Hashtag, hashtag, hashtag:
"A hashtag is the most important part of having a successful Instagram wedding experience," says Olson. "It's the only way to keep track of everything." Olson and her husband decided on their hashtag, EPOMG, months before the wedding and began incorporating it into the pre-planning festivities. "I put it on every single piece of information — from the save-the-date to the beer cozies we gave out to the invitations. You think it seems crazy, but nobody remembers."
"You have to hit people over the head with it. We were really encouraging," said Olson. "It helps to have friends that are already photo-savvy. Our posse of friends are pretty social-media-savvy people," though she admits that most of her bridesmaids don't even have Instagram accounts. "We made sure everyone knew it was okay for them to take as many photos as they wanted."
Yes, pockets. To cut down on the stress of relying on others to take pictures, Olson had a tailor put pockets in her wedding dress, so she could have her iPhone on her at all times. "She thought I was crazy," jokes Olson, but knowing she could snap a pic at a moment's notice? So worth it.
Start Instagramming before you walk down the aisle:
"Our wedding was 100% DIY. If you have the kind of wedding where you're really involved, it's nice to snap some photos of you setting up," suggests Olson. "Everyone loves those details."
"The most fun part was the next morning when we woke up and were alone," said Olson. "We went to Instagram and got to see so much stuff that we didn't get to see at our own wedding."