What if they gave a wedding, but nobody live-tweeted it? A new service means you may never have to find out.
The W Hotel in New York is advertising a "social media wedding concierge" who will professionally document your wedding in all major ways possible on the Internet. Services include setting up and maintaining the wedding blog before and after the big day; "curating" a custom hashtag for the happy couple's guests to use; live-tweeting the ceremony; posting Vine videos; and pinning honeymoon ideas on Pinterest.
LovelyAndDelicious.com blogger Chadwick Boyd thinks it is a great idea, and a sign of the times.
"We now live in the social era where we expect to share things real time through Twitter and Facebook," Boyd tells WSB. "That not only includes followers who don't know us, but our family and friends who live all over the world."
Boyd says yes, a couple could customize their own hashtags, but brides-to-be are busy as it is. He notes that this service is one way to free up time.
"This is another professional just like your wedding planner and your florist and your photographer to layer into your wedding experience," says Boyd.
The $3,000 service will also compile the best social media posts from everyone as part of a Shutterfly book for the new Mr. and Mrs.
Does a couple's lack of social media presence on their special day mean that their wedding was not a success?
"I don't think it's going to dictate the success of it," says Boyd. "I think it's just where we are today, and if done really well, it could enhance the experience and make people that you love and care about who can't be with you feel connected."
For the more private couple who prefer an unplugged ceremony, the W will also collect guests' smartphones at the door.