A Second Look: Using Snapchat at Weddings

A few weeks ago we talked about using custom Snapchat geofilters at your wedding and since it’s gained even more popularity (as much as we’d like to take credit for the growing interest, we can’t -- we’re just big fans). And although using a custom Snapchat geofilters is probably the best and most common way to go about using the platform for weddings, it’s not the only way.

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Let’s run through some ideas on how you can embrace Snapchat leading up to, at, and after your wedding (oh yeah, we’re doing the three-tiered approach… buckle up).

Planning Your Wedding

Alright, let’s paint a picture: you’re at the baker and you’re deciding between three different kinds of cakes. You want to poll the audience, but don’t want to go through the hassle of dragging everyone into a group text. Enter Snapchat. Snap a picture or a video, throw some cool Emojis on that bad boy and either upload it to your story or send directly to your friends. Just ask for some feedback in your Snap and sit back and wait for instant response.

Pro tip: you can also follow some professionals on Snapchat to get some ideas. Here’s a good place to start.

Selfie Station

You read that correctly. Embrace the selfie generation and provide a selfie station. Or, one better: bring in a sweet photobooth that doubles as a selfie station. That way you can get two angles of the beautiful humans that attend your wedding. If you build it, they will come… and Snap.

Talk to Your Guests (and those who couldn’t make it)

Uploading Snapchat stories is a great way to communicate and say thank you to all of your guests. Our suggestion is you hand the phone over to a trustworthy guest and have them Snap away. Guests can get an intimate view of your wedding and those who couldn’t make it can be jealous. It’s the no-pressure (and instant) way to share how awesome your event is.


Yeah, we couldn’t help it. Seriously, you should totally do this at your wedding. It’s just super cool and everyone will be pumped that you took the time to create something more than just a hashtag.

Let us know if you need any help with getting those filters off the ground -- we’re pretty good at Snapping. Feel free to drop us a line.