Five Ways To Share The Special Day With Wedding Hashtags
The majority of couples getting married today, especially those under the age of 35, it’s all about social media when it comes to their wedding day and all things leading up to it.
Just as trends evolve like the style of wedding dress or colors of bridesmaid dresses, the number of couples who create a hashtag for their wedding is also a growing trend. In 2014 according to #socialweddingsurvey, 55 percent of couples used a hashtag for their wedding.
- Create a hashtag – social media and wedding professionals suggest couples finding a hashtag that is unique to them but not something that is too long or hard to remember by those using it. Keep it simple like #GrantWedsCollins627. It uses the couples last names, or first if you like, and the date of ceremony. And those using it will remember the wedding date!
- Once you decide on the hashtag, include it on all correspondence about the wedding. Yes, the save-the-date cards, printed invitations, response cards, and all posts on social media platforms.
- Consider having the hashtag printed on your wedding souvenirs that guests take home with them. This will be helpful for someone who realizes after the big day that they have a great photo and are now inspired to beef up their social media skills and share the photo.
- As a reminder to wedding guests who are social savvy, post the hashtag at the guest registry table so they will remember to tag candid photos from the reception.
- Use the hashtag in a post on the morning of the wedding to build excitement and remind them to use the hashtag throughout the day. Also after the reception, use the hashtag to share a post with a photo from the wedding for guests and those who weren’t able to attend the event. Everyone will get into the spirit and share congratulations with the hashtag.
A few other helpful tips to create a wedding hashtag can be found in Wedding Wire and The Knot to name a few. And a word of caution on social media etiquette: make sure to follow the couple’s wishes about posting photos of the couple. They may want to be the first to share their photos, candid or official, so please respect their wishes. Usually those candid photos of wedding guests dancing or other fun moments from the special day are okay.
Here at Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club, we have many weddings throughout the year and it’s always fun to have our couples tag us in their photos! Couples let us know your wedding hashtag and our social media team can share it on our social platforms – Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram — along with best wishes!