While it’s perfectly reasonable to desire a Facebook-free environment or go tweet-free for a few hours, we believe your wedding or celebratory event is not the time for skipping out on everything social media can do to enhance it. Here are just a few reasons…
1. #Hashtags are the best
They’re also the easiest way to access every single pic from your wedding in one stream, so be sure to use one! If you need tips on how to create your own #hashtag, head here. After you’ve created your hashtag, make sure that your guests know about it.
Put in on your wedding website and display it on fun signs throughout the ceremony and reception. You’re bound to get somecandids.
2. Be in the moment without missing one
Being the guests of honor is hard work. You’ve got to make the rounds to friends and family you haven’t seen in ages, and because of it, you may miss something hilarious in the opposite corner of the dance floor.
If your college friends are snapping pictures while you’re schmoozing with Great Aunt Myrtle, you’ll be able to catch up on all the action later on.
3. Be a celebrity for a day
People will be snapping pics of you and your spouse doing everything from exchanging vows to first dancing to stealing kisses. Sounds a little overwhelming, perhaps, but who hasn’t secretly wanted a taste of the Hollywood life?
4. You can also share photos without including your extended network
Looking for a more private way to share photos? One that’s, say, reserved just for your wedding guests? There’s an app for that: WedSocial!
Connect it to your WeddingWire wedding website and guests can easily upload shots in one easy-to-access location.
5. Wedding Pics Beat Any Brunch Pics
Let’s face it: All of us have fallen victim to the foodie takeover on Instagram. Pictures of bloody marys and kale salads clog our feeds and not only make us hungry, but annoy us.
That’s why it’s important for newlyweds to fire back—with their wedding pics!
Nobody can argue that those are much more sentimental and aww-worthy than a pasta dish from the most authentic Italian place.
6. It’ll be easy (and affordable!) to decorate after you celebrate
What better way to liven up your home together than with pictures of your big event in New Orleans?
Bonus: Friends will be delighted when they drop by and see their pics on the shelves. And you can share tools that helped you create the perfect event space on social media too! 🙂