Post # 1
My fiance and I take a lot of photos, including selfies. I’ve seen some weddings where as soon as they say “I Do”, the groom and bride both grab their phones to change their Facebook status to “Married” and that is kind of cute. I thought it might be a funny idea to say “I Do”, kiss, and then take a selfie with my new husband before going back up the aisle. I think it would be a funny way to to show our personalities at the end of a casual outdoor wedding ceremony, but not sure if it will be well received. I think it’s kind of a fun way to poke fun at ourselves, because we are big selfie takers!
So my question is- do you think this is a cute idea? Have you seen it done before?
Wedding is this Saturday 🙂
Post # 2
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
I take a lot of selfies, and even I think I would side eye this.
Post # 3
I would definitely not do this myself as I don’t even have a Facebook account anymore. I don’t think it’s a cute idea but if you both are into social media and that is up your alley in terms of humor and making people laugh, I say go for it! It’s your wedding, do you!
I also am unsure it will be well received.
Post # 4
I thinks it’s actually kinda funny! I say do it!
Post # 5
I think it would make a lot of people feel really uncomfortable. Like is nothing special enough to be free from obnoxious social media trends anymore?
I think it’s great when ceremonies are personalized, like if you want to incorporate your love of selfies into your vows (I vow to love, cherish, hold your hand and always take selfies with you, for as long as we both shall live…) that would be cute but whipping out your cell phone at the alter just seems wrong. A phone has no place in a wedding ceremony.
That said, you can totally do this in a more acceptable way, like at the reception or after you walk back down the aisle together and have your OMG we’re married moment.
Post # 6
I have a friend who posts SOOOOOOO many selfies of herself on every Social Media channel, including taking Snap Chats and then posting them to Facebook/Instagram. It’s almost too much.
She took a selfie of her and her hubby on her wedding day, even before the ceremony (after some pics in a park). They drove to the location together, so it was taken in the car. She didn’t post it until after their ceremony.
But, she’s definitely a girl who likes attention and likes knowing people see her and her “life”.
I love Social Media, but I didn’t post anything about the wedding until the next day – and that was only on Instagram, which was a pic of the sign outside the door of our reception room stating what was going on in the room.
Post # 7
Ewwww no. By all means take a selfie with your new hubby at some point later on and post it at some point after the big day but seriously, how about just enjoying the moment?
Post # 8
I personally hate seeing the same person’s face in a new outfit each day. I have one girl on my FB that posts like five selfies a day to show off a new t-shirt or hairstyle. It’s annoying. Selfies in moderation are fine, but the only way I could see this being cute is if you had everyone in on it and they we in the background. Maybe get photobombed by the priest. Idk, I wouldnt bother with it personally.
Post # 9
I’m sorry, to each their own, but I would roll my eyes at this. You’re at your own wedding. Be in the moment. It’s not for other peopl to like, it’s for you. It’s soulful and deep, way beyond social media, IMO.
plus, no one wants to watch other people take selfies.
Post # 10
I don’t take a lot of photos but I think I’d side-eye this. It’s a bit like saying to your guests ‘you were important enough to invite, but actually we want to share it with the 100s of other people who aren’t here’.
Post # 11
Not to sound harsh but, you did ask for opinions.. I think this is embarassing.
That moment is so special and so emotional and you intend to whip out your phones to ‘show your personalities’…. That doesn’t show personality, that shows that you’re obsessed with social media, yourselves, and how your moment looks on the internet instead of just being present and enjoying it.
Nonsense like this makes me feel bad about the state of the human race.
Post # 12
It’s embarassing. Wait until you have a slightly more private moment. We did a selfie in the car right after our ceremony on our way to the reception. It was private, and wasn’t posted on the internet until the next day, we just wanted to capture our happy glow right away.
Post # 13
- Wedding: October 2019 - City, State
I think even if I knew you were a couple who took a lot of selfies I would roll my eyes and think “really? you can’t even skip the selfie during your freaking wedding? ugh. annoying”.
i would skip it OP. If you want to do a selfie in the car or during a private moment after your ceremony or something for social media than have at it but spare your guests that awkwardness.
Post # 14
I’m not a fan of the selfie at the end of the ceremony…
I did see a version of this at a wedding I did think was cute. After the processional, the officiant started by welcoming guests and then asking them to put their cell phones and cameras away so they could be present in the ceremony. While she was explaning this to the guests, the groom took out his phone and took a selfie of himself, bride and officiant. It was funny and timed perfectly to fit to the moment. He then put his phone away as did everyone else and the ceremony could begin.
Maybe something like this would work for you?
Post # 15
I definitely wouldn’t do it myself, but I have a few friends I can imagine doing this at their weddings and everyone who knew them would just think: “Oh, that’s so them.” I would never find it super charming, but I’d find it totally acceptable. It’s the couple’s day so honestly they can do whatever they want. Who cares?