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Relationship status: MARRIED

Tech-savvy couples relying on social media and the internet to plan, connect weddings

Bride Lauren Barnes, right, uses her iPhone to accept her groom's Facebook relationship status change to "married" during her wedding at Long Beach Museum of Art in Long Beach, Calif. The bride's grandfather, Charles Wilson, looks on from his seat. (photo: Molly Yarchine/Luminaire Images Photography)
Bride Lauren Barnes, right, uses her iPhone to accept her groom's Facebook relationship status change to "married" during her wedding at Long Beach Museum of Art in Long Beach, Calif. The bride's grandfather, Charles Wilson, looks on from his seat. (photo: Molly Yarchine/Luminaire Images Photography)
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As her grandfather sat pleasantly perplexed at her wedding, Lauren Barnes reached into the recesses of her strapless white gown, whipped out her iPhone and accepted her groom's Facebook relationship change to "married." "Nothing's official," she said, "until it's Facebook official!" In today's $78-billion-a-year business of getting hitched, those wacky viral videos of whole wedding parties dancing down the aisle seem positively 2009. Social media, mobile tools and online vendors are abundant to offer the ...


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