Every happy couple wants their special day to stand out, to stay in the minds of not only the duo getting hitched but of all the guests, too. Everyone is looking for ways to make it that little bit more extraordinary, and in the modern era there are so many ways to do just that. That might be original hand-crafted party favors from Etsy creators, fun photo books to cherish the day’s events forever or – as is becoming increasingly popular with millennial couples – making use of social media apps like Snapchat to help add that extra special touch to their wedding. Come to think of it, Snapchat is an awesome way to send brief videos and photos to guests, letting them know how the wedding preparation is going or sending out invites. It’s a great way to keep all your friends up-to-date, just make sure to prepare a few wedding invitations for your less tech-savvy grandma…
A Real Snappy Wedding
If your social circle regularly uses Snapchat then it makes perfect sense to rely on it to increase engagement through the app’s brief videos. Guests will be kept in the loop as they’ll tune in day after day for new videos or photos of the wedding’s progression, helping to remind the guests of the upcoming ceremony. The Snapchat format is ideal to announce the location or share gift ideas for the registry. Make sure to add as many stories as possible so that guests can watch it over and over again. And don’t worry that the posts self-delete after 10 seconds, since Snapchatters are now allowed to save screenshots of videos to their phone, and so all the content you share will eventually come together as one big wedding collage.
Enhancing The Experience With Filters
Wedding-related filters are among the most commonly requested features on Snapchat, and for a good reason. The demand is so high that there are sites that specialize in satisfying this very need. WeddingWire, for instance, has an entire page listing filter ideas for your big day. From frames to unique geofilters, you’ll surely find the theme that matches your style.
For a truly high-quality experience you can even purchase filters with designer visuals. FilterPop and Etsy are both good options for finding jaw-dropping layers that would turn your picture or video into a true wedding invitation. Still, you will probably find the most professional results at Filtered Vows, since they create wedding-themed geofilters exclusively for Snapchat. And instead of selling each one piece by piece, they present packaged deals for greater freedom.
All in all, using Snapchat to enhance your wedding experience isn’t about the pretty filters, it’s about the sharing the present, the ‘now’, with your guests. However, if you are looking for a more time-proof method of preserving the day’s memories, consider creating your own wedding website that lasts even after the excitement has faded.