Shoot it, Share it, #Hashtag it… Social Media & Weddings

Do you want to use social media to help capture your wedding day? This is a great way to share behind the scenes footage for you and your guests to enjoy. What a fantastic way to look back and reflect on your day through the eyes of your guests and for your guests to see all the fun you had getting ready for your special day!

Here’s how to get started… First off, you will need to create a fun hashtag. Keep it simple or get creative. There are even wedding hashtag creator websites out there for you try! #herecomesthebellingers

Here are the most popular forms of hashtag social media:

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Snapchat
  • Twitter

Have your guests hashtag their photos and tweets throughout the day. A few good options for advertising your decided hashtag is through your website and on your save-the-date cards. On the wedding day, another great option is to create two to three signs and display them at designated tables, beverage stations, or by your photo booth. Don’t forget to use your DJ! He or she can add this to the list of announcements they will make throughout the evening.

Social media at weddings definitely has it’s do’s and don’ts… Follow the link below for a great list put together by Wedding Hashtag Wall.

http://www.weddinghashtagwall.com/social-wedding-dos-donts

As a guest, always respect the bride and grooms wishes. Some may not want photos posted at all, or at least until after they post photos themselves. Cards are available on www.Etsy.com to help tactfully communicate the bride and grooms wishes.

The digital files are great, but what if you could get printouts as people hashtag throughout the night? DJ Jer Events and Lighting Design offers an Instagram Booth where your hashtag photos will print out through the night. Your guests are welcome to take them home as keepsake from the fun evening! You can even set up fun props next to the booth, the guest will love it.

Browse your favorite wedding website for more ideas on social media and weddings. Remember, this should never take place of a professional photographer. If you would like more information about our Instagram booth, email office@djjer.com. Happy #hashtagging!

 

 

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