It’s July of 2022 and I’m going to guess many of you have been to a wedding or seen photos of one on social media that utilized a custom “hashtag” for the big day. Generally, this wedding hashtag is something witty that incorporates the bride and groom’s names in one way or another. Everyone is going to be posting plenty of photos and videos from the special day anyways, so wedding hashtags are definitely something we recommend couples take advantage of.
For those of you who are familiar with some of the content we post here on our blog, you likely know that we always like to include plenty of wedding planning-related posts. Whether that be in regards to selecting individual vendors or anything else tied to those months leading up to your wedding day, there will undoubtedly be more than a few items on your to-do list. We want to help prevent the planning process from turning into an overwhelming experience! Since social media has become such a large part of our daily lives, it’s important to acknowledge the impact it has on the wedding industry. As a wedding venue, it clearly is important as we give engaged couples an inside look at what weddings look like at our venue, but social media is also an invaluable resource for couples planning their own big day. Throughout the course of this week’s blog, we’ll be analyzing the idea of wedding hashtags and provide a brief explanation as to why they’ve become so popular over the years!
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Now…let’s talk about creating the perfect wedding hashtag!
Photos on the thumbnail courtesy of Ivan Garcia Studio.
Let Your Friends and Family Help
When it comes to wedding planning, there are definitely both areas where you want to employ the assistance of friends and family, as well as tasks you’re better off tackling yourself. After all, too many opinions isn’t always a good thing. In terms of coming up with your wedding hashtag though, here we have something certainly capable of benefiting from assistance of the creative minds in your life. Your close loved ones know you best and chances are someone will come up with a hashtag that catches your eye immediately. Long story short, our first tip in your hashtag creation journey is to not be hesitant about letting others around you brainstorm ideas as well. You’ll have plenty of tasks on your plate anyways and this can get others working on a task that’s sometimes easier said than done.
Toss Up a Poll on Social Media
Are you struggling to narrow down your hashtag to one final selection? After crowdsourcing some options from friends and family, throw up a poll on social media and see which one gets the most votes. This obviously won’t mean you absolutely have to choose the one that wins, but it can definitely help in narrowing down your choices!
Use the Internet for Inspiration
As I mentioned above, the wedding industry has been impacted by social media and the digital age in more ways than one. On prior blog posts, we’ve highlighted this, as so many different parts of your wedding planning journey have gone digital. Researching potential vendors, searching Instagram for wedding day inspiration, taking virtual tours of venues, you name it! Well, since we’re discussing wedding hashtags today, you’ll be amazed at how much inspiration you can find online. While it can be difficult to come up with an idea off the top of your head, seeing hashtags that other couples have previously used can be just the spark you need to get those creative juices flowing! Just run a Google search for “wedding hashtag examples” and I’m positive you’ll have no trouble finding plenty to look through.
In the process of doing so, you’ll likely also come across several wedding hashtag generators. While these are automated and typically provide more generic options, it is something worth considering if you’re struggling to come up with ideas. To take it one step further, there’s also the possibility of hiring a professional wedding hashtag writer. For those that are looking to come up with an idea internally and prefer to have a few well-thought out options to consider, this could be worth looking into as well!
Personalized & Original
Our next point is probably a no-brainer, but it doesn’t hurt to drive home an important component. The two characteristics of the best wedding hashtags are always ones that are personalized and catchy. These two work hand-in-hand together. You’re going to want a hashtag that incorporates your names in some way and it never hurts to have a good pun intertwined either! In addition, it’s also usually a good idea to avoid a hashtag that’s too long. This will help ensure everyone uses the correct hashtag by limiting the number of potential typos. Struggling to come up with a hashtag that plays off your first and last names? We’ve also seen couples include the actual wedding date to the hashtag. Incorporating numbers like this can be another creative tool for coming up with a witty hashtag!
Make Sure Everybody Knows It
The whole purpose of a wedding hashtag is to create a fun activity for everyone to participate in and also ensure all photos posted on social media are connected together. This way, you’re essentially creating your own digital photo album that you can look back on! Having said that, in order for this to become a reality, you’re going to want to make sure everyone knows what the hashtag is, right? In order to do so, you may consider having this featured on your wedding website and even subtly toss it out there when you post wedding planning-related items leading up to the big day. On the day of the wedding, you can have a sign somewhere showing this hashtag, and encourage friends and family to utilize it when posting photos/videos.
Still Need a Wedding Venue?
As we often say, planning a wedding is filled with such a wide range of fun activities! There’s obviously the big ones (like picking vendors, touring venues, etc) that we talk about quite often, but it goes without saying there’s also countless smaller tasks that are a blast too. We hope you enjoyed this blog about wedding hashtags. With the rise of social media, wedding hashtags have grown more and more popular, and we really don’t see that trend changing anytime soon. Your guests are already going to be eager to post pictures and videos from your big day, so why not compile all of those different posts into one digital catalog?
Having said all of that, if you’re engaged and still in the early stages of wedding planning, we would love to give you a free tour of our venue. We briefly mentioned it in the introduction, but Madera Estates is a luxury event space located close by North Houston and The Woodlands. From the Grand Fireplace to the Hacienda and everything else, our goal has always been to turn dream weddings into realities. If you’re interested in seeing the entire venue in-person, feel free to click HERE to schedule a tour!