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Why You Need A Social Media Wedding Planner

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The next best thing to shouting news of your engagement from the rooftops? Sharing it on social media, of course. That’s where Hitched with a Hashtag comes in. From creating the perfect punny hashtag and custom Snapchat filter to posting on Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook on the day of, the Hitched with a Hashtag ladies ensure that you and your guests are present and focused on celebrating. Whether for your bridal shower, bachelorette party or your big day, read on for Hitched With a Hashtag’s top three reasons you definitely want someone to coordinate social at your wedding!

1. A social media planner takes the pressure off you and your guests.

Nothing ruins a ceremony shot quite like phone screens sticking out into the aisle and blocking the view of you and your soon-to-be husband or wife. With a social planner, you can feel empowered to tell your guests to leave their phones in their purses and pockets. Between your social photographers and formal photographers, you’ve got the ceremony covered.

During the reception itself, whether you want a full-on social photographer, a wedding hashtag that your guests can all use, a shared Instagram account to crowdsource the candid shots, or something in between, a social planner can help you think through the options that make most sense for you, your guests, and the party you want to throw.

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Is it your #weddingday yet? Double tap if you’re partying with your girls this weekend. 💃🙋‍♀️⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #socialmediawedding #Bridesmaids #bride #weddingvibes #isaidyes #bridetribe #theknotfashion

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2. Social photos help you to relive the day over and over again.

So you’re waiting for your flight to take off to a remote and romantic honeymoon destination, you’ve taken all the overlapped ring-and-passport photos your phone can muster, and you want nothing more than some high-quality photos from yesterday’s ceremony and reception to post on Instagram. With a social photographer, you can expect to have a Google Drive of phone-free photos in your inbox within 24 hours—and instantaneous uploads to your Instagram profile, if that jives with you! You can share near-real-time snapshots of the day on your social feeds—tiding over your family, friends, and those who couldn’t make it on the day itself—until your formal photos arrive a couple weeks later.

This is also why we recommend creating a uniquely-you hashtag. Wedding hashtags are trendy for a reason: not only do they crowdsource photos, but they offer you and your betrothed an everlasting trip down memory lane.

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No shoes, no sun, no problem! 🌊☀️ . True love is easy to see from miles away. It radiates its own light. ✨💍 . . . Adore this behind-the-scenes action shot of @kaitlinnoelphotography capturing this stunning beach wedding. 📸 Can’t wait to see the finished photos—don’t worry, we’ll share them with you here, too! 🍾 . . . . . #weddingdress #wedding #weddinghair #weddingphotography #weddingphotographer #behindthescenes #photoshoot #beachwedding #beachlovers #weddinginspiration #brideandgroom #bridalbouquet #kaitlinnoelphotography #hitchedwithahashtag

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3. With great social coordination, you’ll be able to catch the little moments you might’ve otherwise missed.

Have you ever seen a photo of yourself that a friend took when you weren’t looking? Didn’t you love the authentic smile on your face? We love it, too. We like to think of ourselves as an extra bridesmaid who’s always in the right place at the right time. We understand that the financial investment you’ve made in your photographer can often limit how long they can spend at your reception. That’s why we’re happy to stay long into the afterparty to make sure no special moment is left behind.

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Reason 21 to hire a #socialmediawedding photographer: catch those quick, mother daughter moments — taken with just enough space for an iPhone. ✨ . . . . . . #socialmediaweddings #hitchedwithahashtag #iphoneweddings #engaged #weddingday #bride #motherofthebride #bostonweddings

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If you think a social media wedding planner is out of your budget, or out of the realm of possibility, we’re happy to (very politely!) break it to you. Social media is a seamless and affordable way to keep up with old friends and make new connections with soon-to-be ones — why should your wedding-related social media be any different? Getting hitched with a hashtag is, after all, just a click away.

Watch more Hitched with a Hashtag weddings here.