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How to plan your wedding using social media

Gone are the days of flicking through glossy bridal magazines, now brides are turning to social media as a source of inspiration. You can find an abundance of ideas across all the different social media platforms. Whether it’s pinning photos on Pinterest, looking at a wedding dresses on Instagram or endlessly scrolling through friend’s wedding photos on Facebook. We have listed some practical ways you can use social media if you have just started to plan your big day. 

Track/follow popular wedding hashtags

Start using popular wedding hashtags on Twitter and Facebook to track wedding news, themes and inspiration. Use hashtags on Twitter and Instagram such as:

#weddinginspo

#bridalmakeup

#weddingideas

#weddinginspiration

#weddingplanner

#weddingplanning

#weddingreception

There are hundreds of hashtags to explore, it just depends on what you’re looking for.

Pinterest

Pinterest has become the go-to resource for gathering ideas when it comes to wedding planning. With thousands of photos and ideas, you’ll be sure to find some new ideas. Check Out WeddingPlan’s Pinterest profile full of wedding cakes, bridal gowns and décor inspiration.

Why not make your own wedding board to collate all your wedding ideas in one place? Doing this can help share your vision with suppliers and help keep your ideas in order.

Instagram

Instagram is the new go-to for wedding inspiration. You can save Instagram images to your own personal folder, so you can come back to photos and save your favourite images in one place. Its also a great place to research different suppliers such as dress designers and florists.

YouTube

YouTube is another great platform to watch wedding make up tutorials, professional wedding videos, best man speeches and first dance chorography. There are also some great wedding channels on YouTube to take your research one step further. For brides on a budget, use YouTube for DIY and how to videos if you are trying to save a few pennies on décor or flowers.

Create a hashtag for your wedding day

Why not create your own hashtag for your wedding to help collect all your images together? If you’re stuck for inspiration use a hashtag generator to find new hashtag ideas. When friends and family upload their pictures to a social media site, they will add the special hashtag, so everyone has access to all the posts in one spot.

Be Realistic

Although social media is great and is full of ideas and beautiful imagery, brides can become overwhelmed with ideas and choice. As a result, many brides expectations are set too high and are unrealistic. So, keep your research light and stay true to your own style and budget.

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