Top Wedding Photo Sharing App Reviews
Wedding hashtags have become a staple in today’s wedding world. It seems like a simple way for anyone who takes pictures during the event to categorize them so the bride and groom can easily find them later.
The problem is it's not easy to comb through every social media site searching for a wedding hashtag that may have been used improperly or forgotten altogether.
However, there is an easier solution - wedding photo sharing apps!
Wedding Photo Sharing Apps
Countless developers, and even some novice entrepreneurs who went through the same hashtag struggle with their wedding, have come up with apps that aim to make gathering and sharing wedding photos online painless.
The challenge is there are quite a few choices and not a lot of general public knowledge on the topic.
So, some eager members of our staff who are engaged or recently married tested the top ways to share wedding photos online and we summarized the results for you. Check out our top wedding photo sharing app picks – not in any particular order since some involve different price points.
Evite isn’t specifically marketed toward weddings, but events in general. Its main use is for party invitations, but the photo tab can be useful to collect photos from your event.
This app collects all of the pictures that are uploaded and puts them into a feed rather than separate albums. If you have a large wedding, this may not be the app for you since there is no way to organize the photos.
To set it up, you sign in via Facebook or email, and you can get started by creating an invitation to your event. Once the event is created, you can invite your guests to join. This is accessible through the app or on desktop.
If you're looking for an app that does more than collect photos, check out Ceremony!
With a beautiful interface, Ceremony is able to make you feel like the app is truly a part of your wedding, not just an add-on. We especially like that you can message guests via the app, too!
Here's how Ceremony works:
1. Create a Ceremony event and invite guests to join using your private code
2. Add your schedule and share updates via messaging
3. Guests are able to post videos and photos
4. You and your guests are able to print every photo in full-resolution
If you would like to use Ceremony Pro, it's only $4.99. Ceremony Pro allows you to create customized codes for every event you create (ie: SmithWedding instead of a given code like K2J8F1.) You'll also be able to download hi-res photos and videos.
3. The Guest - formally Veri by The Knot
The Guest is an app that makes photo sharing as easy as possible. This app previously cost $100 to purchase, but The Knot waived the fee back in 2018. Score!
The Guest takes the photos and videos that guests are taking on their phone cameras and auto-shares them within the app while the event is taking place.
During your wedding, guests will use their iPhone camera like normal, and the footage will automatically end up in The Guest app. This process completely cuts out manually uploading photos unless they choose to upload manually.
A guest may turn auto-sharing on or off at any time they wish, and unwanted photos/videos are able to be deleted by the host or by who shared it.
While there will always be more traditional ways to share your wedding photos online, photo sharing apps have really come a long way. It’s nice to be able to keep your photos private until you are ready to share with the social media world.
When you simply ask guests to hashtag their photos, it means they will be uploading them to various social sites for all their friends to see. With these apps, only those you invite will have access until you decide which ones you want to share socially.
Which app you choose depends on what you want to get out of it:
If you want super simple photo gathering, go with Evite.
If you want to treat you and your guests to the convenience of auto-uploading, Guest is for you.
If your want more than just photo features, choose Ceremony.
Editor's Note: This post was originally published September 11, 2015 and has been updated for accuracy.