[Collaborative Account] Allowing fiance and/or parents to also access wedding website and all planning resources.
From what I can tell, the Knot does not really support a co-planning experience with your fiance. While I am a woman and so know more about the existence of site like the Knot, my fiance is extremely involved in our wedding planning, unlike the "old days," I guess, and it is really annoying that we can't have "couple" knot access. You should allow us to link our accounts so we can share some things, like the checklist and the wedding website, but not all things (like I can hide my groom gift inspiration board from him). Otherwise this feels very antiquated that he can't update our wedding website (without just logging into my account) or see our checklist and budget. And while obviously it could be anyone in a couple who has the main account, it seems like it seems to reinforce traditional gender norms and is not considerate of gay couples as well.
Hi and thanks so much for writing in! This is great feedback. We’ve heard similar feedback from others. Moving forward we are thinking about designing collaborative account for our couples.
AdminKrista (Admin, The Knot) commented
Hi and thanks for sending in your feedback!
We are definitely considering this for our future product road map, we’re just not quite there with building it yet. We will keep you updated here as we make progress on this collaborative feature.
Thanks for your patience!
Ranjan Banerji commented
What's the status on this request? Seems a big deal to have to use/share one account to collaborate on a wedding site. To say nothing of not being able to use the site to set up separate events for brides/grooms parties before the event...
J F commented
... and it's silly that we shouldn't be able to have separate accounts, much like the best wedding registry sites. Sharing a login does not cut it.
Nathan T Nesbitt commented
Do the same as wedding registries do - each person has their own account, and both accounts have admin privileges to their wedding event. I agree it is horrible to discover that this is not an option at the knot!
I agree! My fiance should have access to certain favorite boards (if I choose to share), the checklist, the budget tool, the guest list and the website. He is my partner in this and we want to share the responsibility. Right now, I've given him my access info just so he can view it with STRICT rules to NOT look at my favorites where I've liked dresses! Thankfully I can trust him, but it's still not ideal. And that way I can know who marked things complete (name listed). There should be a way to each create an account and link them OR where I create the account and then grant access to the areas he needs with his own information. Thanks for researching this possibility! :)
The first thing I wanted to do when I created my account was to invite my fiancee to create an account so we could collaborate on our wedding planning... For some insane reason there doesn't look like an option to do this!!! Given that weddings are planned collaboratively, why don't you allow brides and grooms to separately access the website and collaborate together (your suggestion that we 'share' an account name and password goes against all security advice). Until you recognise that wedding planning is a shared experience, I can't use or recommend your website.