While at a bachelorette party it can be tempting to post everything from pictures to updates on social media about your fabulous night with the soon-to- be bride. However, before you begin sharing pictures and updates with the world, it is a good idea to know these rules for social media etiquette when attending a bachelorette party.
1. Be respectful of the bride’s wishes. It may sound unrealistic, but not everyone wants their private events posted on social media. So before you decide to hashtag the night or post photos of the bride-to- be and attendees, it is always a good idea to ask if it is okay to do so. Another element is to mention the social site that you intend on posting to. Snapchat, for instance, may not be the bride’s idea of how she wants her special night shared with the world.
2. Keep your posts classy. As a bachelorette party attendee, it can be tempting to share your night with the girls with everyone on social media networks. But remember, when tagging the bride and other attendees, it directly goes onto their social media account feeds. The bride and other’s may not want to share specific details about the night when family and friends can see what you post as well. Just make sure to keep it classy when posting pictures and updates.
3. Don’t make social media the center of attention. The bride-to- be should be the center of attention, not your phone! Being present at the party is more important than updating your social media accounts. If you spend the entire night on Facebook, not only is it rude, but you’re missing out on the actual fun!
4. Don’t tag attendees or the bride without permission. This is always a good rule to follow because not everyone wants their private life shared on social media. Especially as the night goes on. You may want to capture a fun night at Zorbaz’s on Gull Lake with the soon-to- be bride dancing the night away, but she, on the other hand, may want to keep it to herself.