Soon-to-be brides are using social networking to plan their weddings even more today than ever before. David's Bridal found that 59 percent of brides say online resources like Pinterest, Facebook and blogs are the best places to find wedding inspiration. We'd have to agree. With Pinterest's cute artistic ideas, it's no wonder that brides are using it as a modern day "wedding binder" for their own wedding plans.
When it comes to trying on wedding dresses, David's Bridal found that 68 percent of brides use technology during their fittings. From texting pictures to family, to posting videos on a social media site, brides are sharing even more of this intimate moment with others. We think it's a great way to get opinions from friends and family to help pick the perfect dress.
Skype and other websites such as I Do Stream and Marry Me Live have made it possible to invite as many guests as you would like from the comfort of their own homes. Guests who physically can't make it to the special occasion are now able to watch the ceremony live with the click of a button. Nearly half (49 percent) of all respondents from the David's Bridal survey said they would consider "Skype-ing" their wedding. This is a great way to share your big day with everyone!
Up 11 percent from 2011, 59 percent of brides are changing their Facebook relationship status to "married" minutes, even up to a whole day before they've walked down the aisle. Brides apparently can't wait to show their "friends" that they've gotten hitched!
Fifty-six percent of newlywed women say there should be rules for social media use on the wedding day. Here are a few that we've come up with:
A modern way to share pictures with other guests is by the use of hashtags on Instagram and Twitter. By establishing a special hashtag that everyone can include with their photo or tweet, it creates a group of fun photos taken by your guests for everyone to enjoy.
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