Your Social Media Wedding Etiquette

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Your Social Media Wedding Etiquette

Now that social media has taken over the world, it is only normal for you to share all your wedding details on your social media networks. 

We really think it’s great that grooms and brides get to share their excitement with their friends and families, but there are a few social media etiquette tips you need to follow.

Tell Your Family and Friends First: Announce your engagement to your close friends and family before posting it on Facebook or Tweeting about it; the ones closest to you will not like knowing about your engagement or wedding on social media networks.

Changing Your Relationship Status: There is no right time to change your status or last name (if you are doing so) on your social media networks, you and your partner decide whenever is best for you, whether it’s now, later or never.

Don’t Ignore the Paper Invites: Yes you can send your ‘save the date’ and pre or post-wedding party invitations online, but your wedding invitations should always be sent the traditional way.

Encourage Your Guests: Inform your guests that you are OK with their sharing your wedding pictures and details on their own Facebook pages, Instagram accounts, etc. Some of your family members or friends might think you object to the idea.

As for the tech-savvy couple, here is an idea: have a laptop, a projector and screen and ask your guests to tweet their feedback and comments. Watch other tweets scroll over the screen, or live stream photos and short clips of the wedding.

Share Your Own:  Want to post a picture of your beautiful ring? Go for it; just keep the cost and carat a secret.

Don’t Complain: Do not share your wedding drama and bridezilla moments with your guests, keep a happy vibe to it.

The Wedding Tweeter: You might be able to tweet or update your Facebook status once or twice on your wedding day, but don’t overdo it. We don’t think a bride should be stuck to her phone on her wedding day! So assign someone to update your social networks for you. 

Also read: "Facebook Etiquette for the Happy Couple"