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Wedding selfies: What not to do on your big day

By: Stephanie Zolis
Canadian Living
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Wedding selfies: What not to do on your big day

By: Stephanie Zolis
Forty percent of brides will post a selfie as their first wedding photo on social media. A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about the growing birth photography trend. Now, the latest movement in wedding photography is making headlines. I’m talking about wedding selfies. Shudder. I can’t think of two more annoying things. Putting them together into one vain, self-indulgent package is enough to make me vomit. It’s no wonder I closed my Facebook account two years ago. A recent survey conducted by Wakefield Research found that 40 percent of brides post selfies as their first wedding photos on social media. I’ve seen brides read their vows off their iPhones and brides-to-be get excited over a wedding dress with pockets (“so I can carry my phone!”). But posting a selfie to Facebook two seconds after saying “I do” is—let’s be honest—a little ridiculous. Something tells me that these very people update their relationship status to “married” before the union is even consummated. Not only is this an indication that we overshare as a society, but it demonstrates just how impatient we’ve become. Technology has conditioned us to expect instant gratification, in this case, in the form of congratulatory remarks and jealous trolls creeping our timelines. If you can’t wait a couple of weeks for your hired professional photographer to get you your wedding photos, you’re not looking at the big picture. Personally, I’d be far too focused on my honeymoon and new husband than what my online friends have to say. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Life’s moments are meant to be enjoyed, not documented. Come on, people! (Photo courtesy PRNewsFoto/Invisalign)
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