Snapchat just made it super easy to design a filter for your wedding
Ever wanted to create your very own Snapchat filter for a party or wedding, but didn’t know where to start? Instead of paying someone on Fiverr or Etsy to do it for you, Snapchat’s new tool has filter templates you can create in minutes.
Making a Snapchat filter for your wedding, birthday or Bar Mitzvah
To get started, visit geofilters.snapchat.com on your computer. Log in to your Snapchat account, and then click Design under the Create Online icon.
Snapchat currently has filters for three different categories: Weddings, Birthdays and Celebrations.
Step 1: Select a category, then find a filter that fits your personal tastes. Use the tools on the right side of the page to add your own text (outside of what the template already has in place), upload a photo of your own and change the overall color scheme.
Step 2: Choose the date and time you want the filter to be active for, as well as the geofence. Remember, the filter is based on time and location.
Snapchat requires a minimum 20,000 square foot area geofence, and will let you know if you need to expand your selected area to meet its criteria. The price of the filter depends on the size of the area and the length of time you want the filter to stay active.
Tip: Choose a geofence larger than the actual venue. Since GPS reception can be wonky — especially at remote wedding locations — a wider range helps make sure your guests don’t miss the filter.
Step 3: Wait. Snapchat will review your filter. Mine is currently in review — I’ll update this post when it’s approved.
When the time comes, the $5 filter I created will remain active for 7 hours in a 27,000 square-foot area. Not bad.