Thanks to social media, the days of waiting to see your wedding photos are long gone. Your guests can help create an impromptu album that you’ll enjoy the morning after—if you provide the perfect wedding hashtag, that is.
But it’s never as easy as it looks! So how do you create the perfect hashtag? And, what should you do to make sure it stays exclusively yours?
Make Your Hashtag Personal
Skip the generic online hashtag-makers and think about what makes you, as a couple, distinctive. Put a twist on a traditional wedding saying or try alliteration and rhyme. Make up a funny pun, use heartfelt sentiment, or keep it simple with your initials and wedding date. Using a couple named Josie and Joel Adams as an example, we tailored a few hashtags to these points:
Make the hashtag memorable
Capitalize the start of each word, skip the punctuation, and keep the phrase relatively short. Follow these tricks and your hashtag will be easy to read, easy to type, and easy to remember—helping it catch on with family and friends.
Make your hashtag early into the planning
As soon as you claim your wedding hashtag, share it. That way, your family and friends can use it for your engagement party, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, and wedding. Imagine how lovely it will be to reflect on the entire timeline of your wedding journey with a robust photo collection—all thanks to that handy hashtag.
Once you decide on your hashtag, search for it on all social media platforms to make sure it isn’t already in use. Ideally, your photos will be the only ones that show up once you start tagging away.
Make your hashtag prominent
Use personalised decor to display your wedding hashtag in various places around the venue. Perhaps on a sign at the entrance of the reception, printed on cocktail napkins, on the back of the ceremony program, all with a few words of encouragement to start snapping and tagging. If guests hashtag the ceremony and drinks reception photos right away (which they likely will do!), you may even be able to sneak a peek at a few posts before making your big entrance as a newly married couple.
Still not sure where to start?
Try combining your names with some of these classic wedding-day expressions: Forever, I Do, Say Yes, Cheers, Tie the Knot, True Love, Happily Ever After