So once you get engaged and set your wedding date, one of the first tasks that comes to mind is creating your very own wedding hashtag. At first it can seem a bit overwhelming as you try and think of the perfect combination of words to make a unique and catchy phrase. But coming up with the perfect hashtag is not as hard as it seems ... in fact it's pretty simple if you follow these quick tips!
NAMES & NICKNAMES
Sometimes keeping it simple is the best way to go. Use your first names, initials or soon to be last name and add a variation of your wedding date to make it unique ... or maybe you've been given a funny nickname as a child and want to use that instead. The options are endless so have fun with it.
Example: #JohnAndSteph, #TheLittlejohns2015, #DP10415
Role out the red carpet, we've got some celebrities coming through. Because you and your fiancé are just that fabulous, I'm sure you already have some sort of "super-couple" name right? If so, you've got your work cut out for you. Skip the brainstorming and use your celebrity name
Example: #KimYe, #Bennifer, #Brangelina
ALL "PUNS" INTENDED
If you paid attention in English class then rhyming and coming up with alliterations or synonyms for your name will be a piece of cake. This is the time to get creative so go all out on this one. Play around with your new last name and see if you come up with something fun and clever ... I mean everyone does love a play on words.
Example: #ForeverMoore, #FromThisDayFlores, #HappilyEverHolmes, #JonesPartyOfTwo, #Ron&SueSayIDo
If you're having a destination wedding, whether it be international or not, how fun would it be to somehow incorporate that into your hashtag. Maybe you're getting married in the Big Apple or across the Atlantic with beautiful views of the Eiffel Tower. Use your hashtag to let everyone know you're taking over!
Example: #TheLittlejohnsTakeNYC, #TheSmithsTakeParis, #JohnsonsGetMauied
Not everyone has a specific wedding theme, but if you do it's only right to reflect that in your wedding hashtag. If your theme is around a movie or tv show, think about some of the famous quotes used in combination with your wedding date.
Example: #BeOurGuest2017 (Beauty & The Beast)
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
Wait ... you're not done yet! Now that you've put your hashtag together, there's just a few more steps you need to take before adding it to your website and printing it on your Save-The-Dates!
STEP 1 - Capitalize the first letter of each word. This will help your guests not only read your hashtag correctly but easily remember it throughout your wedding festivities.
STEP 2 - Check for easy misspellings. If you have #pamelaanddonald, you may want to switch it to #DonaldAndPamela and avoid having two of the same letters next to eachother other. Trust me, you'll make it easier on your guests once the drinks start flowing.
STEP 3 - Check for availability. Crashing someone else's wedding hashtag (or any hashtag for that matter) is a big NO NO! Scan through Instagram and Twitter to make sure your hashtag is available. If not, don't panic! You may just have to add your wedding date and go from #TheLittlejohns to #TheLittlejohns2015 or simply switch up the names to go from #JenWedsMark to #MarkWedsJen. Easy enough right?