Should Your Wedding Go Digital?
Guest post by Naomi Shaw
Wedding planning is a very exciting time for a couple. You’re in love, ready to take that next big step, and about to have an incredible party to celebrate with everyone you care about. However, this can also be a stressful time, full of more decisions than you may have ever thought possible. What color should your table runners be? Who will you sit next to cousin Tom? Do you want your wedding live-streamed for the out-of towners?
In the midst of all the decisions, digital elements like planning apps and wedding hashtags may seem like just another distraction. However, there are plenty of digital tools available today that make planning your special day just a little easier.
First things first: let’s discuss the wedding hashtag. The odds are high that you will be sharing at least some of your planning process online; it’s essential if you want to keep members of the bridal party in the loop, get feedback from friends and family on the truly tough decisions, or simply share just how happy you are.
With a wedding hashtag, all those posts are easy to find! This means you don’t have to spend hours looking through your feed to find the one photo from your bridesmaids’ fitting three weeks ago – and we all know that when you’re planning a wedding, the more time you have to spare the better.
The hashtag can be beneficial on the big day, too! If you post your hashtag prominently and encourage your guests to use it, the hashtag easily becomes a way to see all the great photos your friends and family take throughout your wedding day. This can be a special way for you to see your wedding through someone else’s eyes – and that can be a lot of fun for both of you.
Things to Consider
Of course, there are a few questions you should answer before you take the “digital plunge” for your wedding. How much time do you want to devote to your wedding’s online presence? This can be as simple as creating a Facebook event or as extravagant as dedicating a “tweeter-of-honor” to live-tweet the whole ceremony. Do you want to use traditional paper invitations to give your guests all the vital information, or will a wedding website suffice? Whatever you decide, know that your wedding should be a special day for you and the person you love – so make sure you enjoy it!
Looking for other ways you can digitize your wedding? We’ve got a few suggestions to get you started: