Thanks to cell phones and social media, every single one of your guests can play the role of wedding photographer. Unless you've banned technology at your event, your guests will be able to catch special moments you may have missed and, let's face it, your photographer can't be everywhere at once! But after your guests take and share pictures of your gorgeous wedding, you'll want ways to share and save all those fun iPhone shots. Our expert suggestion? Be proactive and use social media to your advantage.
Create a hashtag.
Get the word out early by adding the hashtag to your wedding website, save-the-dates, and captions in any pre-wedding posts. On the day of, include it on the program, cocktail napkins, or signs near the place-card table.
Set up a hub.
Share in real time.
Make Your Photos Last
"In this digital age, it's so important to preserve your images," says Murray. "Think about how your grandparents' album has withstood the test of time, and make sure your photos go the distance too."
2. Bind them. Use upscale sites like Artifact Uprising, Mpix, or Adoramapix to DIY, or take a hands-off approach via Tweed Wolf, a company that selects, arranges, proofs, and prints an album in just a few weeks (from $270).
3. Store them. Back up the photos to an external hard drive and the cloud. (Try user-friendly Dropbox or Apple's iCloud.) Keep the hard drive in a separate location, like your parents' house. Every few years, transfer your photos to the latest storage technology.