We all love Instagram, don’t we? It’s a fun way to just show snippets of our life with our friends and family. I remember the days of trying to capture a reception from the guest’s perspective in the form of disposable cameras, but they aren’t even necessary anymore! With smartphones at everyone’s fingertips, utilizing Instagram on your big day can be a huge plus.
Encourage guests to use Instagram, and be sure to come up with a specific (yet not too cumbersome) hashtag for the event. Think things like #carllisa2013, #smithwedding2014 or something else fitting. My advice? Do a quick search on Instagram for the hashtag you would like to use to be sure that it is not in use already (because who wants non-event related photos with their hashtag?).
Besides putting up a chalkboard sign (saying something like “use #johnmary2015 to document our day”) or printing a hashtag reminder into your programs, I adore this handy stirrer idea from Ruffled Blog as it puts the hashtag front and center at the reception for guests to utilize.
You can even incorporate your pre-wedding Instagram photos into a fun favor for your guests to take home as you will see in this DIY CD case from the blog of Postal Pix.
After the wedding, you may want to take a hint from Intimate Weddings and make photo blocks out of some of your favorite hashtagged images… how fun would that be?here… there are many ways that you can incorporate hashtagged photos into the decor of your new home. Happy Instagramming!