Snapchat exploded into our lives in 2011, fast becoming an insanely popular way to capture and share photos. If you are in the midst of wedding plans and want creative ways to take, share and display photos, consider Snapchat as your go-to tool: it certainly has a few surprises up its sleeve. In this article we'll show you ways you can use Snapchat as your own personal social photo booth, create custom wedding geofilters, and add custom stories that allow guests to upload wedding videos and photos into your own chain.
Your Filter, Your Way
If you haven't discovered Snapchat's geofilters yet, your wedding is the perfect time to acquaint yourself. Geofilters are image overlays that are only available at specific locations. For example, if you visit Disneyland, your Snapchat account will display a selection of filters that are only available while on Disneyland's property.
Just recently, Snapchat added the ability for users to create and upload their own custom filters. With a custom geofilter you can personalize your filter to suit your event; you can even make your filter unique to you and your wedding. From the name and date of your event to color schemes and your bitmoji, your new geofilter is guaranteed to show where you and your guests are at. When your guests take and share photos at your wedding, they can simply swipe and include your personalized geofilter as well.
Your Own Social Photo Booth
Forget hiring an expensive wedding photographer or a photo booth for the evening. Instead, let all of your guests capture the magic courtesy of Snapchat. With Snapchat you'll have your own photo booth and selfie station right in your pocket. Plus, you can still use plenty of great props and even set up a fun background. It means your guests can come and go as they please and take tons of fun snaps. On top of all that, you won't receive a huge bill at the end of the night for professional photography services.
Create a Meaningful Story of Your Big Event
One of the most common misconceptions about Snapchat is that it deletes all messages immediately after they are sent. This isn't quite true! Ever since the release of the Snapchat stories feature, users can link photos and video together to create one amazing story. This is a great way for your guests to share the good times - times you might otherwise miss while greeting and mingling with guests.
The Snapchat Guestbook
You've probably thought about a wedding guestbook or some way for your guests to record a special message on your big day. You can also use Snapchat to do the same thing. Sure, the messages will disappear as soon as you read them, but at least you can read them after the dust has settled - on your honeymoon, for instance. Ask a friend to create a special Snapchat account and broadcast the account details to your guests. Then, a few weeks later, ask them to send you the login details. You'll have great fun reliving the magic moments as you read special messages about your big night.
A Snapchat Geofilter to Suit Every Wedding Theme
Whether you are planning a glitzy and glamorous wedding with plenty of bling, or an elegant and understated event, you're no doubt taking your time to ensure every detail is just perfect. Color is another important aspect of any wedding -- hands up if you have wedding color swatches in your purse that you carry around with you everywhere! From specific colors to unique themes, there is a Snapchat filter that will complement your ideas perfectly. And if there isn't, why not order your own unique custom wedding Snapchat filter?
No Design Experience? No Problem!
Don't worry if you lack stellar design experience and don't know a designer. You can choose to have a beautiful, customized Snapchat geofilter designed to suit your unique taste and specific requirements. Add a fun twist on your wedding day with Snapchat, and relive your story over and over again.