Getting married nowadays couldn’t be more different from the way our parents got married. Everything is bigger and more expensive (at least if you decide to have more than a handful of guests), but also much more creative than 20 years ago.
And that’s not least because of how far technology has come with virtual inspiration boards and thousands of ideas shared on social media making it somewhat easier to be creative. So how can you use technology, especially social media to your advantage? Everybody uses it anyway, so I am pretty sure you and your guests will love the following ideas:
1. Create a hashtag
Whether it’s #bestweddingever or #wefinallyputaringonit, be creative and pick ONE hashtag that you share with your guests before the wedding. Tell them to use this hashtag whenever they upload a photo of your wedding to social media, especially facebook or Instagram. Not only will this make it easier for everyone to find and look at all those lovely snaps, but it also creates a sense of community and encourages your guests to upload great photos.
2. Have a wedding blog
In the months leading up to your wedding, most of your guests and especially your bridal party will be very interested to read about your wedding plans, so a blog can be a modern way of keeping everyone in the loop. You can share the link in your save-the-date cards/e-mails and even continue to use your blog after the wedding for honeymoon updates etc.
3. Have a social media photo booth
Photo booths at weddings are nothing new. But you can make it a bit more fun by getting crafty and making props related to social media, such as facebook’s Like Icon to hold up or an Instagram frame. Your guests will have a lot of fun with it for sure!
4. Livestream your wedding
What sounds like something that only over-the-top celebs like Kim Kardashian would do is quickly becoming quite normal thanks to a lot of destination weddings. If a rather large number of guests can’t make it to your wedding, you might want to live-stream it so they can be part of it even from afar. Services like bridalstream take care of everything for you.
5. Ban social media
Of course it can be just as fun to completely ban social media from your wedding. If you prefer your wedding to be smartphone-free, that’s absolutely fine. Just make sure you let your guests know prior to the big day.
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