Post # 1
Okay, go easy, ladies. (Seriously, you can make fun of me. I make fun of myself.) I have an Instagram account but used it all of one time. I’m just not into it. I’m a FB person.
So, how does it work to have people at your wedding use a hashtag for FB and/or Instagram? I get that you’d let everyone know what the decided-upon hashtag would be, but beyond that I’m clueless, hence my needing some hand-holding from all of you nice people.
The great part of my fiancé and I have the same three initials so our hashtag wpuld be something like #ncax2, #nca2nca, or #nca+nca (our rings are going to be inscribed “NCA squared”, but I’ve no idea how to make the sqaured symbol on my phone which plays right in to why I’m askin for tech help here!)
Just a fun fact: I’m not changing my name. We just happen to have the same three initials! 😊
Thanks for any help!
Post # 2
immoralbeloved: a hashtag is basically a way for people to quickly filter through tons of all kinds of people’s posts, whether they are your friend or not. A hashtag is like a very specific search term that will pull up only those pics or posts tagged with that hashtag.
so let’s say someone at your wedding takes a pic of you walking down the aisle. They arent your fb or Instagram friend, but if they post the pic with your hashtag, the pic will show up when you go to your hashtag.
i think that’s how it works lol.
Post # 3
starrynight898: So you don’t need to set up a site/s on social media, just type in the hashtag and you’ll see any posts people have linked to it. I’ve used them on the very brief time I used Twitter (thanks, no thanks) but was never sure if, for weddings, etc, you’re meant to have a site that’s linked to that hashtag.
Post # 4
- Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull
You don’t need a site linked to a hashtag. If one of your friends hashtags something, click on it. If you’re on FB you’ll get a new newsfeed full of posts containing that hashtag.
I’m assuming that’s how it works on IG, but I don’t use it so not sure!
I’m still undecided on the whole concept 😉
Post # 5
Just like PPs have mentioned, a hashtag on Instagram will bring all of the pictures tagged with that hashtag together in the one place. For example, if I go to Instagram and I am searching for pictures of Mac and cheese, I’ll go to the search bar and type in #macandcheese it will then bring up all the photos on Instagram that people have tagged #macandcheese
if you have a set hashtag for your wedding, your guests will use it and then when you go to Instagram, you type it in and then you can see all of the photos that have used that hashtag on it.
itd be a good idea to go to Instagram and have a play so you can practice. It’s quite easy and also a great way to see all the shots your guests have taken on your special day that you might not otherwise get to see
Hope that helped.
Post # 6
mandabride00: It did help. Thanks. Now I’m also curious to see pics of mac and cheese! Ha!
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2016 - Estates of Sunnybrook - McLean House
immoralbeloved: basically once u let your guests know the hashtag…your wedding guests would post on social media…the photos they take at your wedding… whther it is twitter. IG, facebook.. then anyone that knows the hashtag handle can click on it or type it in and see all the posted photos… 🙂
Post # 8
immoralbeloved: Keep in mind that if you are not friends with those who are using that hashtag and they have their page private on IG, the photos with that hashtag will not come up. Just something to keep in mind. On FB you’ll see it so long as the post is made public.
Post # 9
To follow up on everyone else, you will see all posts you are authorized to see, ie the posts of anyone you’re friends with and anyone who posts things publicly. If your FIs cousins girlfriend has a private account and you’re not friends with her you won’t see her pics even if they’re hasgtagged.
Your hashtag ideas sound pretty unique but also check them in Instagram to make sure someone else isn’t using them all the time for something else. Most common hashtag combos have been used at least once or twice so you may see some in there. But as long as there aren’t too many you should be fine. If it’s a popular hashtag your wedding photos will get all mixed up with someone else’s pics! You want the hashtag to be relatively “quiet” if that makes sense, so your wedding photos are the only ones showing up on the feed.
We’re a squared too! We don’t have the same initials but his initials are the same as an old family nickname my family has been using for me since I was a kid. We’ll probably use some version of that, although it is going to make people think I am changing my name when I am not.