When it comes to weddings, social media etiquette is all about making things easy and convenient. Whether you want to gather tons of photos without hassle or get guests to your venue without a wrong turn, social media can help you.
1. Livestream the wedding using Google Hangout or “I Do” Stream if you have close friends and family that can’t make it. Just make sure your video is archived and can be viewed later if needed.
2. Create a special hashtag and display it at your wedding for guests to post tweets and photos. You’ll be happy you did when you start reading and viewing all those “behind the scenes” moments you couldn’t be a part of while chatting with everyone. Plus, guests will feel better about social media etiquette if they’re given the go ahead right away.
3. Create a private Pinterest board. The key word here is “private.” Pinterest is perhaps one of the best tools ever invented for planning celebrations, especially weddings, but you don’t want to bombard all of your friends and followers with constant wedding stuff. More importantly, you don’t want to ruin the surprise of what you’re planning.
4. Use photo sharing services like Flickr and PhotoCircle. You might even find a service that syncs with your wedding website like the photo sharing website and app Capsule, which has partnered with The Knot. The ease of gathering photos through these apps is so worth the research about which one will work best for you.
5. Mark your ceremony or reception location on Google Maps for easy sharing. List the link on your wedding website and/or share it via email. Guests can easily use their smartphones to get directions if they happened to forget the invitation (it happens, it’s okay).