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Instagram is one of the top sources of wedding inspiration, so it makes sense you’d want to share your big day far and wide! But, what makes up an Instagrammable wedding? Is it about following the trends or doing something completely unique?
A word of caution: While an Insta-worthy aesthetic is achievable, make sure it doesn’t get in the way of your personal preferences and the wedding you’ve always envisioned. The most important thing is that your wedding feels like it belongs solely to you!
Follow these five strategies for putting together a wedding that will have everyone snapping selfies all night long.
Set Up Picture-Perfect Weddings Your wedding guests will want optimal lighting for their photos, so give it to them! If they take amazing photos, they’ll get to see more engagement on their content. Giving attendees more opportunities for perfect shots entices them to create stunning Instagram posts.
Don’t Skimp on the Backdrop When setting up your wedding, create a wide variety of backdrops for impromptu photoshoots. Your guests will love the options, which may range from scenic ocean views to fairytale-like scenes. Complement these backdrops with coordinating decor, like a few bales of hay for a country backdrop.
Eye-Catching Props and Keepsakes Win Every Time Do you have access to replicas of movie props? Use them! Can you bring in cute and cuddly kittens or puppies? Do that! Can you find cut-outs of celebrities? Get them! These attention grabbers win every single time. Don’t forget to offer keepsakes relevant to the event for guests to photograph and take with them.
Having a WOW element A sure-fire way of keeping those cameras snapping away is by having a wow element or local celebrity to your event. Having a belly dancer or ax throwing would make a WOW moment. Or ask a local celebrity you may know to share a few words and pose with guests for selfies afterward. This person could be anyone from an Instagram influencer to someone notable in the community. If it’s possible, consider inviting several to up the engagement!
Share Your Event’s Hashtag Encourage Instagram posts and shares by highlighting your event’s hashtag. Print it on invitations, place cards, event schedules, and keepsakes. Each time guests share pictures from your event, they’ll be able to use the same hashtag. Set up a live feed on a projection screen to show off all the pictures people are sharing during the event. That way, guests receive immediate credit and instant gratification!
Finding ways to make your wedding Instagrammable starts with planning for picture-perfect shots. Once you accomplish that, it’s all about setting up props and backdrops to keep cameras flashing!