Social media is a part of our every day lives. People are constantly on their smart phones, iPads or tablets taking photos and uploading them onto sites like Facebook and Instagram. The world lives on the minute-to-minute headlines posted on Twitter and that’s how information gets shared today. It’s hard to go off the grid and shut the content streaming down for even a minute.
So what does this have to do with weddings? Well, scroll through ideas on Google and Pinterest and you will find ingenious ways to add social media activities in your wedding or to help plan your wedding. You don’t have to be a tech nerd to know how to do these things and some of it could be really helpful.
Oh yes, the hashtag. A hashtag, in social media lingo, is more than just four lines crossing each other. What a hashtag does is filters any photo or phrase using the same hashtag into one viewing place. For a wedding this is a genius way to get content organized.
There are a bunch of popular social media sites that uses hashtags: Twitter (where it all started), Instagram, and Facebook (just recently). These are the three sites that are most used by people who uses smartphones, iPads or tablets.
For your wedding, you can create a sign that could be placed at each reception table informing people that if they have Twitter, Instagram or Facebook that they can use a certain hashtag word, for example: #ynjwedding.
Now everyone that posts a photo or status update with that hashtag phrase can view every photo and status update under that category. Brides and grooms will love this feature because it will allow them to see things that they missed during their wedding.
Isn’t technology amazing?