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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

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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!

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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!

 

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@@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?

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@@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. :)

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@@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. :)

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