Post # 1
Hey bees. Would you/did you share any of your wedding video on social media?
I’m thinking of those highlight videos your videographer will make — mine is about 5 minutes long.
Considering sharing it for friends/fam to see on Facebook.
PROS – I personally think the video looks lovely, romantic and sweet. I don’t live near family so we wouldn’t easily have the option to say have people over to watch it (not sure if that’s a thing? just thinking of ways for people to watch privately). This may be the easiest way I get my family and my husband’s to watch it when they’d like.
CONS – I have a few concerns it may seem like overly showy or some fam won’t appreciate it being online. Will people who didn’t come be offended?
*We did invite all of our family and close friends. I have less than 500 people as friends on FB, those outside of my family/friends who may see it wouldn’t have been invited anyway… they’re like random high school/work friends… so maybe they won’t care either way?
My mom also is really intense about privacy; told me not to put my wedding photos up. I did that anyway, and she didn’t give me much crap for it. I don’t know if the video will piss her off, but I’m thinking that my family who didn’t get to attend AND my husband’s fam would love to see this.
((I could also make a private DropBox folder/file to share with them, but some people have had issues already accessing the dropbox file when I send it, and I feel places like Facebook are used all the time for this kind of thing.))
If you shared your video on social, how did you do it?
Post # 2
Personally I wouldn’t, I think it’s much too personal and intimate to share a video of the day on Facebook. I would send it to a few close friends or family who wanted to see it and I definitely wouldn’t send it to anyone who wasn’t invited.
Post # 3
I shared mine and all my friends shared theirs. It never crossed my mind that sharing that or wedding photos would seem “showy.” I love watching other people’s wedding videos and I think a lot of people feel the same. Some don’t, and they don’t have to watch it. If you want to share, share it!
Post # 4
- Wedding: December 2017 - Lake Louise Canada
The odd person here and there will find it a little show-off-ish, especially if only 50 of your 200 facebook friends actually got an invite to the event, but people who don’t want to see it will just scroll past it so it’s not like you’re sitting them down and forcing them to watch. Those who want to, will watch it, you do you.
Post # 5
Social media has not made it any more appropriate or polite to discuss or display photos of a party to which people were not invited. Send the video by PM, separate group or email.
Personally, I would not post much more than a wedding photo or two, and definitely not anything that shows footage of other guests.
Post # 7
My only problem would be the people who are seen on the video if they are ok with it. If I saw it on a wall of fb friend and I wasn’t close enough to be invited I would think it was slightly show off-y and scroll down and ignore the whole thing. But I see nothing wrong with it if everyone on the video is ok with it.
Post # 8
Thanks for the input everyone!
I think I may do a little of both
– I’ve made a shared Google folder (this worked so much better than DropBox) to place both videos my videographer made plus some videos family took during the wedding that I think they’d enjoy to see. This way it’s a private experience for my family and wedding party.
– I may share a snippet of the video on like Instagram or FB. I realize I can’t share my full video bc it has copyrighted music. FB would pull it down so I can only do a small portion to just be like oh yay here’s a clip of us.
Thanks for the input from all of you!