Choosing a wedding hashtag is one of the most fun wedding tasks, but it also serves an important purpose. Wedding hashtags are a way to organize all of your photos on Facebook or Instagram into one place.
Here are a few tips and tricks to help you come up with the best hashtags for weddings.
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Keep It Simple
Remember, the most important thing about your wedding hashtag is that people remember it, and remember it correctly. Add numbers sparingly and make sure you use as few words as possible.
Your aunt can remember to post with the hashtag #JoiningTheJohnsons, but #TheJohnsonsJoin4NowAnd4ever is not going to work.
Try incorporating a wedding or love-related word like “aisle”, “knot”, “hooked on”, “captivated”, “dreaming”, “enamored”, “I do”, “vow”, “ring”, “in love” or “nuptials”.
Use Your Names
There’s a reason so many couples put their first or last names in their hashtag. It’s an easy way to personalize your wedding day, your guests will remember it, and you can come up with a lot of great, punning wedding hashtags.
First and last names also work well with alliteration. For example, #ACoupleOfCastros or #BewitchedByBurns.
However, if you plan on hyphenating your names, it might be too confusing to include them in your hashtag.
Pick Words That Are Easy To Spell
This is especially important if you want to include the name of your venue or the place you are getting married. If it has too many vowels or is more than four syllables, chances are some of your guests will misspell this word when they post.
Also, if your last name is complicated, make sure the other words in your hashtag are easy to spell and short.
Play Into Your Theme
While this isn’t applicable for every couple, if you are planning a themed wedding, definitely allude to your theme in your hashtag.
For those of you planning a “regular wedding,” referencing your location or time can be a great start. Are you having a garden wedding? Is your ceremony on the beach? Will your vows be at twilight? Are you celebrating a single wedding day or a wedding weekend?
Use Your Hashtag a Lot
I know this sounds like a no-brainer, but plenty of couples think of a great hashtag, but only use it when they post on social media.
You should include your hashtag in your wedding invitations, on your table cards, all over your wedding website, in your guestbook, in the bio of your IG account, and in any emails you send out.
Some couples incorporate their hashtag into their wedding decorations so that guests can easily find it. You can also add a special wedding hashtag sign in a visible location (AKA not at the entrance of your event where people only see it once).
People often post photos during the reception so make sure guests can see your hashtag at the reception venue.
Reference Pop Culture
From reality TV to rom-coms to popular TV series, love is everywhere. Take advantage of the golden age of internet pop culture and add a reference in your hashtag.
Some examples are #LoveIsKlein #MyBigFatBeachWedding and #50FirstTates.
Ask for Advice
Ask your close friends and, let’s be real, your funny friends for help coming up with the perfect wedding hashtag. Whether you brainstorm over coffee, a bottle of prosecco, or in a group chat, this is a great way to utilize the best and brightest minds.
Once you’ve come up with several hashtags, make a poll on your Instagram story and ask your friends to vote on their favorite one. You might be surprised by the results!
Use a Hashtag Generator for Weddings
If you are drawing a blank or need inspiration, a wedding hashtag generator can help you get out of a rut and come up with some really good ideas.
Hashtag generators usually ask for information such as your first name, your last name, your partner’s first name, your partner’s last name, your nicknames, your married name and your wedding date.
Have Fun With It
While many aspects of planning a wedding are stressful, picking a special hashtag doesn’t have to be one of them. Don’t be afraid to get silly, show your punning side or lean into the romance of your big day.
This is a time to have fun and make a decision that is low impact. Even if you pick the “wrong” wedding hashtag, your wedding will still be amazing and a day you will never forget.