The status updates to steer clear of as you plan your dream celebration...
#1 The nitty-gritty details of the proposal
"...And then I was crying, and he was crying, and then he tried to put the ring on my finger but he was shaking so much and I thought I was going to pass out and..."
Yes, you can probably imagine why this might make your social media buddies feel a little nauseous as they read it over their morning Cornflakes. Save the sweet, oh-so personal details of your proposal story for a face-to-face retelling rather than a status update that could rival Gone With The Wind in terms of both length and intensity.
(Plus, we all have that sarcastic friend who will leave a scathing 'vom' that will effortlessly ruin the status.)
#2 Your budget details
Whether you're planning your day on a shoe-string or have a sky's-the-limit approach, keep the monetary details of your plans off social media. The occasional "OMG - didn't realise a DJ would be so expensive!" is fine, of course; but in-depth chat about wedding budgets can be a little, well, tacky.
#3 Your hen party hopes
"Hen party this weekend! No idea what we're doing but I've got my passport and the SPF ready... Champagne cocktails by the pool, here we come!"
Obviously, this kind of status is fine if you actually know you're heading somewhere where you'll need a passport and a bikini. But if you have no idea what you're doing, avoid public speculation - your hens might feel like they've let you down if their reality doesn't match your projected expectation.
#4 A mildly passive-aggressive rant about a member of your wedding party
We're talking something along the lines of: "Funny how SOME people think it's okay to ignore simple instructions/emails/etc. NO names mentioned, but just think if it was me I would definitely..." Inevitably followed-up by a flurry of 'u ok, hun?' 'I'll DM you' comments. You know exactly the kind of thing we mean.
Whether it's a tiff with a naughty bridesmaid or a squabble with an overbearing mother-in-law, there's one simple rule - keep it offline! Sharing a thinly-veiled (so bridal, we know) status update will not only inflame the issue further but will also alert other people to the fact there's something going on.
#5 A #blessed update about all your wedding gifts
For one thing, writing an "OMG, YOU'RE ALL SO GENEROUS!" post does not count as thanking your guests - rather, guests should be thanked individually. Also, steer clear of singling out specific gifts online; that gushing post about the incredible gift one of your friends gifted you was, of course, shared only with good intentions, but by doing it you run the risk of making other guests feel inadequate about their gift choice, or mildly irritated that their gift wasn't flagged up in such a public way.