Hi, so I've been doing pretty well (I think) with planning my wedding so far, but I could use a few opinions on this one.
I'm a millennial, so many of guests will be the same age, and I've received the bombardment of "you must create a wedding website!" from those very same wedding websites around the web. I added the names of the bridal party, and some pictures of us to make it cutesy. The main purpose is to serve as info for the hotel, with a very *special* link to get the wedding discount, and info and rsvp link for the post-wedding brunch.
I'd like to announce this website early on, before the invites go out, so people have a chance to see the whole picture of the wedding weekend events, and to also decide if they're booking a hotel room. Invites will go out in June, and my wedding is the Friday of Labor Day, so I think giving an extra heads up will be important. Also, the point of the website is to streamline info and keep half a dozen little cards out of the invitation. Putting the website on a card in the envelope kinda defeats the purpose. And I personally don't like the idea of putting the website directly on the invitation.
For my own friends, who are more likely to book a hotel and rsvp to a brunch online anyway, I have a separate "wedding" friends list on FB, so I wouldn't be announcing this to people who aren't invited. Is this a good idea? Is there any good, casual wording that will make people check it out? Btw, I don't yet have registry on it. If I do decide to announce the website, do I have to leave the registry info out? How do you spread a link to my non-FB friends/relatives?