How To Make Your Own Wedding Hashtag
From engagement photographs to the the hen party and of course the big day, a playful branded hashtag that is personal to you as a couple, will help everyone share in the fun.
Even if your ceremony is unplugged, a sign is the best way to politely get the point across. Then at cocktail hour, you can make it clear that photos are now fair game with a complementary sign displaying the hashtag. It would also engage your friends, family, and guests who are unable to attend your wedding. Then, enjoy looking at everyone’s selfies and pictures from your wedding since your photographer won't be sending you photos for six-eight weeks afterwards.
Not only will the hashtagged snapshots tide you over, but they will also offer a different perspective from your professional photos – giving you the chance to see your special day through the eyes of the guests. As a bonus, if you make sure your vendors know the hashtag, you may get to see sneak peeks before your album arrives, such as a close up of your bouquet or a detail shot of the cake.
Struggling to know where to start with your own wedding hashtag? Follow these top tips followed by some template suggestions, and you’ll have created something you love in no time…
Step 1: Start with your names
Use your first, last and nicknames as your wedding hashtag starting point. Make it easy for guests to remember, which means more people will actually use it.
Step 2: Use numbers to set your wedding hashtag apart.
If you don't have any standout monikers, using the year or date of your wedding is an easy way to make your wedding hashtag your own.
Step 3: Get punny
Look for alliterations, rhymes, synonyms and puns for a wedding hashtag that is both clever and memorable.
Step 4: Avoid easy misspellings
Read over your wedding hashtag for any obvious ways it could be misspelled by your guests (especially when the drinks start flowing). For example, shorten longer last names or move words around if there are two of the same letters in different words next to each other. It could be as simple as flipping #SaraAndDave to #DaveAndSara to avoid a hazardous double "a".
Step 5: Capitalise the first letter of each word
Your wedding hashtag will work the same with or without capitals, but capitalising the first letter of each word can help with readability if guests can see where each word starts and end.
Step 6: Check the wedding hashtag
Before printing those save-the-dates, do a quick check of the wedding hashtag to see if there's already been something tagged to it, and if so, how many photos. If there's only a handful of other photos that don't seem wedding related, go ahead and use it. If there seems to be an entire other wedding with the same exact hashtag, you may want to switch a letter to a number or pick a different rhyme to avoid getting the photos mixed up.
Step 7: Spread the word
It's time to get the word out. Start early by telling your wedding party and putting it on all of your stationery from save-the-dates, hen party invites, wedding invitations and wedding websites. At the wedding, you should also have reminders in case they forget. Here at First Impression Wedding Design, we can help by creating cute signs that are personal to you and your decor. Putting it on the menu is nice too.
Top Wedding Hashtag Ideas
Contrary to popular belief, your wedding hashtags don't have to be insanely witty. Switch your names into one of these simple and fuss-free wedding hashtag templates, which would do the job perfectly.
2. #SurnameWedding2020 3. #SurnamePartyof2 4. #MeetTheSurnames 5. #HappilyEverSurname 6. #SurnameSaysIDo 7. #NameAndNameGetHitched 8. #MrAndMrsSurname 9. #NameWedsName 10. #NameAndNameTieTheKnot 11. #NameAndNameKissAndTell 12. #NameSquared 13. #NameAndNameSealTheDeal 14. #SurnameVows 15. #MaidenName2NewSurname 16. #CheersToTheSurname
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