Do not get me wrong – bridal chat groups can be a fantastic resource for brides and grooms. It lets you talk to other couples who have planned, or are planning, their own weddings. You can swap vendor info, and tips for dealing with errant members of the wedding party.

But don’t share all your real wedding details or personally identifiable information on these wedding social media exchanges. You have no idea WHO the thousands of people are on that so-called “private” page. It could be identity thieves, or it could be an angry ex-girlfriend who just wants to make your life miserable. See my blog in The Huffington Post today for more real-life stories and examples of why this is a really problem.

Until next time, good luck and happy wedding planning!