I recently have been attempting to update and stay on top of building our wedding website, and as much fun it is to talk about yourself in the third person (<— insert sarcasm here) I’m finding that it’s a lot more work than I had anticipated.
Generally you can build the website and fill in information as it is confirmed. I’ve also read and been told that don’t put everything up at once. Take your time. Give the guests something to look forward to as they slowly browse all the information you’ve placed at their fingertips.
I’ve been using the free website hosting by The Knot and it’s been pretty user-friendly, for the most part. My only issues have been glitches to the guest list for the wedding, rehearsal dinner, and bridal shower lists. They seem to accidentally duplicate guests names if they are invited to the bridal shower AND the wedding. Weird. Every once in a while photos won’t upload to the website page being created, other times I have no problems. I’d say it’s a 50% chance everything goes as planned during the 2-3 hours I spend updating all the information. I’ll usually quit after running into a problem because I’m using a Netbook laptop that isn’t as fast as my fiance’s laptop. The one most helpful item from the planning side was exporting the guest list so I could update/customize names and address if I received updated information after I exported the list. I uploaded it to my Google Drive to ensure I have access to it on my iPhone no matter where I was when someone told me their new address, phone number, or email.
The other item I was able to set up was our Honeyfund account for our Honeymoon and gift registry. My fiance and I have been living together for almost five years and I am a kitchen gadget fiend! So we don’t really need a lot of gifts for the home. Sure, I still want a matching china/dish set and silverware, but I also would rather have room service for breakfast in Hawaii on our Honeymoon (*hint hint*). 🙂
I shall try to keep it all up to date, and not bore myself to death. Let me know what you think, or not, but please feel free to click away!
On a brighter note:
Here is a copy of our Save the Date we sent out with our annual Christmas card this year to all of our wedding guests. I was very excited to share this creation with our friends and family and we received rave reviews from everyone. It was designed and created by my talented and patient fiance who endured my incessant nagging to get it done in time to be mailed out over the holidays. It was worth all the trouble.