Cell Phones at a Wedding: Can I Ask My Guests Not to Post to Facebook?
One bride worries that photos from her wedding — even unsavory ones — will appear on social media before she gets a chance to see them
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The Wedding Guru says: I don’t think you’re being paranoid. I too have seen inappropriate photos on the Web. Protecting yourself will not be easy. You can do so informally by talking in advance to those guests that you are concerned may be offenders. Explain to them that you would really like to see the posts before they go out online and explain that your older relatives, all of whom have Web access, will be really unhappy with inappropriate postings.
If you feel strongly about this issue, you can include this note in your invitations: “For the privacy of our guests, please, no photos.”
Unfortunately, the very same guests who will be the offenders may also be those who are sure that you aren’t referring to them. At one reception I attended, the MC began the party by asking that all the guests turn off their cell phones. You might try that too, but there is no way to be absolutely sure that any of these ideas will work.