Post # 1
I am thinking of telling guest to use a specified hashtag if they instagram a picture taken at the wedding but would love to hear some feedback from bees that used it. Did it work? Any draw backs? Would you do anything different?
also would cove to receive suggestions on the hashtag to use.
Post # 2
I am doing this too!! I would like to know as well!
Post # 3
I had a sign at our wedding ceremony and reception that said “If you instagram… (newlastname)wedding. We didn’t have a lot of people that tagged photos but there were a few more than I expected. I’m also not sure how many of our guests actually use instagram in general.
I definitely recommend having the sign prominently displayed throughout the wedding. The only thing I would have done differently is I would have used the hashtag myself a couple times during some of the pre-wedding festivities or asked some of our wedding party or family to use it to get the word out more. Overall, I’m happy we did it because most of the photos people tagged I didn’t see on FB and I probably wouldn’t have seen the photos at all. And believe me…all the guest photos make the wait for the pro pictures a lot easier!
Post # 4
My friend used one for her wedding. She seemed to have used it to coordinate her bridesmaids prior to her wedding too. I’d say she had a decent number of people contribute. Just pick a pretty unique hashtag so if your name is common your pics don’t get lost in other peoples’.
Post # 5
I haven’t used it personally but I think they work really well and are a great way to make sure you see all the pictures. Just one thing to keep in mind is that if hashtags have the ‘&’ symbol in them they don’t work so just make sure the hashtag isn’t #mr&mrsx but maybe #lastnamewedding instead.
Post # 6
I had one friend do it but only a handful do die hard twitter users used it Out of like 150 guests. I’m sure she still had fun with it though.
Post # 7
We’re both twitter users and have a hashtag set up. I’ve been using it for some wedding things already (and to let others know what it is). Have some friends who will probably use it.
Post # 8
We didn’t do a hashtag but we put slips of paper around for people to e-mail their pictures to me.<br /><br />No one did it.
Post # 9
We did no use hashtag becasue my expericne is that not many people use INstagram for photos from weddings. Many people including myself have closed accounts so the photos won´t be out there for all guest to see any way. We used Photago instead and created a online album where all guest could upload all their photos. A lot of guest uploaded photos during the day which was great fun becasue we showed the photos uploaded in a live slide show at the cocktail hour and at the bar.
Post # 10
We used a hashtag and had about 80 pics on Instagram/Facebook! Honestly, some of the pictures on Instagram were better than the professional ones. More raw! I love them so much.
We made two signs for the venue to use with our hashtag on it. One at the bar and one near the guestbook table. We also included the hashtag on a printout we included in hotel bags so some guests could post pictures of the ceremony.
Here is one picture my friend captured on Instagram. Sorry if it is huge
Post # 11
We’re using an app called Capsule to collect photos and you can either upload directly to the app/website or instagram with our hashtag. We sent out facebook invites to all of our invited friends to download the app and we’ll remind them before the wedding. Then we’ll have little cards with the information again at the cocktail hour. A few people used it at my bridal shower, so we’re hoping people will do it. We might put a sign on the bar, too.
Post # 12
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Post # 13
I love this idea! My cousin did it for her wedding. It was so much fun. I also had some friends do it for their desitnation wedding in Mexico. I actually found out I had mutual friends who knew eachother that I didn’t realize they did. Funny how instagram connects people!