The PR Practitioner, a blog about public relations’ trends, wrote a post about a couple who tweeted about their wedding via Twitter. It went on to say how the groom tweeted “just married” before he even had his first kiss as a married man. I thought that was a little ridiculous, and I would be pretty upset if my husband to be updated his Twitter page before kissing me at our wedding ceremony.
With that said, the post went on to introduce the idea of hiring social media professionals to live tweet during special events for people who can’t be there in person. I thought this was an equally ridiculous idea. While social media tools like Twitter and Facebook have become mainstream and important, I think that hiring someone to tweet during your wedding is unnecessary and extreme. Weddings are supposed to be personal and special, which is why you have a guest list and don’t usually hold it open for the public. So why would you post moments from your most special day out on the Internet for everyone to see?
If you want to tweet about the event after-the-fact, or put pictures up on Facebook, that’s a different story. The blog post compared hiring a photographer and videographer to hiring a professional tweeter for your wedding, and I don’t think they’re the same.
What do you think? Would you hire a professional tweeter to live tweet your wedding or special event?