How to Use Facebook and Instagram successfully at Your Wedding

May 21, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Tip of the week : Dispose of your disposables and save a fortune by using Instagram and Facebook

Wouldn't it be wonderful if your wedding day memories could be captured by your guests from there point of view in an informal, personal and fun way.  Just imagine if you could instantly collect together all the images to make one big collection. An album made just for you by the most important people you know, on the most important day of your life. This fun album would compliment the beautiful professional photography you have arranged to cover the big moments perfectly.




"Well that's easy" I hear you say.  "We just buy disposable cameras and put them on every table, Right?".......... Wrong!!! 

 As a professional photographer I see a lot of money spent on disposable cameras at weddings.  I also see that money going to waste.  Disposable cameras are expensive to buy and even more expensive to process.

Regularly I see these pricey extras treated not as a quirky retro feature at your wedding, but as a toy for restless children meaning that you will end up with a bunch of very expensive, out of focus pictures of table legs, backs of heads and teddy bears. That's if you even manage to collect all the cameras at the end of the party. They end up going home in handbags, kicked about on the floor and at worst in the trash.
 
Don't use disposable cameras - They aint cheap!


So what's the alternative you say? Smartphones, iPhones, Instagram & Facebook!
The beauty of this way being it's free, it's creative and it's instant.  You have full control of it, and best of all your guests provide the cameras and do the processing for you absolutely free!

Use Facebook and Instagram for your fun photos


How to Facebook and Instagram your wedding:

1.)  On your wedding invites ask your friends to set up an Instagram account. (Don't worry if they don't, you can still Instagram or edit with other apps the pics after they get on to your Facebook if you want).

2.)  Set up a Facebook account or page specifically for your wedding.  Make sure you put the name of this Facebook account on your invites and wedding stationery/itinerary or table plans. Invite your guests to like this page or friend it way before the big day so they can tag your photographs more easily. Update it occasionally to keep it in your friends minds and let them know how your plans are developing.

3.)  Ask your guests (actually insist! It's your wedding day after all!) to use their phones, Instagram and/or Facebook accounts to upload the photographs as they take them throughout the day. Most importantly, your guests need to tag the images with the name of your Facebook wedding page or account. Tagging the images means they all end up exactly where you need them in one safe, secure and downloadable location for you to do with whatever you choose.

So there you have it.  In a very simple way you have saved yourself a lot of time and money to end up with a very impressive and creative collection of extra wedding day memories.

Matt Collis Derbyshire Wedding Photographer


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