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Social Media & A Wedding?

from Allure
from Allure
from William Arthur
from William Arthur

Social media is present in the vast majority of weddings today, and bride’s need to recognize its potential harm. Major decisions such as the bride’s gown and invitations are frequently made and announced via Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and texting. Despite the ease, be very cautious of who may actually see your information.

from Maggie Sottero
from Maggie Sottero
from Carlson Craft
from Carlson Craft

So, in order to prevent Social Media from ruining your wedding, may we suggest some basic guidelines? 1. Do not post every detail: Unless you have unlimited wealth and plan to invite every friend you have, resist the temptation to post details of every milestone such as when you purchase your dress, mail invitations, and so on. It can become quite awkward for those acquaintances who are anxiously awaiting the arrival of their invitation, yet you consider them only online friends. Did you see this cringe-worthy recent piece online? http://blog.theknot.com/2014/08/11/bride-burns-un-invited-facebook-friends-what-not-to-do/ 2. Be a woman of mystery: You need to keep an element of surprise. Leave the specifics for the big day instead of divulging too much on social media. A bride wants her guests to look forward to the event, rather than compare it to the photos previously posted online. 3. Gently discourage phones during the ceremony & celebration: As tempting as it is for your guests to post photos of your wedding day online immediately, they need to understand you have hired or delegated an individual to take photographs. What bride wants to see less than flattering pictures online? Ask your guests to think before posting. Ask your wedding party to spread the word…

from Enzoani
from Enzoani
from Vera Wang
from Vera Wang

The most important rule for all wedding guests to remember is do not say or print anything that is simply not flattering. Good manners are always in style! Kathryn’s Bridal, 3807 West Elm Street, McHenry, IL 60050 815.385.7330 http://www.kathryns-bridal.com “Like” us on Facebook! Kath_Exterior For more information on this topic: http://wedding.theknot.com/wedding-planning/planning-a-wedding/articles/how-facebook-ruins-weddings.aspx

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Wedding Shopping Guests?

As a bride to be, the wedding planning process can be exciting, fun & overwhelming! You spend countless hours gathering ideas from magazines, websites and Pinterest to make your special day uniquely yours. When you finally are ready to exit the fitting room to model the dress of your dreams, you hope all of the… Continue reading Wedding Shopping Guests?

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Phones at Weddings?

This weekend, as I enjoyed a cup of coffee while scanning the Sunday papers, I was thrilled to see an article regarding the impact of social media on brides. I have always wanted to ban smart phones from weddings! We all have experienced the embarrassment of unflattering pictures posted on the web. So, why would… Continue reading Phones at Weddings?

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The Case for Thank You Notes

Getting married is exciting and overwhelming! There is so much to do! As a soon-to-be bride, you will be showered with gifts and in response you must write thank you notes. If someone took time out of their busy schedule to select a gift for you, it is necessary to thank them personally. No excuses!… Continue reading The Case for Thank You Notes

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Can I take pictures ? ~ Part 7 of “Online Dress Shopping Horrors”

The bridal industry has had a proliferation of counterfeiters who have created many problems for dress designers and small bridal boutiques. We have published several articles on our very own blog on these dress shopping horrors: Can you spot the fake, cheap, imitation, with minimal detail? (The first photo at the top is the knockoff… Continue reading Can I take pictures ? ~ Part 7 of “Online Dress Shopping Horrors”

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Social Media Faux Pas at Weddings Revealed!

Last week we introduced you to the daily presence of social media and weddings with sites such as Facebook , Instagram and Twitter. For brides, these resources can help create a digital wedding planning process, enabling her to share each detail with the important people in her life. The Millennial bride is very comfortable collaborating… Continue reading Social Media Faux Pas at Weddings Revealed!

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The Golden Rules (of Social Media & Weddings)

Social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, have become  resources for a bride to communicate her wedding planning process with the important people in her life. She is frequently sharing the major decisions such as her gown, invitations, tuxedos and bridesmaid dresses virtually with friends and family. Despite all the benefits, there is… Continue reading The Golden Rules (of Social Media & Weddings)