As the new iPhone 6 and 6+ is released, we see more and more apps created out of convenience and our need to be constantly connected to the world around us. We share tidbits of our daily lives, (some share more than others) but when it comes to your wedding you should consider how much you want to put out there. Documenting your wedding in social media has it's definite pros and cons, according to SocialMediaWeek.org, Social Media has "intensified the pressures for wedding perfection." Images courtesy of mediashower.com, venuesafari.com
To share or not to share...
The main issue that I come across is when couples have a limited guest list and a friend or family member get upset when they read via Facebook that others were invited, and they weren't. This can be avoided by only sharing event information via private messages, or by phone or speak with anyone you think may be offended by not getting an invite to explain your limited guest list.
For those who are looking forward to sharing all of their wedding details online, social media can serve as a tool to help you not only post your information but to connect with others who want to share pictures or communicate. Here are a few different ways to use social media.
1. Create a Wedding Website Access tools like sharing your inspiration details, gather and share photos, post your registry link or event information such as directions or local attractions for out of town guests. You can create your own free site at TheKnot.com, MyWedding.com, WeddingWire.com or design a premium site at Sittinginatree.co. (Image courtesy of http://designmodo.com/wedding-website/)
2. Hashtags You can create a hashtag for your wedding, and put the information on a sign at your reception notifying guests of how they can post pictures or well wishes. Dress it up by adding coordinating flowers or décor. (Images courtesy exclusiveweddingtales.com)
4. Pinterest Pinterest offers a Privacy option for your board allowing you to make the board "secret" or choose to can view/submit pins. This would allow your bridal party to be in on things without putting it on social media if needed.
At the end of the day, it is completely up to you if you want to keep your wedding information private, or share with the world so make sure to communicate your wishes with your friends and family.