I need to send a colleague to EHell for her transgressions. We’ve worked in the same industry and for the same company for about a decade now. She’s currently working in a different department from me and is also working to become a wedding planner on the side. Originally I felt a little guilty about not inviting her to my wedding last year; we kept it really small and intimate and she and I aren’t that close. But after seeing what her running commentary on the weddings that she’s attending, I am so glad that we opted to not invite her.
She and I are Facebook friends and she frequently comments on the weddings that she attends. Until recently, it was always something along the lines of “Woohoo open bar! These people know how to party! See you all next week! I’m off to get my drink on!”.
Recently though, she posted that she had “just gotten the worst news one can ever hear at a wedding: no open bar”. A few other people agreed with her and said that weddings should always be open bar etc and I “had” to throw my two cents in. I said that as someone who had just gotten married and not been able to afford an open bar myself, I would feel bad if my guests had posted anything about it on Facebook. She replied that people should be ok with good-natured ribbing and that it was ok because she wasn’t friends with them anyhow.
More recently, she posted something along the lines of “Another wedding blah blah blah. Feed me and give me drinks already.”
Aren’t wedding planners supposed to love weddings and want to be gracious guests? Her unfunny and harsh comments kind of make it sound like she hates them and is only there for free food and booze . . .
To add to the irony, she handles the social media marketing for part of our company so if anyone should be aware of Facebook etiquette it should be her. 1008-13
Yet another future business owner who will have no clue why potential clients avoid her like a disease. Would I hire a wedding planner who crassly and indiscreetly whines on social media about the choices people make in regards to their wedding? No. It might be a good idea to see if one’s possible vendors are blabbing on the internet and what they are saying.
Would I invite her to my wedding? No. She’s a whiny, entitled, ungrateful guest who is merely using the couple’s special day as an excuse to “party”.