Nearly HALF of Brits check their mobile social media on their wedding day, survey reveals

12 Apr 2019

The results also showed that couples used their phone for photography and for checking work emails on their big day

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A survey by UK leading jewellery retailer, Goldsmiths, has revealed that 42% of Brits check their phone on their wedding day for calls, text and social media. 

A surprising 19% use their phone for photography and 7% use their phone for work purposes. 

However, 43% of those surveyed were adamant they would steer clear of their phones at all costs when it came to their wedding day, with 5% going so far as to ask their wedding guests not to bring their phones along with them to the wedding.

Dennis Relojo-Howell, blog psychologist and founder of Psychreg said: “We share these romantic highlights of our lives because sharing matters, however, another element of it is that as humans we seek attention and validation, and social media channels are excellent spaces in providing this.”

The results also found that 12% of Brits would announce their engagement on social media immediately after it happened with women (13.6%) more likely to share their engagement news online immediately rather than men (10.65%). 

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Craig Bolton, Executive Director from Goldsmiths said: “Engagements and weddings are very exciting moments in our lives, and so naturally we are keen to shout about it and share our good news with the world – both on and offline.

“Our social media feeds, especially around certain times of the year such as Valentine’s Day and Christmas, are inundated with beautifully staged photographs of the happy couple showing off their happy news and their beautiful rings, allowing us as their friends and family to share in their happiness in a much more modern way than our parents and grandparents may be used to. 

“Of course, it’s your news and your big day, so however you wish to share the news is entirely up to you. Whether you opt to share it on your favourite social media channel for the world to see, comment and like, or if you’d prefer to keep things under wraps and a little more low key, then it’s important to reveal your engagement in a way that works for you. 

 “Our advice is to enjoy the big day in whatever way you wish, but remember, to put your phone down, enjoy yourself and take it all in – there’s no recreating those memories later on.”

To read the full report, visit the Goldsmiths website.

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