Ahhh, the wedding pictures. A source of great joy, nostalgia, and stress. We live in a new age of technology – duh! – and some of your best pictures, or more natural ones at least, may just be caught by a guest with a smart phone.
Remember the days when your guests probably brought along a camera to your wedding, and MAYBE 6 to 12 months later you saw prints? And THEN, you had to beg, borrow, or steal the negative to make copies of those pictures you liked. No more. It’s now the age of instant gratification.
And yes, there IS an app for that! “Wedpics” wedpics.com is an app available for the iPhone and Android. The bride creates her free app, provides her guests with her wedding ID via text/email/FB to send her pictures and then the moments are “Captured”!
You can enjoy your pictures or video in real-time photo feed! Your guests can include comments and good wishers. The bride can also choose to share with her guests, or have a private album. The guest invites are unlimited!
Another option is to give your guests a hashtag (# :-), and assign the photos to Instagram and Twitter. Also, if you post them on your Instagram story, there are apps and software similar to storiesig where you can download the posts, so this won’t be an issue as long as they don’t try to do it after 24 hours! Maggie used these options – not sure what Kk will do, but in six months when she gets married…who knows what the latest thing will be! I think that using a hashtag is a fantastic idea for couples to be able to see unseen pictures of their wedding all in one place. Some people may have even contacted socialfollow to gain more Instagram followers so their hashtag can be spread even further across the country. And it would mean that more people may get the chance to see photos of your special day, you could then engage with these people using Instagram messaging software such as ig dm and gain more congratulation messages. It’s a win-win!
And remember, as much as you would like it to be the case, in today’s day and age, you will not have control over what is posted on social media. By the time the reception rolls around, pictures of your wedding will be up on Facebook, instagram, snap chap, maybe even a video or two on YouTube… Maybe the celebs have the right idea… ban all smart phones from the festivities. Be a good sport…there really is little other choice.
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Image #2 thechive.com
Image #3 wed-ding-gallery.blogspot.com