When Is It Okay To Post a Wedding Photo?
The internet has given us a way to share and share ideas, but many of us still aren’t comfortable sharing pictures of our weddings with others.
Here are the rules we’ve come up with to keep in mind when you’re getting ready to share your big day with the world.1.
You must ask permission firstBefore you post your wedding invitation, be sure you have permission from both parties involved.
“I’m sure some people would say, ‘I can’t post pictures of the wedding without my wedding photographer,'” said Jen.
“But I think you can post wedding invitations and pictures, even if you’re not doing it yourself, if you don’t have a photographer.”2.
Be sure your invitation includes all of the guests, including the bride and groom.
If the bride is wearing a gown or revealing a lot of body hair, don’t post a wedding invitation with a photo of her in a bikini.3.
If your wedding has a large wedding, it might be OK to post a large postcard.
Jen suggested, “I have a photo in my hand that says ‘wedding of the month’ on it, and I don’t want people to think that I’m sending a wedding email with a bunch of pictures.
That’s not the case.
I wanted to let people know that I was doing this for the wedding and that it was my wedding day.
If it was for a group, I would ask that the guest list be signed off on.”4.
Make sure the bride looks good.
“It’s okay if the bride wears makeup, but the groom should look like he’s going out for dinner,” Jen said.
“If he’s wearing a tie and you see him on his wedding day, you know that he’s dressed for dinner.”5.
Do not post a photo that shows your kids.
Jen recommended keeping your guests and guests’ kids out of the picture.
“That would just be inappropriate,” she said.
“[If] you’re a wedding photographer and you’re having a big party, that’s a big photo, and people are going to see it.”6.
If you have children, be mindful of what’s going on with your child.
“When you’re posting a picture, you should be aware of the fact that your baby is not looking at you, and you should not post pictures that show your baby being held by another person.
I think that the only reason to post pictures is to have someone look at the picture,” said Jen, who also added that if you do want to show your children the wedding, make sure they are able to see the bride or groom.7.
If a wedding is being held at a large venue, don’cha want to be sure your guests are not on the same page?
“The wedding is a big thing,” said Ben.
“The whole point of a big wedding is that you can get guests to come.
You don’t need to be sending out a bunch more invitations than you need.
You can have as many as you need.”8.
Do your research on your guests.
“You want to make sure that people have read the wedding invitation before they go, and that they know that it’s a wedding,” said Jenn.
“People have a tendency to say, I can’t do this.
I want to do it, but it’s not okay to post.”9.
Don’t ask for pictures of your children.
Jen said, “It is okay to ask your kids for pictures, if it’s an invitation that they want to attend a wedding for their parents.
But if you are trying to make a statement, or a joke, or just say, we’re having an awesome time, it’s okay to get a photo.”10.
Don’cha worry about the wedding day?
Jen said she does not worry about whether she will be able to make it to the ceremony or if her wedding is going to be a success.
“Everyone has to make their own decision on when they want or want not to attend,” she explained.
“There’s no shame in wanting to be at the ceremony.
But that’s not something I’m concerned about.
It’s up to you.”11.
Do you have any tips for getting a great photo of your wedding?
“You can always use the filters on your phone,” Jen explained.
For example, “when I want the bride to be on the back of my wedding dress, I will use a digital image that I shot with my iPhone.
If I want a close-up of the bride’s arms, I use a closeup of my iPhone,” she added.
Jen also said that if she wants a larger picture of the event, “just take a picture of your own wedding.”