Post # 1
we are currently working on our wedding website. my fiance is a web developer/tech geek, and is designing a gorgeous website. he wants to be able to copywrite it, which means putting our last names up– something i originally didn’t want to do.
we just had a discussion about why the website needs to be ‘hidden’– what are we worried about? what threats are we trying to protect ourselves from?
i’ve heard myths about evildoers getting wedding information off websites, and i’m a bit worried about people we aren’t inviting finding the site (mostly because i just feel bad, not because i’m worried that they’ll do something bad).
should i be worried about our wedding website getting into the wrong hands?
did you put your last names on your website? how much information did you include?
was there any information you decided not to include for safety reasons?
it’s hard to know what i should really be worried about and what’s myth or paranoia.
Post # 3
we put first names only on our introduction page (flash intro) and then it brings you to a password protected page. After you put in our password, you can see our last names in certain areas (like the registry and hotel pages)
Post # 4
I am definitely going to look into the password for the intro page. I think there can be plenty of paranoia, but I have some tacky excoworkers (yes ex) who seem to find it ok to invite themselves in conversations with me and tell me point blank that they want to come. Uh what about my budget? What about the fact that you and I only hang out in group settings twice a year? This has happened to me to me on three occasions with two different girls and I just smile, nod, and look away because I’m so taken aback by their brazenness.
Because of this, I think I’m justified being scared of details leaking through friends who are invited. It totally depends on your friends and acquaintances. If you think you have friends like mine, better safe than sorry! I’m usually an open book with my life but wedding crashers are not a luxury I can afford!
Post # 5
It’s not necessary to include your last name for copyright reasons….that is completely irrelevant to copyright.
Post # 6
i think that the last name thing was in terms of putting a "copyright of…" on the site he would need to put our/his first and last name.
the password idea is something i’m just not sure about… did you mail the pasword out with the invitations? was it something obvious (i.e. your last name)? in which case, i wonder how much security you’re really buying.
i can’t really envision anyone i know crashing the party, and if that does happen Fiance has some giant uncles who would lay down the law.