W Hotels Will Provide a Social Media Wedding Concierge for $3,000

By: Laura McQuarrie - Published: Mar 29, 2014 • References: wnewyorkunionsquare & fastcompany
For $3,000, W Hotels in New York now offers couples a social media wedding concierge who will document the special day on social media sites like Facebook, Vine, Twitter and Instagram. Clearly, preserving memories on your wedding day now seems to be much more than just hiring a good photographer.

The couple will get their own hashtag, which makes it easy for friends and loved ones who can’t be in attendance to experience the big day. The pricy service also includes the creation of a wedding blog and after the ceremony, newlyweds will receive a Shutterfly photo album filled with photos and tweets that highlight the best moments of the day.

Since W Hotels announced this new service, a lot of the response online has been quite critical. W Hotels' global social media strategist Alyssa Kiefer came to the defence of the social media wedding concierge service, saying: "We’re sure couples balked at the idea of traditional wedding planners years ago and now you wouldn’t think of planning a wedding without one." Could this be the start of a new wedding tradition?

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