Post # 1
I am wondering if any of you ladies has any ideas that could help me with this. FH and I set up a wedding website through The Knot a while back for our guests – it is not too detailed but it has our wedding date, locations, directions, accomodations, registry and a few photos. However, we forgot to password protect it – Huge Mistake! I read a few days ago about a new app for wedding crashers that scans for open wedding websites so I am worried about that and also I can think of a few people who I wouldn’t like to have my wedding info. I think i just niaevely assumed that no-one looks for wedding websites unless they are invited.
Here’s my problem, I want to put a password on the website now, but I have already sent out most of my wedding invites with the wedding website info and making no mention of a password – I want my guests to be able to access it but I feel like the window has closed since we have all our invites printed and some already sent without any password info. Anybody have any ideas on how I can belatedly password protect my website?!
Post # 3
You can give a password with a hint like the third word on the wedding invitation, the bride’s town of residence, or the groom’s middle name. It’s a password that can be cracked but at least provides some barrier.
Post # 4
For the invites that haven’t gone out, add a little business card with the password on it. For the others, let guests know the password by email, text, phone, facebook, etc. Have your Mom spread the news when she talks to relatives, for example. Worst case scenario, guests who really want to see the website will contact you for the password.
Post # 5
I had our password be our wedding date.. you could also have it be something like the grooms last name.. your “new” last name.. if it is printed on the invite. But people still get on somehow!
Post # 6
@ahavah: This is a really good idea. Personally, I wouldn’t be too worried about wedding crashers, but if you want some extra protection I think an obvious password is the way to go. Depending on the url, it could even be as simple as your name or your fi’s name. I imagine the app just searches for non password protected sites, even if the password hint says, Type “password” into the password.
Post # 7
Thanks for the advice ladies, i think I will put a simple password on it.
Post # 8
OMG thank you so much for posting this. I just freaked out an put on a password right away. Thank goodness this app its available in Australia yet.
As for your situtaion many websites have a request password feature. So when guests try to log in they can send you a password request, you will then get an E-mail that shows you the address the e-mail was sent from. You can then send them your password.