Let's face it — social media is a crucial part of a wedding journey, from the "Just Said Yes" proposal photo to the "We're Married!" selfie complete with your wedding hashtag. But while sharing your proposal and wedding happenings on the interwebs is fun and totally acceptable, sometimes it can cause a bigger ordeal if not handled in an appropriate manner. Here, nine brides share their wedding-related social media faux pas so you don't commit them yourselves.
"I still cringe when I remember what I did. I'm so used to carrying my iPhone I didn't realize I had it when I was walking down the aisle — until it fell out of my hand with a huge clatter just as my groom was answering the question, 'Do you take Anna to be your lawful wedded wife?'" —Anna
"When I got engaged I was so excited I instantly posted a picture of the huge diamond Ken bought me, saying, 'This is 2.0 carats of love'. Ugggh. How braggy and awful. I took it down the next morning." —Cynthia
"Two weeks after we got home from the honeymoon a cousin said, 'Uh, according to Facebook you're still single!' I had forgotten to update my relationship status." —Beth
"I was so excited to be engaged I tweeted about it before calling my parents." —Linda
"I thought I was posting privately to a few bridesmaids about trouble I was having with a third who was acting like a 'zilla. Only it was public — I was so humiliated and felt absolutely terrible for hurting my friend. We patched things up but it was rough going for a while." —Toni
"After weeks of posting updates at least twice a day from my wedding countdown ap, my maid of honor told me eyes were rolling. I got the message and stopped apprising everyone of every little thing." —Em
"I posted a very embarrassing selfie of me on my wedding night half in and half out of my gown. Yeah, I was a little drunk but no, it shouldn't have been on social media." —Megan
"I allowed phones in the fitting room during a wedding gown fitting and pictures of me in the dress wound up on Facebook and Instagram." —Ivy
"What I did was awful. I sent gift thank yous on twitter instead of mailing letters. My mother was practically ready to disown me for being discourteous! I got the message and followed up with snail mail." —Ruth
Sherry Amatenstein, LCSW is a New York City-based marriage therapist and author.