Post # 1
Good morning, bees! I made a wedding website on theknot (hey, it’s free) but hated the URL they gave us. It’s very long and tedious for our guests to type in. So, I bought a .info domain name on godaddy.com for 89 cents. Instructions for domain forwarding are here if anyone is interested.
Now the real question. How do you feel about password protecting your wedding website? My wedding website on theknot is password protected, but if I give my guests the simple .info address, it doesn’t prompt for the password. Tricky, right? Looks like I’ll have to choose between inconveniencing our guests and giving up the privacy. If the only people I give the website to are the guests that are invited, how many people would really be sharing that link with others? I don’t think anyone cares that much. Still, the website includes location and times of the wedding plus our snail mail and email addresses.
How do you guys feel about website privacy?
Post # 3
I didn’t make our website password protected because I didn’t see why it would be necessary. Well… in the 6 months since I created it, my fiance’s ex has gone a bit nuts and we’re seriously concerned that she is going to try to do something crazy on our wedding day. And I’m kicking myself for putting ALL the info, even detailed directions, in a place where she could easily find it.
Obviously this isn’t going to be a problem for most people (I hope!), but in hindsight I definitely would have put a password on it just to be safe. 🙂
Post # 4
I definitely passord protected mine. It’s a weak enough password that no one will have trouble remembering it, but I feel better with just that little bit of security. I have patients a nd students that I wouldn’t want stumbling upon my website via a google search. We are also not using anyone’s last name on the website. I’m not terribly internet phobic, but again, I would just as soon my students not see the site, and we are putting pictures of the flower girls on the site, and I wouldn’t do that if we didn’t have at least a bit of security.
Post # 5
I definitely did a password. I mean really, if someone google searched your venue name, your site could come up. Do you want the whole world to know when/where/times of your wedding? Wedding robberies are becoming more and more common, I don’t want to take the risk. At a friend’s wedding last year someone stole everything out of their cardbox! How awful is that?! That was enough to make me password protect our site, I just put all the website info on our invitations for our guests.
Post # 6
I am not password protecting mine because I don’t see the point and I want to make it as easy as possible for my (not super tech-saavy) guests to get the info they need for our out-of-town wedding.
We have no enemies that I can think of so I’m really not concerned about people crashing…. I guess the closest would be my FI’s ex who is a little weird but she knows where he works and she hasn’t ever shown up there. Plus we didn’t link to it from our facebook pages and our my last name is on the website but his is not so if she googled him she would not find it.
Re: wedding robberies… meh. I mean I’ve never heard of that but assuming it is a problem, I double that anyone would be out looking online for targets. Go to any venue on any given saturday night and you’ve got a really good chance of finding a wedding. If they’re looking for level of swank then i’m safe bc our wedding is pretty casual 🙂
Post # 7
We used weddingwindow for our site and did not password protect it – we had many OOT guests and wanted to make it as easy as possible for people to view the site. The web address was listed on our STDs and invitations; however, my husband set the site to not come up in google searches.
Two sections of the site were password protected: the bridesmaid page and the groomsmen page. We used those pages to post info about the rehearsal dinner, wedding day schedule, bridal party lunch, bachelor party, etc. I liked the idea of having all the pertinent info in one convenient place. At the same time, I didn’t want every guest reading about events that didn’t include them.
Post # 8
I did not have any type of security on my website and only provided it to my domestic guests and family internationally. After reading all of the posts above — i googled mine. Nothing came up. I think I am going to keep mine as is.
Post # 9
Password protected. You never know what kind of crazies are out there! Unfortunately, I do know a few people who didn’t make the list, and would most likely crash if they knew where the wedding was because they would think it was funny.