Using Facebook to Request Addresses

by AV


What is your opinion of requesting addresses for invitations via facebook? This has happened twice recently. Via his wall, my brother-in-law directed people to provide their addresses for his wedding invitations. This directive was posted THREE times. Now my husband's cousin sent me a private message asking for our address in preparation for pending wedding showers and the wedding itself. Am I old-fashioned in thinking that people should get addresses themselves without making more work for the invitees who, increasingly, are only invited for the gifts they provide?

Thank you for your time,

Growing bitter and confused

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Nov 04, 2014
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by: Anonymous

I have no problem with someone following up on Facebook with a private e-mail for my address, but I certainly would not want to publish my home address publicly on someone's wall, as I wouldn't make it visible to the public on Facebook in normal circumstances.

I don't think any offence was intended - it is just that some people are really comfortable with social media and others prefer more privacy.

Aug 26, 2011
Any suggestions otherwise?
by: Eunice

I believe Facebook should be used for informal messages only as one shouldn't assume that EVERYONE checks their Facebook inbox frequently. So I believe you have every reason to feel disgruntled.

I'm not sure how else you would have preferred to obtain someone else's address in an event as important as a wedding. Personally, I prefer to call everyone up personally since I think it is a personal touch and is sort of a verbal invitation. The other way is to obtain addresses of everyone from one family member.

However, I personally wouldn't mind answering an email or Facebook message as it would be easier to type out my address than to give it verbally on the phone. But still that's no excuse to be lazy and assume if you're the host.

I'm sure there are ways to come up with an easier compromise.

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