Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue…and a smartphone? These days a wedding isn’t a wedding without technology and a new infographic that Sparkle ‘N Dazzle Co. Wedding Rings has shared exclusively with us illustrates just how social weddings have become. From wedding planning iPhone apps to tweeting and Facebook status-updating on the big day, a wedding just isn’t a wedding anymore without technology.
‘Tech Is The New White: Weddings Go Social’ starts out with general wedding statistics. Did you know that these days the average cost of a wedding (not including honeymoon) is $26,984? How about the face that the average age of the bride is 29 while the groom is 31? Then, things get a little more social and we find out just how big a role technology now plays in tying the knot.
Today brides- and grooms-to be are using apps for wedding planning, downloading music playlists for rehearsal dinners, creating websites for RSVPs and info, creating Facebook save-the-dates and more. 17 percent of couples are now using social media to plan their weddings and share information, 18 percent of brides buy their wedding dresses online, and 65 percent of couples are creating websites for the big day.
Check out the full infographic below to find out more fun facts and let us know what you think. What sorts of technology and social media uses have you seen at weddings in recent months and years?
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