Thursday, May 31, 2007

Webbed Bliss: Brides and Grooms Tell All Online

From the Wall Street Journal (5/31/07) an interesting read on the trend towards brides & grooms telling (& showing) everything about their wedding (starting with the proposals) online. A few key quotes from the piece:

"Wedding Web sites -- also known as "Wed sites" -- were originally conceived as a convenient way for couples to notify guests of wedding events, provide directions and link to gift registries. Now they are turning into elaborate hubs of matrimonial exhibitionism, with confessional stories, courtship videos, and blow-by-blow accounts of the preparations."

"Wedding sites "used to be very 'Just the facts, ma'am,' " says David Liu, chief executive of, an online purveyor of wedding products that started offering free wedding Web pages in 1999. These days, couples are opting for fancier "premium" Web sites, where they can pay around $70 a year for features like vanity URLs, music, video footage and blogs to track couples' thoughts and feelings leading up to the big day."

"Couples are particularly keen to record and publicize marriage proposals: About 1,800 such videos are now on YouTube."

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Click here to read the WSJ article in it's entirety.

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