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Twitter Etiquette For Weddings

Don't Tweet About My Wedding!

We're happy to present this guide from WeddingChannel.com.

You're close with the bride and groom, so it's probably just fine if you simply text your RSVP, right? And you're so thrilled to be invited that you just can't wait to spread the word to everyone! Sound OK? Think again. Just because you're usually glued to Facebook and Twitter, doesn't mean you should use them to announce your friend's upcoming nuptials. In most circumstances, wedding etiquette is a little more old-fashioned. That means, mailing the RSVP card and containing your excitement solely to conversations with other wedding guests. Read on to find out our top 5 wedding guest digital faux pas — and make sure you don't commit these etiquette crimes yourself.

Don't give a wedding play-by-play.
"Just checked into John and Jane's wedding." "Bride walking down the aisle now." It may be hard to resist, but sharing minute-by-minute details about someone else's wedding on Facebook, Twitter or foursquare is not okay. Let the bride check-in to her own wedding if she wants. And when it comes to the engagement -- make sure you ask the bride whether the happy news is public yet — she might've only told a few friends so far and probably won't appreciate you sharing her engagement news on Facebook instead of her.

Don't be the paparazzi.
Just because you post what you eat every day on Flickr, doesn't mean the bride wants her bachelorette party, bridal shower and wedding seen by the world. According to a WeddingChannel.com poll, 40 percent of brides said posting photos online without permission or even a heads-up was their biggest digital wedding gripe. So ask before posting wedding-related photos and videos, and don't even think about posting unflattering wedding pictures and risque bachelorette party videos.

To see the rest of the rules for formal Twitter etiquette,

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Don't RSVP via tweet.
Unless the bride said "RSVP on Twitter," chances are she wants you to RSVP via mail. Not to mention, posting on your friend's Facebook wall may trigger drama. Who knows who the bride didn't invite!

Don't complain online.
Bride's being a bridezilla? Hate your bridesmaid dress? If you don't have anything nice to say, don't post it online-because chances are it will spread like viral fire, and you don't want the bride to find out. Or do you?

Don't forget the gift
In this digital age, it doesn't take that much effort to go online and buy a gift— especially when you can easily find a couple's registry just by entering the bride's name on WeddingChannel.com.

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Wedding Guest Etiquette Dilemmas – Solved!
How Well Do You Know Your Wedding Etiquette?

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French-Kiss French-Kiss 6 years
If it was my wedding, i think i would tell people to wait, to let me post my pictures, and then tell them to share theirs.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 6 years
Runningesq, I completely agree. We put the time and effort into labeling and stamping the return envelopes, among other things, and all it takes is simple yes or no on RSVP, what dish you want to eat and sticking the damn envelope in the mail. . . . which is apparently strenuously hard on some of my family and friends. GRR. As for the post itself, the only peeve I would have would be people giving away the wedding information to people who weren't invited. I'd be horrified if they showed up at my wedding uninvited.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 6 years
Runningesq, I completely agree. We put the time and effort into labeling and stamping the return envelopes, among other things, and all it takes is simple yes or no on RSVP, what dish you want to eat and sticking the damn envelope in the mail. . . . which is apparently strenuously hard on some of my family and friends. GRR. As for the post itself, the only peeve I would have would be people giving away the wedding information to people who weren't invited. I'd be horrified if they showed up at my wedding uninvited.
runningesq runningesq 6 years
I can understand not wanting unflattering/ drunk bachelorette photos on FB, but I think photos from showers/ weddings are fine.I do totally agree about the RSVPing. People, the return envelope COMES with a stamp. You have to check a box and write your name. NOT. THAT. HARD.
runningesq runningesq 6 years
I can understand not wanting unflattering/ drunk bachelorette photos on FB, but I think photos from showers/ weddings are fine. I do totally agree about the RSVPing. People, the return envelope COMES with a stamp. You have to check a box and write your name. NOT. THAT. HARD.
Leanne1078 Leanne1078 6 years
I completely agree Chloe. I like when people post their own pictures from events I attend, and the same would apply for my wedding. If you follow that rule of etiquette, then none of my friends have any class because we all post pictures that way! Of course, I think you have to be smart about what you post and not put up anything that would upset someone or make them look bad.
chloe-bella chloe-bella 6 years
I think it's a little ridiculous to expect people to ask permission before posting any wedding-related photos online. I understand not wanting inappropriate/unflattering pictures posted, which I think applies to all aspects of life, not just weddings, but saying people can't post any pictures from your bridal shower or wedding? I can't imagine getting several thousand dollars worth of free presents at a bridal shower and then turning around and complaining because someone took a picture of me and posted it online.
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