(Closed) I don’t want pictures from my wedding to be on the internet…

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

is there a reason why you don’t want your pictures on facebook? how many of your guests have accounts? i personally wouldn’t feel comfortable putting that on my programs and would use word of mouth instead.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I feel the same way- I am not a facebook kinda girl and I certainly don’t want pics of me on the internet. I’m too shy and it just plain freaks me out! However, I would use word of mouth to gently let my guests know that the bride would prefer to not have pictures posted on the internet. If they want to post pics of themselves and other guests- go for it!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

No offense but I hate when people are like “omg everyone can see my information” Make your profile private so no one can see anything except your friends. If you don’t trust the people on your profile then take them off. Simple solution.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Yes! We didn’t go so far as to print it on the programs, but we first spread it by word of mouth that we wanted to keep our wedding intimate and private, and then we had the pastor advise people that there was to be no photography in the church (except for the professionals). That meant that there couldn’t be any ceremony photos posted online.We weren’t as concerned about having the reception photos posted online, but our emcee simply said something along the lines of “the bride and groom ask that you not post photos from their wedding to social networking sites while they are away on their honeymoon and allow others to see them before they do. Please refrain from posting wedding photos until they have posted their own; thank you.”

We have never posted our photos, thus neither have our friends and relatives. The first few weeks after the wedding we got many comments on Fb like “Can’t wait to see photos!” but we just ignored them or said something like “Haven’t received them from the photog yet.”

Finally, I broke down and posted only ONE wedding photo on FB and made it my profile picture so that people could see it but made the album visible to “only me” so people cannot click on it, comment on it or save it (if they try it is super-duper teeny-tiny). When people asked to see more photos, I simply replied that we have chosen not to make any other photos from our most intimate day public. People have respected it so far and we’ve been married almost 2 months.

We have seen a couple of photos that we know were taken at our wedding, but they’re just people by the fireplace or the piano or on the staircase—there is no reference to our wedding and we are not in them so we are alright with that.

Good luck!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Then make it like a celebrity wedding and don’t allow your guest to bring cameras lol

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

If you don’t have a facebook account, I don’t know if you would have a wedding website, but if you do happen to have a wedding website that would be a good place to keep that information. 

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I understand where you’re coming from, but what if people take pictures of themselves and their buddies (excluding you) at your wedding and want to post them to their own facebook accounts? I don’t think you can, in fairness, tell people not to post pictures of themselves that just happen to have been taken at your wedding, you know? You can ask people (by word of mouth) not to post pictures of YOU (and any children you have) on the web, but I think that’s about it.

FWIW, I didn’t really want a ton of pics of our wedding on facebook, either, but there they are. The fact that you don’t have any social networking accounts will make it much harder for any random stranger to identify any pictures that get posted as coming from your wedding, since the pics won’t be officially linked to you in any way. 

In short, I wouldn’t sweat it. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We totally use facebook every single day and I feel the same way you do. Ie/ people posting pics of it before we do, or asking…for privacy reasons, not inviting some people, etc. I have yet to figure out a way to ask not to. I was thinking of putting something along the lines of  please share your pictures with us by uploading to…..or emailing….due to privacy reasons, we would prefer you not upload to facebook or social networking sites. Or? I am not sure….

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I dont mind about pictures but I just dont want information on my wedding out there. Like I don’t want anyone “checking in” to my wedding so the address is out there for everyone to see and feel free to crash or something. And my everyone I mean the 1000 friends they have on their FB that knows us but aren’t invted.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

@xshellx2003: You would still have problems with cameraphones (and video for that matter); though, I feel requesting people to not bring their phones is a bit unreasonable. 

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