Using a used hashtag?

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
34 posts

I would go ahead and use it. 

Post # 3
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Is there any other way to make it unique without adding numbers? For example, adding another word at the beginning, middle or end to make it unique?

Post # 4
9 posts
  • Wedding: May 2017

I was sad to find out my hashtag had already been taken as well! We are adding 17 (for the year) to the end to make it different:)


Edit: oops, missed the part about your fiancé being opposed to numbers–sorry!

Post # 5
426 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017 - Canvas Event Space

Hmmm… I’m a bit split on this myself. Is it a “wedding” specific hashtag or does it seem like she uses it as a “couple” hashtag? Check if she’s posted since the wedding and if any of her pics have her and husband in them. If she hasn’t used the hashtag in those pics since then I’d assume it was specifically for the wedding (also if it has “wedding” or “married” or anything like that in it lol) and it’s probably fine by the time you want to use it.

But at the same time, just because she’s not actively using it doesn’t mean she and others aren’t browsing it after the wedding so they’ll see yours instead. Would you be okay with someone else using it when you’re “done” with it? 

Try messaging her or commenting on one of the pics and see if she’s okay with sharing it.

Post # 6
325 posts
Helper bee

Is this a thing? Not sharing a … hashtag? How can someone lay claim to a hashtag?

I used a hashtag that another wedding or two had used. I thought I was quite original and had dreamed it up, but lo and behold, some other human had thought of the same thing. Fortunately, it all worked out. No one angrily Instagrammed me and asked how dare I use the same pun featuring the same last name. As long as you don’t mind the fact that your hashtag will pull up other peoples’ pictures, go to it. 

Post # 7
616 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it, but it might be confusing when looking for your photos and it might make it confusing when someone from her wedding is looking for hers.


I would maybe be frustrated if I was looking for my guest wedding photos and videos a few months later to make a book or something and I had to sort through a random stranger’s wedding to find them. I think the whole point is to quickly and easily access your guests’ photos.



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