Post # 1
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
We’re not doing RSVPs on the site, so we wouldn’t have the possibility of a non-guests RSVP-ing (which I know has happened to other bees.) Neither of us have scary exes who would be stalking us online. The date, time and location will be on there, but our guest list is small enough we would quickly find any crashers (highly doubtful).
So am I missing any other reason to passport protect it? Thanks!
Post # 3
I would NEVER have a public site. There’s a lot of personal information on there. You may think that you only have to worry about someone coming to your wedding but what about someone knowing when you won’t be home? You’re also putting your loved ones at risk. I know of someone whose home was burglarized while they were at their daughters wedding. Having a public site is bascially saying “Hey, we won’t be home on such and such a date. While we’re at it, neither will our families and close friends”. I know it’s extreme but there are desperate people out there. I’d much rather protect myself than be sorry later.
Post # 4
Privacy concerns are a big reason to password protect the site. H and I considered it, but decided to leave it public. Our reasoning was that we wanted the site to be very easy for guests to access and were worried that people would lose or forget the password. We also didn’t put much personal information on the site (no last names or home addresses/phone numbers), so we decided that the risk was minimal. Ultimately, you and your Fiance have to decide what makes most sense for you and your guests.
Post # 5
I agree with @CaitMarae. I’m leery about putting so much personal info online where anyone can find it, so our wedding website will be DEFINITELY password protected.
Post # 6
And beware of scary stalkers! I have a man I worked with previously who stalked me about 3 years ago and I thought it was all over with, and he posted on my guestbook and started e-mailing me again! I have no idea how if found it, but it made me realize he’s still around! But even if not stalkers, people like exboyfriends, jealous girls you may know, etc.
Post # 7
There’s also an app for wedding crashers. I don’t remember the name but basically it pulls all of the local public wedding pages and generates a list for the user. Crashing is a game for these people and I’d wager a bet that not all of them are fine upstanding citizens. Maybe I’m just overly cautious but I think it’s risky business.