Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Win a FREE Nearlyweds personal website for your wedding!

I am excited to announce that Nearlyweds, my favorite site for couples to create fabulous personal wedding websites, is offering a FREE website ($50 value!) to one of my lucky blog readers! Nearlweds is a savvy and user-friendly tool to create sites with style, selecting from an array of templates designed by top invitation companies, in fact you can even select templates that match your wedding invitations! You can post picture galleries, describe how you met and became engaged, write a blog throughout your engagement and include links to your wedding venue with all the details of the day. Your site will be a great way to communicate with guests before and after your wedding, they will want to see those wedding and honeymoon pics! Click here to see an example site.

HOW TO WIN…If you are interested in receiving a FREE Nearlyweds site post a comment on this blog entry telling me where you are getting married and why a website would be helpful for you and your fiancĂ© to spread the word about your upcoming nuptials. You can keep it short and sweet. I will select and announce the winner on my blog on March 1st so check back then to see if you are the winner!

Here are some templates I love that are offered by local Seattle invitation designers Izzy Girl & Mmm Paper!


  1. First of all i love your blog. Its great.

    I am getting married in new jersey. A website would be great because it will help us stay connected with family throughout the wedding planning process. My family is from ny and nj and my future husband is from iowa so we have family all over the place and this would help us all stay connected.

  2. I would categorize myself as an obsessive, cheap bride-to-be. I search wedding blogs daily (Married & More with Michelle being one of them) looking for wedding inspirations.

    Chris and I are getting married in Breckenridge this September at 10,000 feet above sea level. It's a beautiful location overlooking the Ten Mile Mountain Range -- the perfect place to share with our friends and family the deep love that Chris and I share. The problem is sharing the multitude of logistical information with all our guests to travel to our destination weeding. Our friends and family are scattered all over the world: Montana, Ohio, Minnesota, Alabama, even London, England. Over 75% of our guests will be traveling to Breckenridge for the first time. We would love a wedding website to not only give them info about the big day --(location, transportation, and lodging) -- but how do you put information about preventing altitude sickness on an invitation?

    It's the little details on a website: surviving the altitude, the best inexpensive car rentals for the hour drive on I-70, or the best places to get a cup of coffee in Breckenridge that I just can't convey to my guests any other way.

  3. Well howdy! I'm Bernadette and I'm getting married this July here in Seattle. Only problem (if you'd call it a "problem")? Well...back in October when he proposed, we contemplated a destination wedding and thought "oh that would be too complicated for our families" and decided (uhhmm...thoughtlessly evidently) that Seattle would be the best, easiest bet. So last Saturday, when I spent eternity addressing save the dates imagine my shock and horror to really, finally, uneqivocally realize that for everyone BUT us, we're having a destination wedding.

    You said short and sweet, so to take up less blog space...a list of 10 reasons why I so totally would love you forever for the Nearlyweds page!

    10. Well, I love everyone cause I'm so not bridezilla like that so it is only fair that I'd love you too.

    9. Destination wedding without the fun of actually packing up and going somewhere.

    8. 40 of my closest friends in the world absolutely won't be able to make it because we're all on a team together and they have a trade show in Chicago to attend on the day of my wedding. I'd LOVE one quick shot space prettier than a generic blogger blog to share pictures and get creatively inclusive with.

    7. 50/50. That is the probability that his elderly parents will be able to make it to our wedding that they pretty much demanded we do our way (ie, in Seattle, not down in uber expensive So. Cali--probably because they wanted no part in any hint at them paying the bill...all good). A personal wedding website that is easy for the "more experienced in life, not so much on the internets" folks to navigate would be FANTASTIC!

    6. If I don't have to spend like $50 on a wedding webpage, that's money I can shuffle to renting phenomenal goodies from Totally Tabletops which is where I linked here from.

    5. Our wedding is totally Seattle themed and sourced--what is more Seattle than a personalized website ala the tech savvy Seattle crowd?

    4. Logistical nightmare. Our church that is. At any given moment, we're on the list or we're off it. I'm sure my friends are all getting tired of the "wait, no it's here, oh wait, it is there" updates so one quick easily bookmarkable site to hit to know where folks are supposed to be would be a Godsend. As would a definitive calendar at the church, but I take it you can only do so much.

    3. While we're at it, we might as well make it easier for my stalker to know my wedding details eh?

    2. Our photographer is your second fave photographer blog. Sure, it's alphabetical BUT (I know...we're on thin ice) it was definitely their vision and artistry that we fell in love when we booked them so a Nearlyweds website would totally go well with the rest of the cool vendors we have up our (okay my) sleeve.

    1. Because you'll save me having to convince my finance geek better half that some slip shod quickie webpage is even better than a Nearlyweds page because, Honey, it's free.


    That's long...my apologies.

  4. LOL-that's our bride! She likes to tell stories, and she's pretty excited about us, eh? :) Great contest, Michelle!

  5. Hi there!

    I'm marrying my high school sweet heart next fall and we'd LOVE a nearlyweds website. We're planning a small, simple wedding that suits our modern, slightly eclectic style. We're hoping to rent out one of the Beau Monde villas in Palm Springs, CA (the fabulous contemporary architecture will look great in pictures!) We want to keep things as simple and earth-friendly as possible, so a website would be the perfect way to keep our guests informed on all our latest news. My fiance and I are Orange County natives, but most of my family lives on the East Coast, and he has family spread throughout the country, so a nearlyweds website would be super convenient! We could give our guests all kinds of useful information about Palm Springs. In addition, we don't want to do a traditional wedding registry, we'd rather take a "build-your-own" approach. The website would be helpful for this as well :)

  6. My fiance and I want to save paper with the RSVPs and think a nearlywed site would be a great way to do so! We're getting married in Salt Lake City, Utah and want to be able to tell our story to our good friends in Oregon, Virginia and Brazil.. to name a few of the places where we've lived in our individual lives.

  7. I would love to win a free nearlywed website, but not for myself, for my best friend Heather! She is my best friend, and I can think of nothing better than finding a way like this to help her celebrate her wedding. Like most brides she is extremely budget conscious, and I know she would never go for something like this otherwise.

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