Photo by Michael Anthony Photography
Having trouble coming up with a clever #hashtag to forever commemorate your nuptials on social media? Introducing WeddingWire’s coolest (and maybe most addictive) new tool: the Wedding Hashtag Generator. Just fill out a quick form with some basic facts about your wedding day and—voila—an endless stream of hashtag options customized just for you. Choose your favorite and let the wedding ‘gramming begin! #awesome.
Photos (from left to right): Katelyn James Photography
In our tech-obsessed society, it’s hard to imagine any kind of major life event happening without our gadgets in hand. Some couples have started asking guests to leave their smart phones at home and be in the moment as they celebrate. While we love the idea of being unplugged, there are plenty of other opportunities for that (like your honeymoon). From paparazzi candids to your own wedding hashtag, there are many reasons to keep them handy all night long. See the complete list here.
Photo: By Millie B Photography
It’s the most wonderful time of year — engagement season! If you’re one of those lucky couples, between Thanksgiving to Valentine’s Day, to put a ring on it, you’ll want to read our social media timeline on how and when to share the exciting news. Any guesses on what to do first? Hint: It doesn’t involve being online.
It occurs to me that I have never mentioned the amazing community of girls I met throughout my wedding planning process and how much of a support system they were (and still are) to me. Back when I started planning, I downloaded just about every Wedding Planner and Organizer app on the planet. I went through them within the week and kept only a major few. Of course, you need a countdown app, a mobile version of your Wedding Website app (if there is one), a guest list app, an app leading to your registries, and one very important and helpful app, the Bridal 911, if you will, a community forum app for brides-to-be.
Now I used this app for EVERYTHING. From which line sounded better on my invitations, to me and my fiancee having a huge fight and I needed some words of wisdom. I put my faith and trust into a group of strangers, and it worked out so well. Of course, there are some ladies out there who are only out there to cause some trouble and to meddle into others problems with ill intentions. BUT if you can seed out those ladies, you can find other great ones. There was a small, but solid, group of ladies that continually showed me their support, including telling me in the nicest way possible to leave Sunflower Dude alone and stop over reacting.
I began planning my wedding almost two years ago now, and I am still in touch with some of these lovely ladies. In fact, we are quite the bonded group from Facebook to Instagram. I finally have such a great support system of girls around the globe. I hope to one day meet these ladies and thank them properly.
I advise you ladies to reach out for help when you need it, there may just be a helping hand waiting for you on the other side of the globe through that little screen on your phone.
Categories: Etiquette + Advice, Wedding Planning, Wedding Stress
Tags: advice, apps, countdown, Facebook, instagram, planning, social media, sunflower, Sunflower Bud
When I logged onto Facebook one day, in the sidebar it asked me, “What are you planning?” The answer to that is of course a wedding. I obviously didn’t type in the little box, “my wedding” and make an event for it. A few days later I was invited to a former classmate’s wedding through a Facebook event, apparently some brides choose to say, “I’m planning my wedding” and make an event!
Image from Facebook screenshot
Recently I’ve been trying to pull Facebook and my wedding away from each other. In this day and age of social media with weddings on YouTube, Facebook Apps that let you share your wedding party picks, guides that help you create a fan page for your wedding and Twitter hashtags for individual weddings. I feel that the closer my wedding and my social media get to each other the more upset I get.