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I've been putting some thought into this and I feel we'd like to be the first people to post a picture of our wedding on social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, etc.).

 

I have saw some brides on here send this out in their pre travel letter but I was considering having the MC announce it at the wedding.

 

Is this fair to ask of people? Or are we being silly for even thinking it?

 

Thanks!

 

 

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"Unplugged" weddings are becoming more and more popular.... And it's a personal choice whether you want to ask for people to stay off social media/cell phones at your wedding. Others create hashtags and promote everyone in attendance posting in hopes of having the wedding trend on social media.

 

I think we will be somewhere in the middle. I have my FB setting where you can't tag me without permission- and my FI isn't even on social media... So we can control it somewhat... But know that our friends and family will likely be posting the moment we touch down in Mexico- and it would be too hard to stop them.

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I have no worries about people posting whatever they want except my wedding pictures lol

 

Even still it will be hard to control and maybe not even worth the hassle.

 

 

 

 

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I think I saw a post about 'unplugged weddings' but had no idea what that meant. Shall search for it.

 

That's a good idea about people not being able to tag you but doesn't 100% solve the issue.

 

 

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I just watched City Line this morning and this was one of the topics that they discussed. The Wedding Bells expert that they had on said it was very much ok to ask your guests to not use social media for your wedding photos. She also suggested that you write it on your invite in a very positive way. (Something like "we want to experience this special day with those who are closest to us, so please refrain from posting pictures on social media outlets, until the big day is through")

However, like @@kmk2016 mentioned, she also said that your guests might not be able to help themselves, so you might want to create a hashtag or specific facebook group that your guests can post photos to and also include that information on the invite. 

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We are using wed pics but that is different. That's more so everyone can enjoy everyone else's pictures.

 

I think it's something that's going to be heard of more and more as everyone is into smartphones or similar devices and social media.

 

I think that it's fair to ask and people should respect your wishes, as they would your dress code but still it's not 100% fool proof.

 

 

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We kind of sent it around by word of mouth, but make sure that you get everyone! I didn't want anything posted once we got back because we were having a second ceremony here and I didn't want everyone to see what I was going to "look" like, but we forgot to tell one person! He took them down quickly, but it would have been easier had we just mentioned it when everyone was all together at once. I thought people would know not to post photos until I posted the first ones, but in this day and age of social media that doesn't happen!

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I personally don't like unplugged weddings. I'd feel kinda bossy because I would think the same of someone who tried to impose that on me (please don't take it the wrong way, I'm just being honest). I probably wouldn't post anything anyway but it's more the principle of the thing that would bug me, it almost seems rude to me. I also think it would just create more headache and add one more thing to worry about. There's always the one person who posts for whatever reason and then the drama starts. That's my opinion but I know a lot of brides choose to go with it and it works for them. To me it really isn't a big deal so I'm really not going to worry about it, but if for you guys it's really important to be the ones who post the first picture then it might warrant some thought for sure

 

 

 

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I have certain friends that are so attached to their phones. Even if we requested unplugged these friends would probably not be able to resist. They got super upset when we went to a concert and there was no service anywhere.

 

Anyway, my point is, regardless of if you request no social media, there will always be one person who feels they can bend the rules a bit and no one will noticed.

 

Personally, I would also prefer no, or limited, but I know it's not going to happen.

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I hadn't even thought about this yet. My FI is very alarmed by Facebook and Instagram posts while we are out of town (he's a worry wart) and whenever we go on a trip I wait until we get back to post anything just out of respect for him. His biggest concern is people knowing we aren't home and someone breaking in (yes, we have heard of it happening where we live). I will definitely consider as being required in something that goes out to our guests.

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I'm somewhere in the middle. I will be setting up a website for them to upload photos of the celebration without including the bridal party. But my family is so plugged in that I'm just not going to worry about it. I'll mention it in the welcome information but after that, I'll just hope for the best and enjoy the day! 

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