Thursday, June 4, 2015

Create Your Own Hashtag to Get Access to all the Best Pictures from Your Wedding

Hastags  are one of the coolest and most confusing trends on the internet today. Everyone is using hashtags but a lot of people don't understand why they are using them. For those of you that don't know, a hashtag is a word preceded by the pound key, as in #blumz.  When you use a hashtag when you are posting on social media you create something that can be searched. For instance , have you ever clicked on a hashtag on Instagram?  If you do, you will see every picture that was ever posted using that hashtag. We suggest trying #whitehouse as your first search. It is fun to see how many different people take pictures in front of the historic home on a daily basis. Hashtags can also be very useful if you use them in the right way. For instance, you can create your own hashtag and have access to every picture that anyone ever posts using that hashtag. In fact, hashtags can become very useful if you are planning your wedding and you want to make sure that you capture as many candid shots as possible.

Sure, your going to hire a photographer and you will see a lot of the pictures that get posted on Facebook when someone tags you but a unique hashtag created for your wedding is the best way to get access to all of the pictures that are taken on your wedding day. We even have a few handy tricks to make sure that you save all the pictures before they get lost on the internet. Here are some tips and tricks to help your create and utilize a unique hashtag at your wedding.

1- The first thing that you need to do is come up with a unique hashtag to use for your wedding.  A lot of people try to come up with clever ways to incorporate the bride and grooms names, the date of the wedding, or the location of the wedding. It can be something as simple as #ryanandstacy2015, just make sure that its unique enough that people aren't already using it very often.  If you are having a hard time coming up with a good hashtag, head over and use the Wedding Wires Hashtag Generator, this app will help you figure out something special to use on the big day! 

2- Your guests need to know that you are using a special hashtag, and there are a few ways to makes sure that they are in the loop. First of all, you can send that information in the wedding invitation if you plan it out a little in advance.  You can also post it around the wedding.  We suggest making a flier promoting the hashtag and putting copies of it into frames throughout the reception.  Some people have used chalkboards, or even put little cards at each table. It doesn't matter how you tell your guest just make sure that they know! 

3-After the wedding you can use the hashtag on all forms of social media to search for photos but there is one more important step that most people forget, you need to make sure that you store and save all the photos that you find! You can download all the photos of Facebook and upload all the Instagram photos to your Dropbox. it doesn't really matter how you save them just make sure that you save everything as soon as possible. You will be able to see what everyone was up to all night and have a unique look at your wedding from everyone else's perspective.

4- The last step is printing the photos.  I know its old school to have hard copies of pictures, but in this case it is totally appropriate.  You can create a one of a kind unique photo album that truly captures the day before you ever get a single picture from your photographer.

~Blumz by JRDesigns

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