With inspiration coming from Instagram and vendors popping up in your Facebook feed, it's hard to plan a wedding without social media! While it's a great resource, letting Facebook get too involved in your planning can also backfire—especially if it starts to turn into TMI. So what should you make sure you don't post about? Our experts have five things you should never share on Facebook while you're deep in wedding planning.
While your engaged friends will love hearing about the vendors you adore, keep any negative thoughts off your Facebook page. If you have problems with vendors or a service they've provided, try to address it with them directly. Pre-wedding, there's a good chance some open communication will solve any issues you might be having. Post-wedding, if they didn't uphold their contract or deliver the promised services, you might have legal recourse should you need it. And of course a misunderstanding can seem like something way bigger in the heat of the moment, so try to handle it calmly before you start venting.
Bridal Party Drama
Having issues with your bridesmaids? Again, keep this off-line. Ask someone to mediate (or step in as mediator yourself!) and figure out how to keep the drama to a minimum. If you're having issues that just can't be solved, have an honest conversation with your bridesmaid about whether she still wants to be in your bridal party. You may be better off having her as a regular guest if keeping her on as a bridesmaid is causing unnecessary stress.
You should never—ever!—discuss the budget for your wedding on social media. In addition to the fact that your guests don't need to know how much you are (or aren't) spending on your wedding, this is one of those topics that's so personal, it can really make people feel uncomfortable. Don't ruffle any feathers by making an engaged friend feel bad about her own budget. Instead, celebrate the great deal you got with your fiancé, or sit down with your planner to find the best way to make your budget work for you—Facebook free.
Problems in Paradise
Having a hard time getting your fiancé to help with wedding tasks (or dealing with pre-wedding problems that are even more serious)? Text your BFF; don't post to your entire social-media world. There's no need to air your dirty laundry for the world to see, just for the sake of venting. And, remember, you're probably friends with your future in-laws and half your sweetie's cousins at this point, which means it's not just your friends who will be included. So handle those issues in private, for both of your sakes.
On the other end of the spectrum, wedding planning can definitely be romantic (and sexy!). But that's just not something your Facebook family needs to see. From a boudoir shoot to those suggestive "waking up next to my true love" snaps, keep that stuff private or risk having photos of you in your skivvies all over the Web!