Social Media Etiquette
Social media at weddings is a relatively new phenomenon. For those couples who don’t like the idea of photographs posted of their big day online, it can become a stressful situation. Some couples cringe at the thought of images of them going live without prior ‘approval’ for fear of a poor angle hampering their big day memories.
Of course, this won’t be an issue for some but the presence of signage referring to social media is becoming more and more common at the wedding days of today’s world. Some couples use wonderfully artistic chalkboards to encourage guests to use a specific wedding day hashtag while others ask politely to refrain and enjoy your day without social media. It is of course entirely up to the couple and their wishes should be respected.
A good way to micro manage the situation is to use a dedicated wedding photo app where guests can upload photos and view other guests’ photos too and even comment on them. This creates a “gated community” almost yet people get to share their photos and you get some great candid shots from your big day…a win-win!
This infographic from Sheraton Athlone Hotel outlines some interesting statistics about how couples approach social media and their wedding; it highlights best practice for the run up to the wedding and it also suggests how to get the most from guest’s photographs.