Remember when couples used to put disposable cameras on every table and invite guests to snap their own wedding photos? There's now a decidedly more high-tech way to encourage your guests to take their own pictures and even yours on your Big Day.
Remember when couples used to put disposable cameras on every table and invite guests to snap their own wedding photos? There's now a decidedly more high-tech way to encourage your guests to take their own pictures on your Big Day.
Photo-sharing iPhone and Android apps allow your guests to snap photos on their smartphones and share them in an online wedding "album." Then, you can download your favorites, share them on Facebook, or even display them in a slideshow during the wedding.
Here are 10 photo-sharing apps as compiled by Huffington Post designed specifically with weddings in mind. Read on to find out what they offer, how much they cost and which ones you can get for free.
Wedding Snap. After signing up on weddingsnap.com tell your guests to download the Wedding Snap app via instructional cards, email or Facebook. They can upload photos and video to your album during the wedding even if they don't have service in your venue -- as soon as they have better reception, the photos will be uploaded automatically. After the wedding, you can download and print the photos. The app is not free.
Capsule. Sign up for capsule for free online and invite your guests to download the mobile app and join your "capsule." In addition to uploading photos and videos, you can also send group texts and post information directly from your email account. After the wedding, you can order prints, cards and canvasses of any image. The app is free.
AppilyWed. Share information about your venue, itinerary, maps, photos and messages on AppilyWed, which guests can view on the free app or online. At the wedding, guests can upload their photos. The app is not free.
GuestShots. Invite your guests to share their photos and video using the GuestShots app or website; then, you can choose how you want to view your photos from a variety of packages. The app is cheap but not free.
Wedding Party. Wedding Party is partnered with MyWedding.com, so the photos your guests upload can be shared on your My Wedding website. After downloading the app yourself, invite your guests to download the app and start sharing their photos.
Cake Face. Guests can share their photos using the Cake Face app; then, the photos are added to an online album in real-time that can be projected on a big screen during your wedding. The service is not free
WedSocial. Sign up for WedSocial and invite your guests to download the app and share photos. Upgrade for a fee to share event information (including directions to the venue using Google Maps), engagement photos, a bio of you and your spouse-to-be, and information about your bridal party.
WedPics. Download the free WedPics app, then invite your guests to participate (via email or Facebook). Guests can view your album and upload photos throughout the night (or after the wedding) and can use photo filters and post comments. Guests without smartphones can also upload their photos on the web.
Snapable. For a fee, create an album and invite guests to take photos using the Snappable app a copy of every photo taken with the app will be added to your album. After the wedding, download your favorite photos and share them on social media.
PhotoOpp. Purchase PhotoOpp online for a fee and invite your guests to download the PhotoOpp app. Unlike other apps, guests don't need to register and make an account -- after you enter your wedding venue information, the app will be automatically enabled when your guests arrive. They can upload and view photos during the event, and guests who can't attend can see the photos streamed live online.