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Most Brides Update Facebook Status Within a Day of Getting Hitched

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- In a new survey of how social media is changing the way today’s brides handle their walk down the aisle, 59 percent of them say they will update their Facebook status to "married" or update their new name within a day of walking down the aisle.  That’s up 11 percent from 2011.

The survey was commissioned by David’s Bridal to mark the March 20 celebration of National Proposal Day.

The survey also finds that 56 percent of newlywed women think it's important to have social media rules at their wedding.  Fifty-two percent say the bride and groom must be the first to post a picture of their wedding to a social media site.  Sixty-one percent of brides forbid their bridesmaids from uploading pics of the bride donning her dress before the ceremony.

Additional findings from the survey:

  • 59 percent of brides say online resources like Pinterest, Facebook and blogs are the best places to find wedding inspiration.
  • 46 percent of brides-to-be wouldn't use an idea they found on a friend's Pinterest board.
  • 68 percent of brides use technology during their dress fittings, from texting pictures to family to posting videos on a social media site.
  • Virtual wedding guests? Forty-nine percent of all respondents say they would consider "skype-ing" their wedding.

The survey was conducted by Wakefield Research between Nov. 16 and Nov. 27, 2012, and involved interviews with 500 women ages 18 and older, who are engaged to be married or were married within the last two months.

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

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