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Wedding Hashtags: How to Create One and What to Do With it

There are plenty of good reasons to create a wedding hashtag. It’s a free way to give your guests a reason to snap some photos on your wedding day, showing off your nuptials on social media has never been easier, and you’ll get to experience your wedding day from the perspective of your friends and family by looking through their photos online.

How to Create a Wedding Hashtag

Pick something that’s unique

Coming up with something creative and unique is both fun and a little daunting. Your first step is to make sure that your hashtag idea hasn’t already been used before. Go onto Instagram and search for the hashtag, and if it’s been used a handful of times for something that isn’t wedding-related, go ahead and use it! What you don’t want is to have your wedding memories mixed up with photos from somebody else’s wedding. Something like #smithwedding has probably been taken, but #smithwedding210418 is more unique.

Keep it simple and fun

Start with your names and see how those could be incorporated into a hashtag. Simple is best, because it means your guests will remember it! And if they remember it, they’ll actually use it. You could also try using your nicknames, your wedding date, or a cute pun. A hashtag like #amyandchadsawesomeweddingishappeningtoday is probably a bit too complicated for your guests to use.

Avoid misspellings

Try not to choose words that are difficult to spell. If your names or surnames are particularly difficult to spell, you should opt for nicknames instead. Something like #saraanddave might be easy to misspell once the drinks are flowing, so a simple name swap to #daveandsara is much better.

Try a Hashtag Generator

If you are really struggling to come up with a unique wedding hashtag, you should try using a hashtag generator. We found one over at Shutterfly for you to try out.

How to use your hashtag

Hashtags don’t need to be registered. If you want to use a hashtag, all you have to do is start using it! It’s that simple.

Spread the word

There’s no point in putting the time and effort into creating a wedding hashtag if you don’t tell people about it. Start by putting your hashtag on your Save The Date and wedding website. Then on your wedding day, display your hashtag on your programs, menus or cute chalkboard signs.

We’ve gathered some photos from around the web to keep you inspired:

Photo credits: #browndisi via Lloyd and Clark | #pahlwedding via Etsy | #kutsarwedding via Wedding Include | #luvthesmiths via Etsy | #happilyeverherman via Wedding Wire | #betterofffederoff via Wedding Chicks |

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Kelly Jane Hartmann

Kelly is a former wedding planner and a lover of anything pink. She believes that any bride can plan her own wedding, with a few tips and helpful tools.
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