By the time you read this, chances are the new Snapchat feature “Custom Stories” may have already cooked up a mini social media storm. If you’re looking for the latest 2017 Austin wedding trends, look no further.
This latest gift from Snapchat has to be the greatest addition to the popular mobile app. Also, if you’re a bride-to-be, this is going to be one helpful feature!
Document Your Wedding Story
From the very first step you take in your wedding planning to your wild bachelorette party – you can document every event with “custom stories” feature of Snapchat.
How does it work?
Until now, detailing a wedding on social media has been quite hard work – friends and families of the bride and the groom posted individual stories and the previous ones used to get lost in the sea of latest snaps.
Thanks to this latest addition, now all your loved ones can post their own stories about your wedding and other ceremonies in one single group! For example, if your bestie posts a video of you and your love during the first dance, your brother-in-law can post an image of ahem…plastered groomsmen in the same story.
So if you want to watch what has happened since the beginning of the event, instead of hopping to various videos that might have been all over your Snapchat, now you can just scroll up and down in the same story. Every video ever uploaded by any of your friends or family members that’s even minutely related to your wedding will be put in one place – i.e., your wedding story.
Invitation to Include
If you’re worried that someone who wasn’t invited to your wedding (read: jealous coworker), you can change the settings and exclude them from seeing your group story. Yes, you can actually decide who can contribute in the snapping and who cannot. It doesn’t get any cooler than that!
You have to Pay…
Nothing. That’s right, the Snapchat gods were gracious enough to offer this gift for absolutely free!
How Do You Start?
Here are the steps you need to take to create your own story on Snapchat:
- Update the Snapchat app on your phone.
- Go over to the “stories” page on your Snapchat profile and click the plus (+) button located on the top right.
- Choose a name for your group.
- Choose a) who can “add” to your story, and b) who can “see” the story.
That’s it! You can add a picture of yourself and set it up as the “group” photo. Most important, do not forget to add new stories to the group continuously; when no new snaps are added to the group for 24 hours, the story automatically gets deleted.