Marital status updates
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.