For the most part, social media can be used to enhance your wedding experience. From announcing your engagement to finding wedding inspiration, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest can come in pretty darn handy. But every once in a while, social media works against even the best laid wedding plans. Here are eight of those times.
1. A friend picks a fight after she discover via Twitter that you held an engagement party to which she wasn't invited.
2. The "friend" you haven't seen since your eighth-grade dance assumes she's invited to your wedding because she spotted the details in her Facebook newsfeed. Awkward!
3. A well-meaning bridesmaid posts a sneak-peek of you in your wedding dress on Instagram — and your groom sees it before he sees you in person.
4. Planning your wedding on Pinterest seemed like a good idea. That is, until you realized you are so not a DIY-bride and now you've got just two weeks to assemble 200 handmade favors.
5. A guest uses Facebook to RSVP to your wedding. Except he's not your "friend," so his message lands in your "other" folder, which you never check, and so his attendance — as well as his girlfriend's — is a complete surprise.
6. Your slightly sloshed, jealous sibling updates a snarky status, not realizing you'd sneak a peek at her profile as you drive back to your wedding night hotel.
7. You're so busy snapping photos to prove you're having the best wedding ever and loading them to Instagram that you forget to, you know, actually enjoy yourself.
8. When your guests are snapping away during your ceremony and reception, you know unflattering photos are going to end up online before you've got the chance to untag yourself.