It’s been fun seeing how social media has changed the way we share our everyday happenings, in particular, at weddings. I enjoy watching the social expectations of the bridal party as they deal with the traditional photographer & videographer, especially the way they bump up against everyday expectations with social media.
Not so long ago your wedding day was a time to ditch your phone and forgo the ever present rituals of Facebook updates to enjoy one of the most important moments of your life with your friends and family. It got me thinking..… Your wedding day is the one day you are probably going to be looking pretty sharp and you want to make sure everyone in the world sees you instantly right?! Plus, how will the best man’s speech or your first dance go viral if you don’t post it to YouTube 20 minutes after it happens right?! What about hiring a dedicated ‘Social Media Concierge’ for your special day?
Social media in my humble opinion is awesome, it’s a fabulous way to connect and share the exciting happenings in your life instantaneously with people who can’t be at your wedding.
Hiring a traditional photographer may not be enough to capture those candid moments on your wedding day now because of social media. Fear not my friends, there are people out there offering a cool profesh service, they help avoid the trashy faux pas selfies, they will create hashtags and live tweet your wedding in real time, and know how to quickly edit a crazy good YouTube video to go live before your guests leave the reception. Sounds like a dream job to me!
Alternatively you can create a #hashtag and get your guests in creating your wedding digital photo album. Just one more decision that needs to be considered in the planning of your special day.
Something to think about…..
Facebook is one of the most popular free social networking websites that allows you to create a profile, upload photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues.
Twitter is a free social networking service that enables you to send and read short 140-character messages called “tweets”.
Instagram it is a free app you can download on your smart phone. It’s Facebook, but for the photographer enthusiasts. You don’t have to take the best photos either because of the many filters available. Seriously…. I’m gorgeous after I filter myself on Instagram.
Pinterest is a free visual discovery website. You use Pinterest to collect ideas for projects and interests, you create and share your collections (called “boards”) of visual bookmarks (called “Pins”) that you use to do things like plan trips, develop projects, organise events, wedding or save recipes.
YouTube is a free app that allows you to watch and share videos. YouTube provides a platform for people to connect, inform, and inspire and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators.
So tell me dear reader, what are your thoughts on using a professional social media content creator for your wedding or special event? And what’s your fave social media platform?