16 Sep 4 Trendy Ways to Incorporate Social Media Into Your Wedding
In the age of social media, it’s no wonder Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other platforms are revolutionizing weddings. Not only are brides and grooms documenting their big days on social media, but they’re making it an interactive wedding activity. This can be a fun and creative way to connect with your guests while also documenting memories you can look back on for years to come.
Here are a few exciting ideas you can use to incorporate social media into your wedding day:
Create Your Wedding Hashtag
This is a popular trend for a reason. This new wedding tradition is a fun way to use play-on words using you and your partner’s names or shared surname. Some couples also use song lyrics or other phrases that show their personality.
However, using a wedding hashtag doesn’t just give you a chance to show your wordcrafting skills. It is also a method of keeping all your social media content organized. When guests use your hashtag you will be able to find what they posted by searching for the hashtag. To take advantage of this to its fullest extent, try and create a hashtag that hasn’t been used before. This way your content won’t be mixed in with another wedding’s feed!
Tip: If you’re at a loss for a hashtag, try using Shutterfly’s wedding hashtag generator (pictured below). On the same page you can also search for your hashtag’s availability across Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Feature a Social Media Wall at Your Reception
Many weddings of the past featured feeds of the newlyweds projected at receptions. In today’s world of instant sharing, you can take that concept to the next level. A social media wall is a live feed of posts serving as a form of entertainment for guests. They can watch the wall update as they eat dinner or while taking a break from the dance floor. Your hashtag will also be projected to make sure guests are properly tagging their photos and videos. Check with your DJ, videographer, or photobooth company to see if they offer this service.
Design a Custom Wedding SnapChat Filter
There’s no doubt at least a handful of your guests will be using Snapchat to share memories from your wedding. Did you know you can create custom filters on this popular platform? When your guests choose a filter for their photo they have the ability to select a custom filter made by you! Snapchat provides easy to follow instructions so that creating your own unique filter is seamless. You just need to provide the time span of the occasion and the geographic location.
However, please note, this is not a free feature. The price of the filter is calculated based on how long it will be available and how in-demand the location is during that time. Still, this may be a must-have for the Snapchat obsessed.
Live-Stream Your Big Day
Both Facebook and Instagram offer users the ability to “go live.” For users who share most of their lives on social media, live streaming the big moments of their wedding day (or all of it!) is a natural choice.
However, you don’t have to be a social media maven to appreciate this feature. If you and your spouse-to-be are from different towns, states, or even countries it’s likely not everyone in your life will be able to make it to the ceremony. By live streaming your ceremony or the highlights of your reception, your loved ones can tune in across the world to celebrate this important day with you. If you don’t want your wedding to be accessible to the public, you can also set up a private Facebook group. Then just invite those specific people you want to tune into your wedding festivities.
The best part? Once your event is live streamed you can go back and watch it anytime you want. Your official wedding video will surely be gorgeous, but this is a fun sneak peak!
Your wedding day is a gorgeous occasion – so it’s natural that you want to share it! Fortunately, The Crescent Beach Club is able to accommodate many of the latest entertainment and technology for your big day. Contact us to speak with an event planner today.