Creating a hashtag for your wedding is a wonderful way to help you compile all of the images shared on social media throughout the celebration. Need some help coming up with something unique, easy to remember, and personal? Here are some tips to get you started.
Grab your partner, and maybe even a few close friends, and a blank sheet of paper. Start writing down all the key words, phrases and names for the wedding. Think of the location, date, last names, first names, nicknames, etc. There is a great chance you will immediately start seeing some good possibilities.
Narrow it down
Now that the creativity is flowing, choose a handful of your favorites. Traits of a perfect hashtag include brevity, comedy, meaning, memorability, and a reflection of your love story. Combing names is a popular hashtag idea. Do your homeworkBefore finalizing your hashtag, go to your social media accounts and take it for a test drive. If you search your desired hashtag, and hundreds or thousands of pictures popup, you may want to choose another one from your list. One of the main reasons for having a hashtag is to easily see all the photos being taken and shared, and that can be confusing if many other couples are using the same one.
Once you have that perfect hashtag, commit to it! Put it on your wedding website or on your stationary, like a mini enclosure card (but not on the invite itself!). Use it throughout the wedding planning process and at all other wedding-related events, like your engagement party, showers, cake tastings, and more. Incorporate it into décor through signage, in the program, or even on custom cocktail napkins or coasters. Use it on any of your wedding embellishments. After so much thought and effort went into selecting and communicating that perfect hashtag, sit back and enjoy all the awesome photos coming in!! Don’t forget to save them or make a physical book so you can keep those memories close for years to come.