Happy Tuesday! I started my morning today just like every other day: one big cup of jo, some good music, and my daily dose of social media. Yes, it is a little sad I have gotten in the habit of checking my Instagram before checking the morning paper but hey, the world as we know it is becoming increasinly dominated by visually stimulated user-generated information!
From hashtags to filters, Instagram has become the best and most popular way to share some of life’s best moments instantaneously. And it is now also becoming one of the most convenient ways to share wedding moments through a personalized hashtag for the happy couple! After scoping Pinterest and stalking some new, incredibly cute wedding shoots, I noticed that from invitations to signage, Instagram was a huge way newlyweds are encouraging their guests to become a part of the wedding experience.
What a perfect way for you and all of your guests to share special moments and candid snapshots of the big day! It is free and so easy, what could be better! Adding some encouraging signage to remind the guests could be a perfect DIY project for the bride to be and the bridesmaids, or just scope Etsy for some adorable and dainty signs that could only add to the wedding decor! This idea is not only limited to weddings, any event, birthday party, or gathering, it is a great way to collaborate and share photographer duties!
Yes, I know what some of you are thinking, all these photos are completely digital, belong to someone else, and what if I want them to be printed? Initataily I had the same thoughts, if it were my wedding I would want all the pictures too! What is great about the new Instagram updates is that there is now a share/message option through Instagram that allows the uploader to send it directly through the app!
Also, there are some great new apps and websites that print Instagram pictures in all of their filter infused and perfectly squared orientation glory. Check out the links below for some awesome printing options!