Wedding hashtags are a trend that have taken off in the past three years, with more and more couples using them to share and collect pictures. From #JohnWedsJane to #ForeverGreen2015 to #ToLoveAndToHolton, people are getting more and more creative with their hashtags, and services have even sprung up that offer to create your hashtag for you, as well as help you share this hashtag with your guests.
Although wedding hashtag generators certainly help, at the end of the day, the hashtag you choose will be up to you. Before you settle on one, make sure that the one you have chosen hasn’t been used before by another couple; after all, you don’t want to intrude on someone else’s special day, do you? Checking your spellings and capitalising the beginning of every word will be helpful to your wedding guests, ensuring that there’s no confusion and you don’t end up having multiple variations of the same hashtag running around on social media.
The best way to share your hashtag with your guests is to include it in your Save the Date, and/or in your wedding invitation. Of course, announcing your engagement and sharing wedding planning related pictures with that hashtag work too. At your wedding and reception (and other functions if you have them), it can be helpful to have a sign at the entrance (and perhaps smaller signs at every table) reminding guests to use your hashtag.
Wedding hashtags offer couples the convenience of viewing all their wedding pictures in one feed, free of charge. During the wedding, the couple obviously can’t be everywhere at once. Going back and looking at the pictures tagged with their hashtag can be a fun way for them to catch up on moments they may have missed.
Some couples may be concerned that guests at their wedding may be more absorbed in taking pictures than actually enjoying the ceremony, or the lack of privacy that may arise. In such a situation, it’s up to the couple themselves to dictate whether or not they want a wedding hashtag, and if so, how it will be used. For example, some couples choose to tell guests not to use their phones at the wedding itself, but allow them to do so at other events like the engagement party and the reception.
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