When you get engaged, the ring is your prime time ad announcing wedding[us] Inc. open for business. Everyone wants to see it, it's all new and sparkly. After that everyone asks "when's the wedding?" For me there was two phases of this, one directly following the official proposal and one following the launch of my wedding blog a few years later. For long stretches of time you politely say "I have no idea." It's just like coming home on college breaks to everyone asking "what's next?" you simply politely respond with no information.
After you set the date you have to let people know. We made save the date magnets, hurray! Once you've informed people that the event exists in the foreseeable future there is a flood of other questions. It's press conference time. In this day and age the easiest way to inform the masses is via the good old internet. Hence, the next step being the wedding website aka wedsite. I spent weeks plugging our pictures and info into a free template. I know. I know. "You're marrying a programmer. Why would you have a canned site?" I have two kids, a still healing back and a wedding to plan, sue me.
As, I was saying I poured over what information people would want on the site (the deal breakers and preparation worthy bits). I waded through options and apps and searched my memory of which bits of other wedsites I found super useful or interesting. I added pieces and then rejected them in the end to keep things streamlined. I wrote a short welcome, the story of Mike & I, introduced the wedding party, added an RSVP & song request form, venue info and an FAQ section.
It was the FAQs that took the most thought. The two most common quandaries thus far are "where are you registered" and "what should I wear?". With those added I sat thinking about what I've asked engaged couples...I added answers about kids, food, booze and pictures. I also added an email in case I forgot anything. As with PR for any event I hope I've been thorough and entertaining in my explanations.
With the save the dates and wedsite giving people a hint of what to expect I I anticipate some buzz about the "big day" for months to come.
I want to know what the weirdest/funniest/most common question you were asked leading up to your wedding?