Post # 1
I’m not a huge fan of Social Media although I dip into it a little. I don’t post anything personal and it’s more of a way to chat to friends who live abroad. I am not comfortable with photos of my wedding being posted online and wondered if there is an etiquette for this? I would never post photos of someone without their permission but even so my page is secure where I know some peoples is open. Is there a cute sign or something I could display at the wedding that would perhaps let people know not to post our photos? My wedding is ages away but an ex colleague recently got married and has came across this problem and it made me think of ways I could try and limit our photos being shown on FB etc. Also, do photographers etc have a right to post on their website?
I know that it would be impossible to vet completely but the less images posted the better. I don’t mean to be anal but I had huge problems when I was younger with a stalker and it’s made me very private about me life.
PS people can’t tag me without me approving
Post # 2
I would just have an “unplugged” wedding. Prevent people from taking their own pictures and then you don’t have to worry as much about pictures ending up on social media
Post # 3
Our celebrant announced it to guests before the ceremony before Darling Husband and I arrived (in amongst, the “please come forward and have a seat”, “don’t forget to put your phones on silent” etc) that can guests please not post any photos of us to social media until after we have ourselves. Everyone took it pretty seriously and no-one actually posted anything ever, even after I had.
Though, it still didn’t stop some guests holding up phones/cameras to take photos in the ceremony and get in the way of the professional photographer – but that’s a separate issue.
Post # 4
I recently attended a wedding and the celebrant told us at the start (before the couple entered) that the bride and groom did not want any pictures of them or the venue posted to social media. Everyone was totally fine with it. As for your professional photographers…i would ask them, it may depend on who technically owns the photos. If you havent organsied one yet make sure to mention it as an issue before you pay the deposit.
Post # 5
I was at a wedding recently where the priest announced at the begining that the couple have requested for no photos to be put on social media, and I also received an invitation this year with the same request in small print at the bottom of the invitation – I think I may do this also.
Post # 6
Thanks everyone – it’s good to know I’m not the only one. Most close people know I am not comfortable with private images on SM but SO family/friends might not. Never heard of “unplugged” before. So much to learn in this wedding world 🙂
Post # 7
KBelle12: check your contract with your photographer. There is a clause in ours that allows him to post up to 10 images to his website and/or social media.
Post # 8
KBelle12: It all depends on the photographer really. My photographer retains the rights to our pictures so she could post them wherever she wants.
Post # 9
KBelle12: Just have an unplugged wedding. Put a sign up, or a note in the program, or have your officiant make an announcement at the beginning of the ceremony. My favorite saying is “Bride & Groom (your names) invite you to be fully present and in the moment to share in their day. Please put away all cell phones and cameras, and refrain from taking any photos or videos.”