Social media has become such a force in our lives that nearly half of couples say they feel pressured to hold a wedding that will look good on social media, says Yahoo Style:
Once upon a time, the only people who would see your wedding photos would be close friends and family.
Now, snaps of a couple’s big days are being shared far and wide thanks to social media.
The result is that an increasing number of those getting married are concerned about whether their nuptials are “Instaworthy” enough.
A new survey of 2,800 couples has shown that almost half--42 percent--are feeling the pressure to ensure their special occasion is social media-ready.
The National Wedding Survey also found that a quarter of engaged couples will go up to 30 per cent over their budget in order to ensure their wedding will look good on Instagram.
This is cited as one of the key reasons the financial set-back of marriage has gone up in recent years.
Of the survey’s findings, Sarah Allard, editor of Hitched, said: “With Instagram becoming an increasing part of our day to day lives, it’s no surprise that we’re seeing our wedding planning couples--many of them millennials who have grown up with social media--looking to the platform to help inspire their day” … Yahoo Style