Want to use Instagram at your wedding, but not sure what hashtag to use?  Can you just choose the first one popping into your mind and use that one?  What do you need to pay attention to?

Ely & Rafael’s Wedding, Dana Lynn Photography

Ely & Rafael’s Wedding, Dana Lynn Photography

Fortunately, it doesn’t take a lot of time to pick the perfect hashtag.
Let’s break down exactly what makes a great hashtag, what the do’s and dont’s are and how to pick yours.  At the end of this post, you are sure to get the most out of your wedding hashtag!

Do's and Dont's for your Wedding Hashtag

Pro-tips For Pointing Your Wedding Photos In The Right Place:  

  1. Be Specific so all of your guests know which hashtag to use

  2. Make it unique: test search for the #hashtag you use and see if others are doing it.  And make sure to double check before the wedding!

  3. Add a “wedding word” like “hitch”, or “love”, or “weds”, to appeal to your guests.

  4. Make your hashtag funny or a little bit bizarre, this will add to the appealing factor of your hashtag.   Time to get creative!

Don’t Do These Things, Just Don’t:

  1. Add symbols, dashes or spaces, this will cut the hashtag.  A good hashtag only consists of alphabetic characters (a-z, no special accents) and numbers.

  2. Just use initials and dates.  Weddings tend to have these in common.

  3. #useeverylonghashtagwithoutcapitolletterstodescribeyourwholewedding, because…  You can see why.

  4. #WOJAAWSID, would you know what that says? It doesn’t make sense because it’s the abbreviation of Wedding Of John And Amy Who Say I Do.

Ely & Rafael’s Wedding, Dana Lynn Photography

Ely & Rafael’s Wedding, Dana Lynn Photography

With these tips in mind, it should be clear how to pick the hashtag that suits your wedding perfectly.  Take some time to create a custom hashtag for your wedding that, in a great way, will add social media to the most social event of your life.  Make it fun, unique and appealing to use.  

Ely & Rafael's Wedding, Dana Lynn Photography

Ely & Rafael's Wedding, Dana Lynn Photography

And don’t forget!  One you have found your hashtag, it’s important to let all your guests know! Check out this link for a free wedding hashtag generator to test the waters!

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