Something #old, something #new, something #borrowed, something #blue

According to this article, social networking bride , brides and grooms are getting more social about their big day. I read this last night and thought ‘yes that’s probably true’ but it wasn’t until my walk to the train station this morning that I realised just how true that was. Here’s three things that have happened within the last week amongst my Facebook friends:

1. The proposal: the whole thing documented on Facebook from start to finish – the prep, the venue set-up, the moment he got down on one knee, her reaction, and of course, the ring. Personally, I’m not a fan – there’s very few moments that really belong to just you and the man you love (yes, including that one), and I think a proposal should be one of them. Some things just shouldn’t be #shared.

2. The hen do: Now this one I like – getting all your hens to upload their photos (the good, the bad, and the very drunken) with a hashtag. This particular example was #CazIsGettingMarried. Love it. The photos with the not so attractive stripper should definitely be #shared.

3. The big day: And now this one I love – getting all your guests to upload their photos to an app like WedPics. Standing in your wedding dress on the best day of your life is not really the time to get out your phone and take a selfie. So let your guests do it for you! And then when you wake up a married couple, with a slightly sore head, you can browse hundreds of photos courtesy of your guests and relive every moment of the day. This isn’t just about #sharing, this is about a virtual photo album to keep your memories.

So there you go, weddings are now social. Myself, I’m not engaged or married, so let’s wait and see if I become a social bridezilla.