The dreaded wedding website. I'm sure you've seen the good, the bad, and the ugly sites. Painfully specific stories of how couples have met. Overly detailed descriptions of the bridal party. My fiancé and I went back and forth about the pros and cons of having a wedding website. What did we come up with?
- Informative. Snail mail gets lost. It's inevitable. Even when it does manage to make it to your address, invitations are easily misplaced or just plain forgotten about. As much as I would love to think that everyone is anxiously awaiting for my hard-copy wedding invitations, the reality is that most probably aren't. Having the date, place, and time easily accessible on the internet makes things easier for your guests.
- Registry. A wedding website makes it so simple for your loved ones to buy what you would like from your registry. This prevents a headache for everyone involved.
- RSVP. With just one click your guests can respond! This is a win-win for you and your guests.
- Oversharing. It may be shocking to hear that my fiancé prefers to keep his private life, well, private. Meanwhile, I have a public lifestyle blog, LOL. I can see how giving long-winded unnecessary details about our relationship just isn't his style. To be honest, it isn't mine either when it comes to personal relationships. Is it possible to have a wedding site sans the 'How We Met' saga?
- Blech. I'm picky when it comes to aesthetics. A lot of wedding websites that I've come across have seemed clunky and similar to a MySpace layout...does anyone remember Myspace? However, I have seen a select few that have been designed well, which has helped my case ;)
The verdict: We have one! Ultimately, I convinced my fiancé that creating a simple and informative wedding website would save everyone the headache of searching for details. Everything you need to know in one place sounded great to us. But, I've got to know - what is your opinion on wedding websites? xx