14 Tips for Creating a One-of-A-Kind Wedding Hashtag

There's nothing basic about your love. Can you say the same about your #hashtag?

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Coming up with a unique, memorable hashtag for your wedding day is a task that's almost as daunting as finding the perfect dress. After all, a hashtag isn't just a string of characters; it's a virtual hub around which so many of the special moments captured on your big day will live.

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A one-of-a-kind tag is not only a testament to your creativity, but it's a great way to get and keep wedding guests engaged and entertained. The great news is, crafting a successful hashtag really isn't as difficult as it seems! Get started with these creativity-sparking tips.

Capitalize the First Letter of Each Word

Avoid confusion and misspellings by capitalizing the first letter of each word in your hashtag, including prepositions. Otherwise, #YouHadMeAtHello could easily be confused for #YouHadMeatHello.

"Celebritize" Your Names

Do your friends and relatives call you and your to-be by a single supercouple name akin to Kimye and Brangelina? If so, use it in your hashtag! Who needs those pesky extra syllables anyway?

Consider Your Location

Are you getting married by a lake? Is your wedding venue a popular tourist spot? Are you having a destination wedding? Use your location's unique traits as a jumping off point for hashtag creation. Some fun examples:




Utilize Your Theme

The best way to nail a theme wedding is to go all out. That includes a theme-centric hashtag. New Year's Eve wedding? Try #RingingInTheSmiths or #NewYearNewSmith. Garden theme? Try #BloomsAndGrooms or #BenAndJenAreSowInLove.

Be Punny

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If your first or last names are synonyms or euphemisms for common words, use that wordplay to your advantage. Or consider working your names or wedding theme into a classic idiom. Fun examples:






Rhyme + Alliterate

Do your first or last names rhyme with or start with the same letter as popular wedding-related words such as vows, hitched, married, love, etc? Find fun ways to incorporate this lucky coincidence into your hashtag. Some of my faves:






Be Wary of Length

A long hashtag is not only hard to remember, but it's a pain for guests to type. Similarly, if you have a long name that's often misspelled, try a shortened version or nickname in your hashtag. For example, if your names are Emmaline and Christopher, you could try #EmAndChrisSayIDo.

Try the Name-Drop Approach

If either of you is changing your last name, consider noting the shift in your tag:





Get Creative With Your Date

Pull double-duty by crafting a unique hashtag that also reminds guests of the wedding date. Fun examples:





Inside Jokes Are Great Convo-Starters

Yes, inside jokes can be quite annoying for those who aren't "in" on the joke, but if the funny phrase is a touchstone of your relationship, use it! It's your wedding, after all. Plus, the bizarre tag serves as a great conversation starter during the often-awkward cocktail hour. For example, the first movie my now-married friends watched together was The Princess Bride. So naturally, their wedding hashtag was #TylerAndSamGetMawwied. People talked about it throughout the reception!

Ask Friends + Family

Get your nearest and dearest to come up with fresh ideas, give their honest opinion on hashtags you're considering and help determine whether your tag is easily understood and user-friendly.

Still Stumped? Add a Number

If you have a hashtag you like but are worried it's already been taken or is too generic, add a number or numbers to the beginning or end to set it apart. Any number that's special or significant to you and your S.O. will work! For example, instead of #JimAndHarry, you could tack the year you met onto the end for a special touch: #JimAndHarrySince87.

Check to Make Sure It's Unique

Love hashtag symbol

Love hashtag symbol

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Before announcing your hashtag to the world, check popular social media accounts to make sure it hasn't been used elsewhere. If it has, rethink, reorder or rework it for a tag that's as unique as you and your partner! Sometimes it's as simple as changing #RickAndLori to #LoriAndRick.

Spread the Word

Now that you've spent all this time coming up with the perfect hashtag, make sure your friends and family use it! Add your special tag to your wedding invitations, wedding website and even consider printing it on your programs and menus. If you're feeling super techy, you can create a Snapchat geofilter with your hashtag attached or use a wedding hashtag wall that displays a live feed of any photo taken with your #WeddingHashtag on the big day.

Use Technology to Your Advantage! 11 More Ways to Get Your Wedding Guests Involved

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TweetWall Pro

Tweet your wedding, Times Square-style: Create a TweetWall that gets projected at your event, so guests can see their Tweets appear live with a custom hashtag.

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QR Code Wedding Favors

Hook up your guests with a digital party favor — the wedding playlist, a movie or a collection of photos, for instance — via a QR code imprinted on letterpress cards. Just scan and get your swag to remember the happy couple by.

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Wedding Party App

This app makes it easy for your wedding guests (AKA smartphone-ographer army) to send their photos to one collective nuptial album. Now you’ll be able to look back on all the unexpected candids as seen through your guests’ eyes. The app also lets guests create a digital guest book with their profiles and stories, and keeps everyone in the loop on wedding details.


You’ve heard of wedding programs, but how about wedding credits? Guesterly creates beautiful booklets that introduce your entire guest list to the major players of the wedding, including fun facts and pictures.

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Give Out Special Assigned Roles

The wedding party isn't the only place for special roles — your loved ones can add personal flair to all the aspects of your ceremony. How about having a Confetti Captain, Dance Motivator or Directions Coordinator? Everyone can contribute and feel important.


This company is a photo booth with a twist: Guests can record an eight-second video and see it turned into a printed, bound flip book to take home. It can even have your custom design on the cover.

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Conversation Starters

You’re blending two families, and many of your guests will be meeting for the first time. Placing slips of paper with conversation starters on each table (“My favorite ‘80s sitcom was ...” is always a hit) can help them break the ice.

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Time-Lapse Camera

Remember handing out disposable cameras? Here’s the 2.0 version: A time lapse camera like this one captures a sunset, or the cake slowly being hacked to bits. The images can be strung together to make a beautiful short film later.

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What do you do with all the short videos your guests capture during your wedding? You can combine them into one with this service. Invitees upload their vids to the app, then WeddingMix pros edit them and any photos you select into a single wedding video, music and all.

Fun Nametags

Attaching cute homemade buttons to each person’s place card is a fun way to encourage guests to wear them and meet new people. A fun fact could be added to each button to help guests break the ice. (“I didn’t know you were a contestant on Wheel of Fortune...”)

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Crowdsourced Music

When you take your guests’ meal preferences, add a question: “Song request?” Give all the requests to your DJ, and you’ll have a playlist that’s guaranteed to get everyone moving and grooving.

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