As soon as Gary and I got engaged I was planning our wedding. And if I’m being honest I was mentally planning it for some time before we got engaged. :) So as soon as we set our date I was so excited to get our save the dates out and make our wedding website. See…with destination weddings there is an insane amount of information that every guest needs to know. Hotels….flights…travel dates…etc. So instead of calling each person and explaining everything to them I made a website. And not to toot my own horn…but I am pretty proud of this website. I used only pictures that I had taken in Antigua. I made sure it matched the feel of our wedding. I mean…Kenny Chesney is singing ‘Soul of a sailor’ in the background. But most of all I laid out all the important information so everyone would have access to it. Super easy…put the website on the save the dates…everyone has everything they need. Right?
Wrong. A little fact no one tells you…no one goes to your website. I guess I shouldn’t say no one. But…the majority of people do not. I think it’s just human nature to inquire first…research later. I mean…I’m guilty of it. I would much rather live chat the help desk than look through their website for the answer to my problem. So I get it. But then it begs the question…why even make one? So I decided to put together a pros and cons list…
It’s really exciting to make a website when you get engaged. It’s like a right of passage or something.
It keeps all your information in one place.
If people do ask you questions…you can still direct them to your site.
It gives you a place to put all the info you don’t put on your save the dates/invites (registry, bridal party, wedding week schedule, etc).
The majority of people aren’t going to go to it.
It takes a little bit of time to put together.
Well there you have it…I can only come up with two cons. So regardless if anyone looks at it…it still makes me happy to know it’s out there. And it’s a possibility that sometimes when I’m bored I just go to it to daydream and look at the pictures. I know…I’m weird.