Wedding ‘I dos’ and don’ts' in the digital age

08 Mar 2016

A recent poll has shown that women in the North West ranked unflattering images appearing on social media higher than the groom not showing up or rings going missing, when asked about their top concern for their wedding day

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A Hallmark Hotels recent poll, to unveil wedding etiquette and the 'I do's and don’ts' in the digital age, shows that women in the North West ranked unflattering images appearing on social media higher than the groom not showing up or rings going missing, when asked about their top concern for their wedding day.

Would you take part in a wedding party selfie, have selfie sticks, ask for sign off before people uploaded pictures from your special day or be upset with only getting an e-invite to a wedding?

Here are the wedding dos and don’ts in the digital age according to Hallmark Hotels. 

DO

  • Do congratulate the happy couple, and it's OK to use a social media tweet/DM or 'like' to do so. 68 per cent of our survey in the North West, say it’s OK to congratulate a newly married couple on social media instead of sending a card
  • Do you practice your selfie pout and pose before the big day? 18 per cent would prepare for their wedding photos by perfecting their pose or pout - would you? 
  • Do Photoshop your wedding photos if you can get away with it. Only 16 per cent in the North West admitted they would Photoshop their wedding pictures, whereas in Wales they appear to be the vainest bride and grooms, with the highest proportion admitting they would Photoshop their wedding photos if they could get away with it.
  • Do send out wedding e-invites. 58 per cent think it’s OK to send out e-invites to a wedding instead of formal invitations.

DON'T

  • Don't post during the wedding - wedding photography embargoes aren't just for celebrities. 45 per cent of people agreed they would consider a social media ban at their wedding asking guests to refrain posting pictures until the following day.
  • Don't upload unflattering pictures. 46 per cent consider it unacceptable to post unflattering pictures of the bride and groom online and when listing the top 10 concerns for the big day, women ranked unflattering images appearing on social media higher than the groom not showing up or rings going missing
  • Don't forget to take a wedding group selfie and use the wedding hashtag. 23 per cent in the North West would participate in a wedding group selfie and 8 per cent would use a wedding hashtag.

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The survey coincides with the Hallmark Hotels #winawedding competition, where 27 happy couples will win a September 2016 wedding at 27 of its hotels nationwide, which includes everything you need for your special day.* 

The North West's locations include the: 

  • Hallmark Hotel Manchester Airport
  • Best Western Hallmark Hotel Manchester Willow Bank
  • BEST WESTERN PREMIER Hallmark Hotel Chester The Queen
  • BEST WESTERN Hallmark Hotel Chester Westminster
  • BEST WESTERN Hallmark Hotel Chester Westminster
  • BEST WESTERN PREMIER Hallmark Hotel Preston Leyland
  • BEST WESTERN Hallmark Hotel Warrington Fir Grove

For happy couples looking for a helping hand to kick-start their happy ever after, the chance to win a wedding package and be part of the nationwide Hallmark Hotels wedding in September 2016 could be a dream come true.

www.hallmarkhotels.co.uk/winawedding

www.hallmarkhotels.co.uk 

*Each Hallmark Hotels Wedding Package Prize will include:

  •  A Hallmark Wedding Angel will be on hand to help you make sure your wedding reception is arranged just how you want it
  • A wedding breakfast catering for a maximum of 40 people which includes a three course sit-down meal, one glass of prosecco on arrival, two glasses of wine per person, one glass of prosecco for toasts
  • An evening wedding reception catering for a maximum of 80 people with a hot and cold buffet
  • A printed table plan
  • A Suite for the wedding Ceremony (if required)
  • Room set-up
  • Facility fees
  • Red carpet
  • White table linen
  • Single table decoration per wedding breakfast table
  • Master of Ceremonies from the hotel throughout the day
  • A hotel appointed DJ to provide evening disco with dance floor until close according to hotel entertainment license, usually 12.30am
  • A superior room for the bride and groom overnight to include full cooked breakfast next morning.

 

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