Several wedding guests have contacted us asking if we can put them in touch with other guests who live near them and could drive them to and from the wedding. The majority of our guests are coming from Philadelphia, New York and Boston and are probably driving to the wedding. And since there isn’t a great way to get to Cape May from the Philadelphia or Atlantic City airport without a car, it may make sense to try and carpool with others who may be flying in and renting a car.
Instead of trying to play middle man and connect guests who are looking for rides with those who may have extra room in their car, I decided to set up a very basic forums page which will let our guests connect with one another.
I’ve divided it into two basic forum topics, “Ride Share,” and “Other Wedding Issues.”
So if you are wondering if anyone is driving to the wedding from New York City who has room in their car for you, go to the forums page, click on “Ride Share” and then click on “Newtopic” to create a new topic. In the post you create, you can list your e-mail address or other method for someone to get in contact with you. Or you can just coordinate by posting and replying to other people’s posts.
I set it up so you do not have to register on the forums to post.
Keep in mind that although this website does not get a ton of traffic, you may not want to list your address in a forum post. The forums are merely a starting point and once you find another guest who can help you out, you can coordinate with one another away from the forums. If you create a new post, you can have the message board automatically notify you when someone responds, so you don’t have to keep checking back on the website.
I realize it may have been overkill to set up a message board forum for this purpose, but since I’m into technology and this is the first Web site I’ve really built from the ground up myself, I wanted to give it a try.
Posted by: etan