Ever since Al Gore invented the Internet, the web has become the number one source for porn and weird cat videos. However, occasionally people do use it for information gathering and sharing, like Wedding Websites.There are so many tools out there to help you create wedding websites; you can get free templates and domain space from places like TheKnot or Weddings.com or you can redesign a tumblr or a blog, you can also choose to pay and have a professional do one for you.
I don’t care which one you do, but do have one! Even if it is just a fancy looking Evite. The reason being is that in this e-day and age, paper is so passé and gets put away for ‘safe keeping’ (see invitation post). If there is an online location where an hour before the ceremony we can go and reprint the address/directions to the wedding and double check the time, to realize the ceremony starts in 20 minutes, would help us guests out a lot. That being said, I have spent a fair amount of time perusing wedding websites and they always leave SO MUCH to be desired. I get it couples, the wedding website is an afterthought for you, but I challenge that concept and propose that it should be a first thought, right up there with invitations and wedding colors. Information that I consistently encounter on wedding sites:
As a guest we need your wedding web site to be “ The Invitation 2.0. ” This is where you put all of the other useful information that is just tacky to include in the actual invitation (i.e. dress code, or no kids allowed) Here is what guests are looking for
If you are having a traditional cultural ceremony it would be nice to include a link or some information on this ceremony for your culturally-illiterate American friends. I was three hours into my first traditional East Asian wedding and I was quickly approaching a ‘ hangry’ state (so hungry you are angry) before the guest next to let me know it was okay for me to get up, leave, eat a snack and come back.
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