Wedding hashtags are the perfect way to compile a bunch of candid photos from your big day to accompany your more formal pictures. Guests are sure to post their photos from your wedding anyway, so taking the simple step of creating a wedding hashtag will ensure that all the pictures collect in the same place. Besides, the simple existence of a personalized hashtag will encourage guests to post.
But wedding hashtags only work if the guests actually use them. Therefore, how you display your wedding hashtag is perhaps even more important than the hashtag itself. Don’t waste your witty wedding hashtag! Look below for some ideas of how to display your hashtag for all to see and use!
Make your guests aware of your wedding hashtag event before the event takes place! Place the hashtag on your wedding invitations so that when your guests see the hashtag at the wedding, it is a sparked memory rather than an initial introduction.
Give your guests the wedding basics right from the start. The location of the ceremony, the location of the reception, and the wedding hashtag — what more do guests need to know?
As your guests look over the events of your big day, remind them to place “using the wedding hashtag” somewhere on their schedule.
Sunglasses are incredibly helpful if any aspect of your wedding takes place outdoors. Let this wedding favor double as a form of publicity for your hashtag by placing it on frame of the glasses. That way, if your guests ever forget the hashtag, they always have it with them.
How can you capture the beautiful moment you exchange vows with your loved one at the altar from every angle? Make your guests photographers! Reveal your wedding hashtag at the ceremony on other signs so that guests know to take photos.
6. At the dinner table
Continue to advertise your personalized wedding hashtag by including a slip of paper with the other stationary at your guests’ seating for the meal. Slipping the hashtag in among the menu, place cards, and napkins is very natural and a subtle way to encourage your guests to post.
Three events are sure to occur at a wedding reception: eating, drinking, and taking photos. Recognize these reception staples while hinting at your desire for guests to use your hashtag in a clever way. Maybe all your guests need is permission to whip out their phones and snap away.
At some point, your guests will find themselves in need of a drink. Make the most of this experience and promote your hashtag on the drink stirrer.
9. Photo booth
There’s no better place to advertise your wedding hashtag than at the photo booth. Prompt your guests to post their pics by providing them with a caption.
10. Dance time
Dancing just might be the highlight of the wedding day festivities for your guests. Yes, they may tear up at the beauty and love evident in your public commitment to your spouse. But they will still enjoy celebrating the occasion by dancing the night away. Make things very simple for your guests: dance and hashtag.
11. Getaway car
As you and your new spouse zoom away from the venue toward your new life together, let your wedding hashtag be the last thing your guests see. Place the hashtag on the license plate of the car.
Now you know how to display your wedding hashtag in a creative way that will encourage guests to post, giving you a diverse collection of candid photos from your big day. For tips on how to create your perfect wedding hashtag, check out our article, The Secret to Creating the Perfect Wedding Hashtag.