Most custom web sites are ready in 7-10 working days after the text and photos have been submitted. If you have chosen to customize a template, it may take up to 14 working days. The All-in-One Web Page can often be completed in 2-3 days. If you need your site sooner, contact our designer. We can often accommodate even the most hurried of schedules.
creates my web site? Is this a do-it-yourself site?
Every part of your wedding web site is designed and created by our web site designer. All you have to do is tell us what you want on your site and we do the rest.
If you choose a custom wedding website, colors, fonts, and text are all adaptable to your needs and desires. These modifications are included at no additional cost. Please see the Customize Your Site Page to view our wide variety of fonts and other choices you have in creating your site. If you choose one of our All-in-One Web Page designs, you may view your choices on the All-in-One Services page. See the Services Page for a comparison of our different website options.
You have two options for choosing your domain name:
A sub domain name is included for free. If you choose this option, it will be in the form of www.CelebrateOurLives.com/yournames. The "yournames" portion is case sensitive and cannot contain any special characters or spaces.
You may also choose to have your own unique domain name such as www.yournames.com. We can register the name and host the site for you. A unique domain name is $25 and includes registration and hosting for one year.
We can host your site for as long as you would like. All of our website choices include a year of free hosting. Hosting can be extended beyond this time for $5 per month. If you have a unique domain name, additional hosting beyond a year must also include a renewal of your unique domain name since domain name registration lasts for one year and may only be bought in one year increments. The fee for renewing the domain name is $25 per year and additional hosting is priced at $5 per month.
Yes, if you have chosen to create a unique domain name for your site, we can set up one or more email accounts to go with your domain name. The accounts are accessible via POP3 programs such as Outlook Express. The cost is $10 per year per account. A separate, temporary email address is highly recommended if you choose to include contact information on your site or will be receiving form emails from features such as a guest book or wedding RSVP. Each Celebrate Our Lives email account is given 5 megabytes of storage.
Yes, you can choose to add a username and password to restrict visitors to your wedding web site. If you are using a guest book, a wedding RSVP form or placing any contact or personal information on your wedding web site, we highly recommend that you use this security feature. Unfortunately, some visitors to sites choose to post inappropriate material to vulnerable sites and this feature enables us to stop this activity before it starts.
There is no charge for this feature.
If you have chosen not to have a username and password added and have problems with security we will gladly remove any offensive posts from your site (a post to a guest book, for example) and then install security for free.
When we create your site, we will use the username and password you choose to create a login for your wedding guests. You may distribute the username and password to anyone you choose.
Our designer can crop pictures to fit your chosen custom design or make minor adjustments in the layout to accommodate them. These alterations are made at no additional cost on our custom sites. Please contact us if you have any further questions.
Photo scanning can be done at copy and print shops and film can be developed and placed on CDs at most film processing centers. These photos can then be emailed to us. Pictures can also be sent to us via conventional mail and we will scan them in for you. The fee for scanning and touch-ups is $1 per photo. If you would like your photos returned, please send them with a self-addressed, stamped envelope. However, we highly advise against sending photos that are irreplaceable.