Tips On How To Create A # For Your Wedding!

Top Tips On Creating Your Unique #WeddingHashtag

 

As the evolution of social media photography is on the rise, it is now a MUST to have your very own wedding Hashtag! Technophobe? Don’t worry! Our step-by-step guide is really easy to understand. All you need is an Instagram account which can be created here and you’re already half way there! (Well nearly!)…

 


Start with your names

Pretty simple huh? But I told you I would start with the basics. Think about your first, last and nicknames as a couple. Remember it must be unique, so going for something like ‘SmithWedding’ may be used by somebody else as it is such a common second name. I like the ones where couples actually mashup their names, for example ‘Hannah and James’ could be #JannahWedding…you get the picture?Use something memorable, your guests will remember it throughout the day and will be more likely to use it.

Use numbers for a simple way to set your hashtag apart

If 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. For example: "#AndyKatieWed2020” or if you want to get really quirky you could have your names followed by the coordinates in which you both met! Cute hey!

                     
                

Get punny

This is one of those parts of your wedding that you can really have fun with, especially when it comes to word play. Look for alliterations, rhymes, synonyms and puns for a hashtag that's both clever and memorable.

Avoid easy misspellings

Read over your hashtag for any obvious ways it could be misspelled. For example you may want to shorten longer last names or move words around if there's two letters in different words next to each other. It could be as simple as flipping #wandaanddave to be #daveandwanda instead.

Capitalise the first letter of each word

Capitalising 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 more people will get your joke or pun. With or without the capitalisation your hashtag will work the same either way.

Check the Hashtag

Before you hit print on your save-the-dates, go ahead and do a quick check of the 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 you should go ahead and use it, but if there's 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. At the end of the day, the more unique your hashtag is, the more it will stay exclusive to you and others will not use it in the future.


 

Spread the word

After you've decided on a hashtag it's time to get the word out. Start early by telling your bridal party and putting it on your save-the-date. At the wedding you should also have reminders in case they forget, see images for examples.


Don't overthink it

Will you remember your wedding hashtag forever? Maybe! Will you love the photos everyone took forever? Definitely! So if it turns out that your couple nickname happens to be the word for a delicacy in another language and you start seeing food photos that aren't on your catering menu, just roll with it. At the end of the day it's the photos you'll really care about having and that everyone had fun with it!


I hope this helps get you set up! A nice idea is to have your professional photographs made into one photo book and another filled with wedding guests photos. That way you can keep both forever. Enjoy creating your very own unique hashtag name and congratulations on your wedding day!
 

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