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Anyone want to check out my wedding website?

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Re: Anyone want to check out my wedding website?

  • Not to be a Debbie Downer, but there is a LOT of personal information about you and your FI on that website - I'm not sure it's a good idea from an internet-safety perspective to have that much about yourself out there on a public message board.
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  • edited March 2012
    Yeah, just a flew clicks and I know yours and your FI's full names.

    I'd delete this.
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    [QUOTE]Not to be a Debbie Downer, but there is a LOT of personal information about you and your FI on that website - I'm not sure it's a good idea from an internet-safety perspective to have that much about yourself out there on a public message board.
    Posted by StephBeanWed61502[/QUOTE]
    I was just about to say that.  People know your names, where the wedding is, etc.<div>
    </div><div>I would recommend finding a way to password protect your website.  This way anyone who happens to stumble upon your website can't just show up.</div>
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  • I would take out the part about how Second hand and home made gifts are acceptable. 

    Actually I would take out the whole paragraph and say B&G are registered at BBB and Target then link to registries.
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  • seesawgirlseesawgirl member
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    edited March 2012
    Meh, I'm not that concerned. Our addresses, phone numbers, etc aren't on here. You can find out more about me by looking at my Myspace music page. 

    ETA-Thanks for the words of caution though, I know you are just thinking of my safety!
  • Ok, aside from the privacy issue (which PPs pointed out), my opinion.

    Having a large blank space on the top is really distracting.  Having the words flow over your penguins just doesn't look right and makes it harder to read.  The green color for the title is hard to read on the green background.  Navigation looks fine and easy to read, so that works where it's at.

    What I would do is reduce the blank space at the top so it's large enough for the navigation and maybe a title.  Remove the little penguins there (maybe put them in the title?) and extend the green area further down.  I would also make the text much darker on the green, if not black, then very dark brown. 
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  • Girlie1030Girlie1030 member
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    edited March 2012
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    [QUOTE]Meh, I'm not that concerned. Our addresses, phone numbers, etc aren't on here. You can find out more about me by looking at my Myspace music page.  ETA-Thanks for the words of caution though, I know you are just thinking of my safety!
    Posted by seesawgirl[/QUOTE]

    But a quick search told me where you work and the address for your office.  I'm sorry, but it's just not smart to put that much info out there.
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    [QUOTE]I found your FI's address in about 40 seconds, since I'm guessing that his name is not that common.  Listen to the advice you are being given.
    Posted by EaglesBride2012[/QUOTE]

    <div>I understand what you are saying, everyone, really, but given both of our professions, that information has been spread out there for a while. I've been a musician since my late teens, and have had my booking information (address and phone number) out in the open, and since FI owns his own business, his work address is out there too. Also, FI's legal name that he works under, and has his address listed under, and the name that everyone knows him by are completely different. The worst someone could do is crash our wedding, or buy us gifts, which I'm ok with. :))</div><div>
    </div><div>Thanks again for everyone's advice!</div>
  • I feel like I just got invited to your wedding.

    And the other posters are correct about privacy. It really would be best to delete your website address out of your original post.
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Anyone want to check out my wedding website? : I understand what you are saying, everyone, really, but given both of our professions, that information has been spread out there for a while. I've been a musician since my late teens, and have had my booking information (address and phone number) out in the open, and since FI owns his own business, his work address is out there too. Also, FI's legal name that he works under, and has his address listed under, and the name that everyone knows him by are completely different. T<strong>he worst someone could do is crash our wedding, or buy us gifts</strong>, which I'm ok with. :)) Thanks again for everyone's advice!
    Posted by seesawgirl[/QUOTE]
    You're right. 
    That's totally the worst that could happen....
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  • I would try to move the words up a little bit on the landing page. It is kind of hard to read.

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  • Or people could see your addresses, look at your wedding date, figure out when you WON'T be home, and rob you.
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Anyone want to check out my wedding website? : I understand what you are saying, everyone, really, but given both of our professions, that information has been spread out there for a while. I've been a musician since my late teens, and have had my booking information (address and phone number) out in the open, and since FI owns his own business, his work address is out there too. Also, FI's legal name that he works under, and has his address listed under, and the name that everyone knows him by are completely different. <strong>The worst someone could do is crash our wedding, or buy us gifts, which I'm ok with. :))</strong> Thanks again for everyone's advice!
    Posted by seesawgirl[/QUOTE]
    I think that information is fine on your website since you will probably only send it to people who are invited to the wedding. But to keep the link here on this very public message board is just ignorant.
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    [QUOTE]Okay, dude.  I have heard horror stories of lunatics taking the information that brides put out there and cancelling venues.  Go bananas, though.
    Posted by EaglesBride2012[/QUOTE]

    <div>Thats just another thing that I don't have to worry about, since it's not a "venue" that can be "reserved" and "canceled".  </div>
  • I was thinking someone crazy would know the exact dates/times you were at your wedding and go rob your house.  That kind of thing. 
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Anyone want to check out my wedding website? : Thats just another thing that I don't have to worry about, since it's not a "venue" that can be "reserved" and "canceled".  
    Posted by seesawgirl[/QUOTE]

    Seesaw girl, you obviously live in a protected bubble my special snowflake.  PP's are correct in their suggestions, but if you must continue, have at it!
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Anyone want to check out my wedding website? : Thats just another thing that I don't have to worry about, since it's not a "venue" that can be "reserved" and "canceled".  
    Posted by seesawgirl[/QUOTE]

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  • I live about two hours from there, I guess I'll be there for free food and booze? ;)
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    [QUOTE]Or people could see your addresses, look at your wedding date, figure out when you WON'T be home, and rob you.
    Posted by AnnettiMcBaugh[/QUOTE]

    <div>I'm taking it down, to make all of you happy, but really. I refuse to let fear rule my life. I could just as easily get raped running down the trail alone, but that doesn't keep me from exercising. </div>
  • andrea2473andrea2473 member
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    edited March 2012
    Well someone's being stubborn. 

    I have a friend who got robbed because of information he put on FB.  And those are supposedly his 'friends'.   So yeah.  Good luck with all of that naivety. 

    ETA: And I posted about 30 seconds too late.   But I won't DD :)
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Anyone want to check out my wedding website? : I'm taking it down, to make all of you happy, but really. I refuse to let fear rule my life. I could just as easily get raped running down the trail alone, but that doesn't keep me from exercising. 
    Posted by seesawgirl[/QUOTE]

    OK, you go girl. <img src="http://cdn.cl9.vanillaforums.com/downloaded/ver1.0/content/scripts/tinymce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-undecided.gif" border="0" alt="Undecided" title="Undecided" />
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Anyone want to check out my wedding website? : I'm taking it down, to make all of you happy, but really. I refuse to let fear rule my life. I could just as easily get raped running down the trail alone, but that doesn't keep me from exercising. 
    Posted by seesawgirl[/QUOTE]
    It's not fear. It's just plain common sense. Yes you could get attacked and raped walking in a park but you may as well do what you can to avoid it. At the very least, don't invite it by providing such personal details in such a public forum.
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  • There's being aware that bad things that can happen and being prepared for them, and then there's being reckless and naive.

    Really, we're just looking out for you.  I sometimes freak out about my blog (that nobody reads) and them figuring out where I live and when I'm not home.
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Anyone want to check out my wedding website? : I'm taking it down, to make all of you happy, but really. I refuse to let fear rule my life. I could just as easily get raped running down the trail alone, but that doesn't keep me from exercising. 
    Posted by seesawgirl[/QUOTE]

    I could die in a car crash if I decide to drive with my knees, while talking on the phone, blindfolded and drunk...  It's not fear that keeps me from doing it, it's common sense.  You should look into it.
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Anyone want to check out my wedding website? : I'm taking it down, to make all of you happy, but really.<strong> I refuse to let fear rule my life</strong>.<strong> I could just as easily get raped running down the trail alone, but that doesn't keep me from exercising. 
    </strong>Posted by seesawgirl[/QUOTE]

    Not the same.   And you probably wouldn't run in a dangerous neighborhood at night just for the sake of exercising.  

    Being aware and protecting yourself =/= letting fear rule your life.
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  • Ladies, really. I live in a gated community, with security patrols. My venue is run by a family friend, who would not accept a random phone call as a cancelation. We aren't even having to pay for the place. I also have renters insurance, so if someone was motivated enough to come steal all of my salvation army furniture...I'd just buy new stuff. If someone forced their way into said gated community, while I was home, I'm pretty sure my .22 would put a stop to any nonsense at that point. 
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Anyone want to check out my wedding website? : I'm taking it down, to make all of you happy, but really. I refuse to let fear rule my life. I could just as easily get raped running down the trail alone, but that doesn't keep me from exercising. 
    Posted by seesawgirl[/QUOTE]

    This is like saying "I could get hit by a bus tomorrow, so I might as well just go play in traffic."  Taking reasonable safety precautions =/= "letting fear rule [your] life."  

    And as for your "raped on the running trail" example - if you know something <em>could</em> happen, and you can take relatively insignificant steps to protect yourself (i.e. keep pepper spray in your pocket, bring your cell, tell someone when you go running so people know where to look if you disappear) why wouldn't you do those things?  Just to prove how big and bad and tough you are?  What are we, 12?
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  • I agree with everyone else regarding the safety issues. Regarding the site itself, it is difficult to read the letters on the brown background. There isn't enough contrast. I also agree that there is too much blank space at the top which took me looking up & down to finally see that there is a swirl design in the background. At first look, it just looks empty & unfinished. 

    My website isn't for guests, but I've seen some ladies put their proposal story on here or info on the members of the bridal party. Just some ideas.
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Anyone want to check out my wedding website? : I could die in a car crash if I decide to drive with my knees, while talking on the phone, blindfolded and drunk...  It's not fear that keeps me from doing it, it's common sense.  You should look into it.
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    [QUOTE]Ladies, really. I live in a gated community, with security patrols. My venue is run by a family friend, who would not accept a random phone call as a cancelation. We aren't even having to pay for the place. I also have renters insurance, so if someone was motivated enough to come steal all of my salvation army furniture...I'd just buy new stuff. If someone forced their way into said gated community, while I was home, I'm pretty sure my .22 would put a stop to any nonsense at that point. 
    Posted by seesawgirl[/QUOTE]

    Better shot to kill then since a .22 has been known to bounce off people. You can do more damage with rubber bullets. I would suggest minmum 9 mm. But that is just me-

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    [QUOTE]You live in a gated community and you have Salvation Army furniture?  Interesting.
    Posted by EaglesBride2012[/QUOTE]
     
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