Facebook & Weddings
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Yes, social networks has been changed our lives forever. Facebook has changed the way we plan, think and talk about weddings! It’s a great place for general updates (you just got engaged, yay!), but beyond that, things can start to get sticky, especially when a majority of the folks you’re “friends” on Facebook aren’t even invited to the wedding! To avoid any online or real-life awkwardness, refrain from making these six types of Facebook status updates and we swear you won’t get de-friended. Our advice is more that you can use your FB to improve your wedding planning not to bore all your friends with daily updates about caterers and flowers! It is better for you to join some wedding groups, communicate with other brides to be, some wedding planners, share your thoughts, experience and questions…and leave your FB friends without too many up-dates about your wedding…especially up-dates like:
The Wedding Guest/Party Rant
We get it…you’re pissed off about people forgetting to RSVP, your friend flaking out on dress shopping and your mother-in-law trying to make the wedding her own. With that said, however, Facebook is so not the place to go on a huge rant about your wedding guests or your wedding party! Instead, vent your frustrations to another bridesmaid, your mum or someone else close to you (preferably a friend whose been through the process before) that can relate to how you’re feeling right now.
The TMI Status Update
Trust us, no one needs (or cares to read) a play-by-play update on your yearlong wedding planning process. Yes, feel free to share the big, important news (i.e. you just got engaged, you finally chose a wedding venue/picked out a date, you got your engagement pictures back, etc.), but spare all your Facebook friends the nitty gritty, and sometimes, not so pretty, planning details.
The Brag Update
Okay, every bride is allowed what we’ll call a few “brag” posts throughout the entire wedding-planning process. If it gets to a point that you’re boasting about how awesome your wedding is on a daily or weekly basis though, then enough is enough!
The Wedding Countdown
We hate to break it to you, but no one cares that there are exactly 4 months, 2 days, 5 hours and 27 minutes until you marry the love of your life! A quick post once you select your wedding date should suffice. After that, leave it be and stop hash-tagging every single update with #weddingcountdown.
The Photo-Heavy Post
Remember brides: this is Facebook, not Pinterest. And while you may be super stoked to share those wedding inspiration photos with your entire friends list, you also don’t want to give away too much before the big day is here. Do yourself a favour and leave a little to the imagination. You can always text inspiration pics to a select group of friends to gather feedback as needed.