(Closed) Would you freak out? Wedding invitation photographs on the internet…

posted 8 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Is it inappropriate to list personal wedding invitation details on etsy?

    Yes! She shouldn't be selling your actual invitation as a sample or have personal info photographed!

    Yes, personal info should be blurred out, but she should still sell your invite as a sample

    No, you allowed this by not paying the custom fee.

  • Post # 17
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    6255 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    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
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    207 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    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
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    1328 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    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.

    You agreed that she could sell the design, not your personal information.  If she doesn’t get back to you I would contact the etsy customer support.  Technically she is charging people for the sample invite, and thus charging people to buy your personal information.  You may be able to make a case that it goes against their privacy policies or terms of use.  Try to work it out with her first of course, but this would be my next step if she didn’t respond.

    Post # 20
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    8434 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    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
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    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
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    4282 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    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
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    199 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    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
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    Sugar bee
    • 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
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: January 2016

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