Post # 17
That’s definitely something you should have been asked about beforehand. Wedding crashing and a very real phenomenon and she’s pretty much giving them a big green light–especially if you have names that aren’t at all generic sounding (people will know they aren’t fake!)
If it were me, I’d tell her she could continue using my invitation as a sample IF she replaces your names with John and Jane Doe or some such. I wouldn’t mind having the venue on there because no one is going to show up there hoping a wedding is going on when everyone knows they throw weddings all the time, but I wouldn’t want names or identifying details.
Post # 18
I think if your wedding had already happened this wouldn’t be that big of an issue but the fact that your wedding is still to come, it is a very rude invasion of privacy.
Post # 19
There is a lot of personal information on a wedding invite, and she should not have put that up for everyone to see. She could have easily printed up a sample copy with fake information on it.
Post # 20
Well even though you did allow her to use the suite, I think it’s a bit irresponsible on her part to not change the name/date/location on the invites; especially if your wedding hasn’t happened yet. I would definitely contact her about it.
Post # 21
Hmm she designed it so she owns it. I would ask her to change some of the information such as name, date, address. Explain that you aren’t comfortable with having your details splashed across the internet.
Post # 22
Even if your wedding has happened. Your personal information should not be up for public viewing, especially without your permission. I would contact her ASAP
Post # 23
It does not make sense why she would not at least change the personal information (address, city, state, website). If it’s posted on the Internet, the personal info should be changed. She designed it, should take 10 seconds to change.
Post # 24
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
I think she should have had the common decency to blur out your personal information or replace it with nonsense (ex. John Smith & Jane Doe on January 1st at The White House). I think you could actually sue her for releasing your personal information without your consent. Maybe try contacting the Etsy site directly and asking them to take down her post. It’s an infringement on your privacy rights, so they probably would immediately. Maybe her account would even be suspended. I can’t believe she won’t respond to you. How unprofessional.
Post # 25
Update: I still have not received a response from her, but I saw that the invites were removed from Etsy (they are still on her blog with all details visible). I’m not sure why the lack of response, but at least they’re down, and hopefully being edited. I honestly don’t even want her selling a sample with all of my information, and it seems it was a way for her to make more money by having me pay for extra invitations she ended up keeping as samples (I could be wrong, she may have added on to my printing and didn’t bill me, I have no idea), but either way I’m glad they’re at least off etsy. Hopefully not a ton of people read her blog! I agree, it feels like a big violation of privacy, and I’m very nervous about all that being available on the internet, but at least she took a step in the right direction.
Thank you all for the encouragement and advice, and at least not making me feel crazy.
Thanks for the laugh 🙂 I think you’d be a good addition to the wedding festivities! lol #weddingbeeproblems
Post # 25
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