With the dawn of the electronic age, it is an unfortunate fact that a portion of your wedding guests will experience parts of you wedding day from the screen of their cell phones. There is nothing wrong with capturing and remembering events this way, but what do you do if all of your friends and family are not all a part of the same friend lists or each other's followers (or circles… does anyone have a Google+ account still?) on different social media sites? That’s where the hashtag comes in!
For those who are unfamiliar with the use of hashtags, they’re basically a filing system for tweets (Twitter), grams (Instagram), or wall posts (Facebook). A hashtag can be any word, words, or phrase (never separated by a space) that you can categorize your post with, and it is always preceded with a # (that symbol is the hashtag or pound sign – depending on who you talk to). You can use a single hashtag or multiple hashtags on a single post. Some can be silly and random, but you can also use the practically to categorize them in a logical way.
For example, if you were to take this picture of this Federal Donuts wedding cake, you could use any of the following hashtags: #Donuts #WeddingCakeNotCake #FederalDonuts #GetInMyBelly #BestDonutsInTheWorld
If all of your friends and family are going to be posting to Twitter/Instagram/Facebook, it is a good idea to create a unique hashtag for your wedding. There is the chance that you may not be the only #SmithWedding2015 on any of the social media outlets, thus mixing your images with a completely separate event’s images. There are lots of fun ways to pick hashtags that wouldn't double up with another wedding or event taking place, but an important thing to remember is that it should be easy to type, since most of your guests usually are usually in party mode and don’t want to be bothered with long hashtags. The worst hashtag you could pick is one people won't use!
If you’re having trouble thinking up a hashtag, there are tons of sites you can find using a quick Google search that will generate a custom hashtag for you. One site that a lot of my brides tend to use is the generator on WeddingWire.com http://mktg.weddingwire.com/wedding-hashtag-generator/ and it helps develop a fun hashtag for your day.
#BeCreative, #HaveFun and #ShareThosePictures #Hashtag
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How it works:
Create a custom Hashtag for your wedding or event and anytime a guest uses that hashtag on Instagram or Twitter, they'll receive a custom printed 4x6 print to bring home. Its the perfect party favor to accompany any event!