Registry Privacy?

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

What are you afraid is going to happen if they find it? 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@vorpalette:  +1

what are you concerned about? them knowing what you are asking for or…what?

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

As a guest I would probably not buy off your registry if it had a password. Too much of a hassle…

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

i wouldnt password protect until after the wedding.  

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t know about BBB but we registered at C&B and Williams-Sonoma and both registries were made public on Google even though one of them (C&B I think) was specifically set to not show up in search engines. The problem arose from the random registry curation websites, like Registry360 or whatever, that picked up our registries. We have pretty unique names so it was super easy to find our registries on Google within a few weeks after we registered. By the time I called both places to attempt to pull them off the registry curation sites, it was too late. I think you can still find them now and we’ve been married for more than a year!

If you can find a third party site that curates all of your registry items but isn’t hosted at the store level, that might work but then it won’t sync up with the store’s system to deduct it from the registry when it’s purchased. For example, for our baby registry, we used Baby List, which can be password protected and doesn’t show up on Google, but then the items don’t get deducted from the registry automatically.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Soon_To_Be_Mrs_T:  How could I understand when you gave no details?

I guess I don’t understand what it is you’re worried about people finding. What you registered for? Your wedding date? That’s literally all ours showed, along with our names.

As far as I know, most places don’t offer the option to password-protect your registries. That would kind of defeat the purpose. I can’t even think of a field where your information would need to be super top secret. 

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