Post # 1
I was preparing to sign up for a registry and there was an option for making the registry password protected for guests (i.e. they need a password to access it). There was also the option for no password.
Do we really need a password?
Any issues with not having one? What’s the risk?
Post # 3
@HotnHollerin: That sounds like a pain for the guest! We didn’t have a password, and we were fine!
Post # 4
I don’t think it’s necessary. I don’t think the information on a registry is very personal (like the information on a website). It also will make it more difficult for the guests to access your registry.
Post # 5
@HotnHollerin: I wouldn’t do a password as its unnecessary For the most part just work for ur guests
Post # 6
It never occurred to me to hide our registry from the general public! Our desire for a toaster oven, duvet, and some dishes hardly feels like a secret. Many older guests have trouble doing things online (my email RSVP fiasco has been such a headache), so I don’t recommend making anything more difficult than it needs to be.
Post # 7
I love snooping on casual friends’ registeries, so I wouldn’t deny anyone the pleasure of doing the same with mine.
If someone is being stalked, or is a public figure I could understand protecting it. Otherwise it’s just too much of a hassle for guests, and you never know who may wish to send a gift.
Post # 8
Having a password seems like a huge pain in the ass for everyone, I don’t understand why they even offer that! What’s the point?
Post # 9
I password-protected our website, but not the registries. I see no point in that.
Post # 10
@luverly7: +1. There’s a lot more personal info on our website, and I’ve been pretty private online about our wedding and details, but I didn’t even think about a password for a registry.
Post # 11
I can hardly remember where my friends register, no way I’ll remember a password or not lose it.
Post # 12
@HotnHollerin: I used to work at Williams-Sonoma and when I was trained to do registries we were told its for celebrities–like when Jessica Simpson gets married, people actually would look at her registry. Normal people, not so much.
Post # 13
It never occurred to me that it would need one on a registry. We left ours open and it worked out fine. 🙂 However, we did password protect the sections on our website that held the wedding address, time, date, etc and the guestbook area. We had a creeper on the guest book so that had to get password protected. People are weird!
Post # 14
- Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta
Why would you want only guests to access it? What about friends of the family or more distant relatives who aren’t invited to the wedding but want to give a gift?
Post # 15
Lol, I’m not saying it’s right but I would totally pause and momentarily make fun of someone if they had a password protected registry. Something along the lines of “Oh, you must be fancy if you have to make sure only US CHOSEN ONES have the HONOUR of buying you a gift.”