In our world of instant gratification it can be difficult to wait weeks (or months) to see the results of your professional wedding pictures. With all the excitement during your big day, it can be a nice addition to your pro images to also have your friends and family sharing photos in real time. With a wedding of 50+ attendees who are likely to have their cell phones, Instagram is a quick and easy way to get multiple perspectives on your big day, and it lets your guest be involved.
Not only does it give you better perspective on your day and capture unique moments that only your friends and family can photograph, it can also be a great way to connect with the guests who were unable to make it to the ceremony.
Here are a few ways to use Instagram on your wedding day.
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This will help you and your guests keep track of everyone’s photos from the wedding on Instagram. Type your hashtag into Google to make sure its not already in use; you want it to be original and easy to remember (short is best). Something like #sallywaltersayido
Make a Sign
Have a sign on display that reads “If you Instagram, use hashtag #yourhashtag.” It should be something simple and you don’t need to invest in a professionally designed sign, something as simple as a chalkboard sign is perfect.
Include the hashtag in your wedding program, or give out cards with the hashtag.
For the digitally savvy, you can set up a slideshow of the Instagram photos at your wedding reception with your hashtag by using the Evenstagram app.
Remember the good times
Share all the photos with your guests and friends online post-wedding by creating a slideshow with Statigram.
Print your images
If you still love the way a photo feels you might want to print your Instagram photos using Printsagram. You can have your photos turned into mini books, calenders or posters. And in case you don’t want to limit the images to just the images you took, have guests email you the original files of the photos that you want to print. Instagram has copyright restrictions, that won’t allow you to print your guests’ photos directly from the platform.