(Closed) password protect wedding website??

posted 7 years ago in Technology
  • poll: Did you password protect your wedding website?
    Yes, my wedding website is/will be password protected : (18 votes)
    50 %
    No, my wedding website is not/will not be password protected : (17 votes)
    47 %
    I don't have a wedding website : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I chose not to, because I was worried about over-complicating it for guests. What you might be able to do is block search sites from accessing it. That way, people would have to know your URL to even find it, really.

    Post # 3
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    5389 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    No, I didn’t password protect my website. I didn’t want to create any confusion. Plus, most people have not visited my wedding website. Also, allow RSVP online because no one visits my website and I didn’t want to create any confusion. I’m glad that I didn’t because I have already received RSVPs with extra people added on them.

    Post # 4
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    5389 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    @jo.lee: How can you block search sites from finding it?

    Post # 5
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    1927 posts
    Buzzing bee

    We did.  My husband was playing in the NFL at the time we were married so his name was out there in public.  And if you googled him you could find out wedding website.  We didn’t want fans to have all the details of the when and where.  We knew it was kind of inconvenient for guests but it was something we felt we had to do.  We just included the website and the password together on our save the dates.  Also.. we didn’t do online RSVP so if people lost the password and couldn’t get on the site it really wasn’t a big deal.

    Post # 6
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    4513 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We did not password protect our website, and we had guests rsvp online, like you will. My reasoning was that it’s hard enough getting people to rsvp; I wanted to make is as simple as possible for everyone! I knew if we had a password a lot of people would never even make it onto the site (but we had a fair number of less than savvy computer users on our list). I also didn’t see what we would need to protect. The responses were only visible to us, and if some stranger decided to randomly rsvp (this did not happen!) we would have seen that and just deleted it.

    I’m not sure I understand what’s happening with your website–do you mean that unless people respond with their exact full name that their response won’t be counted? How would password protection prevent this? 

    Post # 7
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    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @trugem: I think it depends which program you’re using. I used wordpress and it was an option under “Settings.” If you use theknot or a website like it, I bet that it’s already blocked. I would Google search your guys’ name and “wedding” to check :).

    Post # 8
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    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Not password protecting it was never an option for us. FI is well known in the tech world and if you search his name, there are pages and pages and pages of results (the wedding website was on the first page). We didn’t want his customers and business associates having all of our wedding info.

    Another reason we chose to password protect was for personal security reasons. I know a couple who had their wedding website open to the public. While the brides parents were enjoying themselves at her wedding, their house was robbed. The thieves knew exactly when they would be gone so they took their time cleaning them out.

    Having our site password protected is a must for us. With that said, our site is probably different than most since its hosted on our own domain. FI owns a number of domains, one being hislastname.com. Our site is set up as wedding.hislastname.com and our guests need both a username and password to login (this is printed on the STD). We have a “Remember Me” option on the login page, so as long as they check that box they will never have to login again. Does the site your hosting it through offer a “remember me” feature?

    Post # 9
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    1986 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Yes, mine is password protected. Just pick a simple password, like your last name or something.

    Post # 10
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    225 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    We password protected our site with a very simple word. I’ve had no questions or complaints from any guests. We aren’t doing online RSVPs so maybe some guests just don’t care about accessing the website though.

    We are both pretty private, not very into facebook, and don’t want the details of our event available on the internet for all to see. To some people, it could be construed as an open invitation (not everyone follows the etiquette rules so often discussed on these boards!) I’ve read posts from a couple brides whose uninvited coworkers and/or acquaintances found the website and went ahead and RSVPed themselves before invitations went  out. I personally wouldn’t want to have the “I’m so sorry but you’re not actually on the guest list” discussion.

    Post # 11
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    5118 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We’re password protecting ours (through theKnot.com). I don’t like being searchable on Google, we’re both pretty careful with privacy settings for FB and other such things, and we also have particular people that we do not want finding our wedding location and information.

    We’ll just include the PW on the save the date magnet right under the wedding website, so it will be there on their fridge if they forget. 

    Post # 12
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    4480 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

    We didn’t, and we also didn’t put any last names so you can’t find it on Google if you search for our names. We had guests RSVP through the website; we didn’t store names ahead of time, though, so no one’s names popped up if they were misspelled.

    Post # 13
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    5389 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    @jo.lee: Thanks! I can find it when I type our names in google.

    Post # 14
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    3576 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    We password protected due to my husband’s job.

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