The inception of technology and the rise of the Internet have permeated our personal lives. It helps us to connect with everyone across the globe instantly and in real time. The Internet has also introduced us to all social media platforms that became the new version of a diary. The Internet has made it easier for us to share a great piece of ourselves to anyone. It is so addictive we are present online almost all the time.
There’s nothing wrong being a social media savvy, but there are instances that we don’t want to be that person—a virtual zombie. This is someone who tweets and snapchats almost everything, if not everything. One great instance is during someone’s wedding! You don’t want to be the person who ruins someone else’s day because of your addiction to Facebook or Instagram, right? Hence this one is for you! We list down 5 mistakes we all should avoid on the wedding day:
1. Not keeping your phone on silent: You may have the coolest ringtone on earth, but it is not cool when your phone ring at maximum during the wedding vows. Unless you want all eyes on you, turn your phone off.
2. Posting the couple’s photos before the ceremony: This is a no, no. You can certainly wait for a couple of hours before you open your Facebook before you click that post button, right? We know you want to be the bearer of good news on someone else’s feed but wait until the end of the ceremony.
3. Trying to be the other ‘official’ photographer: There’s a reason why couples hire professional photographers. They want their wedding to be well-documented and they want their guests to enjoy the moments with them. They don’t want you to stress yourself out snapping photos here and there, so relax and unplugged your mobile.
4. Videoing the entire event: Facebook or Instagram live are cool and great, but taking a video of the entire ceremony and reception is utterly disgraceful and disrespectful especially to the couple. We’re sure the couple wants to have a solemn and very intimate occasion.
5. Being on your phone the entire time: Okay, this maybe an exaggeration but we’ve seen a lot people who are always on their phone. So rest your phone and eyes for a day and just enjoy the love story that is unfolding right before your eyes.