Tuesday Trends: 5 Ways to Use Social Media at Your Wedding

If social media had a mission statement, it would be to bring people together while simultaneously keeping them informed. Here are 3 ways to do just that for the bride and groom’s big day!

1. Planning: A decade ago, wedding planning meant stacks of magazines and a three-ring binder for most brides. Today, everything needed to plan a wedding can be found on a smart phone. Pinterest is a great resource for getting ideas on everything from hair styles to bridesmaids dresses to event decor. And for the brides that don’t want every detail of their wedding shared before the big day, Pinterest has secret boards. If a bride needs more than inspiration to plan a wedding, Google has a wedding budget template and apps like lover.ly and The Knot can help tame the chaos before the nuptials. 

2. Day-Of Coordination: Utilize apps like Wedding Party, Wedding Planner for iPad, and appy couple for a more seamless day of experience. These apps have can coordinate vendor information, send out email reminders to the wedding party when they need to be somewhere, keep a shot list for photographers and so much more.

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3. Crowdsource Your Photographs: Wedding photographs are the piece of the ceremony and reception that will last forever and many couples don’t want to miss out on the moments between their guests. Crowdsourcing wedding photos is a great way to involve their guests and have photographs they would otherwise not have. A popular trend now is creating a wedding hashtag and having guests share their photos on twitter and Instagram using the hashtag. Apps like WedPics, Snapable, and Eversnap allow the couple, the wedding party, and all the guests to share photos and videos during the ceremony and reception and order prints and albums to help remember the day.

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Tuesday Trends: Appy Couple is the Newest Wedding Necessity

Planning a wedding is tough enough on a bride. On top of that are save-the-dates, invitations, direction cards, etc., that have to be distributed to the wedding party and guests. FINALLY…there’s help! We recently discovered Appy Couple, which is possibly the coolest and cutest tool to assist brides and relive stress.

Wedding websites have become a popular way to announce engagements, introduce the wedding party and share the story of how a said couple met. With Appy Couple, this trend is taken to the next level, allowing future brides and/or grooms to create a personalized mobile app which they can invite guests to interact with. The Appy Couple Suite includes access on the iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, iPad and web browser.

Couples can narrow down designs by picking a specific color. After choosing the preferred appearance, you can edit all the details, including events, your story, registry and news. In addition to managing content, you can send out invitations and reminders to specific users and customize events by adding songs, guest polls, information on dress code, child care, weather, travel and hotels. Appy Couple is currently free to use, and free for guests to download by following an email link or provided code to access a specific couple’s wedding app.

There are so many more features to Appy Couple that make it the hottest new thing. Read more about this wedding tool in The New York Times Fashion & Style section online and watch an interview staring Sharmeen Mitha-Sehgal, the co-founder and chief executive of Appy Couple, explain her creation.

Currently, the website is still in private beta, so it is by invitation only. But don’t fret! Simply go to the website and request an invite.

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