5 Tips to Choose Your Wedding Hashtag
We may have all heard stories of the bride who hands out her email address before the wedding in the hopes of getting her wedding photos from the guests. You wonder if it worked. Well, not really. With the rise of social media, there is an easier way to get all those photos from your guests, and that can be done using a wedding hashtag. Wedding hashtags have already become a wedding trend. Hashtags lets you unify your photos on social media like Instagram and Twitter. So, if you are planning to join the increasing number of brides who hashtagged their wedding, here are a few tips.
1. Choose something simple. Now is not the time to get all fancy shmancy. Choose something that is easy to remember. You can use your wedding website’s URL as your wedding hashtag or add the year at the end of your names.
Example: #andymichelle or #andymichelle2015 or #andywedsmichelle
2. Choose something that represents you as a couple. Think of something that the both of you enjoy doing. What brings you together as a couple? What comes to your mind when you think of your other half? Once you figured that out, try incorporating that into your wedding hashtag. If you are having a destination wedding, add the name of the place to your wedding hashtag. For example, if you are getting married on Maui, try this: #SidneyWilsonMauid
3. Avoid vowels next to each other. #angelinaandgrant is sure hard to read. Not to mention the spelling mistakes that may be made that’s caused by the same vowels being next to each other. #aliceowen2015 can be changed to #owenalice2015 for ease of reading.
4. Check availability. To check availibity on Instagram or Twitter, just type in the search box to see if it’s taken. Make sure your hashtag is unique enough so that it will still be available to you from engagement till your wedding, however long that may be. The last thing you want to find out before your big day is that someone shares the same hashtag as you.
5. Drop the &. Well, just spell it out simply- And. & would not work on Instagram anyway. Instead of #Jeff&Ruth, use #JeffandRuth.
Have you decided on a wedding hashtag? You can even print your photos from Instagram using a Hashtag print station!