Getting social – modern day wedding social media etiquette

Snap, filter, caption, post.

It’s almost second nature these days, and what is it they say – if it’s not on Instagram, it didn’t happen?

When it comes to your wedding day, while the ‘unplugged’ trend of requesting guests to refrain from taking photos, is growing in popularity, there’s no doubt couples choosing to harness the power of social media, is beating strong.

Although social media might be acceptable at a wedding celebration, there is a certain etiquette that a couple and their guests can follow ensuring the entire day isn’t spent behind a screen.

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The art of pulling off a surprise wedding

Boy oh boy are surprise weddings fun! Fun, because there’s nothing quite like a room full of shrieking people who are none the wiser that you are about to get married.

Surprise weddings are the perfect option for couples that are looking for something completely nontraditional, want to rein in the budget of planning a full blown wedding or simply want to be married sooner rather than later. But how do you pull of a wedding that will take everyone by surprise?

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Choosing your Tribe

So, you have your hubby/wife-to-be. You have all the love in the world and a catalogue of amazing ideas and inspiration. You may have your date, venue and even your bridal party lined up, but how do you go about securing the A-Team – that special Tribe of suppliers that will ease your wedding planning troubles and ensure your day runs as smoothly and as beautifully as it does on your secret board on Pinterest?

Here are my red hot tips for picking your wedding day supporting cast.

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Having a bridal party – yay or nay?

One of the first thoughts of a glowing bride-to-be is of the people they want to surround them on their day. As the planning begins a bride and groom essentially build their own little Tribe of their nearest and dearest to form a bridal party – filled with a bevy of bridesmaids and a gaggle of groomsmen that will stand alongside them as they prepare for the new adventure that is marriage.

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Selecting your stationery

One of the most frustrating parts of wedding planning can be trying to select wedding stationery. It’s such an important part of the wedding, often setting the tone for the rest of your plans and giving guests an early glimpse into what the day will be like. Your wedding stationery will spend weeks, even months, on fridges and family note boards around the country before making its way into photo albums, scrapbooks and memento boxes. Thank goodness for Maddison Wallace of Paperlust who gave some guidance when it comes to selecting stationery and the brilliant services that Paperlust offer a bride-to-be.

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Bridesmaid Business

Be it just a couple of your closest friends, or a whole flock of fabulous girls in your wedding day line-up, bridesmaid business can be tricky. Combining personalities and opinions ain’t always a walk in the park, and you’re not alone if at times, you’re left feeling a little overwhelmed.READ MORE