(Closed) Public visibility on wedding websites

posted 10 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

I pulled ours for the same reasons that you’re concerned.  (My boss also mentioned it when he found I had designed one).  We figured better safe than sorry. I don’t need opposing counsel reading how I met my fiance!! 

Good luck in whatever you decide.  (Maybe BIL Bee knows about it?)

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2006

We used ewedding.com, and it’s still up so I tried some searches.  No matter what I searched by, including picking a bunch of text from one of the pages, it didn’t come up in Google at all. 

It may have something to do with the web design?  I only say that because from the reverse end, I’ve been working on a web site design and researching how to make it come up in search engines, and they’ve gotten a lot pickier about it in recent years.

HTH!   🙂

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

I’ve searched for ours several times and in several different ways (I also have an unusual full name, and if you google me, no other person shows up), and I haven’t been able to find it. We used weddingwindow which comes with top-notch security.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Is it possible to make the site without using your last names? Have Jack and Jill’s wedding website instead of Jack LastName and Jill LastName’s wedding website. Password protect the intimate details like location and time but still leave out your last name. Your guests will know who you are based on the URL you provide to them and any pictures you post.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I just tried to find ours via a search engine.  I tried FH’s name and nothing – same with mine.  I even tried typing in one of names and ‘wedding’ as well as both our names together.  No matter what I tried, our wedding website would not come up.  Our website is with weddingannouncer.com

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

We sent save the dates to out of towners with the venue names and city/state so they knew it was not nearby.  I just put the hotel info in the invite (pocketfolders- cardsandpockets.com). 

I don’t think you need it all to go with the save the date, and the hotel may not want to offer a reduced rate that far in advance either. 

Consider an inexpensive out of town bag with local info for those who stay. Miss Lemon did one, and Miss Jelly Beans too, check those out for inspiration.  Plus, I’m sure when they get the save the date, you’ll get phone calls and e-mails.  Maybe have a form e-mail typed up to cut and paste to those who contact you with links about the area.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Our wedding website is also with WeddingWindow and it doesn’t come up under google.

An option for wedding window you may like is that you can password protect your website. You can do this at various levels. You can protect certain pages only, or you can protect every single page. You dictate what gets protected and what doesn’t. You set your own passwords. It’s awesome and I really recommend it.

This will take care of all your concerns. Only those you give the password to can access it. Not only that, it shouldn’t be google-able anyway. 🙂 HTH  

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Hotel on the westside of Los Angeles

We’re using Wedding Window and so far, I haven’t been able to find our website using a search engine.  Then again, our last names are nowhere to be found on the website. We also password protected it, which makes us feel a lot better about privacy/security issues. I highly recommend Wedding Window– everyone has been really wowed by our website and it’s so easy to use.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Our website is password protected and doesn’t mention either of our last names. Even if somebody found it, they’d have to guess the password (which isn’t easy).

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

also, something you can do (which i do for e mail addresses to reduce spam or fishing) is any time you use your real/full name on your website, use a jpeg of it rather than a text writeout of it.  That way search engines cant pick it up! if you want a (lousy) example, e mail me at [email protected]

 GL!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

there also isnt really any need to have your last names included in your personal wedding website 🙂  I dont use our full names in ours, since you assume your guests already know your names, and if they dont (for registry purposes) of course its on your printed invitations!

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