Using Workflowy and Online Tools to Plan Your Destination Wedding

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Planning a wedding requires organizing lots of people and details, so that's why I wrote today's post about Using Workflowy and Online Tools to Plan Your Destination Wedding. No matter how small the wedding, there's always something important to keep track of. We used Minigroup while running Petal and Bean and coordinating flowers and planning. But, now there are other platforms that do similar function without the mini social network feel of the Minigroup.

Inspiration >> Wedding Blogs and Magazines

You can always start the good ol' fashioned way and pick up a few wedding magazines at Barnes and Noble or similar location. Check out the wedding planning aisle or just go online and see what they have. Either way, there are plenty of books that can inspire you with weddings with different colors, styles and at various locations. Atmosphere creates experience.

There are lots of national magazines that over style and overall planning tips. Regional print publications aren't comprehensive and can contain outdated information. Refer to online resources found in print to cross reference availability, new offerings, current specials and links to social profiles.

Organization >> New Media Technology

Most of these platforms run "in the cloud" and sync with all your devices, offering real-time updates and cross-collaboration. What does that mean? It means someone working on finding you a cake maker can cross that off the virtual list you make and let you know about it. It's about having access to the information you need, regardless of where you're at and the device you use.

For example, you can upload files, create folders for pictures, text documents, PDF's and other information regarding the planning of your event. You can share information with select individuals that you trusting to help you plan.

Personalization >> Social Media

A fun part of wedding planning is choosing who will be with you on your journey. Get to know vendors through recommendations from other vendors, online resources and their websites. There you should be able to find links to their social profiles on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter and Google+. Create circles on the plus, lists on Twitter, and public or secret pinboards, which can all be shared in a private Facebook group. Use a special hashtag and share photos on Instagram. Make your media social with these platforms. Thanks for reading and happy planning!

Aspen Trees in Breckenridge, Colorado

Aspen Trees in Breckenridge, Colorado

The aspen trees in Breckenridge, Colorado are a spectacular site to see, and if you're looking for a few spots around Summit County for wedding photo shoots and fun times, then head over to this blog that describes 10 locations for you to choose from. Please contact us to learn more about how we can help you plan your destination wedding in Colorado.

5 Tips for using hashtags at weddings

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At Summit Mountain Weddings we like to keep our followers up on the current details of wedding in the area through our blog and now our very own Instagram page! If you attend a wedding in Summit County this summer, use the hashtag #breckwedding or if you not actually in Breck but close (like Keystone, Copper, Vail, Beaver Creek, etc.) use our handle @breckweddings. We would love to share your pictures on our Instagram and possibly on our blog!

5 Tips for using hashtags at weddings

  1. Never post a picture of the bride in her dress before the ceremony.  You might chance the groom seeing his bride before the ceremony, which is a wedding faux pas.
  2. Include the bride and grooms "handles" when you post.  This is their Instagram profile name with the @ symbol in front of it. This will allow them to see it as soon as you post.
  3. Let the photographer, DJ, and other vendors know about the hashtag.  They will probably be taking pictures throughout the event, and when everyone tags their photos using the hashtag, you'll get to see many different photography styles, angles and perspectives from the evening.
  4. Keep it classy. The hashtag creates your very own virtual wedding album and that means anyone could see it,  including grandma and grandpa.
  5.  Let guests know the hashtag.  Don't forget to tell your guests to use the #breckweddings hashtag at your wedding so that you can be featured on our blog or Instagram page.

5 Tips for using hashtags at weddings

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Use hashtag #BreckWeddings and we'll share your images

We are excited to launch a new Instagram feed, @BreckWeddings and if you use hashtag #BreckWeddings, we'll share your images on Instagram, and possibly this blog.  We are happy to have Andrea Parnell as our guest story teller for the summer.  So, follow us over there, and don't forget to use the hashtag, #BreckWeddings!  

Use hashtag #BreckWeddings and we'll share your images

Sunset Colors and Branches. Thanksgiving in Breckenridge.

Ok, we are back on line, and posting again.  We had a hiccup this past week, caused by a traffic surge (yes, thank you all for crashing our site)!  That's a good thing.  That means that plenty of you out there are interested in hearing the stories that we are sharing.  So, we give thanks to our gift this Thanksgiving.  We give thanks to you for helping us  making our site bigger and better than ever before.

We have been witness to many amazing sunsets the last few days, and wanted to share this one from looking outside one of the windows in the barn.  

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In the coming week, we'll be sharing how to create a private board on Pinterest, a venue spotlight and other fun stuff.  Thanks for reading, and please contact us with any questions about how you can set up a string of site tours (accompanied by us with one of your planning packages), an adventure photography session, or even how to book a dogsled tour for your elopement, wedding, or vow renewal.  Let the fun begin!

[Groom-er] Online Audience Follows Real-time Proposal Shared on Instagram and Twitter. #MikeProposes

It's no secret that we're big fans of technology.  We share lots of photos through our various platforms, and you can see us live-posting from events around Breckenridge, Summit County and the Vail Valley.  But, today's post is about a guy from Winnepeg who tweeted as his proposal unfolded.  His girlfriend had no clue that an online audience followed.  He started by letting his twitter followers in on the deal with this tweet: "Tomorrow I'm proposing to my girlfriend. I'll be using the hashtag. Follow along! "   

[Groom-er] Online Audience Follows Real-time Proposal Shared on Instagram and Twitter. #MikeProposes

 According to an an online article from The Next Web,  "he took his girlfriend on a 12-hour date, involving 8 different locations, each with a special meaning.  Without her knowing, he had brought the entire Twitterverse along with them for the ride. According to the Winnipeg Sun, he also gained hundreds of followers in the process." 

[Groom-er] Online Audience Follows Real-time Proposal Shared on Instagram and Twitter. #MikeProposes

 We love the creativity of today's guys and how they're using social technologies to have fun with their proposals and weddings.  It's a great way to add an element to a great story that did not exist a few years ago.  With guys like this setting the bar, what's next?  A great summary of tweets can be seen on Storify by clicking here.    

[Groom-er] Online Audience Follows Real-time Proposal Shared on Instagram and Twitter. #MikeProposes