Supplement your professional photographer with some fun and interactive ideas you can implement yourself
More than 100 million people are already using Instagram every month, according to the company’s blog. Odds are, a majority of your wedding guests contribute to that demographic. Why not use this popular tool to your advantage to channel your guests’ photos to one location?
Start by creating a unique hashtag pertaining to your wedding, such as #ceebeeandjwedding. Search Instagram for this tag to be sure no one else has used it. Using a unique hashtag will enable you to search for and view any photos from your wedding that guests have tagged. You could also create a new Instagram handle specifically for your wedding that guests could follow and tag in their photos.
Next, get the word out there to your guests about the hashtag or handle. You could include them with instructions on your save the dates, wedding invitations, place cards, programs, or on a sign displayed at the reception, like Ceebee and Jared did for their wedding.
What’s special about Instagram is that users can throw their own filters on their images and create a unique memory. You can also project these images in real-time with Evenstagram, a website that creates photo slideshows out of Instagram images.