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Announcing Wedding Party Online

Hello! I'm looking for cute ideas to showcase  your wedding party on your web site. I've seen people do normal pictures, funny faces and put celebrity pics with the actual wedding party names, I'm just looking for something different. Anyone seen anything new latey? TIA!

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    I would first check with them to see if they're OK with that. Some people aren't comfortable with their photos and personal information online, especially if they aren't the ones controlling it.
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    Yeah, PP's comment is exactly why I don't have my wedding party online. I don't think anyone is surfing the net dying of curiousity as to who my BMs are, and I don't know how my friends would feel about their photos and personal info out there for everyone to see.

    But to answer you question, I have no ideas...I thought the most normal was just a photo of the person, maybe with you (or your FI with his GMs), and a blurb about how you know each other.
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    One of my BMs is a cartoonist, I've thought about asking her to do little portraits of each of the WP members for the program.  I don't think I will, though, seems kind of pointless.  No one really cares who the wedding party is, especially if they don't already know them.
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    Sometimes I feel like people think that brides are delicate little flower princesses who get all dressed up and pretty for one special moment of their dreams, when really they're just normal people who just happen to be getting married. Things shouldn't have to be sugar-coated for grown-ass women. -mstar284
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    Just a thought:  you have already asked them to be in the WP, right?  You're not "announcing" your choice on a website without checking with everyone first, I hope.

    "Trix, it's what they/our parents wanted. Why so judgemental? And why is your wedding date over a year and a half ago? And why do you not have a groom's name? And why have you posted over 12,000 posts? And why do you always say mean things to brides?" palegirl146
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    Keep in mind that the point of the wedding website is to convey information publicly to guests (and anyone else who can get their hands on your information).

    First, make sure that your WP is cool with that information being made public.


    Then, what I'd do is to just list the WP information under a 'WP' heading however you can always link a photo album to the wedding website so those looking can see pictures.

    However make sure that your WP is OK with their names and images being viewed by strangers. 

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    Wow, didn't expect the negative responses. Of course I was going to ask permission of the WP before posting something and yes, I've already asked them. We are a fun couple and will have a lot of people that don't know each other so I thought it would be a great way to include them more. Sticking to me own board from now on!
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    Brogey-- yea I have noticed that alot of times, instead of people just answering the dang question, they try to act like moms.

    With that said, I think you have a cool idea.
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    Like everyone said, I'd just run it past everyone first.  What I did is ask each of them (individually) if they were okay with it.  Each of them was.  Then I asked if they had a picture they wanted me to use and if they had anything they wanted me to say or specifically not say.

    Each of them told me 1-2 things they wanted mentioned and only one of them asked for something to be left out- my brother gave me an extremely vague job description that in no way mentioned his employer.  And every single one of them told me they were okay with any pic I chose (or as the girls put it "I trust you to not pic an ugly picture of me").  After I wrote up a short blurb about how they knew us and a little something about them I ran it past each of them, asking if it was okay.  After I talked to each of them I posted them to the website. 

    As for a "creative" way to show who they were, I can't really help you there.  I'm not good at computer stuff and I don't use Photoshop so I just used a nice picture of each person, cropped to roughly the same size.

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    Brogey, you didn't get negative responses. Aerin, banana and honeybee had specific suggestions, and other people shared some advice you might not have thought of - the fact that you already had is great, but there are plenty of times in life (not just wedding planning) when all of us can get carried away by an idea and not take some important preliminary steps.

    If what you wanted was ONLY responses saying "oh that's such a cute idea!" then I agree that this board probably isn't for you, but personally I've found that these girls have some good advice.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_wedding-party_announcing-wedding-party-online?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:37Discussion:d935a071-91db-4db8-912f-e77b4b5f6383Post:b68a5305-a5ee-4906-a309-6702828b175c">Re: Announcing Wedding Party Online</a>:
    [QUOTE]Brogey-- yea I have noticed that alot of times, instead of people just answering the dang question, they try to act like moms. [/QUOTE]

    As someone who has gone through the wedding planning process, been a BM and also  on TK, it's often imperative to give background info in a response as well as to answer the initial question.

    You don't have to like what's stated but many of us take the time to give the advice that we do because we feel that it's important. 

    Please don't belittle the responses of the other ladies or mine.  We all would like the OP's wedding planning experience to be enjoyable.
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    People didn't give you negative responses. They were just asking for clarification on points that you didn't explain in your original post (like if they were cool with this).

    But, yeah, if you want blind validation for everything you say - rather than constructive points - by all means stick to your local board. They'll tell you that every single idea you have is awesome, whether they mean it or not.
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    There are a lot of cases where something you think is a really good idea is really not.  I got all excited about the idea of sending out CD-ROMs with a ton of information to my guests, until other, wiser ladies pointed out that none of my guests would really use them, and that it was a case of me thinking everyone else is as excited about my wedding as me.

    Outside perspective is useful.  I'd rather get told that an idea wasn't very good before I put it into practice than to go to the effort and have all my guests think the same thing.
    This is a neglected planning bio.
    This is a belated married bio, with no reviews yet because I'm lazy.

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    Sometimes I feel like people think that brides are delicate little flower princesses who get all dressed up and pretty for one special moment of their dreams, when really they're just normal people who just happen to be getting married. Things shouldn't have to be sugar-coated for grown-ass women. -mstar284
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