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#1 tvt

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    Posted 16 August 2007 - 05:12 PM

    We thought that a lot of people would visit our wedding website, and therefore put some time and effort into building it. we also put some $ in it as well. (about 125 bucks for our own domaine name for 2 years and a year and a half for wedding window to host it)

    but so far we've had like 10 people visit it! i seriously thought that right after people got our STDs that our website activity would boom... not so much.

    is this typical? i'm thinking maybe we should have saved some moola and wend with a free one

    #2 Sarah

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      Posted 16 August 2007 - 05:16 PM

      Some people looked at ours, but it's kinda relative. We didn't have too many invites anyway...It was frequented more by the people that WEREN'T coming! And, it's been visited quite regularly since the wedding by people looking for pictures, etc. Was it a waste of $? Maybe, but it was still fun so I didn't get too bent out of shape.

      #3 Christine

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      Posted 16 August 2007 - 05:16 PM

      it took a while, but as the wedding got closer, we got tons of visitors. I will visit your site, what is it?
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      #4 tvt

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        Posted 16 August 2007 - 05:17 PM

        thanks! Wedding Websites - Tara & Joe

        #5 JessicaM

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          Posted 16 August 2007 - 05:18 PM

          Ours is the same way. We have had a couple of people RSVP on it (thought this would be easier for people to do rather than mail it back). Guess I am going to have to do the mail thing...I still think its nice to have especially once the wedding gets closer for people to have the information available.
           

           


          #6 Jessica

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            Posted 16 August 2007 - 05:27 PM

            I didn't bother to do a wedding website. To me, it was wasted money. However, I already have hosting space, so I could have just registered a domain name and forwarded to one of my exisiting hosting sites.

            However, I think a smart idea would be to pick a non wedding name. Like jackandjill.com as opposed to jackandjillswedding.com. Or thesmiths.com. That way you can still the domain after the wedding for a post-wedding site. You could continue it as a "family website." Blogs, pictures of you, your pets. If you have kids you can put a section which focuses on that aspect of your life, etc. Also, if you guys have family parties (ie at christmas, thanksgiving, etc.) you can include all that info on your site as well.

            #7 Jessica

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              Posted 16 August 2007 - 05:30 PM

              After I made my post (slow typing today) i saw your website url. It's perfect for what I was talking about!

              #8 *JillD*

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                Posted 16 August 2007 - 05:41 PM

                I didn't do a website either. I was just going to do one of the free ones, but I was really lazy and just didn't feel like doing it. If we had more people going then maybe I would have really put the time in to finish it so that people could get answers to their questions there, but I just really had no desire to do it.

                I bet you'll get more visitors as your wedding gets closer.

                #9 Christine

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                Posted 16 August 2007 - 05:46 PM

                Tara you guys did a great job, don't worry once it gets closer more people will visit.
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                #10 TammyWright

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                Posted 16 August 2007 - 05:48 PM

                we did one but it cost us very little as DH is a web developer etc...

                we had ALOT of people visit it but our crowd is younger, tech sauvy...even DH's grandmother checks her email everyday.

                we had places to SVP, comments, pics, etc...and it is now, now just a wedding site, but baby site, family site...

                i agree that once you get closer to the date, people will start checking it out.

                whenever we updated the site we sent a group email saying that we updated the site etc.

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