Social media is something you struggle to avoid in your day to day life, and your wedding day is no exception. It is worth having a chat with your partner early on in the planning process to see where you stand, and what you will ask of your guests. If you haven’t yet decided, we have broken it down into these 6 tips to help you manage social media during your wedding.
If you welcome Social media Create a hashtag
Set up a hashtag that you would like your guests to use throughout the day. Make this hashtag simple, easy to remember (especially after a few drinks), and unique. Share this at every opportunity you can, including the save the dates or invites, and signage set up around the venue.
Set up a Snapchat filter
It is surprisingly easy to create a Snapchat filter, so why not look into creating one with your new married name and the wedding date? Imagine how fun it would be to scroll through your friend’s stories and see your wedding filter everywhere! If you do want to go down this route, leave yourself enough time to get it prepared, and for the Snapchat team to approve it for use.
Share your wedding countdown on social media to invite people to be as excited as you are in the lead up to your day. You can combine these with your hashtag as well, creating a wonderful way to scroll through and remember the excitement after the big day.
no thankyou Social media Unplugged
If you and your partner have decided to have an unplugged wedding, it’s a great idea to make this known as early as possible, and remind people where you can. Put a note on your invites to let your guests know it will be an unplugged wedding, have a sign as your guests enter the venue, and ask your groomsmen to reiterate it to everyone as they arrive.
Let your photographer and videographer know beforehand if you are having an unplugged wedding as they will then have more options to capture your wedding without worrying about their shot being blocked by guests phones. Additionally, if you don’t want anything from the wedding on social media (either at all, or just on the day) let your suppliers know as they may want to take a picture of the venue/cake/styling for their social media.
Your guests will be taking photos of the great time they are having throughout your wedding day. Have a chat with your partner about what your stance is on this, are they ok to upload photos as long as you are not in them? Would you rather nothing gets uploaded on the day of your wedding? Is it ok once the evening guests have arrived? Decide where you stand and make sure this is communicated to your guests to avoid any uncomfortableness.
What is the most interesting use of social media for a wedding that you have seen?
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