So, do you really need a wedding hashtag? I mean, do you want to be one of those cliché couples just trying to be a part of the “in” crowd? Well, in short, heck yea you do! Well, you don’t need that pound sign in front of a catchy tagline just to be a part of the “in” crowd, but there are tons of reasons to have one. Here are a few of them, including a short list of awesome top wedding hashtags to get you started in creating your own:
3 Reasons Why You Need a Wedding Hashtag
1. People who were not invited to the wedding festivities can still see some of the action
The people you truly love, who either could not make it to the wedding, the events leading up to it or who you just didn’t have space to invite, can do a quick search of your hashtag and still be a small part of your amazing day.
This leads us to the importance of coming up with your hashtag early.
Some couples are so ready for this, they post an engagement picture on social media with the hashtag already attached. The earlier you use it, the earlier you and your favorite people can start keeping up with all the action-packed wedding events— from the engagement party to the reception after party (for the all-night partiers there!)
2. You get a chance to see wedding photos prior to getting your professionally edited package.
If you are like me, waiting for anything drives you nuts. I have a hard time standing in front of the microwave for 30 seconds just to warm up my 4-hour-old coffee (don’t judge). I know, you want your wedding photos to be perfectly edited so that you have beautiful memories that last forever, like right now. Let’s face it, that process takes time and for good reason. BUT, with a wedding hashtag that your guests use, you don’t have to wait! You can check out pictures from your wedding as soon as you slip out of the reception and off to your room for the night. Unfortunately, that may also include the up close and personal selfies of Uncle Joe and his new wife making kissing faces on the dance floor.
3. They’re fun to make!
Some wedding hashtags are just down right clever and they are equally fun to make and fun to use. They can add a touch of your personality to your wedding events and can be used multiple times from the engagement party through the honeymoon. However, you do want to make them unique so that clicking on them doesn’t bring up photos from weddings all over the country. Don’t worry, I can help with that!
Here are eight super clever wedding hashtags to get your creative juices flowing:
This one goes above and beyond by including both awesome alliteration, a play on a famous song lyric, and the couple’s name. Poetic stylistic devices are the way to my heart for sure! #Overachievers!
Carolyn and Robert’s Edgewood wedding hashtag was a fantastic twist on a common song lyric combined with their last name.
Okay, this one might be a bit too stereotypical for some of you, but the bride had some fun with it. This one belongs to a friend of mine. The bride is from Indonesia and the groom’s last name is White, so obviously to them, this was hilarious.
If you have the last name that simply does not fit with anything, how about throwing in the wedding location. No need to tag the wedding location on social media when it’s included in the hashtag.
The excitement was infectious at Kelly and Vance’s Mammoth Lakes wedding.
Mark’s last name is Cooper so this was the perfect hashtag to do both a clever play on words and utilize Julia’s new last name.
Mark and Julia’s wedding hashtag #allcoopedup featured a play on a common idiom combined with their last name.
Morgan and Vittawat combined their names in a cute way that not only rhymes, but ends in a common wedding phrase. Explore ways that you may be able to do the same!
Morgan and Vittawat get married next year and I can’t wait to photograph their wedding!
A little alliteration never hurt anybody. The groom’s name is Nick Claus, they brought Christmas themed photo booth props with them and their cake topper was a Santa and Mrs. Claus. It couldn’t be more perfect and I literally could not make that up if I wanted to.
It was a serious celebration the day Nick Claus wed Kelsey!
Why not include your career? This is what you get when the bride’s an esthetician!
Occasionally a hashtag you want is extremely popular. You don’t want to click on your hashtag and find pictures of the weddings of every couple with your last name for 2000 miles. When that happens, you can simply throw in a special date to make it a bit more unique. Maybe your wedding year or month and day: any special date you share would work for this one.
Rachel and Thomas made sure their hashtag was unique by tying their last name into a date.
Did this spark your desire to create an awesome wedding hashtag? Use it as an opportunity to share your personality as a couple and capture those awesome memories for you and those you love. Now, go forth and add to the list!