Friday, May 23, 2014

What's on brides' minds?

The answer to that question, according to a new survey by David's Bridal, is whether to say "I Do" or "I Don't" to social media on their wedding day. 

Some are asking that certain details and photos be released on their terms. Others are going completely unplugged.   

Here are the results from a press release sent out by David's Bridal (

 #DOS and #DONTS
Brides are becoming more insistent on controlling the messaging of their nuptials by setting guidelines of how public the wedding will be on the internet.  Regardless of their stance on posting or not posting, 44 percent of brides believe digital rules are important in setting the tone for their guests.  Only 14 percent are completely banning cell phones from their wedding and asking that there be absolutely no social media posting. 

Don’t Spoil the Surprise
62 percent believe the bridesmaids should not post any photos of the bride in her wedding dress before the ceremony.

Wait Your Turn
58 percent believe the bride and groom should be the first to post a photo from the wedding.

Viral Video Stars
32 percent are saying “I don’t” to any video content on YouTube, which means no chance of a viral video. 

26 percent want guests to use their specially-created hashtag should anything about the wedding be posted. 

Sharing is Caring
Only 22 percent think the bride and groom should be the only ones to post photos from the wedding. 

To broadcast or not to broadcast…
When it comes to Skype-ing or live streaming their nuptials, 36 percent of the brides surveyed thought it would be a nice touch and a way to include everyone, even if they can’t be there in person. 

Status Update:  “Married”
And of course, as soon as you are married you have to think about changing your name on your driver’s license, passport, and credit cards… but what about Facebook or Instagram?  A majority (56 percent) of brides will update their profile with their new name within a day of the wedding, and 10 percent will actually do it as the wedding is happening. 

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