To post, or not to post

Ready or Knot’s Fal­lon Jones shares tips on ex­er­cis­ing selfie con­trol at wed­dings.

The Coast - Halifax Weddings Guide - - Expert Advice - BY MOR­GAN MULLIN

It fi­nally hap­pened: The cou­ple you’ve been ship­ping for­ever is get­ting hitched. You’re ex­cited. Your faith in true love is re­stored. And, you’re in­vited to the fes­tiv­i­ties.

“You can hon­estly tell from the in­vi­ta­tion it­self what the event is go­ing to be like: If the in­vi­ta­tion looks for­mal, it’s prob­a­bly go­ing to be a more for­mal event,” Fal­lon Jones, owner and lead co­or­di­na­tor at Ready or Knot Wed­ding & Event Plan­ning says. And while that means some wed­dings might al­low your favourite jeans (Jones adds ripped denim is al­ways a hard no) cer­tain eti­quette will al­ways be re­quired on such a cer­e­mony-stud­ded day.

Here, she shares her top tips.

ON CELL-FREE CER­E­MONIES

“Un­plugged cer­e­monies are be­com­ing more and more com­mon. The cer­e­mony is very in­ti­mate, very pri­vate, and they want you to re­mem­ber it. That guest list took a long time to make: Of­ten the cou­ple is mak­ing third and fourth drafts of the list and you made the cut.

You’re a re­ally spe­cial per­son to them so take 20 min­utes, put your cell phone away and en­joy the mo­ment,” Jones says.

ON WED­DING HASH­TAGS

When it comes time for the re­cep­tion, Jones says you’ve got the green light to get snap-happy: “Peo­ple im­ple­ment their own per­sonal hash­tags and if you use it, peo­ple can see the photos from friends and fam­ily mem­bers. It’s spe­cial and al­ways there,” she says.

ON WHAT TO POST

Jones says that while shar­ing photos of the big day (and pre-day fun like a bach­e­lorette) can be good fun, be care­ful about ev­ery­thing you share—es­pe­cially on a pub­lic profile.

“No one wants to see un­flat­ter­ing pic­tures. You’re par­ty­ing, you’re hav­ing fun and you don’t want to be wor­ry­ing about con­stantly be­ing un­der the lens. Your fam­ily will be see­ing th­ese photos, so keep it classy.”

CHELLE WOOTTEN

Give the peo­ple what they want and hastag the heck out of ev­ery­thing you share.

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