(Closed) Photos on Social Media

posted 4 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
2087 posts
Buzzing bee

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
927 posts
Busy bee

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
18 posts
  • Wedding: April 2016

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
465 posts
Helper bee

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 # 7
2805 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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
611 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

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
7002 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

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.”


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