Post # 1
So I designed my wedding invitation with a designer on etsy, who also has her own website. I paid half the design fee, because I allowed her to re-sell the suite. I found it on etsy last night, as she is selling my exact invitation as a sample. I understand this is common on etsy, but not only has my wedding not happened yet, but she photographed every bit of the suite without blurring out any personal information. Again, my wedding has not occured yet, so all information including location, date, our full names, our website, etc. are all current. I emailed her last night and asked her to blur these things out, and haven’t heard back. Is this normal for a designer to do? Am I right for freaking out? I am trying to keep the peace with her, because there have been miscommunications throughout the process, but I still wanted to use her work for my day-of paper goods….but this really feels like a huge violation!
Post # 3
@whitums: Yes, I would freak out that my wedding info is up there when the wedding hasn’t happened yet! I don’t know if that’s normal, but I think you are definitely not crazy for wanting your info blurred out until the date has passed!
Post # 4
poll added…really interested to see if I am nuts or not! lol
Post # 5
wow.. She should have at least waited until after your wedding.
Post # 6
@whitums: if I find it and print it out can I come?
Post # 7
Haha! This made me laugh
OP, no you’re not nuts at all! I would be PISSED! Keep on her about taking it down, or at least blurring your info out. Make sure to write a review for her with this info! Maybe you can save some future bride from this extreme privacy violation! I’m sorry this happened to you 🙁
Post # 8
Wow…that’s…weird. And creepy. She could have just printed a new set with fake info ffs. I would contact her ASAP and ask her to either blur out your personal info or change it to fake info. If she doesn’t, report it to Etsy.
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Hmm, that’s a tough one because you’re getting a good deal since she can resell it, and she obviously needs a sample to show people… An invitation suite that’s half blurred-out wouldn’t be a good advertisement for her.
She should probably print up a sample with a fake set of names and information, right? I’d ask her to do that.
Post # 10
Your information should ABSOLUTELY be blurred out. It’s a security issue and I’d be freaked out too.
Post # 11
I think she should have at least asked/notified you first. I wouldn’t be happy having my personal info out there like that before the fact. After the fact it happens – think about photographer blogs that put up photos of wedding invites. Sometimes, it’s hard to avoid.
Post # 12
Creepy! The person who made our invites did this and I gave her the go ahead – BUT she changed the info on it, just not the design. Seriously, how hard is it for them to go back and change the names and address on the invite? It’s not. It would seem like common sense because that’s a huge privacy issue.
Post # 13
Hahaha see now I’m going to need to pay for a bouncer to have a guest list! oy 😛
For only $7 (the cost of the sample), anyone can come to my wedding! Gahh
Post # 16
LMAO!! Seriously made me LOL 🙂
You are not crazy. The seller should definitely have blurred the date, or at least made a ‘dummy’ invoice using the design with fake information on it for publishing online, ESPECIALLY before your weddign has even occurred. Bad form, for sure!