According to new research conducted by photobook website MyMemory just over half of brides claimed to be annoyed by their friends and guests uploading snaps of their big day onto social media sites like Facebook without having the chance to vet them first.
MyMemory interviewed 1,112 brides who have married in the last two years and a huge 78% of them said that photos of their wedding appeared online without their approval after the event. Furthermore, 66% of the brides polled claimed that they were unhappy with the way they looked in their wedding photographs.
Rebecca Huggler, co-founder of MyMemory commented on the findings:
“Wedding photographs are a huge aspect of remembering your big day, and with this study we really wanted to look into how brides themselves felt about theirs after the big day. To see that as many as half felt annoyed by others uploading snaps onto social media is quite telling; many brides evidently have an idea of how they want their wedding photographs to be shared, and guests uploading them before they get the chance to see them isn’t ideal.”
We think this shows even more how important your wedding photographer is. A good wedding photographer will know exactly how to capture you at your absolute best. Unlike your drunken mate with her iphone…
So, how do you feel about friends sharing pictures of your wedding on Facebook? Is there any way you can stop them? Does it worry you?
We’d love to hear your thoughts.