(Closed) Facebook Wedding

posted 10 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 29
4799 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Depends on the wedding….FI’s sister wanted a casual backyard bbq style reception, so she was fine with stuff like this. We are having a formal wedding with assigned seating, so for us it would be awful.

Post # 30
45 posts
  • Wedding: December 2012

We’ve talked about the FB STDs & invitations – and I don’t think I would have ever considered it (I just really like the idea of everything being very personalized), but after a recent incident, we will NEVER post ANYTHING about the wedding! A friend of mine made a “STD” event & invited ~200 people (which is very normal size for a wedding down here).  She asked everyone to RSVP on the event page… so we did, obviously assuming we were actually invited.  A couple of days before the wedding was to take place, though, we found out that she had actually sent out invitations in the mail – and we never got one.  We had no idea if we were really invited or not & ended up having to change our RSVP at the last minute to avoid “crashing the party.” It was such an awkward situation!

Post # 32
5654 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

Our Best Man’s Fiance posted their wedding day information on FB… in her STATUS… Date & Time. And then again posted “who wants to help glue invites?…”

I was kinda like… uuuuhhhhhh I hope all 500 of your FB friends are invited. lol

Post # 33
3866 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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@Stephanie18x: yikes!!!! talk about awkward!!!

Personally, I did a FB STD and picked and choose who not only had access to the album, but to the picture, too. These are also people who will be sent an invite in the mail.  I’ll also be doing a FB event (private and picking/choosing who sees what.)

This is because so many of our friends LIVE on FB and us it for their work.  Not to mention, they have to have a constant reminder so they can work our wedding into THEIR business schedule (gotta love having models/actors as friends).

IF it’s done with some decorum and sense (and NOT as a general “free for all” status update), it can be a useful tool for planning.  IF you don’t abuse it and just post it for all the world to see.  That, would just create a lot of problems and headaches.


Post # 34
7294 posts
Busy Beekeeper

i would never use facebook status to invite people to anything, but to each their own.  if someone doesnt think its a big deal and they dont care how many show up or anything else that goes along with a facebook status invite, then who am to judge?

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