Brides-to-be are turning to social media as they plan their wedding, with 59 percent saying they tap online resources like Pinterest, Facebook and blogs for inspiration. But at the same time, they’re cautious about borrowing their friend’s ideas, with nearly half saying they wouldn’t use an idea they found on a friend’s Pinterest board.
So says a national survey released this week by retailer David’s Bridal in honor of today’s National Proposal Day (who knew there was a day dedicated to wedding proposals? And who knew you could hire a company to organize and choreograph a flash mob wedding proposal?).
Increasingly, the marriage also isn’t real until it’s confirmed on Facebook, with 59 percent of brides (and grooms like Mark Zuckerberg) making sure to update their Facebook status to “married” or adopting their new name on Facebook within a day of their wedding.
Wedding guests should also know that it is uncool to upstage the bride and groom on their big day, with 52 percent saying the bride and groom should be the first to post a picture of their wedding to a social media site.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle