The revolution won’t be televised, but your wedding might be. According to a recent report conducted by David’s Bridal, 49% of study participants would entertain the notion of Skype-ing their impending nuptials.
The study, titled “What’s on Brides’ Minds Survey” claims that the wedding has officially gone digital and instead of fancy (and expensive) wedding planners, the new tools of the trade are smartphones and tablets.
Social networking has become the de facto wedding planning tool with 59% of brides-to-be using Facebook or blogs to search for and share wedding ideas. Pinterest has quickly risen to prominence as a go-to location for wedding vision boards, with 46% of respondents reporting that they found wedding ideas on friends’ boards.
According to the study, an increasing number of brides are using tech to share even the most sacred of wedding preparations. Sixty eight percent of brides reported snapping photos of dress fittings and either texting them to friends and family or uploading videos to social networking sites. However 61% of participants said that they forbade their bridesmaids from sharing photos of the dress before the ceremony.
While celebrating the a new marriage online can be fun, it can easily get out of hand. Fifty-six percent of newlywed brides feel that social media guidelines should be spelled out for the ceremony. For example, 52% of participants feel that the newlyweds should have first dibs on posting wedding pics on social media sites.
Once the bouquet is caught, the cake is sliced and the awkward best man toast is made, brides are excited to share the news. According to the report, 59% of brides update their Facebook status or their name change within a day of saying “I do” — up 11% from 2011.
As brides become increasingly tech savvy, it wouldn’t be surprising if telepresence robots start RSVPing to the nuptials.