Updated: May 18, 2021
Not only do hashtags allow you to see your wedding photographs in real time, but they allow you to create a virtual wedding album which will (forever) be available for everyone to see. You may also see your tagged photos from Instagram on your wedding website*.
Creating a wedding hashtag has now become a core part of any wedding planning process, but with so many hashtags to choose from (and the added pressure of ensuring yours is unique), it can be difficult to know where to start. Following these 7 simple steps will surely help!
How to Make Your Own Wedding Hashtag
Step 1: Start with your names.
This may be a bit obvious, but start with the basics. Use your first, last and nicknames as your wedding hashtag starting point. Remember that cutesy mash-up name your friends gave you guys in college that stuck for some reason? Well, this may be the time you actually want to embrace it. "It makes it easier for the guests to remember, which means more people will actually use it," Haack says.
Step 2: Use numbers for a simple way to set your wedding hashtag apart.
If you don't have any standout monikers or can't come up with anything quirky, using the year or date of your wedding is an easy way to make your wedding hashtag your own. There might be a lot of #JackAndJill in the world, but you'll probably be the only #JackAndJill10102021.
Step 3: Get punny.
This is one part of your wedding you can really have fun with, especially when it comes to word play. Look for alliterations, rhymes, synonyms and puns for a wedding hashtag that's both clever and memorable. If you and your partner are completely stumped, enlist a particularly witty friend or relative to help you brainstorm punny hashtag ideas.
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, you may want to 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 #SaraAndMike to #MikeAndSara to avoid a confusing double "a."
Step 5: 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. Hashtags are not case sensitive, so your wedding hashtag will work the same either way.
Step 6: Check your wedding hashtag.
Before you print those save-the-dates, do a quick check of the wedding hashtag to see if there's already been something tagged to it. You can do this by simply searching the hashtag on Instagram. If it's already in use, you may want to switch a letter to a number or pick a different rhyme to avoid getting other photos in your mix.
Step 7: Try a Wedding Hashtag Generator
Still stumped on finding the right wedding hashtag for your Big Day? Don't break your brain trying to come up with the perfect option. Instead, let technology be your friend by getting lots of free wedding hashtags using a wedding hashtag generator.
You'll almost certainly find a great option that will make the perfect wedding hashtag for your perfect day.
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