Today we’re talking about the wedding hashtag: what it is, why you want one, and where to use it. We’ll also cover where to get a wedding hashtag made that is insanely smart and witty, personalized for your event, and completely one-of-a-kind from The Wedding Hashers. :)
But first, when Andrew and I got married, hashtags were popular, but just beginning to be a thing at weddings; at the time, we didn’t even make a wedding hashtag for ourselves. I wish we did, though, since hashtags are a powerful way to connect people on social media at your wedding — and beyond. I think every couple should consider getting a custom wedding hashtag ahead of the festivities.
What is a wedding hashtag?
Think of a hashtag as the first step in making a “virtual” photo album.
A wedding hashtag is a creative combination of your last name or a witty, memorable phrase to be used on social media. When guests tag photos with your moniker, everyone can view photos related to your wedding simply through searching by name.
If you’re tech-savvy, you probably already know how wedding hashtags can be searched on social media to showcase all of the photos tagged with that identifier and grouping them all together. In this way, when guests snap photos of themselves at your wedding, the result is a nicely grouped category of all the photos in one central place so everybody can see them.
As a bonus, when you’re busy — ya know, getting married! — you’ll have fun photos to look at post-wedding before your professional pictures arrive from your photographer, all from your favorite people.
Many times, guests will snap photos the couple may never get a chance to see: those fun pre-wedding festivities, the way the ceremony looks before you walk down the aisle, the groom’s face as he sees you for the first time, the cake cutting, fun dance moves, cool group photos at dinner, etc. It even keeps track of other events from the engagement party to the wedding reception. You can keep all the photos together in one convenient hashtag for the entire length of planning your wedding.
Without a wedding hashtag, these photos won’t be publicly shared as easily and you just might miss ’em! So, we’re very strong supporters of a wedding hashtag. It’s fun, it’s easy, and it’s a unique way for guests to connect.
Now that you know what a hashtag is, let’s talk about some helpful tips to keep in mind when you make a wedding hashtag. We’ll also talk about where to get a wedding hashtag made for you, with creative and witty puns that you may not have thought of yourself. Enjoy!
Wedding Hashtag Maker vs. Generator
A wedding hashtag generator is probably what you’ve heard of, but a wedding hashtag maker is better. This custom service brings the best and most original hashtag right to you by a team of pro hashtag writers and creative geniuses. Don’t think of it so much as your wedding hashtag, but “your slogan for life”, as they mention on their website.
They don’t just come up with any old hashtag, they research and figure out a way to use YOUR unique details (provided in a quick-and-easy questionnaire) and get to know you! In this way, your custom wedding hashtag is tailored to suit your needs.
Who needs a wedding hashtag?
Every couple getting married!
How do you make a good hashtag?
The key to a good hashtag is following these rules:
• Avoid misspellings (and hard-to-spell words)
Otherwise, you’ll have two different hashtags in use out there on the web! Or, you won’t be able to find most of them if guests accidentally tag the hashtag wrong.
• Research BEFORE you choose a wedding hashtag
Don’t use a hashtag that is already in use by someone else!
• Keep it fun, engaging, and simple
The best hashtags usually involve a pun, just saying!
When do you need a wedding hashtag?
As soon as you get engaged! Kick-off the fun and start using your wedding hashtag on all those engagement ring photos, right off the bat!
Where do you use a wedding hashtag?
On social media: use your wedding hashtag on Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter — anywhere you post photos and can add a hashtag.
How do you promote your hashtag at an event?
Just because you build the hashtag doesn’t mean people will remember to use it. A hashtag is a thing that bears repeating, hence why you’ll want a witty hashtag that people will remember.
Many couples make a hashtag and then, poof, nothing.
You’ll want to actively use your hashtag or people won’t know it exists. And then they won’t use it at all, which defeats the purpose.
To keep that from happening, try these fun promotion tools. Now, keep in mind, you needn’t do ALL OF THESE things or you’ll be a hashtag lunatic. ;) Just kidding. Just choose one or two of the following… guests will get the subtle hint. :)
1. Print it on your wedding invitation belly bands
These are a modern twist: belly bands (aka paper that wraps around your invite) with your wedding hashtag printed on them. Fun! Style by Jennifer Lew.
2. Use a large custom wedding hashtag sign
Promote your hashtag in style: put the hashtag on a sign and display it for everyone to see. Guests will get the idea + start tagging on social media right away.
This free-standing sign is one such example by ZCreateDesign:
3. Print your own hashtag signage
Edit and print this easy sign and frame it. Easy! By KarmaKWeddings.
4. Publicize your hashtag on napkins
Custom napkins can include your hashtag, so people can capture + share photos at the bar or during dinner. By ForYourParty.
5. Post it on your wedding website
Have a wedding website? Great! Include your wedding hashtag somewhere on the page to encourage guests to use it when tagging photos at your wedding.
6. Print the hashtag on your wedding cups
A great place to print it: your cups! By YippeeDaisy.
7. Explain it to guests with this acrylic sign
Tell guests it will be easier to share photos together by using your hashtag! This acrylic sign makes it modern + stylish. By RichDesignCo.
8. Display it on your cake table
Fact: no one misses the cake table. This sign looks great in front of your cake! Custom-made with your wedding hashtag by ZCreateDesign.
Now, to use any of those fun ideas, you’ll first need a wedding hashtag, which you can get here.
How do you make a wedding hashtag?
You can make a wedding hashtag yourself, simply by using your names and adding a “#” symbol in front of it. But is it clever? Creative? Memorable?
I tried coming up with one for Andrew and I, surprising myself by how difficult it actually is to combine our names in a creative way, or finding one that isn’t in use already. That’s why I’m glad — and I’m sure you are, too — that resources like Wedding Hashers exist. They are the wedding hashtag maker experts, coining dozens of creative hashtags to use for your wedding day and events leading up to it. They’re not just a generator — which produces mindless tags that have no real background to them — but a real MAKER of hashtags. Funny. Witty. Punny. And who doesn’t love a good pun? ;)
Can’t think of anything witty?
Can’t decide on an original hashtag that isn’t already in use?
Need wedding hashtag help?
Let us know if you have any questions or share your hashtag in the comments below!
This is a sponsored post with TheWeddingHashers.