How to Protect Your Personal Information With Wedding Website Privacy

After all, privacy is sexy.
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Hannah Nowack The Knot Senior Weddings Editor
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Hannah Nowack
Hannah Nowack The Knot Senior Weddings Editor
Hannah Nowack
Senior Editor
  • Hannah writes and edits articles for The Knot Worldwide, with a focus on real wedding coverage.
  • Hannah has a passion for DE&I and plays an integral role in ensuring The Knot content highlights all voices and all love stories.
  • Prior to The Knot Worldwide, Hannah was the Social Media Editor at Martha Stewart Weddings.
Updated Jan 29, 2024

Worried about your nosy coworker digging into all the details about your wedding? We don't blame you for wondering about wedding website privacy. Thankfully, a simple password is all you need to keep wandering eyes at bay. We've diving into everything you need to know about creating a password-protected wedding website below. So, once you've selected your dream wedding website theme and written the "Our Story" section of your website, the last step you need to handle is adding a password to your website—then your private wedding website will be ready to go.

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Can You Make The Knot Wedding Website Private?

Yes, you can make a wedding website on The Knot private through password protection. Guests will have to enter the password in order to access your website. Typically, couples will communicate the password by writing it on their wedding invitations or by texting/emailing guests. Once a guest has entered the password, they will be able to enter your wedding website and see the pages you've created.

How to Make The Knot Website Private

User safety is a top priority for The Knot, which is why we've made adding a password to your wedding website a simple and straightforward task. Follow these steps to edit your wedding website to include a password.

Directions for Desktop

Follow these simple directions to manage the privacy of your wedding website on The Knot from a computer web browser.

  1. Log in and navigate to Wedding Website on the top toolbar.
  2. Select Manage My Website to edit your website.
  3. On Manage My Website you'll be greeted by the words Your Website. Underneath that, you will see your website URL and two blue icons to the right of the URL. The first looks like two sheets of paper, the second resembles a pen. Click on the pen icon and a pop-up will appear.
  4. In the middle of the pop-up is a section labeled Privacy. Beside the words Require a Password you will see a toggle switch. Click on the toggle switch.
  5. When you click on the toggle switch you'll be prompted to set a password for your website. Click save after entering the password.
  6. You can always change the password, or remove it, by coming back to this privacy screen.

Directions for Mobile

In addition to using your web browser to edit wedding website privacy, you can also update the settings in The Knot App.

  1. Open The Knot app. Click on Website in the lower right corner.
  2. Click on the gear logo in the upper left corner.
  3. Scroll down to Privacy. In this section, you can click the toggle button to add a password and edit your password.

Frequently Asked Questions About Wedding Website Privacy

Do you still have lingering questions about wedding website privacy? We're diving into your most pressing queries below.

What are the benefits of a private wedding website?

Your wedding website is a great place to communicate a lot of important information about the wedding—from times and locations to travel details and more. However, you might not want just anyone to be able to see that information. That's why it's a good idea to add a password to your wedding website.

What if I change my mind about my website privacy?

You can easily change your privacy settings at any time. If you start with a public website but decide later you'd like it to be private, you can simply edit your website and add a password. Similarly, if you initially have a password but decide you no longer want it, you can remove the password from your website.

Can I change the password on my website?

Yes, you can change the password on a wedding website on The Knot. Once you've saved the new password, the old one will no longer work. It's important to communicate the change to guests so they can still access your wedding website.

Is it possible to have my wedding website be hidden from search engines?

Yes, you can change the visibility of your wedding website so you don't appear in search engines. On the same pop-up screen where you can add a password to your website, there is a section labeled Visibility. There is a toggle switch that you can turn on and off to dictate whether your website will be listed on search engines. Keep in mind that guests won't be able to find you via search engines, so make sure to communicate your website URL with attendees directly.

Can I have a password and still appear in search engines?

Yes, if you want guests to still be able to find you in Google, you can set the Visibility toggle button to show your website in search engines while also having the Privacy toggle button require a password. That way your website is easy to find if guests forget the URL, but it is still protected from anyone who doesn't have access to the password.

Is it possible for guests to bypass a password-protected wedding website?

No, if you have the password setting turned on then your wedding website will only be accessible after the designated password has been entered.

What if I forget my wedding website password?

As long as you are logged into your account on The Knot, you will be able to see your wedding website's password as the creator of the wedding website.

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