Is Your Wedding Social Media Ready?

The power of social media has encroached on every aspect of our lives from sourcing news and shopping to communicating with pals and setting up business meetings. Your wedding could also embrace the power of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Having a social media savvy wedding can make your big day more inclusive and could result in a permanent online memory of the best day of your life. Millennials are eager to embrace Snapchat and TikTok for their big day. It doesn’t matter if you are a smidgen older, you too can have a social-media ready wedding.

Hashtag It

The most powerful social media tool is the hashtag. These are used globally to market, boost, and collate information across all social media channels. When thinking about your wedding, consider utilising a hashtag that your guests can use for your big day. When your guests take some candid shots of the ceremony or your pals getting a little tipsy at your wedding reception, they can upload these images onto Instagram complete with your personalised hashtag. This collates all of your photos that you can then filter through to use the best to create a photo album. Make sure your guests are aware of the hashtag by placing it on cards at wedding breakfast tables, in your photo booth stall, and at the bar. There should be no excuse for your guests not to use your hashtag.

Use A Snapchat Filter

Snapchat was once an inferior rival to Facebook and Instagram. However, it is a powerful tool at weddings. You can show off photos and videos for a short time making your wedding have that feel of exclusivity. You can apply a Snapchat filter that allows you to overlay graphics and art to the images of your big day. If you want a close-up of the awesome rings you have sourced from, you can enjoy having a custom-made template overlaying your image complete with your names and the date of your big day. Like the hashtag usage, your guests need to know about the Snapchat filter you have applied, so publicise it across the venue of your wedding.

Set Social Media Expectations

It’s all too easy for your social media channels to become flooded with images that people have taken of your big day. This is great but it can also be overwhelming. You need to make sure that you have set your social media expectations. You don’t want your bridesmaids putting up pictures of you getting ready on Facebook, showing off your dress in all its glory before you have walked down the aisle. Some couples also don’t want their ceremony being photographed as they’d rather leave this aspect of their day to the professional. Remember, this is your day, so don’t ever feel under pressure to suit your guests wants and needs. They need to respect the expectations that you set as described at

Your big day should be full of happy memories. Make these even easier to record by ensuring that your wedding is social media ready.

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