10 Social Media Wedding Do’s & Don’ts
Social media at your wedding can be a fun addition or become a whammy. It creates more excitement and buzz around weddings than ever before. However, in times where our electronic life sometimes seems to take over real life, how do you know when too much is just too much?
Follow these 10 do’s & don’ts and you’ll get the most out of social media at your wedding:
Let your audience know how you feel about the use of social media. For instance, you might want to tell your guests you want to keep the ceremony to yourself, family and close friends. After all, this is the moment it’s all about. You don’t want your guests miss the actual tying the knot while they’re looking at their phone or tablet screen.
Create a hashtag to let your guests post tweets and Instagram pictures to. Encourage them by using a unique and creative hashtag sign.
Collect all Instagram photos, tweets and memories in one place. There are some cool tools to collect them all, be sure to back them up!
Use social media to easily reach everybody for any last minute changes, for example venue changes due to weather reasons. But make sure your Facebook / social media rookie friends and family receive the info as well!
Take some selfies! Capture your own moment at the time you please. Be sure not to overdo it though. It’s your wedding, enjoy the best day of your life unplugged to be in touch with everything and everybody around you.
Spoil any exciting surprises on social media in preparation of your wedding. It just will not be as exciting when everybody already knows exactly what’s going to happen.
Be on your phone all day. You and your new other half are there to live the moment and enjoy the day. Put away your phone and have fun!
Don’t get rid of your professional photographer. Although your guests might be there to try and shoot that picture of Uncle Ben dancing the Funky Chicken, a professional photographer will know best how to capture the most important moments of the day.
Don’t go DIY Hashtag Sign crazy! Why hassle yourself with the task of making the hashtag sings, which seems easy at first but will take much time (believe us) while instead: use one of our templates!
Make anyone contact you only through social media. Be aware that some of your guests might be not as tech-savvy as you.