Social Media Wedding Scrapbook using Instagram
The Budget Savvy Bride

Sitting at my desk today, I found myself considering the slight irony we put on remembering our wedding day.  Don’t get me wrong…I want to remember every moment and as I have mentioned before, chances are I won’t, which is why photographs are important.  But the closer it gets, the more I realize how precious all of these moments preceding it are. I meant to keep a journal or a video blog or something documenting this time…good intentions swept away in the needs attention items that are popping up more and more frequently.  Luckily, we have a solve!

Cameron and I have planned on utilizing Instagram hashtags as a means of capturing candid pictures of our ceremony and reception as seen through the eyes of our friends.  Thus, #fryawaywithme was born.  My recently engaged baby brother and his fiancé jumped on that bandwagon and improved it immensely.

Sitting around the living room one night, Jared mentioned that they were already hashtagging their wedding planning fun…and they aren’t getting married until September!  It was such a simple solve that we were tempted to kick ourselves for letting tunnel vision narrow the opportunities we could see.  So, from cake tasting and meeting with the caterer to ceremony site visiting and just fun dates and DIY, we are starting our feed early.

To be honest, right now, I can lose sight of the forest thanks to those dang  trees, but it is a little bit of a relief to know six months from now, I can type our hashtag in and have little snippets of this season to remember without all the Who, What, Where, When, Why and How mudding my sight.

Anyone else hashtaging?

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Lyssah is a 28 year old California native and Tennessee transplant. Marketing Assistant by day and writer by, well, any other time, she and her fiance Cameron can often be found dreaming, adventuring and just plain galavanting into whatever fun meanders across their path, often with coffee in hand and a pen close by.

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    • Brianne
    • January 31st, 2013

    I created a hashtag for my wedding as well…. it’s 5 weeks away! Is there a way to export those pictures to something like shutterfly or even to order the pictures? Or is it just an online photo journal?

    • Cameron Fry
    • February 3rd, 2013

    Brianne,

    This is Cameron, Lyssah’s fiance. Yes, even though I am the groom, I’m a loyal supporter of her blog entries on here. I found a site that could potentially help you:

    http://shutterfly-2.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1533/~/using-instagram-images-in-photo-books.

    I’ve used Shutterfly in the past and am glad they offer a link to Instragram. I’m the type of guy who loves to document and record. It’s a great asset to Lyssah’s brilliant creativity. Her ideas definitely catch my ‘pin-terest’ (pun intended ;)

    • Brianne
    • February 4th, 2013

    Awesome, thanks!

    • Heather Pinson
    • April 1st, 2013

    One way you can really encourage people to snap a bunch of photos and use your hashtag is to display them on a big screen somewhere at the wedding. You can also use the hashtag on Twitter! Here’s an article about someone who did this: http://www.postano.com/blog/social-media-at-weddings-2

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