#Hashtags: 5 Ways to Incorporate Social Media Into Your Wedding

Social Media. Everyone has a social media presence and many people (like myself) cannot go two minutes without checking their Facebook, Twitter, or even Instagram.

Though this can seem like a problem, especially when you are trying to share a special and momentous moment  in your life, brides have found a way to embrace the constant cell phone checking. “How?!” do you ask? By using a hashtags!

Not only are hashtags a great way to see your big day from others’ points of view, but maybe someone might catch a cute moment that your photographer might’ve missed! The use of hashtags are a great way to get your guests involved and really feel apart of your special day.

Here are a few cute signs letting the guests know to hashtag the wedding!

Chalkboards are huge right now!

This is great! It reminds guest to not only use Instagram, but Facebook and Twitter too! Maybe you could get your wedding trending! 😉

I love how this couple decorated the chalkboard with flowers! It’s also a great way to tell your guests WHEN to use their phone!

Even though this doesn’t use a hashtag, it’s a great way to get your guests to interact during all the waiting and let’s them know what photos you want to see!

This one is so beautiful! Placing this where the guests need to pick things up is a great way to ensure that they’ll see the sign!

 

Looking for a beautiful yet affordable wedding venue? Georgetown Event Center is the perfect place for you! We even have an area where you and your bridesmaids can relax and get in the zone! Located near Austin, Georgetown Event Center in Georgetown, TX is a great place to have your wedding reception. Find out more at www.GeorgetownEventCenter.com.

Midweek Mumbles: 3 Ways to Incorporate Something Old…

If you’re planning a wedding, there is no doubt that you haven’t thought of the whole, “Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue!”

This is one of my favorite traditions as it ties the bride to the her past, her future, happiness, and best wishes for her marriage. I mean, I already have my something something old picked out and ready to go for my big day! It’s a photo of my mom when she was younger on a pendant.

But what are some other things you could do for “something old”? I’m glad you asked, below are a few of my favorites:

Lace taken from you mother’s dress to hold your bouquet together is a beautiful way to show your love for your mother and have there with you if she can’t be!

Take old photos of the ones who couldn’t be there to celebrate with you and pin them to your bouquet!

This bride attached her late father’s watch to her bouquet.

Looking for more ideas? Take a look this helpful handout!

 

Looking for a beautiful yet affordable wedding venue? Georgetown Event Center is the perfect place for you! We even have an area where you and your bridesmaids can relax and get in the zone! Located near Austin, Georgetown Event Center in Georgetown, TX is a great place to have your wedding reception. Find out more at www.GeorgetownEventCenter.com.

Midweek Mumbles: “I Couldn’t Say ‘I Do’ Without You!”

Yes, you know what I’m talking about! Bridesmaids! The girls whom are like sisters to you and want standing next to you as enter the next chapter of your life with your new husband.

Bridesmaids go through a lot (from what I’ve seen in movies and shows, I haven’t been to a wedding in a while..) from unflattering dresses, going through dress shopping, planning the bachelorette party, the list goes on and on! And let’s not even get started on the maid of honor’s duties!

Your bridesmaids are you girls, the one you would gladly shout, “UTERUSES BEFORE DUDERUSES!” for and they’ll be the ones calming you down on your special day. So it makes sense to show your appreciation for all that they do/will do/have done with a token of your gratitude.

Here a few gift ideas that I personally love:

The phrase is cute and simple, the charm is a symbol that you value them and hope to be friends forever! Cheesy, but adorable especially with the small pearl.

Making a weekend out of your wedding? These Wedding Survival bags are perfect! Not only are the bags cute enough to reuse, but they also say, “Hey, this is going to be a great weekend and I’m glad you’ll be here for it.”

Make your gifts themed! Here’s a cute theme without being over done. It has everything a girl would need!

Who doesn’t love perfectly groomed nails?! This is adorable and a nice way to let your bridesmaids pamper themselves! Include the polish for the wedding and you’re set!

They’re going to need something to put their phone, lipstick, and camera in while they’re dancing the night away! And the customization is beautiful!

Want to see more? Check out this Pinterest search: click here!

 

Looking for a beautiful yet affordable wedding venue? Georgetown Event Center is the perfect place for you! We even have an area where you and your bridesmaids can relax and get in the zone! Located near Austin, Georgetown Event Center in Georgetown, TX is a great place to have your wedding reception. Find out more at www.GeorgetownEventCenter.com.

Midweek Mumbles: Calm, Cool, and Colle…. DON’T TALK RIGHT NOW!

Hello blogging world. It’s nice to see you all after a week of absence! I apologize for not posting last week, however I was away at a convention for my sorority.

Being that I want to possibly start getting into event planning, I was amazed at how well together a convention for over 800 women was put together. From the timing of the talks to the decorations to the food, everything seemed to be planned perfectly! Every little thing seemed to go off without a hitch… Well almost.

At one point, the delegates have to walk in in a certain order and we had to practice this at night after the dinner. Everyone had just flown in on way early morning flights (why? I don’t know even know, our rooms weren’t even ready when we got there…) and our schedules for the first day were jam packed. It could stand to reason that many of us were tired, cranky, and just really wanted to put our feet up! But we all marched on to do this practice.

The woman who was attempting to run this practice was very much at her wits end, she kept saying everything backwards and leaving out valuable information that would’ve been nice to know. As we were marching in, we attempted to make sure that we had stopped at our correct seats and turned around to check the place marker.

“LADIES DO NOT TURN AROUND! AND DO NOT SIT DOWN!”

Whoops. She hadn’t told us not to do that. We were just making sure that we were where we were supposed to be! Of course, with someone lashing out and at a large group of women, everyone turned to each other to discuss how rude she was being and just the general rundown of what had happened that day.

“LADIES DO NOT TALK RIGHT NOW. YOU NEED TO BE QUIET!”

…Okay… Well, we weren’t that loud… I could see wanting it to be quiet if you were to continue directing us, but she just stood there. Watching. Glaring…

So Why do I mention this to you all? Because with any event planning, whether it be a convention of 800+ women, a board room meeting, or wedding planning, I believe the number one thing to remember is to not lose your cool. If you lose your cool or lash out at your attendees, you may leave a bad taste in their mouth and they might not want to work with you ever again. 

So just take it slow, and double check that you have everything read and know what your going to say. Also, prepare answers to common question you think you might get from those you’re working with. I can’t tell you how many times I’ll speak with someone and when they ask me a question I don’t know how to answer it. It’s not that I don’t care, it’s that I often forget to ask the necessary questions that will prepare me to answer someone else’s questions. 

Until next week.

 

Looking for a beautiful yet affordable wedding venue? Georgetown Event Center is the perfect place for you! Located near Austin, Georgetown Event Center in Georgetown, TX is a great place to have your wedding reception. Find out more at www.GeorgetownEventCenter.com.