You log onto Facebook.
You are here to change your status.
In a relationship .......to ENGAGED!
We see it time and time again. It's no surprise that we are seeing people turn to social networking sites to share the news of their upcoming marriage. Many of these people are using sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest to help plan their wedding. Everything is literally at their fingertips.
Here are a few tips to help you plan your wedding:
Find Your Inspiration + Explore Ideas
The days of perusing through bridal magazines and cutting out photos for your "scrapbook" are by the wayside and have been replaced with a virtual option. Social media sites like Pinterest allow newly engaged couples to easily find and organize their wedding ideas. There is even an entire category dedicated to the subject which makes it so much easier! It can be overwhelming as well as there is so much inspiration out there to go through! You just need to stay focused and you will find your vision! Other popular wedding sites include Style Me Pretty, 100 Layer Cake, Instagram and Wedding Chicks.........just to name a few! These sites provide you with tonnes of inspiration through real weddings ranging from small to large scale. Anything is possible!
Research Your Vendors
A great place to find vendors for your wedding is Facebook. Many many businesses have their own group pages that allow people to see what they are up to and also view feedback from past clients. If you are beginning your wedding planning with a blank slate, a helpful place to start would be to ask your friends. They will be happy to share their experiences with you... good or bad. Also it never hurts to ask the vendors you have already hired who they feel are reliable professionals in the industry. They will never recommend companies that don't fit the bill as it would then be a bad reflection on them.
Often a great source of inspiration and ideas, YouTube is largely overlooked. A lot of DIY options can be found here as well as a more visual insight into what certain wedding vendors can do. It always helps to have a "look" at what is out there.
Stay in touch with your Wedding Guests + Bridal Party
When it comes down to it, there is only so much you can put on a wedding invitation without making it look like a documentary! With this in mind, more and more couples are creating wedding websites to help communciate the information to their Bridal Party + Wedding Guests. They can also share the story of how they met, the exciting proposal, registry information and other details they couldn't include on their invitation. These can be a lot of fun!
Sharing your Wedding Day
Just those words used to mean that everyone would have to wait for the photographer to edit the photos and send them to the bride + groom before anyone else saw them. In today's world, everything is pretty much instant!
Guests are tweeting from the celebrations, posting photos on Instagram or uploading images to Facebook and Twitter. "Tagging" and "sharing" has become the norm with any event. Those who couldn't attend are instantly able to be a part of the celebrations from afar. The possiblities are endless and everything is at our fingertips.
However you choose to include social media in your wedding planning .... just remember not to let the overwhelming nature of it take over.
Do your research, decide on a vision and run with it!
You need help with that vision and how to make it come to life? Contact us and we can make it happen!
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