How to avoid being a 'smug and braggy' bride according to Tatler

Tatler have revealed the social media rules for brides [Photo: Getty]
Tatler have revealed the social media rules for brides [Photo: Getty]

Tatler has released a set of ‘social media rules’ for brides to stick to in the run up to their wedding.

The go-to etiquette guide helps soon-to-be-weds navigate the tricky world of social media during their nuptial prep and after the big day.

Essential Instagram dos and don'ts, according to the society bible, include calling for a ban on “smug and bragging” close-ups of your engagement ring and honeymoon “spamming.”

The rulebook includes must-know guidance on how best to document everything from your engagement story to newlywed life online while avoiding any social media faux pas.

Though its tempting to share a close-up of your shiny, new sparkly, the publication suggests this is a no-no on account of it being far too “smug and braggy.”

Instead, you should share a picture of you and your other half which reveals your ring from afar alongside a ‘cute’ caption that doesn’t include an #ISaidYes hashtag.

In the run up to the big day over-eager brides need to reign in the prep sharing and absolutely no wedding countdowns are allowed.

“Remember, no one cares about your wedding as much as you do so keep it brief, we don’t need an essay of details,” says Tatler.

“What is considered OK are subtle previews, maybe a shot of the venue or a sample of the food when you’re at your tastings.”

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Keep it classy on the hen do! [Photo: Getty]
Keep it classy on the hen do! [Photo: Getty]

When it comes to your hen do, the rule here is keep it classy. Though the penis straws and popping cork shots will seem hilarious to you and your hens, not so much to those stuck at home missing out on the fun.

Limiting your shots will also give the impression living in the moment is way more important to you than documenting every cocktail clinking boomerang.

The publication suggests presenteeism is key on the big day too. “You’re not going to have this much attention in a long time so make the most of the day, be present,” Tatler advises.

Guest picture sharing rules should be agreed ahead of time and announced by the officiant so everybody knows what to stick to.

Requests could be anything from filters to use and hashtags to include, but if you are opting for a JohnandStacygetwed type hashtag brides should ensure they aren’t the first to post it as this is the job of the bridesmaids, apparently.

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Don't post more than 5 pictures of your big day, says Tatler [Photo: Getty]
Don't post more than 5 pictures of your big day, says Tatler [Photo: Getty]

Once the wedding is over, Tatler suggests posting no more than five photographs from the big day on Instagram so as not to overload your followers.

"Remember, we all know you looked gorgeous and we are so pleased you had a wonderful day but sharing a new snap, no matter how hard you try to make it funny, is, quite frankly, wedding spam," they say.

The same goes for the honeymoon, with the etiquette bible advising against sharing more than one picture a day on Instagram or Facebook and holding fire on an overload of Insta-stories.

“Share some,” it adds, “hold some back for your nearest and dearest and the rest, keep as memories for the two of you.”

We guess they have a point as when you’re enjoying your first holiday as a Mr and Mrs you’d hope that you can find other ways of spending your time rather than Instagramming heavily filtered shots of your petal laden bed. *winky face emoji*