Archive | June 2016

Couple Spends Thousands on Social Media Wedding

Thousands on Social Media WeddingA couple from Nottinghamshire, UK have spent thousands on a social media wedding. Zoe Anastasi and Will Diggins were married on the 16 June, and as part of their wedding preparations, budgeted for social media management.

The couple reportedly paid around £6,500 to the Derby-based Social Media Weddings to create and manage various online channels, as well as photographers, technicians and copywriters. Social media channels included a Pinterest account, public Twitter and Instagram page, live video coverage on Persicope, a private Facebook page for friends and family, and people to oversee all the accounts before, during and after the couple’s big day.

Zoe said that the coverage would mean that family and friends abroad wouldn’t miss out and “feel part of the wedding even though they can’t make it to the actual wedding”.

Will also mentioned the connected nature of social media: “It’s a great way for people to see to see important events in your life, not for bragging purposes, but if you have someone who you haven’t seen for ages, technology used the right way can be great. It might come across that we’re a bit attention seeking, but it isn’t about that.”

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Are There Really Only 10 Types of Wedding?

10 types of weddingAre there really only 10 types of wedding? This is the question raised by the recent publication of a Guardian article into “identikit weddings”, where the author chronicles her experiences of wedding planning after recently becoming engaged.

Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett’s article is tongue in cheek, but as with any type of satire, there is a ring of truth about it. The types of wedding up for cheeky commentary are: Pinterest weddings (where everything looks like a Pinterest board come to life), barn weddings, the boho hipster wedding, and the neverending pre-celebrations of the American wedding.

Whatever stage of your wedding planning you are at, this article and the comments accompanying it is a good reminder to have a bit of humour and perspective about the whole process.

Something borrowed: the rise of the identikit wedding