Hate to be the one to break it to you, but getting engaged is going to come with a lot of stuff. Most stuff will be awesome, fun, thrilling, and fulfilling and some stuff will be, well… obligatory. Depending on your personal POV on social media and what it means to be “trending,” you'll likely love to hate or hate to love the hashtag generation process.
Whether you’re #TotallyJazzed to make up your own hashtag or #SoOverIt already, the truth is you’re going to want one for your big day. It’s an awesome way to keep tabs on your elopement and organize/archive all of the special moments from the best day of your life. #sorrynotsorry.
So, how do you pick a hashtag? A lot of un-earned pressure goes into making a decision like this. Does it have to rhyme? Should it be funny? It can’t be too generic, but it should be easy to spell. What if your last name is wild? What if your last name sounds like a curse word? SO MANY QUESTIONS. Luckily, there are also so many hashtags.
Here are a few tips and tools you can use to help zoom in on your personalized elopement hashtag.
Human brains like organization. By using the literary tool of alliteration, it will help your elopement guests (or those looking to stalk you on your wedding day) remember where to find you. Consider your first and last names and what fun “wedding-ish” words start with the same letter to see what you can patch together. The less words in a hashtag, the better.
Examples: #MarkMarriedJen #LeslieLovesEric #ForeverFranklins #JustMarriedJones
Lean Into Punny Names:
Did you or your fiancé have a nickname in high school? That’s a great start. If your name easily lends itself to a pun, lean into it. (Just keep it clean!) The easier your name fits into a phrase, the better. If it sounds cliché and silly, it probably means you’re on the right track.
Examples: #TylerTheKnot #HappilyEstherAfter #TillDeathDoUsClark
Use Your Date & City:
This is the easiest most efficient way to personalize your hashtag without having to get too creative. You can simply throw the date on the end of your new shared last name (if that’s what you’re doing!) and voilá! I mean, how many other Barakchians could possibly be getting married on November 11, 2018 in Cincinnati, know what I mean?
Examples: #BarakchiansNov18 #FrankandTom2018 #ElizaIsaacNYC #SmithsTakePhilly
When in doubt, toss it to the masses. Group mind is a real, helpful tool available for all of us and Facebook makes it really easy. Put out the call on your newsfeed and watch the creativity (and competition to make the winning hashtag) fly. Plus, there might be some people out there who are using different strategies than the ones listed here. Hopefully, your abstract friend from your freshman dorm will spit out the perfect hashtag for you and your loved one, making that time you held his legs up for a keg stand SO worth it.
Once you have the hard stuff out of the way, drop us a note at email@example.com to find out all the other ways we can get involved and set you up for #elopementbliss #fun #wecantstop #sendhelp #justkidding #welovethis