(Closed) Should I be worried that our wedding website isn’t password protected?

posted 6 years ago in Technology
  • poll: Should I keep my GoogleSite as our wedding website even though it's not password protected?
    Keep the GoogleSite : (9 votes)
    50 %
    Scrap the GoogleSite - your website needs to be password protected : (9 votes)
    50 %
  • Post # 3
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    3625 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We did ours through Nearlyweds and we had the options of searchable by Google, not searchable by Google and password-protected. We went with not searchable because we were worried it would be a hassle for our guests to deal with a password and a site address. We only got ours set up about 4 months before the wedding and we will take it down probably within a month after the wedding. Ours does not publish the guest list, however.

    What does bug me are things like Registry360 and Amazing Registry and other sites like these that collated all the information from retailers’ registries and combine it all on one page “for convenience”. These are accessible via Google search and open to the public (and depending on the retailer, includes your WD and location). Luckily, I only registered at two places so I contacted those places and had my information taken down. I think they never go down on their own even after an event is over because I’ve searched for past weddings we’ve been to and theirs are still up.

    Post # 4
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    2077 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’m really paranoid about people accessing info about me online, but I voted to keep the website.  If you aren’t using last names and all of the RSVPing is done in a confidential way, I don’t think it’ll be a problem.

    Post # 5
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    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    If it were me, I’d scrap the site and go with something password protected but then again, I’m a stickler for security when it comes to this stuff. I’ve heard too many stories.

    Post # 6
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    57 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I would choose something password protected. This could just be me being paranoid, but if non-guests find it and use your hotel block just to get discounts that would stink. So would someone seeing your reception site and looting all the gifts. 

    Post # 7
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    385 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I voted for password protected. As a web designer, I’m curious as to why you think a password protected site would be inferior? If you want to, you could easily set up a website yourself by purchasing the domain and using the exact code you used for the google site.

    Post # 10
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    765 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’ve been wondering the same thing; in a few months we will be sending out save the dates, and will be including our wedding website on those. I think we will be changing our wedding website before that so it will be password protected. If you want a nice password protected wedding website try weddingwindow.com its really nice, I like it (its the one we are changing to).

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