Today we have our first couple of the year arriving to oversee the final touches before their wedding tomorrow. The lucky couple decided to build a website for their wedding. This got me thinking about using the internet to organise guests plus including social media at your wedding.
The number one tool that all brides use is Pinterest. It’s easy to know why, Pinterest is perfect for collecting great ideas, I have created many boards for Lanyon. Be warned though Pinterest is such fun you will find time just flies by!
Last year a bride asked all her guests to use the Wedding Party App to capture their day. It’s interesting to see what your guests may capture on the day but they should never take the place of a professional photographer.
If you wanted to go super pro with your approach I found squarespace this not only helps you to build a beautiful website but does so much more such as collecting RSVPs, post photos to your blog, and shares important information with your guests.
One you might not want to think about is the Met Office Weather App. All brides and grooms wish for wall to wall sunshine but with this app you can plan ahead if the heavens open. It has a reliable and detailed 5-day forecasts for over 5,000 UK locations. It’ll automatically detect locations this is very helpful if your big day is away from home. And if it is going to rain embrace it, buy some beautiful wedding umbrellas and some funky wellies!
As a wedding venue I get very excited when guests tweet, instagram and Facebook their day. It’s great knowing that everyone is enjoying their stay at Lanyon. I always reply, retweet, basically I give you a big shout out because after all this really is your BIG DAY!
Top tips for being social on the day:
Bride and groom make sure you have provided your guests with certain social media rules that your guests must follow before they do anything! This is very important. No one will want to upset the bride on her
Create a wedding hashtag, this allows everyone to follow all posts so no-one will miss a thing.
Guests remember to live in the moment too. Don’t let social media take over your day!
So come on brides, grooms and guests lets get social media crazy!