Fun Idea Friday – The Social Wedding Network
It’s a whole new world we find ourselves in. Social media sites like: Facebook, twitter, and maybe some other ones I don’t know yet, are changing the way we interact.
But before you get the social networking blues and tell your Facebook friends that you need to take a Facebook vacation to get down to business on some serious wedding planning, consider finding ways to embrace all this great social media.
1. Become a fan of Captured Emotions’ Facebook Page – ok, so this is a shameless (shameful?) plug for the Facebook page. But before you close the blog, hear me out. Once you choose the vendors you are considering, become a fan of their pages. Many companies advertise specials and discounts on their social media sites and you can get in on the discounts. Although I am not personally a tweeter, I have also heard Twitter can sport some great deals.
2. Make a Facebook event page for your wedding. Update guests on parking, post couple photos, and remind them to save the date. If the Facebook event is not best for you, we also provide free wedding websites, so feel free to inquire. Keep in mind though, that your older guests may need some old-fashioned postal communication.
3. Link your Bridal registry to Facebook. Get fewer candlesticks and handmade doilies this way and more of the things you need. It’s easy for people to lose the registry information in their invitations, if you were able to ignore the etiquette books and include it in the first place. Adding it to your Facebook profile makes it simple for folks to find out what you really want.
4. Get help and ideas. Wondering what shoes to wear? Post your choices and let your friends decide.
Or, are you looking for something unusual for your wedding? There’s probably a page on Facebook with what you need.
5. Start writing small posts about the planning process. You’ll have a record of how you felt and you’ll get more help and encouragement this way. This might just be the best way to get last-minute help filling cones with rose petals the morning of your wedding because Sister Olga wasn’t able to organize the aid society in time.
6. Post honeymoon pictures while on your trip so we can feel like we went along, but you don’t have to actually take us with you. We’ll take care of posting a sneak peek of your wedding pictures on our fb page for you to enjoy after you come home
7. Tweet from your seat! Last summer I attended a theatrical performance in Richmond, VA where audience members were encouraged to tweet their thoughts during the performance. These tweets were then projected onto a screen so it became a part of the event. Maybe you could have the first tweet from your seat wedding or reception in Binghamton, NY.
8. Bring your Bridesmaids together for some online cyber bonding before your big day. But beware, they might just bond too much!
However much you decided to embrace social networking as a wedding tool, the important thing is to remember that your wedding needs to be a time of joy, not a time of stress. Embrace the joy.
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