If your answer is Yes…. your next question should be…
Do you need to take control of any social media associated with your wedding?
We think a definite YES! It is up to you to control it for the build up right up to the day and the day after your wedding.
Engagement – Congrats on your engagement! First photo’s will be of you as a couple and of course of ‘The Ring’! So how do you let the world know?
Well if you are a frequent social media user, you will, no doubt want to make a splash! If you are lucky enough to set up your engagement shoot straight away, you then have the images to share (where you are of course looking your best and with the best photo’s of your ring!)
Hen & Stag Party – This is where you are dipping in to more dangerous territory with the addition of alcohol so you need to be clear on what get’s ‘out there’!
Possibly the best idea is that there should be an embargo on photo’s after a certain time of the night and ensure that your Facebook is set to allow you to ‘approve’ any photo’s that you are tagged on before they appear on your timeline…
You need to feel you can relax and let your hair down without the threat of pictures appearing the next day that may show your ‘enthusiasm‘ for your night out a little too explicitly.
Wedding Day – It is lovely to have a photo journey log of your day and again, here you can take control. Create your #Hashtag and ask your friends and family to use it for the build up and on the day. This will make it easier for your to track your day after the event so you not only have your professional photo’s which are wonderful, but you get ‘real’ photo’s and a vision on how your day really is. #lovestory #hashtagyourwedding
Don’t get too caught up on it during the day. Ensure it is your guests are the ones working for your by taking the snaps for you to enjoy in your own time over the next few days. If this works well, it will eliminate the need for photo-booths or photographers at the reception.
Social Media can be a wonderful free assistant for your wedding but must be managed and planned in advance to ensure it works to it full potential on the day.
The most important thing is that NOONE posts a photo of the dress or the bride BEFORE she walks down the aisle to the groom… it may seem obvious but it has happened!
DREAM BIG LADIES!