It’s no secret the 21st century is a digital age filled with smart phones and social media. When it comes to weddings, more couples are embracing it to share their special day.
The first step in using social media on your wedding day is to make sure Wi-Fi is provided at your venue.If it is password protected, don’t forget to ask for the name and password to share with guests. Printing the information on small cards and placing them on tables around your venue helps spread the word fast and encourages guests to use it.
Creating a wedding website, blog or Facebook page can be very helpful in sharing important information with your guests. This centralized location for all wedding communication allows guests to become interactive as well as find helpful travel information.
Photo Sharing and Hashtags
There are many social media sites that allow you to share photos on your wedding day such as Flickr, Picasa, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Consider creating a unique “wedding hashtag” that you and your guests can use which allows you to bring all the postings with that tag together at one time. Make sure to promote your wedding hashtag on your wedding page as well as creating signs to place around your venue. Keep in mind that your hashtag can be used across multiple social media platforms.
Ask for Help
As if brides don’t have enough to worry about on their wedding day, social media shouldn’t take them away from being in the moment. Many brides are now giving the photographer or trusted bridesmaid the added duty of managing their media. Updating in real time prompts guests and followers to become interactive.
Wedding apps are a new way for couples to share information about their upcoming wedding, provide maps and directions and share comments and photos.
Stream Your Wedding
Providing a link to a live stream video of your wedding is the perfect way to share your ceremony with loved ones who are not able to attend. This has become especially popular for couples who have destination weddings.
Social media is a great tool for those who want to share the many details involved in their wedding day by providing real time memories for everyone to enjoy.