Updated: Aug 2, 2020
Stuck on what your wedding hashtag should be? Not sure why you need one? Today I will share some wonderful advice to get your creative brains thinking about your wedding hashtag.
So, why do you need a wedding hashtag?
The answer is: you don't. A wedding hashtag is a fun extra element that you can have at your wedding. It gives your guests a sense of unity, or being part of something bigger. It is also an interactive component to add to your wedding. In today's society, we are all about interactivity and experience. The wedding hashtag is a simple thing that you can create and promote at your wedding to add to that experience. And the best part about it is that long after the wedding you'll be able to look up your hashtag on Instagram and see pictures that your guests posted that show how much fun they had at your wedding. That experience will live on in the digital world. So if after reading this you've decided you would like to make your own personalized wedding hashtag, then keep reading for some clever ideas!
When you are thinking of a wedding hashtag, you will want to keep it short and sweet. Shorter and more memorable hashtags are easier for your guests to use (and spell correctly), and will ensure that more guests participate in using it. You should think about whether you want your hashtag to be playful, funny, cute, etc. And you should also think about multiple places or signs that you can post the hashtag on to make sure it's visible to all guests at the wedding. Sure, you can always go with a generic hashtag like #GregAndSerenaForever or #GregAndSerena2020, but the more clever you want to get with it, the more exclusive it will be to you and your partner. You don't want your guests pictures with your wedding hashtag to be mixed up with other various wedding pictures on Instagram. Ideally your hashtag will stand out and generate only content specifically to you. With all of this in mind, let's get started!
A great easy way to start on your hashtag is to think of rhyming words. Hashtags using rhyming words can be sweet or playful depending on which rhyming phrases you use. There are several words you can rhyme these phrases to:
You have 2 rhyming opportunities here. You can rhyme a word to your first name or your partner's. Here are some examples:
You also have 2 rhyming opportunities here. Your partner's last name or yours can work as a rhyming word. It's usually better to pick the last name that's easier to rhyme to. Here are some examples:
There are two more rhyming opportunities here if your initials have different sounds. Here are some examples:
Some wedding phrases you might be able to rhyme these words to: matrimony, wedding, get hitched, tie the knot, together forever, say "I do", walk down the aisle, special day, meant to be, say "yes," say their vows, put a ring on it, seal the deal, no turning back, done with the free trial, say yes forever, love story, new beginning, wedded bliss, kiss the bride, etc.
Poem/ song lyrics
Another way to come up with a great hashtag is to use the lyrics of your favorite love song or poem, or one that has a lot of meaning to you and your partner. These types of hashtags can be sweet and romantic, or they can be lighthearted and fun depending on what lyrics you use. Here are some examples:
Puns are another route to go for your wedding hashtag if you are going for a more fun/ cheesy vibe. The most effective way to use this hashtag is to come up with a play on the last name you will both have after the wedding. Here are some examples:
These strategies should give you a great start in thinking about creating your wedding hashtag. It can be hard to come up with ideas for the hashtag but it doesn't have to be! All you need is the right creative frame of mind and some starting points. With all of these suggestions in mind, you'll be coming up with multiple hashtag ideas in no time! Stay tuned for other wedding planning tips, and subscribe to my blog for updates on all of the latest wedding planning advice. Until next time!