INSPIRATION - Creative Wedding Planning Ideas Using New Facebook Messenger Rooms
5th September 2020
Thousands of couples across the UK that were set to tie the knot this Summer and Autumn have been forced to postpone – and some are still looking for creative ways to celebrate on their original date. The recently launched Messenger Rooms offers a range of innovative features to help disappointed couples plan and celebrate their special day with their nearest and dearest – all while following social distance guidelines and keeping green.
From using filters instead of costumes and backgrounds instead of holidays, to planning the stag party and even getting hitched on livestream, Rooms can help cover it all.
Streaming the Bride and (G)Room
You may not be able to share your big day with as many people as planned due to COVID-19 restrictions, but you can open your wedding list for up to 50 guests who can attend virtually via Messenger Rooms. Since there is no time limit in place, your guests won’t need to rush off after you share your “I do-s”; they can stick around to see who catches the bouquet.
Starting the Room takes less than a second and works both on desktop or mobile devices so you can plan ahead for the most convenient camera set up that will work for you throughout the day. All you need to do to invite people is share a link beforehand. The best part? You can give the wedding streaming honours to a guest. Since guests can jump in and out of the Room throughout the day with the link, your designated wedding streamer can pass on the baton to another guest if needed. No Facebook account is required to join a room, meaning it is easy for even the most technophobic relative to join!
Rooms comes with 14 AI Powered Lighting filters that can brighten up a space or create a certain ambiance, so guests can really feel part of something special.
Rice throwing and confetti tossing AR effects are coming soon, which can help your loved ones can feel close to you no matter where they are in the world.
Pre-Planning: The Dressing Room
For the lockdown bride, a dress fitting may not be the social event it was planned to be. With Rooms, this doesn’t have to be the case.
Invite your nearest and dearest to pour a glass of champagne and join your very own ‘Dressing Room’ to show off your dress options virtually. The split screen view of Rooms allows you to capture everyone’s reactions, making the experience just as fun and special as it would have been in real life.
Pre-Planning: The Hen And The Stag
The recent ease of lockdown restrictions has brought hen and stag parties back up on the agenda for Brits. Although smaller than they may have been, many excited brides and grooms-to-be will find themselves in discussions with their closest friends about the logistics of their long-awaited hen or stag party.
Messenger Rooms could be the perfect platform for these chats to take place while social distancing.
Messenger Rooms’ screen share option also allows you to scroll through hen and stag party ideas together in real-time. Whether choosing which cocktail menu looks the tastiest or which ridiculous fancy dress costume most suits the bride or groom, decisions will be made easier with everyone on the same page (and screen!)
Hen and Stag Parties Go Virtual!
If plans change and your hen or stag party is starting to sound like 'no party', why not have a virtual one on Rooms instead?
All of Messenger’s iconic AR filters (including the beloved bunny ears!) are accessible through Rooms, making outfits sync up much easier and resulting in less waste.
With 360 degree backgrounds, which actually move with you on the screen to make it feel like you’re there, you can also teleport the party to iconic locations! Whether you were meant to be in the Bahamas or a nightclub, Messenger Rooms can take you there in seconds – a very green alternative to a holiday!
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