In this modern era the internet can be your best friend as you plan your special day, giving you endless opportunities to find inspiration, ideas and advice. However, this surge of information can be overwhelming and you may want to also consider how much of your special day you want featured on social media. So take a look at our guide to wedding planning in the 21st century and see what you might need to consider...
Social Media? #Essential or #Awkward?
Have a chat with your partner and make a clear decision about how ‘social’ you want your wedding to be. If you want to shout your wedding from the rooftops then think about creating your very own wedding hashtag so guests can easily tag their own photos and view others. If you prefer to keep things a bit more private then a polite note on your invitations or on your reception tables asking guests to refrain from posting to social media should be enough to deter even the most avid posters!
Manage Your Wedmin with an App
Your wedding admin or ‘wedmin’ can feel like a daunting task but it doesn’t have to be — the most important thing is to keep everything up to date. Here at hitched we have our very own wedding app to help you keep on top of everything. My Wedding by hitched gives you instant access to all our wedding planning tools, is completely free and can be easily downloaded to your iPad or iPhone.
Browse Wedding Blogs
Wedding blogs are constantly updated with up to the minute advice and trends so keep a look out for wedding blogs that suit your style — personally we love Katherine’s blog right here on hitched.co.za (not that we are at all biased...)
Remember to Switch Off After the Wedding
Don’t forget to switch off at some point. When you head off on your honeymoon, spend some time with your WiFi turned off and your phones locked away! It can be addictive looking at all your wedding pictures and comments about the day on social media but make sure you also spend some time enjoying your honeymoon and time alone together away from any distractions.