A Social Media Wedding Scrapbook using Instagram

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?


Editor’s note: Due to the pandemic, some of the general wedding planning advice we share may not be applicable or possible due to restrictions on events. Please adhere to all current regulations and stay safe and healthy! Get more pandemic wedding resources here

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