Mar­i­tal sta­tus up­dates

Wangaratta Chronicle - North East Wedding Guide - - FRONT PAGE -

THE in­ter­net, and so­cial me­dia, are be­com­ing more and more a part of plan­ning and hold­ing a wed­ding than ever be­fore.

And while some so­cial me­dia may rep­re­sent an eti­quette mine­field un­known a gen­er­a­tion ago, there are also many ways that they can help en­hance the event and make in­spi­ra­tion and plan­ning even eas­ier.

With the smart­phone fast re­plac­ing the bulging di­ary or Filo­fax of years gone by, there are a range of wed­ding plan­ner apps avail­able to help you keep all your wed­ding plan­ning in­for­ma­tion in one place, as well as count­down apps to re­mind you the big day is draw­ing near, vow writ­ing apps, bud­get apps, wed­ding di­rec­to­ries and more.

Many savvy brides have also cot­toned on to the “dig­i­tal mood board” po­ten­tial of Pin­ter­est (ac­ces­si­ble on com­put­ers and smart­phones) which al­lows you to pin wed­ding and re­cep­tion ideas and in­spi­ra­tion – or even your dream wed­ding gown – to a board that can be pri­vate or pub­lic.

Many brides and grooms are dream­ing up their own wed­ding hash­tags, for them­selves and their guests to use on In­sta­gram or Twit­ter.

On In­sta­gram in par­tic­u­lar, this means pho­tos taken at the wed­ding can be seen in one place on the in­ter­net.

Guests should consult with the bride and groom, how­ever, as to whether they would pre­fer peo­ple to wait to up­load pho­tos on so­cial me­dia, par­tic­u­larly Face­book, be­fore the cou­ple gets a chance to.

Some brides and grooms even go as far as tweet­ing or up­dat­ing their Face­book re­la­tion­ship sta­tus just min­utes af­ter the cer­e­mony.

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