A quarter of those surveyed said they had gone over budget to ensure their big day was social media-ready...
"The idea was to take as many photos, in more daring scenarios, until I found the perfect moment to propose."
Jon Blaze, from Texas, USA, used the Strava app – a GPS service which records cycling and running routes on a map – to carry out the proposal
"I'm getting married tomorrow. I wanted to send you this message," the text, which was sent with his fiancée's knowledge, began. "Thank you for being my first love."
Nothing could have prepared me for the emptiness after my first child, my daughter, was stillborn. The brutal vacancy in my once-taut belly, the gradual shrinking of my useless breasts, the unpopulated space in my home, the all-encompassing, crashing, relentless wave of despair that left me, at times, feeling that I couldn’t breathe.
“He has a lot of really good female friends. But she is the only one (besides me) that he calls beautiful.”