Facebook is a wonderful tool. It is a social utility that connects people with friends who work, study and live around them. Most of us have an account. It’s a really easy and quick way to add pics, ideas, directions and comments, and a lot easier than trying to set up a website.
But using Facebook for your wedding involves a certain amount of discretion on your part. We’ve put together a list of Dos and Don’ts:
- Follow a guide, like this one storkie.com/t-facebook-wedding-guide.aspx , which gives you the basic ‘how to’ set your wedding up as a page (rather than a group), talks you through creating events with an RSVP (if you’re doing invitations online, and we strongly recommend that you don’t), and how to introduce a blog feed
- Set up a separate wedding page – this way you can invite ‘likes’ to the page from those you want involved in the wedding, and not all of your ‘friends’ on your personal profile
- Announce your engagement – but make sure you share with those closest to you first, and then with followers and friends, or you’ll end up alienating your loved ones
- Share the wedding date – a great way to keep everyone on the same page
- Stay offline during your ceremony – if you’re on your phone updating your wedding page instead of at your own wedding, then things have reached desperate proportions
- Add pics after the event – those who were there, and equally those who weren’t, will want to share the moment
- Use your personal profile for your wedding – this is just plain insensitive to those ‘friends’ who will not be invited to your wedding
- Use FB for invitations – this needs a more personal touch, rather use an e-vite site, email or slow mail
- Do TMI (too much info) posts, keep your status updates cute and short. It’s one thing to share in the excitement of a wedding planning process, and quite another to involve everyone in every step of your frenzied count-down
- Whine – there is nothing worse; keep it light as your content will become your memories, so no complaining about suppliers, guests or mothers-in-law
Happy Wedding Planning!