- 8 years ago
- Wedding: March 2010
My opinion is not popular, and I’m not posting this to look for other people who agree with me. I’m also not trying to call out or point fingers at any poster or posters in particular.
I’m asking all of you to be careful when considering which pictures of yourself to share here online.
WeddingBee is a tight-knit community, and it can often feel like the only other people who can see and hear us are the other brides. Unfortunately, that’s not the case as this is a public site. Anyone, even people who are not planning a wedding, can view and save everything you post, including photographs, without having to register.
It’s easy to forget such information when we are excited to show the other Bees things like rings, e-pics, and boudoir photos.
I’ve seen any number of racy pictures that, while lovely, probably should not be shared in public. I’m not saying this as a prude, I’m saying it because posting nearly nude pictures of yourself on the internet in a public forum is NOT a good idea.
Would you put these pictures in a public album on Facebook? Would you put them on a billboard downtown? Would you email them to your grandmother and your boss? Posting them online on a public message board is the same.
We all have different definitions of what amount of skin shown is ok. I’m not trying to start a debate on how much cleavage is appropriate. I’m only posting this Public Service Announcement in hopes that you will consider the possible consequences of your actions.
How would your fiance react if he knew that these photos that are supposed to be a gift for him were online for anyone to see? How would you feel if you were turned down for a job in the future because your potential employer found these pictures and did not consider them to be appropriate?
What it comes down to is: you’re not in control of who looks at, keeps copies of, and shares YOUR pictures if you put them on the internet.
Please make the choice to protect yourself online.