Social media is everywhere! As a wedding venue in Sydney’s North West (and one that also services many Sydney multicultural weddings) social media is a huge part of some couples’ big day! Social media is a great way to share pictures with family overseas, spread the word of your union and even communicate with your guests in case of last minute changes. Here’s how to harness your social network and make your wedding an online success!
Create a hashtag!
A wedding hashtag is fun – it celebrates your big day! There’s actually another reason for having one though, it’s a clever way to link all posts together corresponding to the same tag. This way whether it’s your neighbour, Aunty or work colleague sharing pictures if they all use your #weddinghashtag you’ll find all the images that have been uploaded!
Communicate your hashtag – and make it easy!
If you want your guests to embrace your hashtag they need to know it! Duh! Some couples include it on their invitations; others might have cute signs or table décor that lets guests know of their intentions! If you want your guests to get on board with your hashtag you need to be clear of your desires! A successful hashtag is easy to use and uncomplicated. A tricky hashtag will be a deterrent to less tech-savvy guests and can also see typing errors etc. that will derail the original point of having a custom hashtag altogether!
Let your guests know if you want your wedding to be tech-free or not online at all!
The internet… some couples love it, others hate it! It’s not uncommon these days to hear of an un-plugged wedding where it’s communicated to guests that the bride and groom want their ceremony to be totally device free. Some couples even go as far as requesting that nobody posts images online at all! There’s many reasons and different motivations for this but if it’s important to you that you’re wedding is not online its very important to clearly communicate this!
Use social media to contact your guests quickly and efficiently
Okay it’s definitely not a way to invite them to your wedding but if there’s a last minute change of plans or a weather back up becomes required a quick social media post is a super easy way to communicate with the masses. You hope you’ll not need to do this (nobody wants to think their garden wedding is now moving inside!) but if you’re forced to make a change social media can save you!
Don’t be on your phone all day!
There’s a reason you’ve hired a professional photographer (and maybe even videographer) and that’s to capture all the special moments. As a bride or groom it’s cool to take a few selfies but it’s better to leave shooting the big day to the experts. Your wedding goes by in the blink of an eye; don’t waste a minute looking at your phone screen! (Plus if you’ve implemented a clever wedding hashtag per the above you’ll be able to see all the pics your guests are posting for you the next day!)
Think about your social media posts during the wedding planning stage
Sure planning a wedding can be a stressful, busy or relationship-stretching time. Sharing all the harder moments or too many face-brags on your social media can really detract from how people perceive your big day (and even you!) Ranting about a relative that’s annoying you, not received RSVPs, your dress that’s cost a fortune or how much you’re ‘over the wedding and can’t wait for the honeymoon’ is best shared with your nearest and dearest only – and definitely not ever in writing!
If you’re planning a wedding it need not be stressful! The expert team at Sydney’s Epping Club can make your dream day happen without needing to make any dodgy social media posts about stress or worry! They’re literally wedding experts and their specialist knowledge allows brides and grooms to relax and have the day they’ve dreamed of, fuss free! For more information on having your wedding at The Epping Club please contact us.