share it with you.  Just PM me and I will reply with the web address.

 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Atalanta: I almost went the wordpress route!  WordPress is awesome – The only reason I didn’t choose wordpress is because I need to learn CSS so I can customize it.  I am too picky to have gone with one of their premade layouts.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I used weddingwire, because I liked the designs and ease of use best.  I then registered with godaddy.com for less than $2 for a personalized web host name. 

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