Post-its and notebooks are a thing of the past when it comes to wedding planning. Social media has brought brides a new way to dream up their big days. From free personal wedding websites to the best wedding planning apps, I’m going to show you how social media can make your planning process a high-tech and happy experience.
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7 savvy social media ideas for your wedding.
1. Pinterest and Wedding Blogs:
Most of us have had a wedding board on Pinterest
for years (even if we only just said ‘yes!’). You officially have my permission to pin for hours. I also recommend using wedding blogs like My Wedding Chat
to find inspiration from both wedding experts and real brides.
2. Personal Wedding Websites:
Have all of your wedding info in one place! Personal wedding websites should be at the top of every planning list
. A couple can share their love story, introduce the wedding party, link to their wedding registries, and even allow guests to RSVP online. There are plenty of free options through sites like eWedding
, The Knot, Wedding Wire, and Wedding Woo
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3. The Best Wedding Planning Apps:
Everyone is glued to their smart phone, so why not use it to your advantage? Some of the best wedding planning apps include a wedding budget organizer
, shopping lists, seating chart templates, and the option for your guests to RSVP online. My favorites include Appy Couple, The Knot’s Ultimate Wedding Planner
, and for the Type-A brides: Pro Wedding Planner. They’re not all free, but they’re worth the investment in my opinion.
4. Gift registries.
Some of the best wedding planning
apps are from companies like Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, and IKEA. These apps gives you the ability to scan the barcodes of your desired gifts, and condense them all into a few lists on your phone. Gosh, I love organization!
There is nothing more time consuming than acquiring an address from every friend and relative. With Postable.com, you can send one email to all of your guests, they fill out a form, and the site organizes every address into one list! Bonus: the site also offers hand-written fonts to make thank-you's quick and easy.
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Remember when disposable cameras were scattered throughout the reception? Now your guests can take high-quality images with their phones, and upload them to Instagram. How do you keep them organized? Provide your guests with a #hashtag so that you can find every photo (just make sure the hashtag is unique).
7. Not a fan of the high-tech trends?
A lot of couples want to ban cell phones at their wedding. The big day can be social without social media-- I get it! While banning or collecting cell phones may be a bit much, feel free to politely ask your guests to refrain from using their phones whenever possible. You can also ask them to not upload photos or tag you in Tweets. It’s your day, so you make the social media rules.
Did I miss a tech-savvy tip? Share your favorite wedding apps below!