In this age where social media is so prominent in our daily lives, of course it has also wiggled its way into the wedding industry too. And, it’s a really great way for you to capture memories from your big day from a number of different view points!
One of the easiest things you can do to help organize a social media plan for your wedding day is to select a hashtag early and use it often- save the dates, wedding website, etc. For example, we had little signs around our wedding indicating our hashtag for the night was #jenchadwed and after our wedding, we had such a blast scrolling through all of the photos our friends and family posted using that hashtag. We recently attended a wedding with a great photo booth and when your photo strip was printed out, it also contained the couple’s wedding hashtag. You can also get the word out by doing some of your own posts on Facebook or Instagram in the days leading up to your wedding and using that hashtag. Maybe a sneak peek of your wedding nails, rehearsal dinner dress, etc. using the hashtag you’ll ask everyone to use for your wedding day!
After the big day, you’re surely going to want to find an easy way to collect and store all of the great photos from your guests. There are some websites that allow you to comb all your various social media channels and collect all of the images with your hashtag into one online repository for easy organizing and printing. Some sites you might check out for this include:
- Photo Bucket
- If this, then that (check out this post about how to create “recipes” on ifttt.com to collect and store all of your wedding photos)
There also some apps that provide some great all-in-one tools for collecting photos from your guests. I’d caution the one downside to this is that all of your guests will need to download and use this app for your wedding, whereas using a hashtag with apps many people already have downloaded and are already using- like Instagram and Facebook- makes it a bit easier for your guests. That being said, these wedding photo apps make it easy for you to invite your wedding guests to download the app in advance and makes collecting any photos or video a breeze:
Using a hashtag for your wedding photos is a great way to not only capture beautiful memories, but check out all of the fun your friends and family had on your big day!