5 Tips for Getting Amazing Instagram Photos of Your Wedding

My friend Erin on her wedding day in Cape May this summer; one of the many, many photos I Instagrammed and stamped with her wedding weekend's custom hashtag.

My friend Erin on her wedding day in Cape May this summer; one of the many, many photos I Instagrammed and stamped with her wedding weekend’s custom hashtag.

This summer, my friends and I all arrived in Cape May for our high school girlfriend’s Saturday wedding on Thursday night, and immediately began planning out the weekend. One of the main points on that evening’s schedule? Figuring out what the custom hashtag would be for everyone Instagramming the wedding weekend.

We went back and forth for a while, but eventually decided on something, and then made sure that everyone knew it. By Sunday evening, there were pages and pages of nicely organized archived photos from the past few days; people who didn’t even know each other looking at one another’s photos of the same thing: our loved ones’ amazing, beautiful, love-filled wedding.




And if having a good Instagram experience, let's call it, when it comes to your wedding is something you care about, those are two of the most important things you can do: Create a custom hashtag, and then make sure everyone knows it.

Here, blogger/style writer/creative director Elizabeth Spiridakis Olson gives her five tips for gathering the most (and the best!) Instagram photos at your wedding, so that when you wake up the morning after, you have a whole little mini wedding album waiting and ready for you to view.

Have any other tips to offer that you've seen work at other weddings? Add 'em to the list! 

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