Do you want to use Twitter, Facebook or Instagram at your wedding, but are not sure what hashtag to use? It probably isn’t a good idea to use the first one that pops into your head, so what do you need to pay attention to?
It doesn’t have to take a lot of time to pick the perfect #hashtag.
Today we are going to break down exactly what makes a great hashtag, what the do’s and don’ts are when choosing your wedding hashtag and the easiest way to pick yours.
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The 3 main Characteristics of a Great Wedding Hashtag
There is no registration procedure for creating a wedding hashtag. Anyone on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram can just choose one. This is why you want to make sure that the hashtag you choose is the only one used for your wedding. Obviously you don’t want your collection of other people’s photos mixed with your wedding photos.
It is also very important to give your family and friends a hashtag that can be easily remember so that they can use it easily. If you don’t do this some of your guests may use the wrong hashtag for your wedding photos and they may never be seen.
Last but not least, you must find ways of encouraging your family and friends into using the hashtag you choose. It’s all about making it fun for your family and friends to use it. Also do not forget your photographer. Pretty much every Northern Ireland wedding photographer will make use of the various social media platforms with Facebook and Instagram being the most popular. Once you have your wedding hashtag let your wedding photographer know about it so that they can use it when they upload images from your wedding to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
Your wedding hashtag needs to be unique, encouraging and easy to remember.
WEDDING HASHTAGs The Do’s & Don’ts
- Make your hashtag easy to remember so nobody gets it wrong.
- Be specific so all of your wedding guests know which hashtag to use.
- Make sure your hashtag is unique, do a search for the #hashtag you use and see if others are using it. Double check it again right before the wedding.
- Have you found out that another couple has used it before? You might want to rethink your choice.
- Add a “wedding related word” something like “hitched”, “love”, “niwedding”, “happilyeverafter” or “newlyweds” may appeal to your guests.
- Make your hashtag funny, this will appeal to your wedding guests and they will be more likely to use it.
- Do not use dashes, spaces or symbols. A good hashtag only consists of characters. (a-z, no special accents)
- Initials and dates. Lots of weddings will tend to have these in common.
- #useverylonghastagsthatcaneasilybemispeltandwillbedifficultforyourgueststouse, because… Well you can see why.
- #WOAAPWSID, do you know what this says? No you don’t because it doesn’t make any sense because it’s an abbreviation of Wedding Of Ann And Paul Who Say I Do.
How to choose the perfect wedding hashtag
Hopefully keeping these tips in mind, it should be easier to pick the hashtag that suits your wedding perfectly. Best of Luck!