Just Married? Just Update Your Facebook Relationship Status

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Peter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Hey, new bride, you just got married. What’s the first thing you’re going to do — after you kiss your spouse, of course?

The Wakefield Research online survey commissioned by David’s Bridal discovered that nearly 50 percent of the 500 married or engaged respondents said they had updated or would change their Facebook relationship statuses to “married” in the period between tying the knot and arriving at the reception.

If it was good enough for Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and his new bride to immediately update their profiles at their wedding last weekend, it should be good enough for everyone else, right?

San Diego wedding planner Melissa Brand has experienced this phenomenon up close with brides and grooms often hanging their statuses during cocktail hour.

In fact, Brand has even witnessed it happening during the actual ceremony.

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