Is Instagram The New Maid Of Honour? - Social Media at Weddings

Something is changing in our boutique recently that have our brides divided - social media on their wedding day!

 

Most will admit that Facebook is the first name to change - before bank cards, licences and even passports but where is the line drawn? Poppy Delevingne recently married James Cook with a total ban on any form of social media on the big day, the same ban allowed Blake Lively to marry in secret to Ryan Reynolds in South Carolina this year.

 John Legend was the first to reveal this beautiful snap from his recent wedding to Chrissy Teigan

John Legend was the first to reveal this beautiful snap from his recent wedding to Chrissy Teigan

 No Facebook or Instagram at Blake Livelys wedding

No Facebook or Instagram at Blake Livelys wedding

On the other end W Hotel in America are now offering their guests a $3000 concierge to live tweet and share every moment of the wedding day with the world. The wedding day has transformed over the last 100 years from a small and private home event into every aspect from the engagement all the way up to the bride walking down the aisle for the world to see! A rising trend in video save-the-dates, QR barcoded invites and personalised hashtags show technology is playing a major role in the wedding day. A recent survey showed 65% of newly engaged couples have set up special sites to allow guests to RSVP. But who wants to see the big reveal through a smart phone?!

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If you have a preferred stance on social media at your wedding make this clear from the beginning, even a quiet note on the invite is appreciated. If in doubt, it is etiquette not to post any pictures of the new bride and groom until they have shared the news themselves. If you are a bridesmaid - posting a picture of the bride in her wedding dress before she walks down the aisle is a huge no-no! Some couples even establish their own has tags for the day and encourage guests to snap and share away - some bride have loved candid 'behind the scenes' snaps even more than the professional ones!

Where do you stand?....