You might think wedding hashtags are super cheesy, but there's a reason why they've become so popular! And trust me when I say this, wedding hashtags are here to stay. Not only are they a great way to share photos and videos with your guests, they're also a way to look back on those memories simply by searching the hashtag online.
But first, you have to choose a unique wedding hashtag... preferably one that hasn't been done before. Otherwise, you will be sharing the same hashtag with someone else's wedding! Think of it as one big online photo album, where all of your friends and family can contribute by using the hashtag. You wouldn't want random people popping up in your personal wedding album because they used your #hashtag? So be different, and think outside the box.
1. Brainstorm as much as you can on a piece of paper.
Write down both of your first and last names. Maybe even write a brief 3-4 words about how you met. Think about the location you are having the wedding... is it a destination? You could even include a word or two about the theme of your wedding! Write down anything and everything that is relevant to your relationship as a couple.
2. Think about phrases or words you associate with marriage.
Here are some we listed to get you started:
"You May Now Kiss The Bride"
"Til Death Do Us Part"
"Happily Ever After"
"Eat Drink and Be Married"
"To Have and To Hold"
"Match Made In Heaven"
"For Richer or Poorer"
"From This Day Forward"
"Tie the Knot"
"Going to the Chapel"
"Two Become One"
"Down the Aisle"
"I Now Pronounce You Husband and Wife"
"Bells Are Ringing"
3. Alliteration & Rhyme.
Now you can start thinking of the words & phrases that work with your first / last names! Think alliteration and rhyme. Alliteration occurs with the same letter or sound at the beginning of multiple words (ie. Mysterious Magician, Pretty in Pink). Keep in mind: when rhyming, it is safe to choose words that don't exactly sound the same but are similar enough. (ie. "Hitched to a Finch")
4. Choose something Punny.
The best wedding hashtags are the ones that make people laugh. The idea is to choose something that is memorable and easy for others to look up. The more memorable the hashtag, the more guests are going to want to use it. Here are a couple Punny examples: #TilDeathDoUsHart #YouMayNowKraussTheBride
5. Use It Immediately
As soon as you've got your hashtag, start using it right away! Tag your photos and videos from bridal showers, bachelor/bachelorette parties, and all of the events leading up to the big day. This also establishes your hashtag's presence on social media. Remember: it is possible for someone else to start using your hashtag... but hey, at least you can say you claimed it first!!