You’ve hired a fantastic photographer and an amazing videographer to document your wedding day, but those aren’t the only outlets. For social media-savvy brides and grooms, sharing their big day on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram is a must. After all, if you’ve got a hashtag or a Snapchat geofilter, you should use it! But since you’ll be busy, you know, getting married, can you tap a friend to man your iPhone and run your accounts for the day? Here’s what our experts have to say.
Between the pros, your family and your friends, documenting your wedding day is incredibly important. From the posed shots to the hilarious candids, they’ll bring back memories for years to come. While you’ll be busy having your hair and makeup done, finalizing your vows and walking down the aisle, a great way to make sure you’ve got those moments saved for yourselves is to hand over your phone and ask a friend to snap shots for you throughout the day.
Are you big into social media? If you’ve got a pal who is equally savvy, ask her to man your accounts for the day. Talk to her in advance about moments you do (and don’t!) want shared, and make sure to let her know about your hashtags, locations and filters. And be sure to tag your vendors! If you’re hoping to be spotted by BRIDES, don’t forget #BRIDESRealWedding! Pick a friend who is great at iPhone pics (and isn’t too heavy-handed with the filters and editing) to keep everything natural, fresh and full of emotion.
Of course, if you’d rather have a say in what gets posted to your account, consider holding off and doing the sharing after your wedding is over. That way you’ll be able to review what your friend captured, pick the images you like best and make any tweaks yourself — without having to step away from your wedding celebrations. Trust us, your friends and followers will totally understand if you opt to post a #latergram of your nuptials a couple of days later!