You are probably scratching your head over the title of this article. After all; arenÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t all weddings a social event? Well, the answer to your question is yes, they are. However, not all bride and grooms incorporate social media into their wedding day as Badminton star Chong Wei has.
The Malaysian Olympic silver medallist, who is a huge celebrity in his home country, has given 10 lucky fans the opportunity to attend his marriage to sweetheart Wong Mew Choo. All they have to do to be in with a chance of earning an invitation to the wedding reception at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre is like WeiÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Facebook page and explain why they should be chosen to attend.
Of course, Wei and his fiancÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â© arenÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t the only celebrity couple to have used the various social media channels to keep their fans up to date over their nuptials. The day after Russell Brand proposed to Katy Perry, the US singer posted a picture of the pair posing in front of the Taj Mahal via her Twitter account.
Accompanying the photo was a tweet which read ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œHe built this for meÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â ItÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s a shame the marriage wasnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t built on as solid foundations as the Indian mausoleum; with the pair announcing their split just 14 months after becoming husband and wife.
Singer and occasional actress Monica went a step further by showing off her diamond ring following her engagement to Shannon Brown, tweeting ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œItÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s just love and love is powerfulÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â. Although the couple were more coy about their actual wedding day; marrying in a secret ceremony on 22nd November at their Los Angeles home. It was 8 weeks before news of the wedding broke, when the Phoenix Suns basketball star revealed all on the Hip-Hop Non-Stop TV Show.
A celebrity wedding that was even more accessible thanks to social media was that of actress Amber Tamblyn to actor and comedian David Cross.
The pair wed in a non-traditional ceremony at a secret wood location, with guest Questlove, who served as DJ at the reception, posting a series of photos on his Instagram account. We can only assume that The Roots Drummer had first sought the permission of the happy couple, before posting the photos.
There is no denying that social media is becoming an increasingly important element in all of our weddings. It is now common for photos from wedding ceremonies to appear on Facebook and other social channels before the married couple have even received their images from the official photographer.
Have you incorporated social media into your wedding? Or do you hate the idea of guests posting details and photos of your special day all over the internet without your permission?WeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢d love to hear your thoughts on this topic!