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#1 mrsgreene2011

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    Posted 09 August 2010 - 07:04 AM

    I am looking into creating a wedding webite and I was going to look into a free site. Are there any good ones out there or is it better to just pay for one. I would like some options such as adding music to the site and RSVPing online. Are those avaiable on any free sites?



    #2 xtenna

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      Posted 09 August 2010 - 08:05 AM

      Hi,

       

      I am using weddingwire.com and you can either add one song that replays during the whole viewing of your website or have a playlist and when your guests view a different page the song changes.  Also you can RSVP online.  The website is free and the reason I went with it is because you can delete a lot of pages that seemed unnecessary to me or add ones.  You can customize every page by changing layout, page name, add pictures, hyperlinks ect. Almost all websites had "registry" and my guy did not want that on there, i couldn't find a website other than this one where I could delete that page!  Good luck.  You can sign up for weddingwire and check out the website feature...just play around with it and see what you can and can't do. That's the best way to see if you'l like it!

       

      Christy


      June 3, 2011 Cabo San Lucas

      #3 mrsgreene2011

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        Posted 09 August 2010 - 09:37 AM

        Thanks so much. I am definitely going to check them out. I couldn't find one where you could delete pages. I have seen a lot of suggestions on here; I'm jsut trying to figure out which is best.

         

        Thanks Again

        Jeanine



        #4 dolfinluck

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          Posted 09 August 2010 - 09:58 AM

          I used mywedding.com and they had music and RSVPing for multiple events online.  you can also hide and un-hide any page you want to plus they have custom pages that you can create as well



          #5 OceanWonderland

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            Posted 09 August 2010 - 10:00 AM

            We use a free one called mywedding.com and it's complete customization. You can turn on or off any page you want, so while you are working on one, you can see what it would look like but until you activate it, no one else can see it. For the beginning stages we only had our wedding date (home page), our story, and accomodations. Since then, I've added more pages, RSVP, Music requests (and you can make a 5 song playlist), FAQ, Wedding Party details, Packing lists, etc....

            We also didn't have a registry for quite some time, but about 2 weeks ago I got a phone call from my parents upset that we didn't have one because our grandparents expect it! So I added a registry for them. I guess for some people it's customary. If you think you will have guests that want to be sent a registry, you might want to give them a little piece of paper in their invitations only stating where they can buy you a gift, if they choose to. Who would have known people wanted a registry?


            Leslie and Aaron ~ Dreams Tulum ~ November 15, 2010
            Our wedding slideshow from the amazing William Sanchez: http://www.williamsa...aron/slideshow/
            And our TTD session (William Sanchez and Ivan Luckie): http://www.williamsa...slie aaron/ttd/

            #6 mrsgreene2011

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              Posted 09 August 2010 - 10:10 AM

              Thanks so much for the info. I am so excited about creating the website. I have a long time before we get married, but I like to plan early. I wasn't sure if I was going to do a registry either as we already live together, but I think we are going to do a honeymoon registry.



              #7 Ayslinn

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                Posted 09 August 2010 - 04:41 PM



                Originally Posted by mrsgreene2011 

                Thanks so much for the info. I am so excited about creating the website. I have a long time before we get married, but I like to plan early. I wasn't sure if I was going to do a registry either as we already live together, but I think we are going to do a honeymoon registry.


                how long until you get married? I'm on the long track as well.  I'm having fun exploring everything and planning and taking my time though!



                #8 vcwedding2011

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                  Posted 09 August 2010 - 04:52 PM

                  Ditto, my wedding is not until Nov. 2011.  Doing the website was on my list, so these comments help a lot.

                   

                  thnaks for sharing



                  #9 mrsgreene2011

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                    Posted 10 August 2010 - 05:02 AM

                    I am getting married November 11, 2011. I have a lot of time also. I am having fun looking into everything. I have a lot of time, but I can be indecisive so I need it, lol.

                     

                    Originally Posted by Ayslinn 




                    how long until you get married? I'm on the long track as well.  I'm having fun exploring everything and planning and taking my time though!





                    #10 AishaB

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                      Posted 10 August 2010 - 12:41 PM

                      I really dont know which is better, but I am using weddingwire. From my research and comparison, it pretty much gives you just about everything that a paid website offers. I think the only difference is that with the paid website, you get your names as the url.  Weddinwire also offers this but you have to pay extra.  I love weddingwire.  As was said before, you can definitely check out a few of these sites, paid sites have free trial periods, I tried a few before deciding on weddingwire. It is easy to use, customizable and fun!  Good luck with making your choice!


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