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Social media is such a huge part of our lives these days, but you don’t want it taking over the most important day of your life! Here’s how to control social media at your wedding…
Over sharing is something we’re very used to nowadays, with every element of our lives being plastered over social media for everyone to see! But when it comes to weddings, theirs something a little more sacred about the intimate details of the day and social media etiquette is often called into question.
You won’t want just any old picture of you and your husband posted when you’ve spent a small fortune on the best wedding photographer, and you may not want to spoil the surprise for your evening guests, who will know every little detail by the time they arrive at 7pm.
While we wouldn’t recommend doing a Kim and Kanye, who reportedly confiscated phones and made guests sign a confidentiality agreement at their wedding; we would suggest thinking ahead if you’re not keen on over sharing.
Whether you choose to ban social media uploads all together or just want to limit it, check out our suggestions below to help control social media at your wedding…
Set out some rules!
Make it clear from the outset what your stance is on social media to avoid any confusion. Perhaps put a little note or poem in with your wedding invitations to get the message out their early on.
It’s also a good idea to re-inforce the ‘rules’ on the day itself, with a simple sign at the entrance to the venue, or in the
order of service.
Create a hashtag
If you’re happy for your guests to post pictures once the ceremony has taken place, ask them to use a specific hashtag so that you can easily see all the images in one place after the big day.
…Or a wedding website
Or, if you’ve made the decision to ban social media all together, create a wedding website or use a photo sharing site and ask your friends and family to upload all their images to it after the big day. You can then pick and choose what you want to make public.
Update your settings
To avoid any unflattering images been posted on your timeline we’d recommend changing your facbeook settings before the big day, so that you have to approve any photo’s that you’re tagged in before they go live!