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What You Should You Post, Tweet or Facebook as a Wedding Guest?

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Wedding Social Media Do’s and Don’ts

shutterstock_203680843 We’ve all seen the viral videos of over-the-top proposals, humorous processionals and epic best man and maid of honor speeches, but what should you do about the bride and groom who aren’t looking for their 15 seconds of Internet fame? Recently, The Knot and Mashable combined forces to survey brides on how they feel about hashtags and selfies when it comes to their big day. While it’s telling that 62 percent like that their guests post images from their wedding to Facebook, 38 percent wish their guests would not. However, only 14 percent of brides are taking a formal stance on banning social media altogether, says InStyle. So when it comes to the I dos, what’s appropriate and what’s not?

Do Play it Safe

When you’re the guest, it’s best to keep your smartphone tucked safely away unless you know the wishes of the couple. Even though your LG G3 has a 13-megapixel camera and image stabilization, the couple still will hire a professional to take the traditional and candid photos. Couples also tend to plan the integration of social media and social sharing on their big day, so look for indications of social media approval via dedicated hashtags or photo sharing apps such as HitchedPic.

Don’t Get in the Way

Of course we all want a great photo to remember the day,... (cont'd)


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