Unless you’re hosting an unplugged wedding, you probably want to create a wedding hashtag to make your day even more memorable.
Not only do hashtags allow you to see your wedding photographs in real time, but they allow you to create a virtual wedding album which will (forever) be available for everyone to see. A wedding photographer can capture all of the most special moments, but it’s the guests who fill in the gaps.
Creating a wedding hashtag has now become a core part of any wedding planning process, but with so many hashtags to choose from (and the added pressure of ensuring yours is unique), it can be difficult to know where to start.
Here, we’ve rounded up the best wedding hashtags that we’ve seen floating around the internet, top tips for creating your own and how to use them, plus everything you need to know about professional hashtag writers (like Wedding Hashers) who do all of the hard work for you! Oh, and check out the amazing wedding hashtag signs at the bottom of the page... informative and Instagrammable!
Wedding Hashtag Ideas
Contrary to popular belief, your wedding hashtags don’t have to be insanely witty. Switch your names into one of these simple and fuss-free wedding hashtag templates which do the job perfectly.
Creative Wedding Hashtag Ideas
Wedding hashtags are totally personal, and the best ones are those which play on the names of the couple in question.
That said, it’s useful to get some inspiration from existing hashtags, so we’ve made a list of 33 of the best ones we’ve stumbled across lately… Which is your favourite?
How to Make Your Own Wedding Hashtag
Struggling to know where to start with your own wedding hashtag? Follow these top tips and you’ll have created something you love in no time…
1. Start With the Basics
This might be a bit obvious, but you’ve got to start with the basics. We’d recommend you make a list of everything that might be relevant to include in your hashtag, including the following:
- Your first names
- Your surnames
- Your new, marital name (are you merging or double-barreling your names?)
- The date of your wedding
- The name of your venue
- The location of your venue
- The theme of your wedding
- The date your first met
First and last names are the best starting point, because they’re what will make your hashtag personal, but you should also think outside the box. Have you got any nicknames? Have your friends given you a couples’ name? (RIP Brangelia, long live Posh and Becks). Now is the time to embrace any little quirks.
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2. Get Punny
Your wedding hashtag is the part of your wedding you can really have fun with, so if you and your other half are known as jokers, you should definitely look towards a play on words. Puns are the lifeblood of hashtag writing, after all.
Think about potential alliterations and rhymes which might work. It’s a good idea to pick up a thesaurus and jot down words which sound like either person’s first or last names (or even parts of them). Someone with the surname Hurst might use something like “#LoveAtHurstSight”, for example.
You could even try putting your names into an online pun generator or consider the help of a professional hashtag writer (yep, they actually exist).
If you’re still feeling stumped, enlist the help of a witty friend or family member. The best man, perhaps? Isn’t part of the best man's job to be funny?
3. Brainstorm Some More
Without really caring how good or witty your ideas are, jot down all the hashtags which have sprung to mind during steps one and two.
Getting your thoughts down on paper might encourage more ideas, as might asking your friends on Facebook and Instagram for suggestions. You can never have too long of a 'possibilities' list, and it’s useful to get as many people involved in the brainstorming process as possible.
4. Check Existing Hashtags
By now, you’ve probably got quite an extensive list of potential hashtags, but you need to make sure they haven’t been used before.
Take to Instagram and search all of your potentials. If they’ve already been used, cross them off the list! Who wants other people’s weddings appearing on their social media feed?
5. Review Your List
Now that you’ve got a shortlist of hashtags, you should go through them all and ask yourself a few questions:
- Is the hashtag memorable? Your guests are more likely to use unique hashtags than generic ones.
- Is it easy to say? Make sure it rolls off the tongue!
- Does it read clearly or do all the words merge into one? Capitalisation will help with this – more on that later.
- Is the hashtag short enough? Remember, it needs to easily fit on weddings signs, and the longer your hashtag is, the more likely people are to make a typo.
- Does it have any rude or unwanted connotations?
- Is it unique enough that it won’t get used again? Maybe not ever, but at least within the next few months.
- Is every word easy to spell?
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6. Choose Your Favourite (& Don’t Overthink)
Is one of your hashtags calling out to you more than the others? Yep, we thought so. It looks like you’ve got your final wedding hashtag!
Now you’ve made your decision, don’t overthink things. Will you remember the wedding hashtag forever? Maybe. Will you love the photos everyone tagged forever? Most definitely. If it starts to give you the chills a couple of months after your wedding, it doesn’t really matter. All you’ll actually care about are the photos attached to it.
7. Capitalise the First Letter of Each Word
It might seem like a minute detail, but you should capitalise the first letter of every word in your wedding hashtag for clarity.
It will allow your guests to read the hashtag clearly and see where each word starts and ends. It’ll also ensure your joke or pun is easier to notice!
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8. Share the Hell Out of It!
Hoorah! All that’s left to do is to share the hell out of it. Seriously – you’ll only be able to use it once, so you need to tell the world!
There are a number of places you can include your wedding hashtag: on a banner on your wedding transport, on menus, photo booth props, table number signs, napkins, guests books, wedding websites and save the dates.
Talk to your stationery designer about including it on your wedding invitations, encourage the members of your hen or stag parties to include it on all of their social media posts throughout the hen and stag dos and get yourself a wedding hashtag sign to display on the big day.
Hire a Professional Hashtag Writer
We get it, your brain is more than likely bursting with wedmin and the last thing you have the time, energy or creativity for is coming up with a hilarious and totally unique wedding hashtag! Luckily, there are some clever pros ready and waiting to do the hard work for you.
Wedding hashtag creators (we like Wedding Hashers) offer a bespoke service. All you need to do is enter a few details and they can get started creating something that's totally unique to you. Once they've come up with a few options, they'll send their ideas right to your inbox. While the service does mean using a little extra from your wedding budget, you'll have a memorable hashtag to show for it (minus all the stress). Winning!
How to Use Your Wedding Hashtag
There’s no point in creating a wedding hashtag if no one is going to use it. It's a great idea to start using your wedding hashtag before the wedding as the earlier you do, the more people will notice it.
Any images you take on the run-up to the big day such as engagement pictures, date night selfies, hen party celebrations, attach your hashtag to the post. Ensure all your wedding party is aware of the hashtag by including it on your wedding invitations and on your wedding website too.
Where to Use Your Wedding Hashtag
As well as popping the hashtag on your wedding invitations and wedding website, make sure everyone knows what the deal is by purchasing a fab wedding sign and placing it as one of the first things your guests see when they arrive on your big day. It can also be included on a wedding banner, on menus, photo booth props and table name signs. We've compiled a gorgeous selection to buy now below!
READ MORE: Must-Have Wedding Signs for Your Big Day
The Best Wedding Hashtag Signs
Help Us Capture the Love Sign – £5.22
If you’re after something a little smaller which can be displayed on each of your wedding reception tables, choose this lovely A4 wildflower hashtag sign.
With its floral illustration and classic font, it is perfect for rustic and vintage weddings.
Watercolour Calligraphy Hashtag Sign – £4.45
This simple and dainty wedding sign is perfect if you don’t want your hashtag to be screamed about too loudly. It’s also editable online and instantly downloadable.
If you’re hosting a rustic wedding, print this sign onto card and display it in cute wooden photo frames. If you’re hosting something more modern, keep things simple and leave it bare.
Share the Love Printable Hashtag Sign – £4.45
This adorable wedding hashtag sign keeps things simple with a white background, two dainty illustrations and lovely calligraphy-style writing.
Treat yourself to some vintage-inspired photo frames and pop this sign inside them. It’ll be a fab addition to your modern wedding décor!
Personalised Transparent Wedding Sign – £7
This transparent wedding sign is sleek, simple and contemporary.
We love the “Share the Love” wording and the addition of the social media logos at the bottom.
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Wooden Wedding Hashtag Sign – £24.12
Glitter Wedding Hashtag Banner – 93p per Character
If a wedding hashtag sign doesn’t fit in with your wedding theme, why not opt for a banner instead?
This customisable glitter banner is available in a whole array of colours and fonts, and has space for up to 19 characters. It’d look fabulous draped above your dessert table or at a festival-themed wedding.
With your wedding date fast approaching, there’s a few last minute tasks you need to do! Make sure you read up on what to do the week of your wedding…