Just like the technology around us, planning a wedding has changed drastically over the last two decades. Back in the day, when you got engaged, you probably called some family and close friends and everyone else would find out when they received the “save the date” in the mail. You hired a professional photographer and prayed that the pictures turned out OK when you saw them a month later. Maybe a few people brought their point-and-shoot cameras and you would wait for them to eventually develop the film and share any good pictures. Luckily for you, you’re getting married now! Social media has created endless possibilities to document and share all life has to offer, that’s why it should be a big part of your special day too!
1. Start Trending with Your Big Day’s Hashtag.
You don’t have to be famous to be trending. By creating a personalized wedding hashtag, your friends and family will be able to follow the journey to your big day and easily view images and videos from the main event. Depending on your and your partner’s personal preferences, there are a variety of fun ways to create your hashtag. It can be as simple as your married last name, the word “wedding,” and the year, puns of your names or interests, a “celeb” couple name (think “Branjelina” and “Kimye”), or you could leave it up to the hashtag gods and use a wedding hashtag generator, like The Wedding Hashers or Wedding Hashtag Wall.
2. Snap It.
How many hours have you spent turning yourself into a fairy princess, baby, or dog, or framing your snaps with location – or event-based filters? Snapchat is a fun way to capture a piece of the day, and your dream day deserves to be captured. For a small fee, you can create a geo-location based wedding Snapchat filter (so only guests physically at your venue can access it) and make your wedding even more personalized. All filters must be reviewed and approved by Snapchat before they can be used, so make sure to submit yours well ahead of the event. Learn more about the process now.
3. Do It Live.
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