10 ways to encourage picture taking at weddings

27 Mar 2017

Aside from your wedding photography, here's how you can encourage guests to get involved in capturing the memories of your special day

1. Social media wall

Get your wedding guests involved with social media by collating all their pictures from your day for all to see. A social media wall, displayed in the reception room, will get people talking and give people a few laughs from the wedding breakfast through to the evening celebrations. WeddingHashTagwall.com is an online service which specialises in this offering, operating via hashtags created on Twitter and Instagram, while offering some great free tools such as a wedding hashtag generator and wedding signs.

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2. Celebrity lookalikes

Celebrity doppelgängers always go down a storm at weddings, creating amazing photo opportunities and serving to bring a specific theme to life. Warble Entertainment provides lookalikes for weddings across the UK with the company's books featuring the likes of David Beckham, Marilym Monroe, Elvis, Gordon Ramsay and even Del Boy. 

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3. Hashtag promotion and selfie frames

Want to get people using your wedding hashtag? Print it on your wedding stationery or a selfie frame and get people engaged with social media during the wedding breakfast and beyond. 

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Bea and Bloom

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Rose and BeauPhoto: Gabrielle McMillan 

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The Card Gallery

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4. Disposable cameras

Present each table with a disposable camera and encourage picture taking at the dinner table and into the evening. Not only will you create even more hard copy memories of your special day, but you can even get the photos developed long before your official pictures are ready.

5. A photo sharing app

Apps are a great way of getting guests to join in in creating instant memories of the day. Scripin is one such app which collates all your guests' photos and videos into one central location, allowing 'likes', comments and further engagement in a fun and entertaining way.

6. Photo booths and selfie mirrors

It may seem obvious but photo booths and selfie mirror installations should always be considered, getting guests engaged with photo-taking and providing hours of entertainment. While creating instant print-outs, some photo booths can even share the images directly to social media so your guests don't have to. 

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Glitz Photo Booth

7.  Photo props

Give your guests some mini props during the wedding breakfast. Hobbycraft sells a range of props, which can also be used in a photo booth, including the beautiful Ginger Ray Boho Wedding floral set - priced at £9. 

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8. Hire a caricaturist

Not only a great way to entertain guests during the quieter times of the day, a caricaturist is also an ideal way to get guests taking photos with their personalised works of art.

 

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9. A showstopping cake

By opting for a cake that's a bit out of the ordinary, or a mesmerising masterpiece that is truly unique, your wedding will be talked about for years to come. Display your cake throughout the day for all to see and get people snapping away before it's devoured.

10. Flower wall

Flower walls and arches are big business right now, no doubt made even more popular by Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's gigantic ceremony backrdop of white roses at their wedding in 2014. Give your guests something to strike a pose against by choosing a flower wall structure tailored to your colour scheme. Hummingbird Flowers & Events can create bespoke flower walls and also has displays available for hire. 

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