Hashtags, what are they good for? For your Fort Wayne Wedding and reception, they are good for alot! With the massive explosion of social media, Hashtags are everywhere in our online lives. Facebook has finally relented and now hashtags are searchable on Facebook!
Your Fort Wayne wedding is in full swing and all your friends are snapping away with cell phones, iPads etc of all the fun people are having fun at your wedding and reception. Besides the hundreds of pictures that your Fort Wayne wedding photographer took, how will you see all of those Instagram, Twitter and Facebook shared photos from your wedding guests? The best idea is to Hashtag your Fort Wayne wedding!
When wedding guests post their photos to social media, Hashtags make them instantly searchable, you will be able to run searches on your chosen hashtag and view all of the pictures that were tagged and associated with your hashtag for your Fort Wayne Wedding. You will be able to view the photos right away, that night even, enjoying all the fun, joy and memories created at your Fort Wayne Wedding! Keep in mind that the hashtag needs to be unique and original to your event. Choosing a hastag like #MyFortWayneWedding or #MyWedding will just mix your photos with all the other photos under such a generic hashtag! So make it unique, do a hashtag search for every hashtag you come up with on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to make sure it hasn’t been previously used. With the pending explosion of wedding hashtags, using generic hastags like #AprilJimWedding will be problematic.
How do you get the word out to your guests about which hashtag to use? You can promote your unique hashtag on cute little cards or small signs that displayed on guest tables which makes the hashtag easy to reference as guests shoot and upload to social media. A chalkboard displayed next to the DJ or cake table, to remind guests of your hashtag. Have some business cards printed with the hashtag and insert them into your wedding invites before they are sent out. The business card is the right size for men to put into their wallets or women their purses and bring it with them to your wedding!
Share and relive your Fort Wayne Wedding with a unique hashtag and all the pictures your guests took! And if you are a guest, please don’t be this woman with an iPad! Remember the Bride & Groom hired professionals to document their wedding day and doing something like this isn’t doing anyone any favors!