No matter how great your photographer is, they can’t be everywhere at once during the wedding. Thankfully in a time where Instagram rules, you can also count on your guests to snap a selfie or two. A wedding hashtag allows your guests to post their content on Instagram as they normally do but provides the bonus of being able to see all the pictures from the event in one place.
Start with Your Names
Starting off simple can be the best way to spark inspiration for a creative and memorable hashtag. You’ll want your hashtag to be something that’s easy to remember so that more people will actually use it. By using your last name or both of your names, guests will be more likely to remember and use the hashtag.
Don’t Be Afraid to Get Clever
If your name rhymes or starts with the same letter, a clever rhyme or alliteration can make for a fun and memorable hashtag. If your last name is a common word, consider using it in a fun way. For example, if your last name is something like King or Queen, think about a chess term that could be used in this context (#KingMe, #KingFoundAQueen). The more common the phrase, the easier it will be to remember it.
Ensure It Won’t Be Easily Misspelled
Avoid things like double letters so that your guests don’t accidentally have a typo when they try to use the hashtag. You might be able to solve this issue by simply switching around the order of the wording; instead of using #AnnaAndMatt (which can look like #annaandmatt) switch the names and use #MattAndAnna to avoid any confusion.
Be Sure it Hasn’t Been Used Before
Once you’ve crafted the perfect wedding hashtag, do a quick search and make sure you won’t be sharing it with another couple. If your hashtag has been taken or you’re worried it will be, adding the year of your wedding on the end can help to make sure this kind of thing doesn’t happen.