LOS ANGELES, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Ever announce someone else's engagement on Facebook by accident? Or complain about a pricey bridesmaid dress on Twitter? If so, according to WeddingChannel.com, you've committed a wedding guest digital don't. With more than 100 million guests attending a wedding this summer, the editors at WeddingChannel.com (www.weddingchannel.com), the number one wedding and gift registry website, have created the Ultimate Wedding Guest Guide (www.weddingchannel.com/guestguide) to help wedding guests navigate modern-day wedding dos and don'ts.
"From Facebook and Twitter to foursquare and Flickr, when it comes to wedding guests, brides have more to worry about than just whether a guest will wear white," says Sharon Stimpfle, deputy site director of WeddingChannel.com. "In an over-sharing online world, guests are posting Facebook status updates while they're at the wedding and even trying to RSVP on Twitter, leaving brides feeling frustrated and over-exposed."
To clue in wedding guests on what's not okay when it comes to online sharing, the editors at WeddingChannel.com have determined the top five digital wedding guest don'ts.
WEDDINGCHANNEL.COM TOP FIVE DIGITAL WEDDING GUEST DON'TS
DON'T GIVE A WEDDING DAY PLAY-BY-PLAY.
"Just checked into John and Jane's wedding." "Bride walking down the aisle now." It may be hard to resist, but sharing minute-by-minute details about someone else's wedding on Facebook, Twitter or foursquare is not okay. Let the bride check-in to her own wedding if she wants. And when it comes to the engagement – make sure you ask the bride whether the happy news is public yet – she might've only told a few friends so far and probably won't appreciate you sharing her engagement news on Facebook instead of her.
DON'T BE THE PAPARAZZI.
Just because you post what you eat every day on Flickr, doesn't mean the bride wants her bachelorette party, bridal shower and wedding seen by the world. According to a WeddingChannel.com poll, 40% of brides said posting photos online without permission or even a heads-up was their biggest digital wedding gripe. So ask before posting wedding-related photos and videos, and don't even think about posting unflattering wedding pictures and risque bachelorette party videos.
DON'T RSVP VIA TWEET.
Unless the bride said "RSVP on Twitter," chances are she wants you to RSVP via mail. Not to mention, posting on your friend's Facebook wall may trigger drama. Who knows who the bride didn't invite!
DON'T COMPLAIN ONLINE.
Bride's being a bridezilla? Hate your bridesmaid dress? If you don't have anything nice to say, don't post it online—because chances are it will spread like viral fire, and you don't want the bride to find out. Or do you?
DON'T FORGET THE GIFT.
In this digital age, it doesn't take that much effort to go online and buy a gift—especially when you can easily find a couple's registry just by entering the bride's name on WeddingChannel.com.
For more wedding guest etiquette solutions, visit the WeddingChannel.com Ultimate Wedding Guest Guide www.weddingchannel.com/guestguide.
WeddingChannel.com is the number one wedding and gift registry website, offering comprehensive wedding-planning content, interactive wedding tools, and a central location for couples to manage their gift registries. The patented registry system on WeddingChannel.com brings together registries from the nation's leading retailers, including Bed Bath & Beyond, Bloomingdale's, Macy's, Crate and Barrel, and Target, allowing guests to search one easy site to find a wedding gift.
WeddingChannel.com is based in Los Angeles and is a part of The Knot Inc. (Nasdaq: KNOT) lifestage media network.
NOTE TO EDITORS: For more etiquette, trends, and tip ideas, check out WeddingChannel.com. To interview an expert or executive from WeddingChannel.com, or to obtain statistics, tips, checklists, or high-resolution photos, contact Erin Maestas, Associate Public Relations Manager at 212.515.3595 or firstname.lastname@example.org.