Social media and omnipresent technology has changed the way couples plan their weddings. Today’s events now have their own wedding hashtag and web site. And it’s also not uncommon for couples to use social platforms as a means to share event updates.
But how much technology is too much for such a private occasion? Nothing ever disappears on the ‘net, and sometimes this reality can lead to an ultimate nightmare—and perhaps even a cancelled wedding! So how much is too much when it comes to utilizing technology?
Like all wedding details, even technology requires a little bit of grace and etiquette. When pulling in social networks for your wedding—and the ‘net—here are a few tips to keep in mind and to keep you from becoming too tangled in the world wide web of weddings.
Yes, everyone loves a quick Facebook or twitter update about your weddings. However, some details need to be kept under wraps. Like your wedding dress designer and, of course, the dress itself. Do post a few crazy dresses that you vetoed, though. The poufier the better! When posting updates, also be sure to not give away any surprises for guests.
Don’t email a thank you note. Always send a thank you note for any shower or wedding gifts received. However, never, ever email a note of thanks. Etiquette dictates that thank you notes should be handwritten. Keep it short and sweet, but make that note personal!
Share registry info via word of mouth. Some couples think that wedding registry information can be sent with an invite. Think again! While you can post your registries on a wedding website, the information about registries must be shared via word of mouth.
Keep certain ‘fun’ pictures private. No one needs to see those crazy—and perhaps embarrassing—photos of the bachelor or bachelorette parties. Do not ever share embarrassing photos of guests, the bride, the groom or any friends without permission.
Understand the copyrights. The couple does not necessarily own the rights to photos taken by a professional photographer. Often copyrights are owned by the photographer, and you need permission to share any copyrighted image. Don’t post copyrighted images on social media unless you get written permission from your photographer. This is something that can easily be added to your contract.
Set tech boundaries for guests. If you don’t want hundreds of phones snapping pictures at your wedding, then make sure guests are aware of your wishes. It’s ok to tell guests to keep their phones off during your wedding. This ensures that you aren’t distracted by all those flashing phones and that a guest’s ringer doesn’t disrupt your vows!
Technology and the web can add to how we plan and commemorate a wedding. However, sometimes there can be too much tech. Use social media and technology to add to your wedding, but don’t go overboard to the point of being tech obsessed. Share a few details via Facebook or Twitter and keep out-of-town friends and family updated on the important happenings. But avoid spilling secrets and surprises and definitely don’t post any photos that could embarrass a friend or relative. If you want guests to limit their use of technology at your wedding, make sure that all guests know that phones cannot be used carte blanche throughout the ceremony. Set boundaries and stick to them, and always use common sense before posting anything online—especially when a copyright is involved!
After much digging and searching, we are happy to publish our list of Easter Egg Hunt in Northern Colorado! My Big Day, the creators of the NoCo Easter Keg Hunt, love the holidays and love any event with a theme!
*Note, please call the owners of the events below to confirm details, since we are not the owners of these hunts. If you have an update to share, or an event to add, please EMAIL US.
Easter Egg Hunt at Versailles State Park
April 8, at 11:00am
3891 Stove Prairie Rd, Bellvue, Colorado
The hunt is separated by age categories and involves special door prizes, plus a chance to meet the Easter bunny
1st Annual Wingate Easter Egg Hunt
04/15/17 10:00am - 1:00pm
5360 Ronald Regan Blvd Johnstown 80534
Contact: Wingate Loveland Johnstown Phone: 970-578-0966
Berthoud Easter Block Party
Sunday, April 16 at 9 AM - 1 PM
250 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, Colorado 80513
Let's Celebrate Easter!
Our parking lot will be turned into a huge party complete with a DJ, pancake breakfast, Hot Diggity Dog lunch, games, bounce house, cotton candy, church service, worship, puppet show, face painting, and more!
Easter Eggstravaganza at Cure Organic Farm
April 16 at 12:30pm
7450 Valmont Road http://www.cureorganicfarm.com/easteregginfo.htm
Registrations must be secured in advance as this event sells out each year. Register on website.
Cost: Adult Easter Egg Hunt & Lunch - $45 (per person, age 11 and above) and Child Hunt & Lunch - $25 (Per child age 10 and under)
Pearl Street Easter Egg Hunt
April 15 at 10:00am-12:00pm
1300 Block of Pearl https://www.boulderdowntown.com/do/pearl-street-easter-egg-hunt
The event will take place in front of the Court House in the grassy areaFree event- bring your own basket
For ages toddlers through fifth grade.
Erie United Methodist Church Easter Egg Hunt
April 8 at 10:30am, the egg hunt starts at 11:00am
Located at Coal Miner Park: 470 Cheesman Street, Erie, CO 80516
Bring your camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny!
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny - April 8
Breakfast: 8:30am-10am Egg Hunt: 10am
Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies, 1700 Brodie Avenue, Estes Park, CO
Families and kids of all ages are welcome
Cost: free for children 3 years or younger; $5 per plate per persons 4 years old or older; $20 for a family of four or more
Meet and get a photo with the Easter Bunny, enjoy an all you can eat pancake breakfast, then the egg hunt will take place!
21+ Costume Easter Dinner and Egg Hunt
The American Legion
April 14, 2017
Location: 850 N. St. Vrain, Estes Park
Phone: (970) 586-6118 http://estespost119.org/
Time: 5:00 PM
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