Whether you want your wedding to go viral, or you’re simply trying to make sure you get all of the guest photos from your big day, having a social media plan is essential! Here are our top social media tips for brides that will see your wedding #trending in no time!
1 Create a #hashtag
Creating a hashtag used for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram is the perfect way to make your wedding social-friendly! Think of the hashtag as an online guest book; you’re able to re-visit the photos and videos that your guests capture forever. Having a hashtag also allows your guests to exchange statuses, tweets, photos and videos without having to text or email them. Hashtags usually include the couple’s initials followed by the year or date of marriage, but you can be creative and customise your tag to suit your theme.
Images from Karly Designs
2 Snapchat Geo-filters
Let’s face it, if your guests are using their phones they are probably Snapchatting, so why not create a filter that lets people know whose special day it is? Geo filters are an interactive way to include your guests in the celebration. This filter can be modified with the time, date and names of you and your hubby. Snapchat has created a range of gorgeous designs that will be sure to get your guests snapping!
Images from Geotag Filters
3. Social Media Board
Social media boards are the new ‘photo booth’, they range in price depending on size and design but they are such a fun way to encourage your guests to take photos. Social media boards transform traditional guest wedding photos into playful personalised images.
Images from Wedding O Mania
4. Facebook Live
There will always guests who can’t make it on the wedding day, not to mention those distant friends and relatives who didn’t quite make the invite list; a Facebook Live video is a trending way to share the best moments in real time. This is such an easy and innovative way to give your wedding some life on social media.
5. Create a Pinterest Board
In the lead up to the wedding, the bride has so much to think about and it can become difficult for your ‘maids to understand your vision and ideas for the big day. Don’t worry, Fairies, we have an alternative way to share your visions with your girls! Creating a Pinterest page allows you to upload, search for, and pin photos of themes, dresses, hairstyles and pretty much anything wedding-related. It also allows them to share ideas they think you win love. Wedded Wonderland is a great place to start finding inspo get pinning ladies!
Wedded Wonderland’s Pinterest board can be found here
Don’t forget to enjoy the moment and embrace your bid day Fairies, make sure social media isn’t the main focus of the wedding, but embrace this social world we live in and use it to your advantage.
Main image from George and Mitchel’s wedding. Photography by Siempre