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In the moment

By Bride and Groom 25 July 2017

Weddings are joyous occasions that people want to share with their loved ones.

But when it comes to social media, there are a few things that need to be considered before hitting the 'post' button. 

Celebrant Ian Bull said he was increasingly meeting couples who asked him to set some ground rules for social media use during the wedding and ceremony.

“I’ve had a couple of weddings where the bride and groom have asked me to inform the crowds not to post until a certain time so they get a chance to post their photos first,” he said.

“I think a lot of people understand why brides and grooms want that.”

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Standing at the front of the altar, Mr Bull said he often saw people using iPads or iPhones to record the ceremony, despite an official photographer or videographer being present.

“When I’m doing a wedding service I like to remind the guests there’s a professional photographer and ensure they get direct access,” he said.

At the end of the day, no matter what happens at the wedding, Mr Bull said there was one thing of paramount importance.

“The most important thing is that it’s about ensuring that the bride and groom get what they want. It’s a big day for them,” he said.

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