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Poll: Do you use social media to (secretly) judge other people's wedding days?

‘In what world would I deliberately stand in front of my sister?’

EARLIER THIS WEEK, former Geordie Shore star, Vicky Pattison, was criticised over a photo she uploaded of her younger sister’s recent wedding day.

In the image which Vicky shared on Instagram, the former reality star – who acted as bridesmaid for her sibling Laura- can be seen posing in front of the bride, while the other bridesmaid stood alongside Laura.

No, it isn’t exactly the typical bridal party pose, but most of us might have scrolled right by.

In no time at all, however, Vicky was accused of attempting to detract attention from her sister, with a number of commentators insisting that the 31-year-old purposely took centre-stage in the photo.

Following the onslaught of comments, Vicky felt compelled to address the criticism on her story, explaining that her sister had asked her to stand in front of her as she had gotten a stain on her dress that she was conscious of.

For her, it was an issue. When we were taking photos at the end, she asked if someone would angle themselves in front of her, so you couldn’t see the mark, the stain. So that’s what Laura asked, and that’s what I did.

“Never in my wildest dreams did I think people on my social media would attack me for that,” Vicky added.

In what world would I deliberately stand in front of my sister – the most important person in my life – and try and detract attention away from her? Do you think I’m that pathetic?

Critiquing wedding etiquette is by no means new, but with the advent of social media, it’s become so simple to cast aspersions over people’s decorum from a distance.

From debate over whether a big announcement is a big no-no, to discussion over whether the bride chose to walk down the aisle by herself; it seems very few weddings can avoid scrutiny.

So, let’s be honest: do you use social media to secretly judge other people’s wedding days?


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