Like it or not, the hashtag craze is real. From Twitter to Facebook to Instagram to hearing people actually use hashtag in a verbal dialogue –there’s no escaping hashtags. If you are unfamiliar with the hashtag phenomenon, let me break it down for you in the simplest way. The concept of a hashtag is to be able to link certain words or ideas on a select social media platform. For example, if you search the word “bridesmaid” on Twitter, all the posts containing the hashtag “bridesmaid” will appear, and so on.
Recently, hashtags have also become incorporated with weddings as a great way for the wedding party and guests to keep up to date with what’s going on. As early as the engagement announcement post, hashtags are a great way for the couple to be able to document their wedding journey as well as sharing their big day with people who might not be able to be there.
Here are a few helpful tips to create the perfect wedding #hashtag for your big day!
Names Are Everything
It might be the obvious place to start, but try combining the first or last names. Example: Brangelina (Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie), and Kimye (Kim Kardashian and Kanye West) can transform into #KimyeWedding or #MrandMrsKimye.
Using a play on words or alliteration will make your hashtag catchy and therefore easier for guests to remember! Need some inspiration? Look towards pop culture, songs, movies, or popular slogans that might tie in with you and your future hubby’s names or wedding theme! #MeetTheMannings #HappilyEverAimes #LiveLaughLogans #ShesAnAlmondsJoy
Who, What, Where, When, Why?
Getting married in 2017 or at a romantic destination wedding in Greece? Incorporate the special details of your wedding into your hashtag to personalize it and make it even more your own. #CantinsInCancun2016 #GraysTakeGreece2017
Keep It Simple
Above all when it comes to hashtagging, simplicity is key. There’s nothing harder on the eyes or harder to keep track of, than a hashtag with one too many words. #MrandMrsBurrows or #BurrowsTieTheKnot are examples of how to keep it simple and effective.
Pro Tip – capitalization is key! A fully capitalized or an all-lowercase hashtag is very hard on the eyes and can be a bit confusing. Since there are no spaces in hashtagging, proper capitalization makes the hashtag easier to read and remember.
What are some of your favorite wedding hashtags? Let us know!