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Social Media Day Sparks Contest for Bridal Couples

Santa Monica Pier Engaged Couple
Santa Monica Pier Engaged Couple

In recognition of #smday (social media day), Social Weddings R Us -- a Palm Springs company that offers social media wedding services to brides and grooms nationally -- is hosting an Instagram AND Facebook contest (using the hashtag #cupidcouple2014) for a chance to win social media wedding services.

"We thought it would be fun to tie into #smday to launch the contest," says Founder Lorren Repton, "where we ask newly engaged couples to post a couple selfie or photo announcing the impending nuptials on instagram using our designated hashtag." Couples then fill out the simple form online, upload the photo from instagram, and share with their friends!

"It is a great way for the bride and groom to celebrate their engagement and be crowned Cupid Couple 2014," states Lorren. "Plus, they have a chance to try out our social media wedding service free of charge." Couples only have the first two weeks of July to enter into the instagram portion of the contest. Then, the top photos are gathered from the likes on instagram and posted onto Social Weddings R Us Facebook timeline. From there, the votes for the most Facebook likes will be tallied to determine 1st, 2nd, and 3rd winners.

Social Weddings R Us will be giving away nine social media prizes with first prize consisting of a live stream hashtag mashup with a dedicated hashtag for the winning couple as well as the winning image featured on the Social Weddings R Us Cupid Couple photo contest webpage. Other prizes include live tweeting and instagram of ceremony and reception, Facebook wedding page and unique personalized wedding hashtags.

With the W Hotel announcement regarding their social media concierge service that went viral ... "we thought that this was a service that has been overlooked," continues Lorren."We are also looking to partner with hotels and resorts that don't want to hire in and train new staff for these services during their peak wedding seasons." Social Weddings R Us also offers their social wedding ambassador service as a method for wedding venues to increase their wedding package offerings to bridal couples.

Oh and for the most important piece of the contest ... the winner(s) will be announced on August 1, 2014, which is International Wedding Day! How appropriate!

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