Post # 1
I have a few bridesmaids who literally live on Facebook. I’m talking they use it like a diary. They update their status whenever they go to the gym, they post what they just had for dinner, they post where they are going and when they get there, etc, etc. It’s pretty excessive to say the least.
Anyway, they always post pics of them “pre-gaming,” getting ready and whatever. The thing is, I am super worried that they will post pics of the pre-wedding stuff. Call me crazy, but I would prefer that they not post pics of themselves in their dresses before the ceremony and post them for the world to see. I would prefer they wait to post pics of the reception until AFTER it ends. I don’t know why, but the thought of people posting things to FB during the wedding festivities just irks me for some reason.
I hope they would not be forgetful enough to post a pic of ME before the wedding, but who knows?
Has anyone else run into this problem? Anyone have any tips or suggestions for me? I don’t want to boss them around and make demands with their phones, but is it okay that I ask this of them??
Post # 3
Just say no pics please. Its not a crazy request. They can post a status update without a picture, right?
Post # 4
YES! Just ask! That should be no problem and it’s a valid concern. They could be so excited to be getting ready with you, and FB is such a part of them that they wouldn’t think twice about posting morning of pictures. I think asking them not to until afterwards is totally fine, and I’m SURE they won’t be offended. They’re your best friends after all.
Post # 5
You can ask but be prepared if they forget and do post. You can’t dicate what other people put on their FB page.
Post # 6
“They could be so excited to be getting ready with you, and FB is such a part of them that they wouldn’t think twice about posting morning of pictures.”
Exactly!! I know they wouldn’t mean harm, but I could see them just doing it without thinking.
Post # 7
I understand I can’t dictate what people put on their FB page, but a picture of a bride fully dressed before the wedding would be totally out of line and unacceptable in my opinion.
Post # 8
Why not just say you want the “getting ready” time to be special and since the photog will be there taking professional pics, you want to minimize phone use while you’re all getting ready?
Post # 9
Just politely ask them not post pictures on facebook. But if you seriously think that they wouldn’t oblige you can always see about having someone that you trust to hold their phones for them until the reception, but that might be borderline extreme..
Post # 10
I agree with the other bees…I would just say you’d prefer no pics of the wedding/reception (or anything to do with it) until AFTER. As in, the next day. If this is something you really want, make sure you’re clear and tactful about it. Otherwise you’ll have a bad taste in your mouth, but you can’t blame them if they didn’t know.