Being able to send our guests a personalised URL like mrandmrsbabschen.com
was so much cooler and more meaningful than a generic template address like www.myweddingwebsite.com/mrandmrsbabschen
. It made us feel like the website was entirely ours and gave our guests a great impression even before they clicked into the website.
Everyone wants their wedding to be special. I mean who wouldn’t want the most important occasion of their lives to be uniquely theirs?
team, on top of offering us a whole library of website templates and themes to choose from, let us make customisations to our website. We had various options for the header, banner, countdown, profile and even an optional section to include profiles of our bridal party.
For James and I, we decided to showcase a poem written by our friend about “how we met” and also one of my favourite quotes.
Of course, not to mention one of our favourite functions was a count down clock which we utilised constantly during that period to remind ourselves how much time we had left to plan for our wedding.
We started sending out online invitations to our guests about 1 and a half months before the wedding (we have a habit of doing things last minute and wedding planning was no different) which meant that we couldn’t afford to spend a lot of time gathering and collating guest responses.
Thank goodness that Bowbei allowed us to include an online RSVP link which directed our quests to a questionnaire. We were able to collect information like RSVPs, meal preferences and transport requirements and download it into an excel spread sheet.
In addition to this, the Bowbei had the capability of password protecting our website which might that only our cherished guests could get access to the site. Additionally, as you might have known, we had 3 separate wedding events— the church wedding, the luncheon and the dinner banquet.
So for events like the dinner banquet, where we were reaching out to a wider group of friends including our parents’ and extended family, the wedding website had the capability to only showcase that single event we were inviting them for when we shared a specific wedding code. I recall thinking hard about the various codes and we finally came up with EAT PRAY & LOVE. The website was a great way to conveniently collate their RSVPs.