And then we tweeted “#IDo!”
Live wedding blogging – it’s the hottest thing on the wedding scene since lace sleeves. I have to admit, at first I was unsure about the idea, seeing it as somewhat intrusive and unromantic,however, since meeting the wonderful Celia Lacy and delving into the beautifully picturesque world of nuptials blogging (strictly in the name of research, of course!), I have to admit I’m a convert.
The concept encapsulates many different social media and blogging platforms to help organise, communicate about and capture the big day, using words, pictures, video, audio (and of course Google maps – make sure the chauffeur gets that one!) Wedding bloggers like Celia can help you to create Facebook groups for the bridesmaids to collude about hair and makeup, twitter accounts and hashtags so the congregation can contribute on the day and pretty blogs to upload special moments in visual or written form.
In laymans terms – Remember that really cool wedding you went to in the late 90’s when they put disposable cameras on all the tables and asked everyone to take pictures and get copies of the best ones done for them? Well this is the hi-tech, real time version.
Of course, the beauty is that a bride and groom’s social media experience can be totally tailored to them, allowing as much or as little interactivity from their friends and family as they prefer. There’s a wonderful opportunity to have your nearest and dearest totally immersed in helping you to document the day, or on the other hand create a an understated timeline featuring the most stunning, otherwise uncaptured moments. (Remember the bit when he first saw Kate, went a little weak at the knees and said “You look beautiful”…)
As we now spend so much of our time online, and the majority of us would consider the Internet a vital tool in our everyday life, it seems only logical that we use it to collate, share and treasure special memories. In fact it’s testament to our acceptance of the Internet and social media, as a part of our lives, that even the most discerning brides will allow it to play an part in their big day.
Have a wee look at the article below for hints and tips if you want to find out more.
Celia Lacy is a live wedding blogger, social media and communication expert – find her at http://www.weareunveil.co.uk/