Private wedding website?

posted 4 years ago in Technology
Post # 3
Member
1880 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

If you don’t want anyone to be able to google your name and find out that you’re getting married, be careful with the wedding registries. My wedding website doesn’t show up on google (the url is not our names, it’s a generic dictionary word, and the site is password protected, but otherwise it’s just a plain mywedding.com site) but ALL the registries do, including random registries I didn’t make that somehow got created for me.

Post # 4
Member
1755 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Janielum:  The Knot/Wedding Channel have an option to make your wedding website password protected.  Our website is through Wedding Channel and we have ours password protected.  If you password protect the entire site from the start I believe you won’t come up in search engines.

Post # 5
Member
59 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I made a site using weddingwire.com and then I purchased a domain from godaddy for $10 and forwarded it, so you could make a really obscure domain, whatever you want it to be, so that it doesn’t pop up in google with your name. I actually had a lot of guests type the website I gave them into a google search instead of the address bar and people couldn’t find our site even when they were looking for it! (Obviously our older guests who aren’t used to websites I suppose?) 

It depends how common your name is I guess, but I tried typing in our names and I couldn’t find anything in google. Just don’t put your full names on the site, just use first names and you should be fine.

I found weddingwire to be really simple and easy to use, and also quite customizeable without paying for an upgrade like a lot of other sites. Also, it has a tracker to tell you how many time your webiste has been viewed, it’s pretty cool! Mine has been viewed 743 times, and we only invited 117 people, so obviously people are going back to it a lot!

Post # 6
Member
77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@Janielum:  With the knot website, there is also an option for you to not list your website when people search. Guests who know your wedding website url can still access as long as they have the website and also password protecting your website will help also. =) 

Post # 7
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401 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

appycouple.com is password protected.  

Stalkers suck :/

Post # 8
Member
76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Interested in this thread……. TheKnot’s wedding website will still post your names and wedding date even if you make all the pages private and password protect it. And it’s Google-able (to find mine all I had to do was put in FI last name and my last name and the word ‘wedding’ and it came up). Like the OP I would love to find a wedding website that doesn’t even post your names unless you want it to; or has an options to make it ‘unsearchable’ on Google and such.  Any suggestions? =)

Post # 9
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401 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@EternalRomance74:  Just tried that with our names and appycouple didn’t come up.  I have a unique last name too! Totally chuffed. 

Post # 10
Member
76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Hmmm…. Perhaps I will need to look into that one more 😉  THANKS

Post # 11
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52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@Janielum: and @EternalRomance74:   I had the same problem! Needed a website *did not* want to compromise privacy. I just used wordpress. You can select ‘discourage browsers from searching’ which doesn’t guarantee it won’t be found by a browser, but all the googling I’ve done and I haven’t been able to find mine. You can also add various security sets to it; essentially, only those with the direct URL will be able to access it. You can also password protect each post, I believe. I know it doesn’t offer all the ‘options’ that wedding channel and others do, but it was enough for me to make entries for hotels, directions, registry, our story, etc. Once it’s over, I’ll go back and delete everything, so even it won’t be saved for posterity. 

Post # 13
Member
856 posts
Busy bee

I’m using Appy Couple!

You can make it completely private with a password 🙂

Post # 14
Member
960 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Janielum:  I have an eWedding website. even though I’ve upgraded the site and have a URL that include our names, it doesn’t come up in google at all because we unchecked that option.

You can also password protect the website if you want. I love it because its free but can be upgraded for relatively cheap given all the features you can have.

http://www.ewedding.com/

Post # 15
Member
76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@Elky:  THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! That is perfect!!!  It doesn’t show up in search engines and when you password the site not even your names appear!!!!! Exactly what I was looking for! =) **HUG**

Post # 16
Hostess
7564 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

@Cappugcino:  I also used The Knot.

It’s not Google-able and can be password protected. 

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