Here's a quick and easy way to add social media to your wedding day, but I've only seen it at one or two weddings that I've performed at so far:
Create a wedding day hashtag for Instagram and share it at the reception.
Sure, you're going to have a professional photographer taking wonderful pictures of you, your partner, your family, and your friends. But your guests are also going to be taking their own pictures, and you should encourage it! Why? Because you can't be everywhere, and you're going to miss some great moments.
So have your guests take pictures and share them to Instagram with a unique hashtag that you can search for later. It'll be a fun honeymoon activity to see what else was happening at your wedding and reception.
Oh, and be sure to list the hashtag on your wedding program AND on a sign at the venue. You can even remind people about it as you meet and greet everyone.
As a magician for hire, I've probably worked at more weddings than most people attend and definitely more weddings than anyone will ever plan (other than wedding planners). Plus I helped plan my own wedding many years ago.
And so I would like to share with you my #1 secret tip to make it more likely you'll have a chill and fun reception:
Make people pay for their booze.
In other words, if you're going to offer a hosted bar, make it wine and beer only. If guests want "a round of shots," or a gin and tonic, or whatever hard liquor they enjoy, make them pay for it.
This does two things: It saves you a ton of money. And it signals to your guests that they are not supposed to get drunk on the hard stuff at your wedding.
The last thing you want to worry about on the best day of your life is a drunk Cousin Eddie accidentally knocking over a vase and insulting your mother-in-law.
I wanted to quickly share an ideas for a cool wedding favor: a personalized deck of playing cards for each guest. It would have your engagement photo or another custom design (using your wedding colors) on the back, and regular playing card faces on the front. The great thing is, it solves the problem of wedding favors that nobody really needs. People will actually save and use this deck of cards for solitaire, poker, or whatever card game they like.
Here's an example of what one might look like:
The cost for these can be between $8 and $15 per deck, depending on how many you order. If that price seems too high, you can always just order a deck for each member of the bridal party, or each member of the family.
If that sounds pretty cool, feel free to reach out to me and I can help you make your design and place your order.