The Do’s & Dont’s Of Social Media at Weddings

To tweet or not to tweet? Social media has become a huge part of our lives, and a significant part of the wedding world. Whether you chose to have a celebration full of instagrams, tweets and snapchats or a technology free day, there are most definitely some guidelines we think are important to follow as the host and as the guest. We have compiled a list of the essential Do’s & Don’t of social media at weddings to give you the inside scoop on when its okay to snap and post!


For the Bride & Groom:

DO come up with a hashtag. Using a hashtag for your wedding is a great way to capture all of the special moments that occur throughout the wedding in one place. Some of our #callunacouples have been tremendously creative like #hailtothekings from Annie and Thomas King’s gorgeous wedding last summer at the St. Julien, #oliveuforever from Mari-Katherine and Tomas’ Greek-Spanish bash up in Craig, and #exchangingvauxs from Molly and Nick’s mountain wedding at Spruce Mountain Ranch. Make sure to include the hashtag you pick on your wedding website, save the dates or invites to get the word out there!

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DON’T post your engagement on social media before telling your loved ones. Facebook and other social media platforms may be the easiest way to spread your exciting news but your parents, siblings, and grandparents will most likely appreciate hearing the news from you first. After you’ve talked to them, feel free to post away!

DO be clear with your guests. Some couples chose to go technology free while others love the idea of sharing their day with the world. If you have specific guidelines about how you want social media to be used, make sure you share that information with your guests to ensure that there is no miscommunication.

DON’T overshare. Being engaged and getting married are exciting times, but you want to be weary of sharing specific details like the cost of things. While everyone is undoubtedly excited for you, keep things internet appropriate.

Photo Credit: Heather Gray Photography 


For the Guests:

DO post lots of pics, but make sure you have the bride and grooms permission before posting any pictures of them.

DON’T be on your phone the entire evening. While social media can be an amazing way to connect and share all of the special moments of the wedding, make sure to be present and enjoy the celebration around you.

DO take a group selfie. A group selfie is a great way to get the crowd relaxed and ready for a fun night. Squeeze all your loved ones into a big photo and look back on the moment with laughter. Yes, we all thought we would never own a selfie stick but sometimes they come in handy!

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DONT get in the way of the professional photographer. While you may be beyond excited to share some of your fabulous pictures with the world, make sure the bride and groom get the shots they need.

Expert Tips: Hiring a photo booth for the big day? Look at for companies that can post the pictures directly to facebook like The Vanity Booth Co. Not only will you have a blast taking goofy pictures but you wont have to worry about uploading a single thing! Want to utilize your hashtag and get everyones instagram pics in one place? Try out Artifact Uprising, they can turn instagram pictures into a beautiful book.

Photo Credit: Jessica Christie Photography


Featured Photo: Laura Murray Photography

Wedding Trend # 5: Super-Charged Guests

And we’re back this week with The Knot’s Top 10 Wedding Trends with Trend Number 5: Super Charged Guests.  Couples invested in social media will love the idea of keeping their guests   “supercharged.” Supercharged guests upload what’s happening as it occurs by including the couple’s hash tag in every post.  If you want the fun posted live on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, supercharging your guests is a fantastic way to go. How do you keep your guests supercharged? According to the The Knot, this is a top wedding trend for 2014. The Knot suggests that couples who want to encourage their guests to post create charging stations in strategic locations throughout the venue. The charging areas can be dressed up or dressed down. The main idea is that if you have a hash tag that you want your guests to use, provide charging stations at your wedding to keep your guests supercharged!

Photo Credit: Mindy Weiss

Instagram Recap: Erin + Dash’s Dashing Denver Art Museum Wedding

Coming off of a busy wedding weekend, we just had to take  moment to recap (via Instagram) a dashing Denver Art Museum modern wedding. Erin + Dash are a true picture perfect couple and the details of their wedding day will forever be some of our faves. Here is an Instagram / Vscocam sneak peek of their beautiful bash. More to come soon!

Thanks so much to Tess Pace Photography (for capturing the real photos), Denver Art Museum, Perfect Petal, Eclectic Hive, LMD Productions, DJ Rockstar Aaron, Kevin Taylor, Brett Omara, Alchemy Mineral Blends, SideDoor Salon, Presidential Limo, Event Rents, J&S Audio Visual, Charming Chairs, Intricate Icings, the Four Seasons Denver, and Erin and Dash Victor. We love you guys!

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(featured image by Tess Pace Photography)

A Silent Moment with Megan Newton Photography

Happy Friday!

We wanted to share this beautiful blog post by our friend and photographer Megan Newton of Megan Newton  Photography. Megan also made this beautiful video and says,

For those of you who are stuck inside today….in a cubicle, on a sales floor, behind a computer, in a windowless building…. I hope you can find a moment of peace and connection to the wilderness in this video post.This is a recent clip from a solitary winter hike outside Boulder, Colorado. With everything in me, I believe we all need the wilderness.”

This year has already gone by so fast and we always try to make sure we appreciate the beauty around us. So, take a moment for yourself today and try to enjoy the great outdoors this weekend! Below photos courtesy of Jolene’s Instagram…

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Thank you, Megan. We wish you all a wild, wonderful weekend!

xxo Calluna Events

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Why else do we love Artifact Uprising? This company has managed to take one of the most devastating environmental problems that Colorado is currently facing and is making good with it.  The drive up to the mountains has become one of sadness as we sadly view the hundreds of dead trees that are scattered across the hillside due to the Mountain Pine Beetle that is killing them.  Artifact Uprising utilizes the fallen “waste” wood from these trees in producing their products! Along with being environmentally responsible, Artifact Uprising advertises strong beliefs in creativity, community, leaving a legacy, the power of one, passion and authenticity.


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Much love
xoxo
Calluna Events
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