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Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

Would you try these trends for your wedding?

With the first day of June comes peak wedding season and the customary influx of loverly (see what I did there?) photos flooding your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds.

From movie poster-themed photos to videos that look like they belong on MTV, it's become something of a sport to watch the various ways couples try to one up each another with creative wedding (and engagement and birth) announcements.

However, there's nothing quite like the classic ring selfie. And, apparently some brides are feeling the pressure to make it count.

According to an report and WPIX-TV video, brides-to-be are turning to "hand lifts," a Botox-reminiscent procedure, to gain an upper hand on photo "likes."

The sites quote Dr. Ariel Ostad, a New York dermatologist who attributes a 40 percent increase in clients to the rise of social media and selfies.

For $1,200, the former single ladies are injected with Juvederm (primarily a facial filler), which instantly plumps the skin and smooths away boniness, wrinkles and veins that tend to crop up with age. The 10-minute procedure makes hands look up to 10 years younger, and has an estimated shelf life of nine months.

...And then, there are those who are reportedly skipping the whole #PutA(Literal)RingOnIt route altogether.

Social media rumor has it that more and more couples are opting instead for dermal anchor piercings embedded into their ring finger. Because of course, the family that hurts together, works together!

Full disclosure: I haven't been able to find any media reports about this so-called phenomenon, so am a bit skeptical of its legitimacy as an actual wedding trend.

But I will say that we've heard of humans having even odder body parts pierced (eyeball, anyone?). And multiple Pinterest photos and YouTube videos of both men and women either showing off or having finger jewelry installed indicate that there are indeed a few brave souls out there sporting this look on the daily.

I'm just curious, deevs: Would any of you try it?

[Last modified: Friday, May 30, 2014 5:50pm]


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