Your guests will film and take photos throughout your wedding. Check out these ideas for making sure they know which hashtag to use when they post!
Your personal paparazzi will be using your wedding hashtag to film every moment from the proposal through the last dance on your wedding day. You need a plan to make sure you get a copy of every photo and video.
I polled our brides to find out how they wound up with an astounding average of over 372 photos and videos from their guests using our free wedding app. Many people don’t know that WeddingMix is the only Instagram-approved way to gather your guests’ photos and videos to make your wedding video.
Before getting started – make sure you have a unique hashtag. Last thing you want is someone else’s wedding in your feed.
Here are the 5 best ways to share your WeddingMix app code:
1. In person – hint: the best way!
Getting together for showers or a girls weekend? That’s the best time to show people how to use the WeddingMix app. A little wine, a little video… s’all good.
WeddingMix bride Taryn had a destination wedding and showed her guests as soon as they arrived and were sitting poolside. She explained, “Feel free to take videos as much or as little as you want of ANYTHING (seriously, anything) you want. As much as we’d love to capture all of the “standard” wedding moments, we’d also love you guys to video your ride down, getting ready, any well wishes, etc. Have fun with it!”
Make sure you also give them your app code. This is when it’s helpful to have one that’s easy to remember and matches your instagram hashtag. With our option to instagram your wedding, you can automatically import your instagram feed into your WeddingMix project.
2. Wedding website
WeddingMix couple Scott and Mary Alice actually filmed this ridiculously funny video to ask their friends to film clips for their wedding video!
Ok, maybe you won’t go all out like Scott and Mary Alice by setting a green screen and filming your own promo video, but you can still put your app code info right on your wedding web page. Note: their video was filmed a few years ago; the app makes it even simpler to upload now. 🙂
The great thing about telling your guests on your website is that they can always find it, instead of hunting for an email. Plus, it will contain direct links to install the app.
Here is a simple blurb you can copy and paste right onto your website.
3. Email template
Here is an email template you can send to friends, so they can install the app before your wedding.
Even if some of your guests can’t make it to the wedding, they can still install the app and film video greetings for you to include in your wedding video.
Mary Ann’s aunt did a Salt n’ Peppa parody of Masterpiece Theater for the beginning of their wedding video. NSFW warning:
4. Text from app
With WeddingMix, you can share your app code right from the app by clicking “more” in the bottom navigation, and then “send wedding code”. The link will take them to whichever app store their phone uses (iTunes or Google Play), and right to the WeddingMix app.
5. Tablecards/Invitation – last resort
We all love those pretty pinteresty signs and tablecards, but honestly, if you wait until the wedding reception, your guests are far less likely to install an app or enter a hashtag on their phone.
No worries though. Even if your guests don’t use the WeddingMix app at your wedding, they will likely be filming all those candid moments on their phone. They can always import to the app and upload later.
No wifi or cell service is needed to film with the app. Just a phone.