Have you thought about your wedding hashtag? Wedding hashtags are an excellent way for guests to share photos of your big day, allowing you to access and organize all the shots posted on social media platforms. Hashtags work on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, providing instant viewing of pictures taken by your friends and family at your wedding. Try these tips to create the ultimate wedding hashtag.
Make it Personal
The more unique your hashtag, the more likely it isn’t already taken by another couple out there in wedding land. Choose words and numbers that are easy for your guests to remember and say something about you and your partner. For example, if you met at a hockey game, you could use #JenMarkHockeyWedding. Numbers such as your wedding date are an easy way to set your hashtag apart from others.
Keep it Simple
Avoid words and phrases that will be difficult for your guests to spell. If they mistype the hashtag, you won’t be able to find their photos. For example, consider shortening a long and challenging last name or using first names instead. Many couples go the “Brangelina” route by combining their names into one.
Avoid Symbols and Punctuation
Effective hashtags consist only of numbers and letters. Social media platforms don’t recognize symbols, punctuation, and special characters. Even though hashtags are not case-sensitive, you should capitalize the first letter of each word to make it easier for your guests to read and understand.
Puns, wordplay, rhymes, and synonyms will make your hashtag fun–and more importantly, easy for your guests to remember. Choose something that sounds catchy and rolls off the tongue.
Get the word out about your hashtag so you can see as many candid wedding photos from your friends as possible. You can include the hashtag on your save the date cards, shower invitations, wedding napkins, on table cards, and on signs in the bathroom throughout the reception area. If your guests aren’t aware of your wedding hashtag, they won’t be able to use it to tag their photos.
To get even more engagement with your hashtag, consider using a photo booth at your wedding. A Cut Above Photo Booth can offer you various props, backdrops, and photo booths to give your guests a unique way to take and share photos. To receive a free quote, contact us at (800) 295-0430.