On social media, one of the best ways to keep track of valuable content is via hashtags. Hashtags keep similar content together and are a great way to keep track of a topic. For weddings, hashtags have become extremely popular for creating a virtual album of guests’ photos and memories of the day.
If you want to create a way for guests to share photos of your big day, a wedding hashtag is the way to go! Many wedding hashtags are a play on words, a combination of the couple’s names, or a series of wedding-themed words. To create a unique hashtag for your wedding, take a look at these tips and see what you come up with!
Make it Personal
The most important aspect of the wedding hashtag you use needs to be uniqueness. Hashtags are not as effective when you choose the same one as another couple. If you do choose the same tag as another couple, pictures will get mixed together and it will be hard to sort yours from the rest. To create a personal hashtag, 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
Wedding hashtags should be memorable. The most memorable hashtags aren’t over-complicated or too wordy. If they mistype the hashtag, you won’t be able to find their photos. To create a simple hashtag for your wedding, avoid words and phrases that will be difficult for your guests to spell. 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 on Hashtags
Unless you want your hashtag to be a complete #weddingfailure, you need to make sure it follows social media rules. Social media platforms don’t recognize symbols, punctuation, and special characters. If you choose to use punctuation, symbols or special characters, your hashtag will not be searchable on social media. Effective hashtags consist only of numbers and letters. One trick to remember is that hashtags are not case sensitive, therefore you should capitalize the first letter of each word to make it easier for your guests to read and understand.
Be Creative With Hashtags
A strong wedding hashtag always gets a good laugh. Puns, wordplay, rhymes, and synonyms will make your hashtag fun–and more importantly, easy for your guests to remember. With wedding hashtags, there’s no limit to what you can do – anything is fair game (as long as it won’t embarrass your mom in front of her friends.) A few creative ideas you can incorporate into your wedding hashtag are nicknames and wedding themes. Even if you don’t have a theme, however, you should always choose something that sounds catchy and rolls off the tongue.
Tell Everyone About Your Hashtags
Remember, wedding hashtags are only successful if you use them! When you create a wedding hashtag, you should always get the word out about your hashtag so you can see as many candid wedding photos from your friends as possible. Include the hashtag on your save the date cards, shower invitations, wedding napkins, 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.
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To get even more engagement with your hashtag, consider using a photo booth at your wedding. For weddings in and around Orlando, there’s no better choice for your photo booth than A Cut Above! Our photo booth service offers a variety of photo booth options that are perfect for your wedding. And, when you choose to use A Cut Above Photo Booth, you can also choose from various props and backdrops to give your guests a unique way to take and share photos. You can even customize your backdrop with your hashtag! To receive a free quote or to reserve your wedding date today, contact us at (800) 295-0430. We can’t wait to help you #celebrate your special day!