My wedding website is online. And it’s built entirely on Posterous.

Kate and I are getting married in September, so we needed a wedding website. Wedding website creation services are a disaster. Most seem like they were built 5 years ago and never updated.

I decided to run our entire site on Posterous. It’s an easy way to have a fully customizable site that both Kate and I can update. Kate designed all the graphics and icons, and Posterous theme designer Cory Watilo created the website and Posterous theme. Thanks, Cory!

There are two main components to our site that make it stand out:

1. There’s a blog. But here’s the cool part: I added all our wedding guests as subscribers to the blog. So when we post updates about the wedding, hotel, or flights, all our guests will get that information automatically by email. Most people don’t check websites or RSS feeds.

2. Our guestbook is a “post by moderation” Posterous site. That means anyone can post photos and video by emailing post@kateandsachin.com. Our guests can update it now, live during the wedding, and they can send their photos there after the event.

We had to “hack” a couple things to make this work, like use tags to create static pages. But for the most part, this is a Posterous site anyone can build. Maybe we should go after this market :).

Check out the site, let me know what you think!

http://kateandsachin.com

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49 comments

  1. That is slick, How would I build my site around something that could be this fluid but manageable for me? I hate being captive to someone else (begging to make simple changes)

  2. <html><body style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space; ">So the hack here is to use tags for static pages. For example, the site has a link to travel info. It’s here:<div><br></div><div><a href="http://kateandsachin.com/tag/travel">http://kateandsachin.com/tag/travel</a></div><div><br></div><div>The site just has a single post with that tag on it. So going to that page shows the travel info post.</div><div><br></div><div>We hope to add static pages soon, so this hack won’t be needed anymore :)<br><div><div></div></div></div></body></html>

  3. You definitely need to post a step by step for that – I am actually looking for a website option…but I love Posterous because I have NO tech skills!!!

  4. The time of people take too much time to figure out how to design or get something up and running over the web is over. You guys really need to show how people can build something like this step by step. Otherwise, people won’t try to figure it out you know…but it’s beautiful and congratulations!!!

  5. You guys look great together. Love reading your stuff Sachin. I think i just might do this for Mike & Anne (engaged in December, getting married next March)

  6. Robyn, I’m not a web designer, but I think I might be able to help explain what Sachin did a little bit.Many of us using Posterous use tags for our posts to help make it easier to find related posts. For example, on mine I have tags for music, photography, etc. A visitor can read my blog and view each post in order. However, if they were only interested in music, by clicking the ‘music’ tag only posts tagged music would display.What Sachin did was create one tag per page. Thus, Travel Info was tagged ‘travel.’ By clicking what is actually a simple tag you are taken to the Travel Info page. Granted, Kate apparently made pretty icons for each tag, but the concept is fairly simple using tags.I notice you don’t have any tags on your blog. One simple method of adding tags to your posts is by logging on to Posterous and going to your blog’s main page. If you hover over the post title you should see ‘Edit Delete Tag Autopost’ links. Click Tag and a display box appears. Type each tag you want to add and click Enter after each entry. Close the box when complete and tags are added. I can imagine you adding tags for gems, gem show, Vogue, etc.If you are emailing your posts to your site, you can add tags by adding ‘((tags: example, example))’ to the subject line. The double parentheses are necessary; each tag is separated by a comma.Hope this helps! Good luck.

  7. WOW – Steve – thanks bunches – I think I may be able to do that!!!  very cool! now to find the time to give it a go  ;-p

  8. Great site and great idea. I will be getting married next year and have already told myself I am going to make a posterous wedding page. Your looks great and you two look very happy. Congrats and much luck to you two!

  9. You two DO LOOK CUTE! Be blessed as you venture into the greates adventure of all – becoming one with your spouse! As far as the hack, I get using tags and all but how about the blog section? What’s the tag there?

  10. <html><body style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space; ">Absolutely. It’s coming very soon :)<br><div><div></div></div></body></html>

  11. I don’t know you but found this post and think your site is GREAT!!!! Do you have instructions on how you did it?

  12. <html><head></head><body style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space; ">Short: Just create a Posterous site, and then create Pages for the static content<br><div><div></div></div></body></html>

  13. sachin, first off, congrats again to you and kate! second, I just got engaged and was doing some research on services/tools to create wedding websites with and I’m really glad I found this post. will be creating ours on posterous as well. keep up the AWESOME work sir.

  14. <html><head></head><body style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space; ">Jason, Congrats to you as well!<div><br></div><div>It’s even easier to do this with posterous now that we support pages. The subscription stuff worked really well to send messages to guests as we were planning stuff. ANd you can see that the guestbook got filled up with photos right after the wedding. success all around<br><div><div></div></div></div></body></html>

  15. You can fall in love anytime. Than you want to marry your dream girl.For your wedding you can arrange a big party. You will invite your relatives and friends. You will also arrange a music system. You can choose your Favorite song from this link http://www.ivorytreasures.comYou can collect your piano wedding music and also modern wedding music.I hope you will make your wedding very specially.

  16. This site is amazing! Clean simple lines are always great for websites. Well done and thankyou to all who contributed and explainedthe tagging trick.

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