How to Get Snapchat Filters and Lenses for Your Quince
Stunt on your guests with a personalized Snapchat filter or lens!
What is a geofilter and lenses?
If you’re a teenager reading this, you can just skip to the next section because you probably already know this but older folk need to be informed.
A geofilter is a fun way to put a design or overlay on Snaps. Geofilters or filters are specific to a location, placed by the person or company that designed them. Lenses allow users to animate their faces on Snaps.
Snapchat has made creating filters and lenses so user-friendly! See for yourself here.
Filter or Lens?
Let’s get right to it – do you want a filter or a lens? Not too hard, right? You can do both but focus on the one you really want first. Having multiple designs can get expensive really quick, especially if your venue is big.
Once you picked your product, it’s time to put your graphic designer hat on and get to work, baby! (Sorry I called you baby but we’re excited!)
Create Your Own – Yes, You Can Do It!
Snapchat has made it super easy to create a personalized filter (at no charge, btw). They have a variety of templates that you can choose from, broken down by category. We recommend looking through all of them. You may find an gem in an unexpected category.
Once you find a layout you like, make it YOURS by:
- Changing the color of the layout
- Add or Edit Text
- Change Text color
- Choose the placement of the text
Snapchat also allows you to add Bitmojis, if that’s your thing. Also, with the live view you can see what your filter will look like throughout all of your changes.
If you are feeling adventurous there is also an option to start with a blank template. If you choose to go this route – huge props to you!
Not too long ago, Snapchat started offering customized lenses and the process is so easy! These templates are also broken up by categories.
With lenses, you can make their template unique by:
- Adding or Editing Text
- Change Stylized fonts
- Picking the Alignment of the Text
Have Someone Design One for You
So you took a look at the Snapchat templates and didn’t find what you were looking for? Don’t get down – there’s plenty of people out there waiting to create filter magic for you!
There are a ton of businesses now that will gladly make a filter for you but this can get pricey depending on the level of experience of the designer and the artwork you want. Many of these business also offer templates like Snapchat that can easily be customized for your event. We found a lot of talented vendors on Etsy (search Snapchat filters). We also discovered that most vendors on Etsy can have your design ready in less than 24 hours. Uh, yay! Each vendor has their own terms but most will give you at least two proofs to make changes. Once the artwork is approved, you will have a file to upload your very own filter to Snapchat!
A Few More Clicks and You Are Done
Date and Time
Now that you have your design ready to go you will need to choose the date and time you want your filter or lens to run. In our experience, we recommend that you have your filter or lens start several hours before the event so you can test it. This also buys you some time just in case there are any issues, you have time to resolve them.
Choose Your Geofence
Next you will need to put the address of where your event will take place. Once you enter the address, a “fence” will populate around where you event will be. You can manipulate that fence however you like BUT keep in mind that the more area you want to cover the more it will cost you; Snapchat charges per square feet. Once you have locked down the perimeter of where you want your filter to show up, click “Checkout”. Your design will be submitted to Snapchat for review. You will typically be notified if your design is approved or not within a business day. Once approved, kick back and relax because Snapchat handles the rest for you.
The Day of Your Event
We wish we could be present when you make your grand entrance and everyone has their phones out to record your special moment and see the look on your guests when they discover your personalized filter or lens – WHOA! They’ll be talking about it for months…maybe even years! Ok, probably not but we’re positive they will think you’re pretty amazing!
Comment your experience with filters and lenses on Snapchat below.