Favourite Hashtags – THE INSTABAN
Just when you think privacy has become a mythical word, someone goes and writes an article about exactly what you were thinking. Don’t you just love it when that happens? You know, when you have a burning issue in your heart but not the energy to write about it nor fight popular opinion? Then someone goes and does the dirty work for you? Yay! If you know me closely enough, you’d know I have always enforced some sort of social media ban on the things that are precious to me. Like my wedding, my child etc (sorry, not sorry). See, these are the things I feel I should share on social media (if at all), and not have someone else do it for me. It is my life after all, and it saves all of us that awkward ‘please take down the pictures’ conversation. Anyway, I thought I’d post the article below from Vogue, because I share the sentiments 110%. In other news, how gorgeous are these wedding gowns! This lovely wedding editorial is from the Badgley Mischka Spring 2016 Bridal campaign.
“When’s the last time a wedding was just a single day? Increasingly, nuptials more closely resemble a three-day circus, complete with elephants and fountains of golden chocolate, with the bride and groom making their grand entrance via zip line. (LOL, I have nothing against that, you go on and do your thing boo). And, of course, there are as many photographers as there are guests, all using a hashtag for the world to follow along. When everything from your daily workout to giving birth—yes, really—is considered a shareable moment, is there still such thing as a private event?
Enter the Instaban. A polite note asking guests to refrain from posting on social media, the Instaban has become a refreshingly popular alternative. “It wasn’t so much about secrecy,” says Brock Collection co-designer Laura Vassar about the Instaban at her Newport Beach wedding. “I wanted to see laughing and chatting and dancing—not the screens of people’s iPhones!”
Now, I’ll admit that my first reaction to any sign that says please do not post pictures to social media is to do exactly that and post it on the ’gram, but so far I’ve resisted that urge. And it turns out that when we refrain from posting about how much fun we’re having, we usually end up having a lot more fun ourselves.” Totes refreshing, right?
Photos via Badgley Mischka Spring 2016 Bridal Campaign