May I just start this with saying how inconvenient timing this is for 2020 brides that have had to postpone their weddings. I got engaged 2018 started heavy planning for my April 2020 wedding in 2019. It got postponed an entire year, and now that my guests are literally in the RSVP stage, which we’ve chosen to do digitally through this website, I get a two week notice that the website whose address I have printed on countless invitations for guests to access will be shut down. Terrible timing. I really hope this doesn’t screw over any of my guests. Like really, us 2020 brides can’t get a break.
I agree with contacting support. I remember buying my custom URL and there were only one-year and two-year options. It's not really their fault that the pandemic happened and postponed weddings. They might not have thought this would be an issue because (my guess) is that WW assumed couples wouldn't purchase their URL until about a year out, leaving two years after the pushback due to the lockdowns.
I got this email as well. So frustrating! I haven't looked into this yet as my wedding is a little further out (August) but can we just remake it with the same link? Or will that not work? I swear the email said something about copying things over. But still I get the panic and frustration!
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Yes we can remake it with the new program, and I have. It is much nicer than before, however the link cannot be the same as the previous one. Before my link was https://www.WeddingWire.com/CraigandAlexis but now it is https://www.WeddingWire.com/website/Craigandalexis and there’s no way to remove the /website/ part because it only allows you to customize past the last slash. This is a problem for me especially because I have already printed the original address on my invitations and my guests have already received them and are in the process of rsvping. But if you haven’t sent out invites yet then you’re probably okay.
“As long as you move the information over to the new website, the URL you have on your invitations will automatically be associated with the new website on March 16th. Your guests also still have access to the original site until then and can continue to RSVP uninterrupted.” What a RELIEF!!
Due to technical updates to our wedding website platform, we are no longer able to support websites that were created prior to 2019. If you'd like help recreating your site on the new platform, our team is happy to help! Please reach out to email@example.com and a team member can help you copy over your information or walk you through the steps to create a new website. Your old wedding website URL will redirect to your new website once it's removed on March 16.