Once the proposal seals the deal (... or maybe even beforehand), you and your partner may have wedding hashtags on the brain. Creating a witty or sentimental phrase to label your wedding journey on social media is a cute and smart way to capture your planning process—and any parties along the way. For some, the wedding hashtag comes easy. For others, it takes a bit more brainstorming. We’ve created a helpful wedding hashtag guide to help you come up with one worthy of your wedding.
Use your names.
Just because your name isn’t an established wedding-related term, it may closely resemble one. Go beyond your standard spelling or the way your name sounds to create something special.
Consider all the words your names sound like. To do this, say your name at a few different speeds (slow and quick). Your name may also simply sound like common wedding terms that you’re not thinking of. Keep a list of wedding-related words close by for reference. Some examples include:
- Meng or Mint - Meant
- Leong - Long
- Holten - Hold
- Kress - Dress
Think about what words your first and last names rhyme with. Sit with your partner and brainstorm words that rhyme with or sound similar to your names. Remember, slant rhymes count too! Some examples include:
- Valess - Confess
- Crighton - Enlightened
- Davis - Love is
- Laughlin - Laughing
Many names translate well as action verbs. Take advantage and think of a phrase that uses the associated verb in a cute way. Some examples include:
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Ask your friends.
It’s possible that you already have a couple nickname. There’s no shame in utilizing a name previously bestowed upon you in the earlier stages of your relationship. In fact, by deciding to incorporate your nickname into a wedding hashtag, you’re adding an extra touch of personalization to your special day.
What’s your wedding date?
If you’re thinking of going the more traditional route and using your two names (or future last name), use the wedding date to make it personal. Adding in an exact date also helps create a distinction between you and other couple hashtags if you and your partner have common names. Some examples include:
Make it funny.
Your wedding hashtag doesn’t have to be all sentimental—this is a great place to showcase some humor, too. Some examples include:
- NothingRhymesWith: If your last name is long and wonky, state the obvious.
- StuckWith: Why not state the obvious?
- AtLast: For those couples that took the long road to engagement, this adds a touch of funny by addressing the wait.
- Embrace The Pun: Lean into wordplay (or ask your wittiest friend to help with this)!
- Connect With Pop Culture: Think of popular movies, TV shows, and characters. Apply as needed. For example: #KeepingUpWithTheKlaus or #EverybodyLovesRedmond
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Alliteration is all you need.
You know it, we know it. Alliteration just works. It’s OK to fall back on words that help convey a message of love, marriage, and a celebration. If you and your partner can’t land on any other words or phrases that really fit, go with alliteration. To help you brainstorm, here’s a list of wedding-related words—one for each letter of the alphabet.
There’s a generator for that.
If you’re still stuck on finding a hashtag that is fitting for both you and your partner, no worries! Many online free wedding hashtag generators exist to assist you. Most programs will ask for: your first and last name, your partner's first and last name, and wedding date. Before you know it, you have a hashtag.
Wedding Hashtag Tips
Once you’ve selected and decided upon your future wedding hashtag, there are some basic guiding principles you have to make sure it sticks. Here’s how to make your hashtag a hit:
- Make it unique: You don’t want your photos mixing up with others on social media.
- Capitalize each word: This helps with readability.
- Intro it early on and then keep doing it: Put your wedding hashtag on your invitations, post it showers and other pre-wedding parties, print it on your programs, and definitely display it around your reception venue.
A wedding hashtag makes it easy to share and compile all of the social media photos and moments on and leading up to your big day. Don't stress over it too much—just keep it unique and perssonal.