Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Wedding Websites (What do you think?)

Someone asked me what other websites I used for wedding planning. My answer: Pinterest. No, seriously. I went to Pinterest for ideas (you can check out A Bride On A Budget on Pinterest for ideas for your wedding). Other than that, I was really old school. I loved magazines. I got two bridal magazines a month and I read them cover to cover.

But that's just me.

What about you? I know a lot of people aren't like me, though, and they actually want a website for checklists, a website for advice, and wedding website for their guests.

You can do the latter for free at sites like Wedding Paper Divas.


Personally, I didn't make one. I didn't want to create a wedding website (but, I mean, A Bride On A Budget is a wedding blog, so I sort of figured that was enough). I love the ones that people do create but, for someone like me who is a public person with two successful websites, I couldn't make the information about our wedding venue and time public. It sounds nuts but I was worried about wedding crashers (and that's not really an unjustified concern for me). I didn't even post the venue name on A Bride On A Budget until after our wedding. So, had I created a wedding website, it would either need to be private (so our guests would annoyingly need to enter a password to check it out) or any personal information would need to be excluded (making the website useless for our guests).

Wedding websites, though, are very cool. If you order your wedding invitations from a site that offers a wedding website, you can actually match your wedding website to your invites. That type of coordination is never lost on me. Plus, it's a great place for you to post information for your guests: hotel discount rates, wedding registries, information about the wedding party, a cute story about how you and your groom met, and more. You can add as much or as little as you want.

What some people do, also, is they use the wedding website as a place to collect RSVP's. Your guests will just log on and RSVP yes or no. This will close on your RSVP date, meaning you don't have to worry about late RSVP's. If they missed the deadline, the form is closed, and that's that (okay, not really; people will still call you but you may still avoid some of the RSVP headache we had). That's super convenient.

BRIDAL BABBLE: Are you planning on creating a wedding website?


  1. I'm helping a few friends plan budget weddings, and I use Pinterest ALL the time to find advice and articles. I keep a big pinboard of what I find that I think is worthwhile. Hopefully, I'll be able to use it on my own wedding one day!

  2. I am old skool too, lol! I love the magazines, but because I am a list person....I would utilize some form of online tools to help me along the way.

  3. I was all about the excel spreadsheets when I was getting married! I know quite a few girls on LI love LIWeddings.

  4. Although I'd someday love to be in a magazine, I don't really care for them laying around my house. I'm a bookmarker. I bookmark important articles and blogs- this way I have it right there and I don't have to flip through pages.

  5. Another great option is polyvore! It allows you to put together fashion sets for free, pull from anywhere on the web, or from their HUGE stock... and the best part... IT INCLUDES PRICES!

  6. Pinterest is great and just so darn easy. I am also a big fan of Wedding Wire. They provide tools for everything, including a website.

  7. I love all of these great tips. I love Pinterest as well. Happy planning