Have you come up with a custom hashtag for your wedding? If you haven’t, start thinking of one — it’s such an easy way to gather all your guests’ snapshots from your wedding day in one place. Plus, you’ll get to experience your nuptials through the eyes of your guests.
Once you’ve come up with a unique hashtag (be sure to check if it’s already been used before! After all, you don’t want your wedding photos jumbled together with someone else’s event!), you’ll want to announce it to your guests in a clever way. If you’re early in the wedding-planning process, you could include it in your save-the-date, wedding website and invitation. Then, at the wedding, you could print it in your ceremony program or frame a sign and place it on the welcome table
— the possibilities are endless. Here are 10 fun ways to spread the social-media word.
1. Chalkboard Sign (above): Ask a friend with pretty handwriting to make a chalkboard sign to display at the entrance to the ceremony
2. Windowpane: Freshen up an old window with a coat of bright white paint and use a gold marker to clue guests in on the hashtag they should use.
3. Wood Pallets: How awesome is this simple sign painted on a wood pallet?
4. Create a vignette: Be sure to station your signage in a spot where guests can’t miss it — like the entrance to the ceremony and/or reception. Props like a vintage camera on display will also help catch their eye.
5. Framed Sign: A framed sign will definitely do the trick. Place it on the welcome table so your guests will see it as they’re dropping off their wedding gifts and cards.
6. Photo Scavenger Hunt: This clever couple created an Instagram scavenger hunt where guests were encouraged to snap certain photos throughout the day (love the “photobomb” category!) and upload them using their custom hashtag.
7. Sunglasses: These colorful shades printed with the couple’s hashtag also double as wedding favors.
8. Drink Stirrers: These adorable drink stirrers are a cute and clever way to share the news.
9. Mini Signs: To make sure everyone knows to hashtag their photos, print out small cards with the details and display them at each dinner table.
10. Calligraphed Sign: White calligraphy look so elegant when it’s painted on rustic wood boards; place the sign so your guests will spot it as they walk in to the ceremony.