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Social Media and Cell Phone Rules for Weddings

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With social media and technology, things are constantly evolving – first we had Friendster, then Facebook, now Snapchat – it’s hard to keep up! But there are a few hard and fast rules for social media and cell phones at weddings, it just takes some careful communication to be sure your guests are aware.

The only time it's appropriate to check your Facebook feed:  When you change your status at the altar from Single to Married!  Photo by Continuumweddings.com

The only time it’s appropriate to check your Facebook feed: When you change your status at the altar from Single to Married! Photo by Continuumweddings.com

1.  Have your officiant tell guests to put their phones down.  It’s like a scene from TMZ: You’re walking down the aisle, and all you can see are cell phones snapping away!  If you don’t want this, be sure to have your officiant take his or her place, and then make a brief announcement, before the rest of the processional.

Or, have a young bridal party member lovingly and charmingly remind guests to turn off their cell phones!  Photo by Shani Barel.

Or, have a young bridal party member lovingly and charmingly remind guests to turn off their cell phones! Photo by Shani Barel.

 

2.  Then, whip out the hashtag signs…or not.  If you do want up to the moment memories saved on ‘the cloud,’ create and research a hashtag before the wedding and print out small signs to put on the bar, cocktail tables, and near the photobooth.  That gives permission to then snap away and post on Instagram and Facebook.  Or, if you want social media silence the entire night, be sure to have your officiant mention that as well at the ceremony.

Appropriate: A quick cell phone shot amongst close family and friends before the ceremony. Photo by Shani Barel.

Appropriate: A quick cell phone shot amongst close family and friends before the ceremony. Photo by Shani Barel.

 

3.  Have a party online.  Our favorite apps are Wedding Party and Bonfyre, for private, invite-only news feeds of photos and comments of the party, during the party.  If you have a laptop connected to a projector, you can even show a live feed at the reception.  Definitely a way to blend social media into a live event without sacrificing the meaningful person-to-person interaction of a wedding.

With these tips, you can better offer an intimate environment for your wedding ceremony and yet provide an online experience for guests as well. Happy planning (and snapping, posting, sharing…)!

A Nonstop Celebration: Vintage Travel Themed Wedding, Sportsmen’s Lodge

By | Ceremony Decor, Christina Logan Design, Continuum Weddings, Curtains, Dream Team Entertainment L.A., Lucky Photobooth, Mawwiage Films, Mulberry Row Floral, Sheila Mae Danielle Keene, Sportsmens Lodge Wedding, Uncategorized, Wedding Consultant, Wedding Coordinator, Wedding Decor, Wedding Planner | No Comments

Gina brought us on board over a year prior to her wedding.  She is detail oriented, creative, and fun – just like her fiance Gasper – and she knew with her crazy work schedule, she’d need a wedding consultant to ensure things stayed on track.  Together, we worked hand in hand to ensure their vision came to life smoothly on the big day.

The couple had something of a long distance romance, with Gina’s travel schedule, and both are extraordinarily creative (he works in post production, she is a professional dancer).  During the planning process, we reviewed decor ideas that encapsulated the vintage, old-Hollywood style of the Sportsmen’s Lodge, and the love-across-the-miles history of their courtship.

We facilitated setup and styling of all elements, including the guest book and gift card tables, with Gina and Gasper’s carefully chosen and crafted decor.  The couple also loved the idea of curtains at the arbor at Sportsmen’s ceremony space; I custom-sewed and installed the curtains, without leaving any damage to the arbor, to create a romantic, high-impact backdrop to their ceremony.

Dream Team Entertainment was incredible, providing a team of top notch MCs and DJs who took an energetic crowd (already swimming with eager dancers!) to the next level. Overall, this was a perfect team to work with, including Danielle Keene of Sheila Mae (some of the best desserts I’ve ever had!), the lovely Alicia of Mulberry Row Floral, and the charming team at Lucky Photobooth.

Special props to Christina Logan of Christina Logan Design for serving as my associate coordinator on the big day; and as always, the outstanding Laura Klein, who works with me day in and day out. The outstanding photography you see here is by the talented team at Continuum Weddings.

It was a true delight and honor to be a part of their wedding. Congratulations again, G&G!

Dessert table: Sheila Mae by Danielle Keene (formerly Bittersweet Treats) / Photobooth:  Lucky Photobooth / Videography:  Mawwiage Films / DJ and MC:  Dreamteam Entertainment /  Lighting:  SEP Entertainment and Lighting / Florals:  Mulberry Row

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