A couple from Nottinghamshire are planning what is being called the UK's first ‘official' social media wedding by hiring an agency to broadcast their big day across a whole host of platforms.
Zoe Anastasi and Will Diggins will celebrate their wedding day with an extended audience of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Periscope users, which will all be managed by Status Social, a social media agency based in Derby.
While the couple did not want to reveal how much this unique service was costing them, similar social media packages start from around £6,500.
The bride and groom definitely believe that the benefits are worth the price, though. Speaking to the BBC, Miss Anastasi said, "It's worth spending thousands of pounds because you only get the chance to tell the amazing story of your wedding day once."
With family members living all over the world, the happy couple also said that it would give those who couldn't make it a chance to feel part of the wedding.
With photography and videography at weddings already commonplace, along with the popularity of social media platforms and Instagram celebrities sharing all aspects of their life, it seemed like only a matter of time until social media wedding packages started popping up to give couples that feeling of fame, if only for one day!
Mr. Diggins told the BBC, "It's a day of pretending to be a celebrity; it's the closest you'll ever get to feeling famous, and who wouldn't like that?"
The couple's social media entourage consists of:
- Social media manager: To set up and run the Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Periscope accounts
- Social media wedding manager: To check every post for suitability before it goes on a social media wall at the wedding
- Social media wedding co-ordinator: To work with the couple to get everything right throughout the day
- Social media wedding photographer: To snap the bride and groom over the day with an iPhone and publish it on social media
- Social media wedding technician: To take care of all the technical aspects of the coverage
- Social media wedding copywriter: To tidy up the wording used in the package and social media
- Social media wedding director: To oversee the whole project, particularly on the wedding day, ensuring everything goes to plan
So what do you think? Is it a step too far for social media or the perfect time to enjoy 15 minutes of fame? One thing is for sure; it's a great way to create a buzz around your wedding day!