(Closed) Nice way to saying NO FACEBOOK?

posted 11 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

How about something as simple as, “Please direct all wedding-related questions to (email address).” Or, for something a little more conversational, “With all the excitement and hustle & bustle leading up to the wedding, we haven’t had time to keep up via Facebook! Please send all wedding questions to my email: (email address).”


Post # 4
1580 posts
Bumble bee

I think a better idea would be to disable your account until after the wedding if you are that concerned about it. Or you can put on your website how they should contact you, but I think saying “no facebook” would be a little strange.

But can’t you change your settings so that facebook automatically send you an email when someone wites you a message or writes on your wall?

Post # 5
744 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

just don’t answer them..they’ll be all “I guess I have to call..”

or you can put in your fbook status “hiatus – contact me by email if you have any wedding q’s!”

Not sure what you might put on the website, other than “If you have any questions drop us an email at [email protected]

Post # 6
202 posts
Helper bee

Maybe just post a facebook status (and also in the area just below your profile pic, since the statuses now delete after one week) that people should contact you via email for wedding related questions, etc.  That way, you are not necessarily saying anything negative, simply stating to contact you via email.  If you must put a reason, then I agree with @hsearle.  Just explain that with everything going on, that people should contact you via email for the most prompt responses.

Post # 7
3342 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Why don’t you just activate the option to have FB alert you via email every time you get a message?

Post # 8
6659 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I would do it the same way you train a dog. Ignore bad behavior and reward good behavior. In this case, don’t say ANYTHING about your wedding on FB and don’t respond to people who ask about it on FB, but be super responsive to phone calls and emails. You can also use wedding party members to spread the word about no FB.

I thought you were going to ask how to prevent people from posting wedding pics on FB I was going to say “Good luck and let me know if you find out how!”

Post # 9
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I tend to  follow up with an email no ton facebook about wedding related stuff. It’s my indirect way of telling them not on FB

Post # 10
1637 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

On our wedding website people can click ‘send a message to A&M’ and it is through our wedding website. That way it’s all in one place and not on FB. I use weddingwire.com, loves it!

Post # 11
1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

You can also disable your wall, so people can not post there. I think that will prevent them from contacting you (which is not the right mode of communication) and they will have to direct you to call or email.

Post # 12
18628 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I usually get emails whenever someone sends me a message, or posts on my Wall in Facebook.  If you have access to your email, won’t you get those messages then?

Post # 13
2867 posts
Sugar bee

I would just temporarily shut down your facebook…but before so, warn people b/c I’ve mistakenly thought someone deleted me when they were just trying to study during finals week.

Post # 14
305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We share a wedding date!! 🙂

I’m worried that after the wedding all my friends will immediately post pics of the wedding and reception on FB, and I don’t want them to! But FB was stupid and got rid of the picture approval option….lame. So there really isn’t a way to avoid that, is there?

Post # 15
2186 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

if youre worried about missing something – just have it send an alert and message to your email inbox when you get a message on facebook – its pretty easy to do in the account settings.

if its etiquette you are worried about, just dont respond to stuff people have on FB – or only respond in your email to questions asked on FB.

keep in mind that some folks just dont use email because they might not know which account to send it to (i have 5 email accounts i know i know….) so putting your email on your wedding website will help.

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