Feb 18 2017
In recent years the social media has taken over the role of newspapers while announcing the wedding/engagement news. You can't blame the social media as it has a wider reach than the newspapers.
Social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are the most popular platform for announcing the big news. But according to experts, there are certain etiquettes while announcing your relationship status to the world.
Before putting your engagement/wedding news and selfies on the social media show the courtesy to personally inform those who are really close to you as they have an ethical right to learn about it from your own mouth. Another important thing to remember is that there are also people who are not media savvy (like grandparents or the elderly members of your family) so you should call them or go in person to tell them the good news.
It would bring a great deal of joy if you could visit them or call them to give the news. It will also be a great experience to you as you bask in the glory of genuine reactions which is by any means priceless than the customary 'wows' and 'congrats' on your Facebook comment section.
Also go easy on bragging about your wedding ring and the wedding details as it is ok to discuss it with your close friends, but letting each and every one of your Facebook friends know about it is not seen as acceptable.
If it is your friends or a family member who is going to get married or engaged never ever try to steal the thunder from them by posting it on the internet by yourself.
If you post an invitation on the social media make sure that it is visible only to your friends who you want to be part of your wedding, otherwise, it would become an open invitation and you don't want everyone in your friends' list or the worst total strangers ask you about your wedding details.
If you are planning to create a hashtag for your wedding then inform it before hand to your close social media addicted pals who are attending the wedding so that you could also get the guests' perspective of your special day. An important point to remember is that create unique hashtags otherwise while you search on the internet later a thousand other unwanted pictures will pop up. Hashtags are also the easiest way for your guests to send their pictures to you without going through the mailing process.
You may find pleasure in sharing your wedding preparation progress or the details of your wedding, but how many of your social media friends are genuinely interested in knowing it. So think twice before you share all the details and put a limit to it.
A big mistake many couples do is considering social media as the perfect platform to vent out their frustrations and musings about the many hurdles they are facing while organising a wedding. Especially if it is related to the family members who are making unnecessary demands. The public will in no way need to know all about it. Your one post will be enough to spoil the relationship. So show some restraint and don't bad mouth anyone on the social media.