Marriage is all about compromise, so when my husband (then fiancé) declared “I do not want a wedding website,” I caved. If I’ve learned one thing in life, it’s that I have to pick my battles. Little did I know that his hesitancy to have our “About Us” section aired across the Internet would lead to lots of little annoyances throughout our engagement. If I had to do it all over again, I would have picked this battle and won. Here’s why a wedding website is a great idea.
Info on accommodations: I need more hands to count the number of e-mails I got from out of town friends that read, “I lost your Save the Date, can you send me the hotel details again?” Really?!?! Is this a generational thing that we can’t hold onto a piece of paper for more than five minutes? Is there an app for that? If only we had a website where my iPhone loving friends could find all these details!
Registries: We all have them, so how do you get the word out? It’s tacky to include registry information on a Save the Date or invitation, but it’s totally acceptable to include your wedding website on a Save the Date. Problem solved – a wedding website is a great place for wedding guests to find out where you’re registered.
Everything else: A wedding website can help save you valuable time from not having to field phone calls and e-mails with questions from guests. It can serve as a one-stop shop for your guests to find all the information they need. It’s the who, what, when and where of your wedding festivities, so take advantage of it. I can’t promise that your 90 year old great aunt will know how to find your website, but for everybody else, it’s a really helpful tool.
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