July weekend plans: Bridal Shower on the 3rd, Wedding on the 9th, Bachelor Party on the 15th, Engagement Party on the 21st. Is this what your calendar looks like? MINE TOO. (Yes – A DJ takes all of these events to another level.) How in the world are we going to keep all of these events straight on social media? With a #hashtag, of course.
Creating a wedding #hashtag may seem straight forward, but here are some tips so your special day isn’t a total #SocialDisaster.
Let’s start with the basics:
- Your #hashtag cannot contain spaces. The #hashtag must be one continuous thought.
- Capitalize the first letter of every word. This helps with readability and from a #hashtag being interpreted the wrong way. For example:
- #susanalbumparty: This #hashtag was created by a PR team for British singer Susan Boyle to promote her new album… #FAIL
- Do your research: #SorryNotSorry, but you aren’t the first couple to create a wedding #hashtag. Duplicating another bride & groom’s #hashtag is a big no no in the social space.
- How to check?
- Go to your Instagram App
- Click that little magnifying glass
- Swipe over to “TAGS”
- Search your desired #hashtag
- How to check?
Now, let’s get creative:
- Mashing you and your fiancées names is so #BeenThereDoneThat. (#Mackendrew = Mackenzie + Andrew = #BORING)
- Use nicknames that a majority of your friends and family refer to you as. Nicknames and initials are shorter, more memorable, and will make your #hashtag more unique.
- Add emojis to make your #hashtag to make it POP!
- #JohnsonWedding may have 12,834 posts, but if you add the following emojis to the end of your #hashtag it’s uniquely yours!
- Using a number can further customize your #hashtag. This can be done in a few ways:
- Add your favorite players number (#13 – Go Arod!)
- Add your wedding date (#71616 – July 16th, 2016)
- Use numbers in place of certain words (#2gether4ever)
- Get pun-y: A #hashtag that rhymes is a #hashtag they’ll remember:
Now that your wedding #hashtag is perfect, spread the word. Don’t limit your #hashtag to just one day. Let it be used throughout the entire wedding process. Picking out your wedding dress today? Post a teaser photo and #hashtag it. Meeting with your wedding DJ (Vinny Vin, of course) next week? Snap a selfie and use your #hashtag. Bachelor party weekend in Vegas? Well, maybe you shouldn’t #hashtag those photos…
See you at the wedding reception! #ByeFelicia