Jump to content
Hola20162

Wedding Website Help

Recommended Posts

I have horrible luck with everything so far.  Starting out with finding a Wedding Destination Specialist, they all were horrible so now I am using the Flight Centre and my agent is not a Wedding Destination Specialist.

 

So I went on this Forum 4 months ago under the name Hola 2016 but when i had issues one day logging in, I tried to reset my password it would not take so I contacted the site 1/2 dozen times with zero response.  So I am two for two.

 

Someone on this site recommended WIX for my wedding website...for 2 months I spent editing, after work, weekends, uploading pictures, doing it in 3 different languages....today I logged into WIX and lost everything nothing is there.  3 for 3.

 

I am not having much luck with this wedding planning.

 

As we have guests from all over the world coming to our destination wedding and they all speak one different languages.  Instead of mailing our invitations we are going to do a wedding website entering all the details in all the languages for the guests.

 

Here lies the problem.  I have had bad luck  WIX, I also had bad luck with this website too.  Can anyone please recommend a good wedding websites for dummies as I am not very techy.

 

Or can anyone recommend any other means to share information about the destination wedding to guests?

 

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi there Hola.  Sorry to hear that you are not off to a fantastic start.  Perhaps this means that it will be smooth sailing during the rest of the planning process!

 

I used weddingwire.com to build my wedding website.  It's free, super easy to use and has some great built-in features like a guestlist with all sorts of tracking features, an online RSVP option where guests can RSVP to all events in one place as well as choose their meals, a seating planner linked to the RSVP responses and even a reception music requests section.  Although my RSVPs have just started coming in, the website has been a saviour!  I would highly recommend it!!!

 

I am a super researcher and planner so I wanted to ensure that I could provide my guests with a really great website that would answer all of their questions.  My TA actually discouraged me from "wasting time with a website" as she said many of her previous brides reported that not many of their guests had visited them.  Boy was she wrong!  We've had almost 200 visits and lots of compliments.  I think the more information you can provide to your guests, the easier it will be for them to make their decision.  Plus, the website will allow me to email the group with future updates as the wedding gets closer.

 

(If you want to have a look our website, feel free to PM me and I'll send you the address.) 

 

Good luck!  Hope things are much easier moving forward!

Edited by LeanneP
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry for all your bad luck, but just remind yourself that everything happens for a reason and that everything will all work out in the end :)

 

I used theknot.com ... I found it was easy to use because most of the pages are already created, you just have to add the text and photos. Only negative thing is that you can only have so many 'tabs/pages', so I found myself creating lots of sub-pages. 

 

Just in case you wanted to take a look at another example of a website mine is: www.theknot.com/us/herecomethebrownes

 

 

Goodluck!

 

Edited by scadeau

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@@LeanneP ....I just found this site and we have not yet decided when / where we will get married, other than 2018 and a destination wedding. lol.   I love the idea of the wedding website and all those extra features you mentioned.  I realize this is an older post, but I wondered if you would still recommend it?

Edited by annie271

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@@LeanneP ....I just found this site and we have not yet decided when / where we will get married, other than 2018 and a destination wedding. lol.   I love the idea of the wedding website and all those extra features you mentioned.  I realize this is an older post, but I wondered if you would still recommend it?

 

@@annie271....Yes, I would still recommend weddingwire.com! I didn't end up using the budget function but instead used an excel spreadsheet where I could also track my to do list. However, the website was great for tracking my guestlist, RSVPs and I also do regular "update posts" for all guests to keep them informed. I also used the seating plan (so easy!) and just emailed a .pdf copy to the resort. :)

 

Obviously, a website is only as good as the content you post but we have received rave reviews from our guests and it had WAY more visits than I ever imagined so it is obviously being used by our friends and family.

 

I haven't used any others so I can only comment on my limited experience with the one site but it was super easy to use, looks greats and totally impressed our invitees. It gets, and continues to get, a glowing recommendation from me!

 

I wish you the best during your research of possible destination wedding locations and resorts! It's one of the first (and hardest!) decisions but this website will be a invaluable to you as you work your way through the planning process. :)

Edited by LeanneP
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@@annie271....Yes, I would still recommend weddingwire.com! I didn't end up using the budget function but instead used an excel spreadsheet where I could also track my to do list. However, the website was great for tracking my guestlist, RSVPs and I also do regular "update posts" for all guests to keep them informed. I also used the seating plan (so easy!) and just emailed a .pdf copy to the resort. :)

 

Obviously, a website is only as good as the content you post but we have received rave reviews from our guests and it had WAY more visits than I ever imagined so it is obviously being used by our friends and family.

 

I haven't used any others so I can only comment on my limited experience with the one site but it was super easy to use, looks greats and totally impressed our invitees. It gets, and continues to get, a glowing recommendation from me!

 

I wish you the best during your research of possible destination wedding locations and resorts! It's one of the first (and hardest!) decisions but this website will be a invaluable to you as you work your way through the planning process. :)

 

 

Thank you so much for your reply. Definitely sounds like something I will be checking out. Especially love the ease of sending off a seating plan. Looking forward to all aspects once we finally choose somewhere. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Best Destination Wedding Sponsors



    Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter
  • Posts

    • Hi all! I know this is an old thread... but just in case there are other destination wedding brides out there with the same question, I thought I would answer! My guy and I live in Texas and just got our marriage license (yay!). We are getting married in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The Dallas County clerk informed us that we can get our marriage license in Texas, bring it and a Texas-registered officiant to Mexico, have the ceremony in Mexico, then bring the marriage license back to Texas to file and it will be LEGAL in the US.  In  other words, we can legally get married in Mexico using our Texas marriage license and officiant (who is a family friend), then file the paperwork when we get home. Where it says 'county in which ceremony was performed' on the license, we just put in Playa del Carmen, Mexico and bam! Married :) I do not know if this is true for other states, but it is CONFIRMED for Texas! I suggest asking the clerk when you register for your marriage license. I am overjoyed that we can have a US-legal marriage in Mexico so our wedding date on our license will be the actual day! NO blood tests, or getting married before or after the trip required!  
    • Every Bride spends a lot of time researching and worrying about her perfect wedding dress. While many Indian brides choose the traditional red colour for their bridal gown, a few of them find some different colours to wear on their special day. Here is a description of how to choose an Indian wedding dress that suits your skin tone. 1) Fair complexion: You can choose any shade of blue or bright shades of pink and red. In the shades of blue- select scuba blue or royal blue. Among other colours this season, you can pick up your dress in tangerine.   2) Wheatish complexion Just select those colours which bring out the warmth in your complexion. Some of the best options for you are tangy orange, saffron yellow, vibrant shades of red, mint green and hot pink.   3) Dusky complexion: If you have an olive skin tone, then you can pull off any rich and dark colour quite well. So, the colours like classic blue, marsala, burnt orange and brick red are just perfect for you. Also the metallic silver, gold and bronze will even flatter your face pretty well
    • I will be using the hPage Website Builder to create a free website for our wedding. I am planning to post wedding updates, wedding photos, wedding reminders, and wedding articles regarding our upcoming marriage there. For RSVP, I am using Facebook events since almost all we invited have facebook and it would be easier to get their "yes" or "no" confirmation there. In case anyone is interested as well here's their site: hPage Website Builder - https://www.hpage.com
    • Minimalist wedding bands look so classy and timeless regardless of the venue.
    • It's hard to estimate. Some receptions don't need much decorating because it's already beautiful. Some receptions need lots of decorating. Some receptions also come with extra decorating equipment already.
  • Topics

×