(Closed) How do I tell people not to share my wedding photos on social media?

posted 4 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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5978 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@crystalrae:  Honestly?  You can’t….

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

@Nona99:  +1

You can try saying something at the beginning of the ceremony/reception or putting up a sign but at the end of the day, people will do what they want to do.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

sorry hon… nothing you can do about it. i had a freak out moment when FI got a phone call from a family member in FL saying they didn’t get their invitation yet but cousin in jamaica got his. FI asked her how she knew that cousin received his – well cousin posted it on instagram. 

i flipped but then i realized there’s not a darn thing i can really do about it… and i chilled out once i realized that most of this guy’s followers were also in jamaica and couldn’t really crash the wedding like someone here in the states. 

ok, by i digress. my point, you can’t control people. so control freak or not, you have to deal with it.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@crystalrae:  I would do both. Have the officiant make some kind of announcement that “the bride and groom prefer no “sharing of photos of them” on any form of social media for the evening” and then have a card on tables.

I believe it would be rude of them to ignore your request of posting picutres of you and the bridal party, however; it would be rude of you to request they do not share photos of themselves.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

You…can’t.

If you are on facebook, you can disable your “allow friends to tag you in pictures” option.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@crystalrae:  you’ll probably get a lot of flack for wanting to do this, but honestly, i understand.  I am not sure when mankind in general decided that everyone’s business was fair game for social media, but this is YOUR invite-only, very private and intimate wedding!!  If you don’t want those private moments floating around the internet, for whatever reason, you have the right to say so.  Put it on your wedding website or program, make an announcement etc, but I wouldn’t feel bad about making the request.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@crystalrae:  Frankly, its a ridiculous request in this day and age to expect people to put your wedding photos under lock and key JUST because you say so….I’m not a picture person and I certainly don’t post many photos on any site, but I know a lot of people that do, and its their way of celebrating and enjoying an event….If I attended a wedding and saw a request like this, I would be hard pressed not to laugh very loudly at audacity of it….

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

@crystalrae:  I would hope so! I know that if I personally heard an announcement like that I would for sure respect it. I think an announcement would be ok… there was one at the last wedding I was at and people respected it.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I find it so strange that people would fear their guest wouldn’t respect their wishes at an even A they are hosting. What happened to our manners, people?! Our parents didn’t have to deal with this….

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

You can’t do anything.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@crystalrae:  of course u can!!! and we did – we put a small note at the bottom of the programme that said “please do not post any pictures of our special day on social media, we really appreciate this!” and also the celebrant made an announcement before the ceremony started as well.

we didnt want people uploading our wedding pictures onto facebook etc for everyone to see (yes you can make it so they cant tag you, but we have a lot of mutual friends!!!) their pics would be a half assed picture from an iphone etc. as the bride and groom i think its our right to choose what pictures we want to share, so people can see the nice pictures of our day not some shitty ones taken from a phone, and A LOT of people are asking for no photos to be uploaded at their weddings where im from these days!!!!

its YOUR day! do what u want! and NO its not rude. the people at your wedding are there because they love you and will respect it. NO ONE uploaded any wedding pics of us until after i had put my faves on facebook and i was so grateful!

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