As of lately, we’re in the dawn of the unplugged weddings due to so many guests in the way of your well paid photographer. However, it’s always fun to look back and see how other enjoyed and marked the celebration of your union. I clearly started thinking of my wedding hashtag early on. For one, it’s free! No deposit needed here. So here’s a little how to on how to create a successful wedding hashtag.
Start with your names.
DUH! Create a list of first, last, nicknames, pet names etc. Use your nickname from college or that time you played varsity volleyball. Anything that makes it easier for the guests to remember, which means more people will actually use it!
Here are ours:
Let’s be honest, there are about a billion Mike & Jennifer’s in the world, so f your names are common or you can’t come up with anything quirky, using the year or date of your wedding is an easy way to make it your own. Not necessarily my favorite as it looks like one of those robot generated emails . . . but it’s an option #MikeandJennifer2142017
#DinoandShannon2017 just doesn’t do it for me.
Have fun with this, especially with a play on words. Look for alliterations, rhymes, synonyms and puns for a hashtag that’s both clever and memorable. If your wedding has a theme or a special location, you can easily incorporate it.
Seeing as our wedding is in Ireland we thought of a few:
Capitalize the first letter of each word.
Capitalizing the first letter of each word can help with readability if guests can see where each word starts and ends. Doing this will also make it more likely that everyone will get your joke or pun. With or without the capitalization, your hashtag will work the same either way.
Check the hashtag
Before you hit print on the invites, check and see if the hashtag to see if the hashtag has been used before. Hijacking someone else’s hashtag isn’t great, plus you don’t want to combine a slew of multiple weddings albums together. This can be an easy fix by adding in a number or word.
Let Everyone Know
After you’ve decided on a hashtag, it’s time to get the word out. Let your bridal party, family and friends know. Start with putting it on your save-the-date and wedding website. At the wedding you should also have reminders. Use cute signs on the tables, or put in on the menus.
Don’t overthink it.
Have fun with your hashtag. It’s meant to give you an opportunity to see your wedding from your guests perspective. Encourage everyone to use the hashtag but don’t be a bitter when Aunt Jackie can’t figure it out.
After some thought. We decided on:
Cheesy, I know. . . But it was a perfect play on word with love birds and rhyming it with my now future last name Roberti.