How to Create a Wedding Hashtag
by Sara Haugland July 31
Coming up with a creative wedding hashtag is one of the first fun things you get to do when you start wedding planning! From the moment you get engaged, planning out your hashtag can begin (and if we’re being honest, you’ve been brainstorming ideas long before they actually popped the question). Now you have the opportunity to let those great ideas out! Creating a wedding hashtag adds a fun element to your wedding day and allows you to consolidate all of your guest photos into one place. If you’re stuck on coming up with a completely unique, one-of-a-kind hashtag for your wedding, these tips below are sure to get your creative juices flowing!
Photo // Jen Symes Photography
Start by Looking at Real-Life Weddings for Inspiration
Have friends or relatives that just got married? Look at their socials for their wedding hashtag to get inspiration from! Google, Pinterest and Instagram will easily become your best friend when looking at real-life wedding hashtags. Searching through these gives you a good idea about where to start on your own hashtag and any recent ideas that have been used. You can definitely take inspiration from these and turn them into your own!
Gather a List of Relevant Details to Use
This is where the fun begins! Gathering a list of relevant details to use for your hashtag will let you start off with an almost endless pool of possibilities to draw your ideas out of. A complete list of details should include: you and your soon-to-be spouse’s full names, any nicknames for the both of you, your quirky couple mash-up name, the date of your wedding, your wedding venue’s name, the date and year you started dating or got engaged, the geographical location of your ceremony and theme or style of your wedding. From here you’re able to start brainstorming ideas and getting creative!
Use Your Names
Using you and your spouse’s names is an easy and unique way to set your wedding hashtag apart! Use both of your first names, both of your last names, the last name you will have as a couple after the wedding day or a combination of first and last names. Once you have chosen a name to use, look up words that may rhyme or common phrases that you can connect to it! Coordinating the first initial of the name you choose to use with the first word of the phrase is also a simple way to make it memorable. Simply choose a phrase that starts with the first letter of the name and go from there! Also, if you have a quirky couple mash-up name that you love, there’s no better time than in your wedding hashtag to break it out. You’ll now be thanking your besties for coming up with it!
Add Numbers to Set your Hashtag Apart
This is where the dates from your list come into play! If you’re struggling to come up with something that is super unique, use numbers to set your hashtag apart. This is a simple and creative element that no other hashtag is going to have! If you do not want to use the date of your wedding, the date you got engaged or the date you started dating, use any other number that has a significant meaning to your relationship. This could be a shared favorite sports player number, the number of children you have (if you have any), or the date of any other significant event for you as a couple!
Make it Punny!
Around here, we’re suckers for a good pun, and we know your guests will enjoy it, too! This is the perfect spot to insert any nicknames as a couple you may have. Don’t be afraid to make your hashtag funny or silly – honestly the goofier, the better. Ask your comedian friend for their advise on how to make your hashtag the perfect amount of punny!
Watch out for any Easy Misspellings
Make your hashtag easy for everyone to use and spell on your wedding day! Avoid using complicated words or making it too long, for simplicity sake. You want your hashtag to ideally be short, sweet, and to the point! When thinking of your hashtag, avoid putting words together that end and start with the same letter. For example, say your name ends with an A, and you are going to put the word “and” after it. Your guests might forget to insert two As together, and your hashtag might look awkward with two of the same letters being side-by-side. Switch around names or phrases to easily avoid this mistake!
Don’t Overthink it!
Overall, anything you create will be amazing and special! All your hashtag needs to do is represent you as a couple or have a special meaning. Let it come from the heart! Don’t overthink and stress yourself out about creating the “perfect” wedding hashtag. It’s also always a great thing to ask for help and get advise from others. Don’t go at this task alone!
Review your Final Hashtag Before it Goes into Print
Congratulations! By now you should have your perfect, one-of-a-kind, custom hashtag. Review your hashtag to make sure it easily readable in hashtag form, makes sense and will be easy to spell. Also check to see if it could be easily duplicated by another couple in the future. Once you’ve checked off all those boxes, you’re good to go!
Spread the Word
Now you can add your wedding hashtag to everything! Here are a few places your hashtag would be a great addition to: your save the dates and invitations, your wedding website, any signage you want to have at your wedding and any social media posts you post along your wedding planning journey! Including it on all of these elements is a great way to let your guests become familiar with your hashtag and even use it before your big day. Remember to encourage your guests to use your hashtag with any of their wedding day posts!
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