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Unread 25th Jan 2012, 03:13 PM   #151
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How would one set this up technically? Just one .mobi domain name and use subdomains for every couple?

If using wordpress that would be a lot of extra wordpress installs right?

Or is there any simple and customizable script for this?
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Good questions.


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How would one set this up technically? Just one .mobi domain name and use subdomains for every couple?

If using wordpress that would be a lot of extra wordpress installs right?

Or is there any simple and customizable script for this?

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Originally Posted by grassiekuik View Post

How would one set this up technically? Just one .mobi domain name and use subdomains for every couple?

If using wordpress that would be a lot of extra wordpress installs right?

Or is there any simple and customizable script for this?
For Wordpress, you'll need a bigger hosting space / mysql and time consuming too.
You'll set up a .mobi or .com and have subdomains, each subs will have WP installed with the plugin you have choosen to render the mobile site.

In my opinion, it's better to have a non-WP plug mobile site if you have many clients to host. Coded mobile sites allows you to duplicate mobile themes with small customization and upload to the subdirectory, ready in minutes.

That's what I plan to do.

By the way, it's also possible to duplicate an entire WP site with backup plugins and re-install on all subdomains in minutes, but still have to do some work.

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Originally Posted by 4webmaster View Post

For Wordpress, you'll need a bigger hosting space / mysql and time consuming too.
You'll set up a .mobi or .com and have subdomains, each subs will have WP installed with the plugin you have choosen to render the mobile site.

In my opinion, it's better to have a non-WP plug mobile site if you have many clients to host. Coded mobile sites allows you to duplicate mobile themes with small customization and upload to the subdirectory, ready in minutes.

That's what I plan to do.

By the way, it's also possible to duplicate an entire WP site with backup plugins and re-install on all subdomains in minutes, but still have to do some work.
any idea what script you are going to use?
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any idea what script you are going to use?
Don't know if I can post here it's not advertisement but I have 2 scripts from WSO members that could be used:
WillR and Kevin Koop. I know there are other good scripts too but did not buy or tried it.

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Originally Posted by 4webmaster View Post

Don't know if I can post here it's not advertisement but I have 2 scripts from WSO members that could be used:
WillR and Kevin Koop. I know there are other good scripts too but did not buy or tried it.
Could you pm me about the script?
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Originally Posted by grassiekuik View Post

Could you pm me about the script?
Search forum for these members.

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Originally Posted by 4webmaster View Post

Search forum for these members.
Oops. I misread I thought you were referring to other scripts Thanks
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Interesting Idea Quentin. How much you charge for this? Please share your success with us.
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I don't know if anyone mentioned it but another idea is to partner with the suppliers of these small giveaways you get if the wedding is over. For example they will print a QR code on the card or small box of candy.

They will get customers and you can maybe get a percentage of the order.

Just some quick thinking. Some of you probably have some more ideas
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mobile wedding invitation? never thought of that. LOL.. I think this would be very effective since almost all people were busy and hardly at home.. this will work great.. genius man..
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I am advertising for someone who has mobile plugins to do a custom theme for me whose idea is partly based on mobile events.
Access to more than one Plugin is an added advantage as well as Previous experience.

U can PM me.

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grassiekuik for these site we can just use our HTML mobile site program in my sig below business mobile website tutorials and the just add them in a generic domain.

MobileWeddings.com or Mobileweddinginvitations.com you get the idea.

then it will be MobileWeddings.com/jenny&chris

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grassiekuik for these site we can just use our HTML mobile site program in my sig below business mobile website tutorials and the just add them in a generic domain.

MobileWeddings.com or Mobileweddinginvitations.com you get the idea.

then it will be MobileWeddings.com/jenny&chris

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Better keep a domain short as possible if they type the url in mobile phone otherwise will have to use exclusively the QRcode.

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OK, here's my first attempt at a wedding theme.

What think ye?


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Very nice Kyle. How did you do the background image.

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Originally Posted by Young Samurai View Post

OK, here's my first attempt at a wedding theme.

What think ye?

Looks good Kyle! I find background images like that hard to negotiate on mobile sites because it's going to look different on different screen sizes. But that's a nice looking site for sure!

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Quentin & Will,

Thanks for vote of approval.

From memory the rings image is 320x320.

I've only done the home page mock up and trial in Mobilizer.

What I haven't done is testing in actual phones.

I'm interested in Will's concern about image resizing in different machines.

Will, why would a menu background image be anymore problematic than a header logo?
Or, is the logo a potential problem as well?

Is there a (relatively) safe minimum size?

btw do we try to avoid .png?

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Originally Posted by Young Samurai View Post

OK, here's my first attempt at a wedding theme.

What think ye?

I think this looks great. I like the background but would raise the opacity on the menu items a bit to make them easier to read. You only really need a hint that something is back there.
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That's exactly what I was thinking, Mark. I belong to a BMI networking group - most of the other chapters have photographers in them too - and most of them wouldn't have a clue how to implement this, but could upsell on it and not even necessarily need to disclose that they are subcontracting that out to me. Double thumbs up!

Great idea Quentin!

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I am actually now working on this very good thought with my brother who is a photographer!
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Originally Posted by Young Samurai View Post

Quentin & Will,

Thanks for vote of approval.

From memory the rings image is 320x320.

I've only done the home page mock up and trial in Mobilizer.

What I haven't done is testing in actual phones.

I'm interested in Will's concern about image resizing in different machines.

Will, why would a menu background image be anymore problematic than a header logo?
Or, is the logo a potential problem as well?

Is there a (relatively) safe minimum size?

btw do we try to avoid .png?

Very nice! Can you make the background pic "auto-stretch"? 100% - auto??

This way it will work on all phones. Same goes for logo - on WP Mobile Pro the logo is fixed and looks great on an iphone, but terrible on everything else with smaller screens unfortunately as it couses frames to fire.

Why should we avoid .png? It renders tranparent and is of smaller size of a jpeg (mostly).


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Bump for anyone still trying this idea!!

I'm going to send out 80 postcards Monday and see what happens...
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Bump for anyone still trying this idea!!

I'm going to send out 80 postcards Monday and see what happens...
What do you mean? are you going to advertise this kind of service? Are you using postcards? Sorry, I don't really understand but I'm very interested in this kind of business so any tip is very useful to me!

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Yes, I made up some postcards to send to wedding consultants, organizers, etc. regarding my wedding mobile websites.
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What do you think of this idea?

Do you think its a good idea to give away a free but sponsored mobile site to the wedding couples?

Sponsored by whom you may ask? How about from the services the couples engaged.

Since the mobile wedding site will be going out to a lot of people, friends and family members, these wedding services might want to promote their products or services in-front of these people. What better way then to co-sponsor the mobile wedding site.

Eg. You can charge $100 for each sponsors. Just add links to the navigation menu and create a simple one page for each of them.

Or, just include one navigational link to the sponsor page and put all the sponsors in that one page.

Example of co-sponsors, and imagine the possibilities from just one mobile wedding site. Maybe a good target is a minimum of three co-sponsors and you will already make $300.

Photographers - $100
Videography - $100
Caterers - $100
Floral - $100
Musicians - $100
Salon - $100
Limo - $100
Hospitality - $100
Jewelers - $100
Realtors - $100

I was thinking of a win-win situation where everybody benefits.

1. The bride and groom get to have a mobile wedding site with no money out of their pocket.
2. Wedding services get to promote their products/ services to hundreds of people for very little money. Is $100 affordable & reasonable enough for them?
3. And you got paid for your services, and maybe more!

Think about it. If you were to just sell one mobile site, you will profit from only that one sale of maybe around $300. But if you get a lot of co-sponsors, you might make more than that.

Here's an idea for an upsell..

A neat trick would be to have a free link to their company's website.

Once the couple's wedding site is done, contact or email the sponsors and briefly mentioned that their standard website is not mobile-friendly. From there, maybe we can upsell them a full mobile site.

What's your take on this? Is it possible and will it be accepted by all party involved?
This is a win-win for all parties involved! A deal like this provides the couple with a free wedding site, great networking opportunities for your business, and a way for companies to advertise their services to the wedding party's guests. Out of the box thinking leads to greater opportunities!

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I am working with a Wedding Planner on this very idea Pokerface. She thinks this is a great opportunity for everybody as well.
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I love the idea and the mock up is beautiful. I like the idea of it replacing the traditional invitation as long as the customer knows that everyone they are inviting has a mobile phone. Even if Grandma doesn't have one it might be cheaper to just mail one to her.

I could see this being marketed to wedding venue's, wedding planners, wedding photographers as an add-on to their service, You could easily target engaged couples directly through Facebook Ads. I just looked and there are 2,256,840 people who are engaged. Just setup a quick website with examples and place your ad on Facebook.

As far as pricing goes, I might be inclined to start the price at around $299 - $399. Of course, I've seen people selling businesses these mobile websites for $500+.

I'd factor in that It saves the Bride and Groom a lot of time and possibly money. I can remember trying to cut costs on printing invitations for my wedding and doing it myself and I guarantee I spent at least a week locating the invitations I wanted to use, then setting up the template on my computer, the printer jammed and ruined some invitations that I had spent at least $100 on. Purchased 100 Stamps. Purchased address labels, Printed up address labels. Ran out of ink, purchased more. Ugh!

This is a much better idea. Just send out a group message containing your mobile wedding invitation and your done. You have all your friends and families phone numbers already in your phone. Wish mobile had been more popular in 2005. Its amazing how much it has advanced in such a short period of time.
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Sunburn are you asking the Wedding couple what vendors they are using then calling that vendor and asking if they would like to be a sponsor for a mobile wedding invitation? Or are you going directly to the vendor first and negotiating that for each mobile wedding invitation you create they'll be added as a sponsor? I might be making this harder than it is.
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I really think that wedding and mobile will rock, I'm planning to launch my website soon, any new infos?

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Better keep a domain short as possible if they type the url in mobile phone otherwise will have to use exclusively the QRcode.
Not necessarily, if it was me, I would just enter the URL into a URL shortener (bit.ly etc) and use the shortened version in the text. This means there is more room for text and it looks neater.

If people want to go back to the site, all they have to do is revisit the text and click on the link. Since it is a wedding invitation , I doubt anybody will be deleting the text.

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Just checking to see if there is a mobile template for sale for weddings? If I wanted to hire a freelancer to design a template that I could just modify myself where would anyone recommend finding a good freelancer that could do this?
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I do weddings for a living and this looks like a ok idea but i just can not see this as something any good wedding or bride will use.

I work with brides everyday and they all spend a lot of money of rsvp cards or other items they send out. Doing it with a cell phone is just not something i think many will want to do it is to informal and low end.

Most brides want to look at their wedding as a big event not a low end item that is sent out with a cell phone.

I even asked a bride today about this and it was a flat out no way.

When they are spending 10 to 40k l on the wedding the rsvp is not going to be on a cell phone.

Most of them all use Facebook to talk with their friends and give more wedding info.
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This could be a huge money maker I'm going to try this out thank you.
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I do weddings for a living and this looks like a ok idea but i just can not see this as something any good wedding or bride will use.

I work with brides everyday and they all spend a lot of money of rsvp cards or other items they send out. Doing it with a cell phone is just not something i think many will want to do it is to informal and low end.

Most brides want to look at their wedding as a big event not a low end item that is sent out with a cell phone.

I even asked a bride today about this and it was a flat out no way.

When they are spending 10 to 40k l on the wedding the rsvp is not going to be on a cell phone.

Most of them all use Facebook to talk with their friends and give more wedding info.
Totally right I agree with you. Last week I met with wedding entrepreneurs in a wedding expo, I did talk to some wedding service providers about mobile and 100% said they like better to use the paper card rather than mobile or web site. If they had to do online they use Facebook!
So the idea of doing my mobile wedding invitation biz is down. Facebook killed the market

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I do weddings for a living and this looks like a ok idea but i just can not see this as something any good wedding or bride will use.

I work with brides everyday and they all spend a lot of money of rsvp cards or other items they send out. Doing it with a cell phone is just not something i think many will want to do it is to informal and low end.

Most brides want to look at their wedding as a big event not a low end item that is sent out with a cell phone.

I even asked a bride today about this and it was a flat out no way.

When they are spending 10 to 40k l on the wedding the rsvp is not going to be on a cell phone.

Most of them all use Facebook to talk with their friends and give more wedding info.
I wouldn't think it would be such a great sell as an "invitation", but there things like wedding and reception venue map and directions, schedules, rehearsal dinner info, click to call, hotels, etc. that could be included in something like this. That way out of town guests can just go to the mobile app (website) for everything they need. I don't think it would replace nice invitations but with everyone having a mobile phone these days, it could be very useful for delivering relevant information on the event.
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I wouldn't think it would be such a great sell as an "invitation", but there things like wedding and reception venue map and directions, schedules, rehearsal dinner info, click to call, hotels, etc. that could be included in something like this. That way out of town guests can just go to the mobile app (website) for everything they need. I don't think it would replace nice invitations but with everyone having a mobile phone these days, it could be very useful for delivering relevant information on the event.
And the qr code/url could be included with the paper invitation.... either printed on, or a card included inside.

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I do weddings for a living and this looks like a ok idea but i just can not see this as something any good wedding or bride will use.

Most of them all use Facebook to talk with their friends and give more wedding info.
I am old enough to have seen more that one or two shifts in the marketplace - in one industry or another. While I totally get what you are saying... a few things come to mind:

1. When you are early to market there is lots of resistance. It's really easy to be talked out of a great idea, only to watch in amazement as everyone suddenly comes to believe that it's the bees knees... AFTER you've thrown in the towel.

2. $10-$40K. This is the the fat center of the wedding bell curve. It is not where you will find most early adopters. They are on the fringes. They are either broke, bohemian & creative (the all-mobile wedding: pivoting off of Facebook with mobile video, audio, and stills); or they are well-to-do and love their expensive toys - which allow them the freedom to do something new, unique, & interesting (the video broadcast wedding - available on smart devices... of course).

3. Facebook - half of all users log onto Facebook on their mobile device... this number is growing - not shrinking. Mobile optimized, unique, and well-designed web sites will increasingly flourish in every social arena going forward.

And lastly, the iphone is a relatively new device (5-year anniversary just ahead)... as are it's 3g & 4g competitors. Ten years from now college graduates will have grown up with a smart phone being as ubiquitous to their childhood as cell phones were to their parents, and cordless phones were to their grandparents.

Things are changing very rapidly. We can only speculate how this will all shake out - but personal mobile devices of some kind will clearly be at the center of everything that we do going forward for at least another 5 to 10 years. After that it may be implants... who knows.

Weddings are fun, emotional, and social... a perfect fit for the immediacy of the mobile market. You can sit back and watch (always fun), or you can be part of the action as this all unfolds and stake your claim as best you can.

As an aside, one of my fondest memories as a kid was watching my grandparents use their old hand-cranked wall phone - it was sooo outdated compared to my parents rotary phone!

A second aside: we have a costume shop and we did a special promotion with a local movie theater for the premier of Alice in Wonderland. Big production, big expense. We are talking a dozen killer costumes and staff to wear them.

Going in we envisioned people wanting their pictures taken with the characters, so we brought several photographers with video and still cameras.

As soon as the doors were opened, people immediately gathered around our characters... and started snapping pictures with their cell phones! I totally cracked up, so much for supplying photographers. Our mindset was stuck in the past and had just been upgraded suddenly by reality itself.

So... my advice is to get out there and see what's real in your world... your market.
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Absolutely fantastic post Neil.

I did experience the same thing at a graduation where we had photographers and hardly sold a photo as everyone was there with pads and phones.

Their photos were on facebook and google plus before we finished.

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Here is another niche for pretty much the same thing. I live in Texas and we have a very large Hispanic population. One of the biggest days for a young girl is her 15th birthday celebration or quincinera. This very much the same set up as a wedding. They get sponsors to help with costs, rent churches and have dances. Big party. There are shops in my town that all they do is sell or rent quincinera dresses.

I am headed out to one of them this afternoon to see what they think. Working on a referral program for the shop.

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Rymico - How did the talk w the shop owners go for the quincinears?

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Quentin,

A nice idea!

With the divorce rate so high nowadays they could also get them on to an sms list so they can inform the guests of future weddings!

Seriously though, a nice 'out of the box' idea. I think this could be a great idea for invitations in general, whether it be a wedding, birthday, christmas party, whatever!

With the wedding idea you could also have a link to their bridal registry so people can easily then go and shop for the wedding gift.
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Holy cow',, you remember hand cranked phones? Heysus Christo!!! How old are you? Was morse code the hot thing back then? Hahaha,, just playin

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Rymico - How did the talk w the shop owners go for the quincinears?

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Jim, it went quite well. The problem right now was end of school parties and such.. Those are over now, so I am going back next week.

I am going to be giving them a $50 finders fee if their customer buys my product. I am going to charge $300 for an invitation, so I will clear $250. This is for a 3 page max site. Only a one month site, unless they want to go for $50 more. I have three strong leads right now. They are just working on getting the sponsor money.

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Thanks Neil ... good post.
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That is a really nice idea! Saves a whole lot amount of paper too!

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I use to work in the wedding industry for a big site that use to get 10,000 a day in traffic. This is a brilliant idea and i think it will work well. Its all about marketing this and possibly getting in partnership with some large companies, however they might rip off the idea and do it themselves. I think there might be a better strategy.

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Ok. Here's my mock-up that I just created. Took a couple of hours but once it's a template, I'm sure it will be easier.

I'll be showing it to a bridal couple tomorrow morning to get genuine customer feedback. I hope they go for it because I think this is a cool idea.....but then again.....I've been married for 22 years.



You can see the real site on your cell phone at Save The Date

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How about you look in the wedding announcements of the newspaper, look up and address for the mother and father of the bride, craft them a nice letter with a QR code or 'text to' that links them to your sample page. Give them your email and phone number so they can ask questions and tell them the many cool things a mobile wedding website can do for them. (Directions, picture slideshow, our story, registered at, and so on)

Mail 100 letters at about 75cents per piece, first class stamp included. Get 10 responses, 4 to 5 sales, and make $1000 to $1500 in profit. I'm gonna try this. Hopefully I can find plenty of online announcements within a 300 mile radius.
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I already do something similair like this for companies in the B2B. Bigger money

I send out personal invitations to their prospect with a QR code on it and only a QR code. This triggers the prospects since we all will stay curious as humans The QR code lands on a mobile landingpage with a detailed offer/message. This way the sender stands out from the crowd.

The wedding invitation could be just like that. 60-80 cents for a card to send out and you can bulk upload the adresses to most postcard providers and still put a normal www as well... mobile also does show up on a desktop and even granny goes on the internet.

BTW this is one of the personal invitations I send out to a client and its VERY personal to haha
Sorry, but it's in dutch. But you can still scan the QR right.Do so and you'll understand why this became a client for BIG bucks! But you do need to understand dutch Maybe Google translate will do a proper job!



BTW, I used the logo from the receiver and NOT from the sender. That really triggers

Their are to many options in marketing today. If you really want you can invent a NEW and EXITING new business per day

Hope you all like the knowledge. I believe in sharing and the receiving will follow or not. And you can see the QR code right? And its in a picture? Where can you upload pictures? Everywhere! Hope that teaches you all something to.

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