Making your wedding the most unforgettable day of your life is easy with today's technology. One of the best ways to do that is to create a personal group page on Facebook. This is a perfect opportunity to let your guests get to know each other before the big day.
Advantages of a Wedding Facebook Group
Scrolling through Facebook is likely second-hand for a large percentage of your wedding guests. While it may seem cheesy at first, letting your guests warm up and interact with each other allows them to get comfortable and feel like a VIP before the wedding.
Through the group, guests can also ask questions. This can save you a lot of time from one-off text messages and calls. It's time you will need to attend to your long wedding to-do list.
Whether you use a Facebook Group on top of or in lieu of traditional wedding invitations or a wedding website, the group is a great place to exchange information with your guests in one, easy post. For example, you can give them reminders for venue directions and destination info. It also acts as a quick reminder of the most important detail: saving the date.
Not only can the Facebook Group be a central place for these key details, but it can also be a place to exchange engagement stories and advice. You can really get some fun discussions going and some of these may even spill over to the wedding reception, helping everyone feel a little more comfortable.
How to Set Up a Facebook Group
If you have not set up a Facebook Group before, it's simple and only takes a few clicks:
- On the left-hand side of the Facebook homepage, click the link that says, "Groups."
- Then, on the top right-hand corner, find where it says "Create a Group."
- Fill out the basic information, and on the next page be sure to select, "This Group is Secret."
Make your Facebook Group "secret" so the rest of your Facebook friends, who may not be invited, don't see the conversations and feel left out. Furthermore, a secret group allows an extra layer of privacy for any specific details you need to share.
Once you are done setting up your Facebook Group, you can add in information about the description and write up your very first post to get people engaged.
Engaging With Your Group
To begin, consider writing a post that thanks everyone for joining the group. You can also explain how excited you are for the big day and ask your guests to introduce themselves and share how they met you. This is a great way to kick off the many wall posts that are to come.
Some ideas for wall posts include polling guests about the first dance song or dessert selections. You don't necessarily have to abide by the group's opinions, but it does bring them into the conversation. It could even build up anticipation.
The group can also be used for practical matters. For instance, you can include rideshare options for far-distanced guests who may want to save money on transportation. Some of your in-town guests may even offer a spare room, so relatives don't have to stay at a hotel.
While there are many ideas to support your Facebook Group, sharing memories by uploading photos and videos will be one you don't regret. After the wedding, you can also ask people to share their photos and memories of the event. It's a perfect way to kick off your marriage and remember all the fun you had.