Chances are your wedding guests are going to want to share your special day through their social media, especially their Instagram accounts. This is a great opportunity to see your wedding from a different perspective. Encourage your guests to Instagram your wedding with these following eight tips!

1. Create a special hashtag

Instagram loves hashtags – and it’s a good way to organize the day’s photos! Having a unique hashtag is a great way to organize the day’s photos and catch up on what you missed during the day. You’ll also get an opportunity to see one of the busiest days of your life from a totally different perspective. Be sure to include it on your invitations so that they’ll know what hashtag to use when they arrive. Elegant Wedding Invites share 10 great ways to hashtag your wedding.

2. Hire a photo booth with fun props!

Weddings are the ideal place for a fun photo booth with props. People are having fun, enjoying themselves, and they’re looking for a fun way to express their joy. Give them an opportunity to pose for fun, unique photos!

Bride and bridesmaids with props! ? #stunners ?: @chroniclelife

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3. Pick a fun colour palette

It’s one of the first questions you’ll get asked when you announce your engagement – “what are your colours?” Don’t panic! It’s not difficult to choose, and picking a great colour palette means your wedding will be Instagram-worthy.
Pick colours that have some significance to you or consider the season you’re getting married in and choose complimentary colours, but be creative! One Country has great suggestions on choosing seasonal complimentary colours.

4. Choose unique flowers

Wedding guests love taking photographs of flowers. Consider the table arrangements and the aisle décor. Go with flowers that are significant to you. These 25 floral designers show you how to take stellar shots of flowers.

5. Consider your tablescape

Elle Décor rounded up a collection of wedding tablescapes that are sure to inspire you to create something chic and elegant for your guests to Instagram. Consider a theme, such as a nature-inspired or using vintage décor and tableware. Play around with textures to create different looks.

6. Choose a space with good lighting

Natural lighting is your wedding guest’s best friend because it makes the clearest pictures, so you want to pick a venue that has lots of natural light. LIUNA Gardens has some of the lightest, airiest rooms, not to mention an outdoor space that works well for photographs!

7. Have lunch instead of dinner

Not only is it less expensive to host a daytime instead of an evening wedding reception, your guests will have optimal lighting conditions to take fabulous Instagram photos of your special day. Plus wedding lunches are just so chic!

8. Choose a unique wedding venue

Gorgeous settings are the number one way you can create an Instagrammable wedding. People love to take photos of fun settings! LIUNA Gardens is one of Ontario’s only waterfront wedding venues and your guests will certainly not forget how beautiful and unique your wedding was after they’ve been to the Gardens.

Visit LIUNA Gardens’ 2016 Open House!

On Tuesday, June 14, 2016 from 6 – 9 p.m. we’re hosting a special Open House event where you can tour the space, meet our friendly staff and vendors, try our food and drink, and win some prizes!
We’ll give you a LIUNA Gardens Passport that you can take to each ballroom and space for a stamp. You can enter to win one of three hotel packages from Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, Quality Hotel Hamilton, or Staybridge Suites Hamilton Downtown.
Space is limited and you must RSVP to attend. Please call 905-643-3117 or email [email protected].