Coming up with a cute or clever hashtag can be difficult. There’s a reason why they’re popular though! Unless you’re having an unplugged ceremony, your guests are likely to post photos of your wedding on their social media. Creating a hashtag offers one place where you can collect happy memories and behind the scenes footage of your special day. It may also inspire some of your guests!
Use your names
This may be a bit obvious, but you should include your names somewhere within the hashtag. Think of first and last names, nicknames, and so on. Consider your shared married name or combining your names to create a ‘couples name’ like Brangelina, Bennifer, or Kimye.
The cheesier the better. Look for alliteration, rhyming, synonyms, or our favourite, puns. If you’re completely lost, maybe turn to your wittiest friend, or an online generator to lend a hand.
If you’re struggling to pull something today, maybe use your wedding date or year as a jumping off point. If you don’t put a personal spin on this however, you risk using someone else’s hashtag and will get a mixed feed of wedding images or other events.
Check your spelling
For obvious reasons, check your hashtag for any issues that could hinder its use. For example, if you have a double ‘a’, consider switching your names around to avoid mistakes. So, for #MirandaAndJon consider switching to #JonAndMiranda.
Check that it hasn’t been used before
Before you plaster your hashtag over invitations and signs, do a quick search to ensure it’s completely unique. You may want to switch it up if another couple have used it before. Consider changing the order of names or using some different numbers. You want your hashtag to be unique.
Once you’ve settled on a hashtag, you need to make your guests aware before the big day. Consider adding it to save the dates, invitations, and don’t forget your wedding website. If you post photos throughout the planning stage of your big day, don’t forget to tag those as well! Your guests will love seeing a peek of what’s to come. It is also a good idea to put up a reminder onsite on the day. This could be done on table-settings, welcome signage, or as a label on the favours. We guarantee that you will treasure the behind-the-scenes footage of your big day for years to come, and you’ll be able to access it in one big virtual wedding album