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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 Look Back at 2013

By | Amy Williams Photography, Brandon Kidd Photography, Continuum Weddings Photography, Mountain Mermaid, Sam Lim Studio, Terranea, Trump National Palos Verdes, Uncategorized, Wedding Consultant, Wedding Coordinator, Wedding Planner, White Haute Photography, Yann Audic | No Comments

The great thing about event planning is, there’s never a dull moment. Each venue is so different; each couple or client has a unique vision. Working with a variety of vendors and clients is the best part of our job. Here’s a round up of some of the fun moments of 2013.

CORPORATE EVENTS
In both our work and private lives, we try to be as green as possible – I think I was the only person I knew (at the time) who took the subway and buses whenever possible when I had a regular commute over a decade ago – and now, public transportation in the Car Capital of the USA is booming. Being a part of MoveLA’s annual conference was a chance to see how people are working hard to make a difference. Together, we worked with Homegirl Catering and LM Event Productions, who provided the tables, chairs, lighting, and AV. Amy Williams Photography captured the day.

Photo by Amy Williams of Amy Williams Photography- www.amywilliamsphoto.com


DESIGN

Our experience has included design production for television, and being able to use our skills with power tools, sewing, and other hands-on fabrication has added unique, custom touches to our weddings.

Handmade Table number with calligraphy by Calligraphy Katrina

Our custom-made curtains, made to fit the arbor at Sportsmen's Lodge perfectly. No nails or screws necessary! Photo by http://www.continuumphotography.com.

BALLROOM GLAMOR

While we love our out-of-the-box weddings, there’s nothing like a gorgeous ballroom done up to the nines. We loved pulling together the details on these luxurious weddings.

Ballroom Wedding at Trump International. Florals by Flower Duet. Photo by Sam Lim Studio, http://www.samlimstudio.com/

A gorgeous, intimate Terranea wedding. Event Design by Lady Liberty Events, Photography by Brandon Kidd Photography: http://brandonkidd.net/

SOMETHING NEW…
Unique ideas abound at every event – it’s our job to bring those elements that reflect our client’s personalities and taste to life.

Champagne Flavored Jello Shots filled out a dessert spread by CakeGoodness. Photo by Sam Lim Studio.

Stained wood panels create a modern, natural backdrop at SmogShoppe. Florals by Valerie Jurado Design.

BON VOYAGE
We were off to Paris again, and we’ll be jetting there again in late spring 2014. While April was rainy, many French think rain is good luck for a couple, and it must be true – everything went smooth as silk.

Scenes from our April 2103 wedding in Paris - photo by Yann Audic / Lifestories Wedding Photography, http://lifestorieswedding.com

We had the opportunity to coordinate our second wedding in Palm Springs, too. We love it in the desert – the resort feel, the weather, and the scenery: clear blue skies meeting the mountains.

A stunning backdrop in Palm Springs, at the Horizon Hotel. Photo by Danny and Ken Jones.

Looking back is fun, but even more exciting is looking ahead to the new year. Happy 2014 everyone!