Ask Martha: Wedding Reception Etiquette


How can we ask guests not to publish any pictures of our wedding on social-media sites?

“It’s completely reasonable to ask guests to respect your privacy,” says executive editor Robin Sayers. Try including a separate card with the invitation suite requesting that wedding-goers refrain from posting images from your day anywhere online. You could also have loved ones send you their images, which you can then (selectively) upload to a password-protected photo album. You might also add a note to the program to remind forgetful guests. And, “A bit of humor goes a long way,” adds Robin. “Joke that you’re not Luddites; you’d just prefer to keep this one offline.”