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Getting Married? Don't forget the hashtag
(AP) -- From posting your nuptials on Facebook and Instagram to tweeting your wedding vows, the 21st century wedding has arrived. A new york hotel is even offering a concierge service to help couples organize their social media needs.
Social media planner..?
The checklist for the 21st century wedding just got longer.
Couples today are sparring no expense, and that includes social media whether it's live streaming the big day... Or setting up
Hashtags for wedding guests.
Alyssa Kiefer, Social Media Concierge for W Hotels, "we meet with the couple to decide what their priorities and goals are."
The W Hotel in New York even offers couples their own social media concierge at a price tag of three thousand dollars.
Kiefer says "we can assist the couple with launching their wedding site, launching new social media channels whether they want to set up a facebook page, maybe an instagram account, twitter. Whatever is important to the couple. And then we are there to help craft and curate the content that goes on those channels. So that they are really sharing their wedding in a way that best reflects their personalities and how they want it to be seen."
The chance to involve distant friends and family appeals to this Connecticut couple.
Kerwin Guevarra is engaged to be married: "like in my side, there's a lot of people in the Philippines and domestic areas that we really wish could be part of every instant of we do, with the process going from pre-wedding, to wedding and after wedding."
Social psychologist, Guy Winch, says the birth of the social media wedding concierge is an obvious step. "People are sitting at weddings and live tweeting them anyway and they're putting pictures up on facebook even before the ceremony is over. So for those people who want to do that in a more organized, curated way, why not get someone to do it for you?"
While a hashtag wedding concierge may seem a little over the top, Alyssa Kiefer points out that's what people used to think that about wedding planners.
Joseph Frederick, Associated Press