How to Crowd Source Your Wedding Photos

With your guests snapping away on their smartphones all wedding long (and all the pro shots from your photographer), you can pretty much make sure you don’t miss a moment on the big day! Here are seven ways to crowd source your photos, from the first kiss to the last dance.


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1 Use a wedding hashtag. 

The easiest way to aggregate the best moments from your big day? A hashtag! Go with something clever and creative, like a combination of your two names (à la #brangelina) or simply your last name and the year you’re getting married (#thesmiths2016). Be sure to display the hashtag well before the ceremony and again during the reception, so everyone knows to tag their photos throughout the event.

2 Introduce your guests to WedPics. 

The handy WedPics app lets guests upload an unlimited number of images from their phones directly to a private online album. It’s FREE and all of the photos can be easily shared and downloaded. What more could you want?

3 Bring in a photo booth. 

Guests love to let loose in a photo booth (and providing props will make the snapshots even better). If you go with an old school booth that prints out photo strips, encourage guests to paste them to your guest book. Or, opt for a digital booth that aggregates all of the photos online, where you can see, save, and share them all.

4 Sort your photos. 

The key to crowd sourcing is staying organized and actually getting all those photos in one place. If This, Then That lets you pop in your wedding hashtag, then choose to save all of the photos to Dropbox, add them to a Facebook album, or upload them in a number of other ways.

5 Get snap happy with a Polaroid. 

If digital media isn’t your thing, why not keep it old school? Purchase a Polaroid camera and let guests snap selfies, candids, and more fun photos. Create a sign encouraging people to add the pictures to your guest book, or suggest that they snap photos of the Polaroids to upload to Insta with your hashtag!

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