Post # 1
So this morning I was cheerily browsing facebook when I find one of my engaged friends (whose wedding is coming up very soon) just posted this status: “There’s still time! Show your love for us on our registry! *Insert registry places,* Search for *bride and groom’s name*!” HE (yes it was the groom, not the bride!!!) then tagged FORTY-ONE names in this status!!! I assume those are the people that were invited that haven’t gotten them gifts yet.
Wow. I am no stickler for ettiquite but I couldn’t believe the rudeness. And this isn’t the first time I’ve seen this ‘friendly reminder’ nonsense either, although never quite to the point of tagging people in statuses. One girl who got married last year would post frequent links to her registry and even put it up as her website on her “about me” page.
So ladies, what do you think? I know the usual rule is to be discreet on the wedding invitiation regarding registries and let it spread through word of mouth, but is spreading it “word of mouth” via your own facebook statuses the new norm?
Post # 3
@Dizbee: advertising the registry info on the bridal shower invite/wedding website/word of mouth is perfectly fine. Advertising it on facebook and tagging people no less is classless, rude and greedy! some people have no shame!! Is this what people are using social media for?? Heaven help us!
Post # 4
Oh my. I don’t know how he could possibly think that such a brazen attempt to solicit gifts from his family and friends would be well received. His poor Fiance may be mortified when she sees this.
Post # 5
Wow. Just wow. If I saw that I would this ” the cheek of them!” if I was Tagged in it… oh forget it.. they would get nothing!
Post # 6
People are becoming so shameless in their gift grabbing greed!
Post # 9
@Dizbee: Uhm, this couple would get NOTHING from me. I cannot even believe that someone would do something like this. Wow. Just wow.
Post # 10
- Wedding: October 2013 - The Down Town Club, Philadelphia
What is happening to society?
Post # 11
I had a friend who did this multiple times. They also registered for food. It was bizarre. He is removed from my feed.
Post # 14
@Dizbee: I was hoping the status might be an attempt at humor, but it doesn’t really sound like it was. (And, let’s be honest, even if it was meant to be funny, it really wasn’t.)
I’m not a stickler for etiquette either, but I’d definitely see this as rude. It really makes it seem as though the couple is getting married solely for the gifts. (I’m sure that’s not the case [at least I hope not!], but that’s the impression it gives.)
Post # 15
omg! I would die laughing, untag myself, and RSVP NO!
Post # 16
Fiance and I didn’t even put our registry information on our invite. We are just doing word of mouth. I know that lots of couples these days put registry information in the invitations and websites which some people still think is rude. I think FB might be a little TOO “progressive”. lol