How to Create Your Own Wedding Hashtags
Need help creating a clever wedding hashtag for your big day? Check out this list of tips for getting your creativity flowing!
One of the key places where social media intersects with weddings is in the creation and use of personalized wedding hashtags. No wonder brides and grooms have happily accepted this trend– it helps couples keep up with all the various photos taken and shared from their big day!
In the chaotic process known as wedding planning, you’d think creating your own wedding hashtag should be a piece of cake. But, is it actually? For some couples, when they sit down and start thinking about it, they realize that they don’t really know where to start. Or maybe they realize their “creative” hashtag idea wasn’t as unique as they thought.
Coming up with a great wedding hashtag requires a bit of creativity, some personal knowledge of the couple, and sometimes, a sense of humor.
If you need help with creating your own wedding hashtags, we’ve got some great advice for you. Follow the tips outlined below and you’re bound to find your perfect wedding hashtag!
Pull Out the Key Words
First of all, you want to know what you have at your disposal. The hashtag needs to characterize you two love birds and your wedding. So, should start with writing down any words and terms that are related to the two of you.
Write down the following:
- Your full name
- Partner’s full name
- Your new last name (if someone is changing)
- The year
- Your entire wedding date
- Significant dates (wedding date, the day you met, etc.)
- The theme of the wedding
- The name of your wedding venue
- The name of the city, region, part of the world where’s you’ll be married
Once you have all those keywords in front of you, you’ll get your creative juices flowing. Soon your brain will be motivated and inspired. The perfect hashtag must be hiding somewhere in there!
Think About Your Trademarks and Favorites
Is there a cute little nickname your friends gave you that you love? Or, do you have a favorite romantic movie that you both absolutely adore? Brainstorm about your personal favorites or any unique terms that describe you.
For example, if one of your favorite movies is “Keeping Up With the Joneses” you can easily turn that into the #KeepingUpWithTheSmiths wedding hashtag.
Play around with your favorite romantic quotes, something you and your friends joke about, anything that you could think of that can make you stand out.
Ideas to write down:
- Your favorite quote
- Favorite songs
- Your favorite band
- Colors you each like, your wedding colors
- Your hobbies
- Favorite sports teams
- Meaningful song lyrics
Play Around with Words
Roll up your sleeve and get down and dirty with the puns. Puns can spice up your wedding hashtags and make it fun and special.
Any sort of wordplays such as alliterations, puns, rhymes, or synonyms can be a great source of memorable wedding hashtag.
If you aren’t very successful in wordplay, don’t despair. This is where your friends and family members can step in and help out. We all have “a Chandler” in our group, that one friend who’s mastered witty remarks. Ask that person to help you with this task. Two brains always work better than one.
Numbers can be your savior in terms of separating your wedding hashtag from others. Maybe you don’t want overly creative or humorous hashtag. Maybe you just want to keep it simple. That’s when numbers can be of most value.
Let’s say that you want to use your names for the wedding hashtag. However, if you use #DaveAndAnna, your social media pictures will be lost among numerous other pictures with the same hashtag.
Use numbers such as your wedding date to help you differentiate your hashtag. There might be many #DaveAndAnna hashtagged pictures, but there certainly aren’t many #DaveAndAnna15112020 hashtags.
Capitalize Every Word
Capitalization makes your hashtag clearer. Just take a look at these two examples:
Needless to say that the first hashtag looks confusing. Without capitalization, the guests can get lost among the string of letters. You don’t want the guests to lose time trying to decipher your hashtag. Embrace the capitalization and ensure clarity for your hashtag.
Check for Availability
Originality is of the essence here. To collect all the online memories and not get stuck with thousands of other photos with the same hashtag, you need to make sure that your hashtag is unique.
One of the ways to do that is to simply go to Instagram and type in your hashtag. You’ll see if there is anyone who has used the same one.
Another way is to use online tools such as Shutterfly’s wedding hashtag generator. Their generator can help you come up with a hashtag but it can also check your hashtag’s availability.
Just enter your hashtag and Shutterfly will check if anyone has used that hashtag on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.
An online tool such as this one can speed up the process. Moreover, it can do the check up on several social media platforms.
If your creative flow is a little bit rusty, you just need to put in motion with the help of inspiring ideas. Browsing hashtags of other wedding couples can help you get a better idea of what you can do for your own hashtag.
To get you started, here are some fun real-life examples of great hashtags:
- #163000MilesLater (a couple that has made a long-distance relationship work)
- #WrittenInTheStarrs (Starr being the last name of the groom)
As you can tell, some couples really did come through for the wedding hashtag assignment. These hashtags can show you how couples played around with words to get that authentic wedding hashtag.
Use a Template
There’s beauty in simplicity, no one can argue with that. Maybe puns and wordplay aren’t your thing and that’s completely okay.
You can use a simple wedding hashtag template and adjust it to your wedding. Take a look at some of the options we’ve prepared for you:
Do some customization to adapt the template to your wedding. As it was mentioned before, you can always add a date to single out your wedding hashtag from similar ones.
Get to Sharing
You’ve come up with your amazing hashtag and now what? Share the heck out of it, that’s what!
“Let the guests know that your hashtag is ready to be used from the very start. In that way, you’ll ensure that any pre-wedding, wedding, and post-wedding pictures are grouped under your hashtag,” advises Melanie Sovann, a copywriter and contributor writer at EssaySupply writing service.
Some of the places where you can place your hashtag are:
- on the invitations
- your the save the dates
- on the table numbers
- your cocktail napkins
- on the wedding website
- your wedding dinner menus
- on a banner on your wedding transport
- in the guest book
- on the photo booth
Add the hashtag anywhere you can think of. The more noticeable it is, the more people will use it.
Hashtag Wedding Signs
You can also put up a wedding hashtag sign. There is a variety of affordable and creative “Oh Snap” signs on Etsy that put in focus your wedding hashtag.
With some effort and creativity, you can make this sign on your own as well. Use a free designing platform such as Canva and create an Oh Snap sign. Then just print it out, frame it, and you’ll be all set!
Try out our free wedding hashtag sign templates we created using canva — use this link to customize one of three designs, or use it as a jumping off point to create your own!
Your wedding day is one of the most magical days of your life. Creating a unique wedding hashtag can help you spread joy and collect memories.
Hopefully, these tips will give you some guidance on how to write your special wedding hashtag. Good luck and may the hashtag creation process commence!
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