This year, 93% of brides-to-be are using the internet to plan their wedding and reception, most often on apps like Pinterest. But couples are also using social media after — and sometimes during — their weddings, getting hundreds of ‘Likes’ and ‘Shares’ for wedding posts. Meanwhile, we’ve already seen Bar Mitzvah invitations go viral this year, and virtually all teens are posting photos from their Sweet Sixteen’s and Quinceañera celebrations online.
There’s no denying it, social media has become a huge part of these rites of passage. Apps like Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest allow us to share our most joyous occasions with friends, family, and the world. Now, many people are wondering how they can plan the most social media-friendly event possible so that their wedding reception can serve as inspiration for the brides of 2016 and beyond.
There are a number of simple ways to plan the most Instagram-able party of all time, an event that will leave people using hashtags like #BestNightEver.
Encourage Guests To Take Photos
In addition to the professional photographers that often roam events, you can also encourage guests to snap pictures of their own. Organize a designated selfie station, rent a photobooth, or distribute disposable cameras that you collect at the end of the night. These are all sure-fire ways to collect amazing photos your guests will want to share.
Sailcloth Tents Add a Touch of Magic
Most of us are familiar with the traditional party tent rentals available for Bar Mitzvahs and wedding receptions, but there are also party and wedding tent rentals that offer special sailcloth party tents. These tents are the perfect combination of elegant and rustic. They’re made from a semi-transparent material to let in natural light, and feature unique ‘starbursts’ and vertical striping. Plus, these oval-shaped tents are supported with gorgeous wooden poles, adding a touch of sophistication to ordinary party tents.
If you’re looking for event tent rentals or fun tent accessories, then consider sailcloth tent rentals, too.
Less is More
You don’t want to overwhelm your friends by flooding their social media feeds with hundreds of photos and posts at once. If you want to make waves on social media, then sometimes a less is more approach works best. Find your best photos and videos and carefully curate the content you share from your event. You can also consider tagging close friends and family to share in your joy.
Finally, don’t focus so much on social media that you forget to enjoy the moment! The best photos and videos on social media are often candid shots of people having a good time, so make sure you let your hair down and have fun. According to the latest industry estimates, the average Bar Mitzvah costs between $15,000 and $30,000, while the average wedding reception costs $13,106. No matter how much you spend, you deserve to enjoy your special day.