Wedding hashtag generator. #Go!

March 24 | meggyfin
Photo by: mikecogh โ€“ CC BY 2.0
Photo by: mikecogh โ€“ CC BY 2.0

Wedding hashtags: they're not just for hipsters. Having your own hashtag is one of the easiest ways to not only collect extra photos from your guests, but also to share your event with people who have to be MIA on your wedding day.

But be warned: Choosing the right hashtag is mega important. I have friends who blended their initials to create a special hashtag… only to find out that #KEEK was actually already a very popular hashtag. All wedding photos got slurped up into a sea of photos and videos of strangers. Oops.

Or maybe you wanted to use your last names, but people have a hard time remembering how to spell it? Now you have photos spread out over #FinleyTharpewedding and #FindlayTharpwedding or that one guy who kept using #TharpeFinlaywedding (what was his deal!?).

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Yes, you can put reminders of the hashtag in strategic places to help with spelling errors. But you also need to first find that perfect, unused, easy-to-remember wedding hashtag.

Of course there are hashtag generators online, and that's cool and all, but they only pick options from the same few tired algorithms. We know for a fact that our readers are WAY more clever than any robot can be… let's chat in the comments and see what we can do!

Here are a few of our favorites that our readers have come up with:

  • My new last name is Handley, which sounds (a little bit) like Happily โ€“ so we went classic, romantic with our hashtag and chose #HandleyEverAfter
  • I'm going to be a Howe, so ours is #HoweSweetItIs
  • Last name Pham: #wearePhamily
  • For last name Gidrey: #GidreyUp
  • New last name Grey: #isupportgreymarriage
  • Last name Wiener: #WienerTakesAll
  • My name is Annelise and my last name is my fiance's name is Alex: #bringyourAgame
  • Last name Wilk: #WilkYouMarryMe
  • Last name Pitts: #newPittsontheblock
  • Last name Whiteley: #NiceDayForAWhiteleyWedding
  • Brittany & Aaron: #Brittron
  • I'm the Holsinger and he's the Webster: #theWebbingSinger
  • Last name Blake: #takestheblake

…but that's just the tip of the iceberg!

VERY IMPORTANT: Remember that hashtags don't HAVE to be about last names!

Try playing with the name of your venue, your wedding theme, your wedding date, your first names squished together, the time of year of your wedding, shared interests, or just good puns. One of our favorite wedding hashtags we saw recently was #weddingthebed. HA!

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So, guys, what awesome wedding hashtags did you think up? Let's generate our own hashtags!

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  1. #LandStine
    his last name (Landholt) combined with mine (Anstine)
    We have been using this moniker for a while now, so it's pretty well known anyway.

    8 agree
    • I was going to do this with my last name and his (Henson + Peacock = Hencock) but now I'm not as crazy about it.
      Any other ideas? I'm becoming a Peacock (like the bird) and we're getting married in Washington, D.C. in May.

    • I'm really struggling to find a hashtag I like. His last name is Mcfarland and mine is newton and we're getting married in April 2017. I want something fun and unique but everything I think of doesn't sound great out loud!

    • My name last name is Mora his Devore…any ideas? I cant think of any that I like. Few of my rejected ideas #DevoreEverAfter #DEVOREwantsMORAthis

      1 agrees
    • My fiances last name is Kilbourne (pronounced kill-born)and my last name is Snell. Were trying to come up with a unique hashtag for our wedding next year. I've been reading the ideas people have come up with on this site and I'm hoping some one can help me!!

      • I don't know if you guys are in to anime, but my first thought was kil-la-snell after kill-la-kill.
        Other thought the Bourne matrimony. After the Bourne movies.

        I don't know if you want to go fandom with it though.

    • I would like some help his last name is Brown and mine is Rodriguez..getting married in central mexico.

    • could someone help me: his last name is Brown mine is Rodriguez…getting married in mexico …right now all I can think of is #walkingBrownTheAisle meh.

    • Kindly help…My name is Joyeb and my last name is Maredia. Her name is Sunita.
      So far we have #JoyEberAfter but not feeling it. Need more suggestions

    • I would love some help with a creative and fun wedding hashtag using the name Wilson! Everything I think of is so generic. I want something a little more fun and unusual.

  2. I have to admit, I was messing around with the weddingwire hashtag generator and one popped up that was so funny that, even though its longer than I'd ideally want, I think we are going to have to use it!

    #reavenandzerosittinginatree (names changed to protect the not-so-innocent)

    lololol Our friends and family we've mentioned it to love it!

    1 agrees
    • Wedding Wire's generator gave me:

      #canyoufeeltheesquivelstonight

      This is hysterical even though I'm not planning to change my name.

      3 agree
  3. We wanted to use #crowntattoo . Everything online as a couple we use crowntattoo. BUT how do you know if it is already a popular #hastag?

    1 agrees
    • Most of my friends use Instagram more than they use Twitter, so I just searched for the hashtag I wanted to use on Instagram to make sure it wasn't already in use.

      To search on Instagram, click the magnifying glass on the bottom of the screen (left of the camera button). Start typing your potential hashtag in the search bar, then select "Hashtags" instead of "Users." Once you've typed in the hashtag, it'll show you how many posts are currently using that hashtag. Hope that helps!! ๐Ÿ™‚

      4 agree
    • You can go to sites like twitter and instagram and search explicitly for hashtags (and I believe you can do the same on FB). (A cursory search of instagram seems to indicate that #crowntattoo is filled with pictures of literal tattoos of crowns)

    • Get thee to Twitter and Instagram and search the hashtag! If more than a smattering of tweets or pics show up, then snag it! I'd also suggest using it as much as possible, as early as possible to stake your claim.

      1 agrees
  4. New last name is going to be McNamara soooo…#mcnamarried, har har.

    I am more excited about this than I should be ^_^

    78 agree
  5. We had a country music themed wedding and my new last name is Yochim (pronounced like Dwight Yoakam), so we went with #yochimhoedown. Everybody loved it (or at least I did, which is what really matters, amirite?) :]

    6 agree
  6. I'm not a paid rep or anything, so this is just from personal experience BUT a friend set up an account with the app Wedpics and then on the back of the place cards provided everyone with the information on how to access their page and upload the pictures. It didn't involve remembering any hashtags and at the time I would have had to download other apps to upload the photos with hashtags. I thought it was a nice, simple solution to many of the problems faced with hashtags. Of course, I only used this service as a guest so I can't speak to how easy it was on the bride and grooms end.

    3 agree
    • Yes I have been to a wedding as a guest that used WedPics and it was great. I am unsure of whether I want to use that app or a hashtag because I am not sure how many of my particular guests will want to download a new app and I know many of them already use instagram. The app is a plus because only your guests can view the pictures, they're not public like instagram. I do love the idea of a hashtag though … this generator is so much fun!!

  7. So my last name is Ashley and his is Lee, so AshLee seems a natural pairing. So far I've come up with (a few thanks to the Wedding Wire generator):

    #TheAshLees
    #OhHappyLees
    #CheerstotheLees
    #HitchedLees
    #AshLeeWed

    1 agrees
  8. Ours was simple. His last name is Womble and I took his name. "The Wombles" is a popular British children's show, so we couldn't do that.

    Enter in something that an old high school teacher used to say: #letsgetreadytowomble

    38 agree
  9. We wound up not using it because we scaled everything way back but I've worked under the name Savage for 20+ years and my hubs has been known online as IBDoomed even longer than that so we refer to our little family as SavageDoom so we were planning to use both #SavageDoomWedding and #savanddoomswedding

    2 agree
  10. My new last name will be Nguyen, so I want to play on how it sounds like "win". #nguyening is pretty popular. Wedding Wite generated #FinallyaNguyen, which I thought was pretty funny. I'm also thinking about #Natnis or #NatnisForeverdeen since my first name is Natalie and his first name is Dennis.

    16 agree
  11. We're using #piglovesdog (long story). It's already been used on Instagram a few times, but all for photos of pigs being friends with dogs, and we're fine with that!

    • I need helping thinking of a hashtag! My new last name will be Daggett. I had a friend use #destinedtobedavis and I love it but I cant use the same. Anyone have any ideas close? Thanks so much!

  12. We got married on Pi Day, and during the planning process I just started using #petersonpi (also the domain name for our Wedding Wire wedsite). Luckily for us, it hadn't been used before, so I ran with it for the rest of the planning and the wedding. My more tech-savvy friends and family picked it up easily, although I'm sure there are probably a few #petersonpie tags floating around out there….

    I also used #pidaywedding because I liked seeing all the other awesome, nerdy pi couples when I clicked the tag ๐Ÿ™‚

    3.141592653 fo' life!

    1 agrees
  13. Haha that generator was amazing. I did kind of hate the slightly stereotypical "Dr&Mrs" that it generated… first of all, I'm the med student, second of all, an Indian name is not ALWAYS a doctor. How in the world did it make that assumption?!

    My future husband came up with our hashtag on his own, without even prompting it. In fact, it's our wedding website (as he bought the domain name too…) it's #LastnameFTW. My grandma was like "Future wedding?" and I die laughing when I think of it.

    1 agrees
  14. We used lastnamebration because his last name ends in "el" (for example Ledellebration), and it was a big hit. It would work with other last names too, Kellerebration, Halebration, Tylerebration…

    1 agrees
  15. We're Ben and Clare > Bare (pron. Bear)
    We call our Minecraft realm Bareland, so right now I'm thinking something like #welcometobareland
    i like that we could keep using it for other events/parties in the future

    3 agree
  16. Favs from generator…not all useable, but made me laugh
    #eatdrinkandbe(hislastname)
    #canyoufeelthe(hislastname)tonight
    I like how theres ideas for all kinds of couples like #hislastherlastmerger and weddings #hislastfest #fallforthehislasts
    I havent decided what I'll do with my name yet, so that may affect my choice of hashtag (or not)

  17. Our wedding is going to be super bookish, and our last name will be Schwartz, so currently, I'm leaning towards "#SchwartzStories"… but I am totally open to suggestions ๐Ÿ™‚

    7 agree
  18. My new last name is Handley, which sounds (a little bit) like Happily – so we went classic, romantic with our hashtag and chose #HandleyEverAfter ๐Ÿ™‚

    6 agree
  19. In poking fun of the whole hashtag fad storm that is my Facebook newsfeed, the FH and I started messing around about what ours could be and came up with #DoTheDanThing…his last name is Dan (Obvii).

    I'm actually unsure about if I'll change my name at all, I just laugh like a child at the chance to use puns in formal settings.

    9 agree
  20. Any ideas for the last name Black?
    We're going to the Bahamas for our ceremony and honeymoon if that helps….

  21. Any suggestions for the last name GREY?
    Haven't found anything we like yet and I know there has to be some potential there!

  22. My maiden name is Pelchat and his last name is Vick, before we ever even started dating we joked about starting a country band (I have no musical talent) and calling it Pelvickchat. So that was our hashtag.
    #pelvickchat
    I think it is hilarious. My mom didn't love it.

    11 agree
  23. Help me out! I am going to be a Wiener (wee-ner) Yes! I Know! How lucky can I get?

    Help us with some ideas ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. I'm going to be a Howe, so ours is #HoweSweetItIs to go with the song "How Sweet it is (To Be Loved By You)" ๐Ÿ™‚

    13 agree
  25. My maiden name is Groves. The new last name is Loveridge. I'm stuck. It doesn't rhyme with anything!

  26. i tried the generator and it was tres lame for both our last names! mines Challis his is Watts….i got diddly any help?

    1 agrees
  27. Yep, the generator was a bust for me, too, though all the creative silliness of commenters is AWESOME (and more than makes up for my hashtag flop).

    It turns out, when your names are Stace and Beth, a lot of the hashtag matches look like "bands" (B & S) or "sand" (S & B). But our biggest hurdle is that he's changing his last name sometime before the wedding, and then I'll be taking his new last name. So I expect neither side of the family will be able to remember it enough to use as a hashtag. Plus, the new name will be Kellen, which sounds a lot like "killing"…not exactly wedding friendly.

    When my brother got married last year, they used the hashtag #WadeWallaceWA (both last names, and the state they married in). I'm definitely in support of a cleverer one. ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. We actually weren't going to do a hashtag (I'm not terribly active on Instagram) but our photographer pointed out that Facebook does tags now. We went with #House[Lastname] Boy and his father are big GoT/Song of Ice and Fire fans, and it fits with our general geeky theme.

    1 agrees
  29. my last name is going to be Boal (pronounced bowl) happy to hear suggestions as was just going to use #Boalwedding

    1 agrees
    • What about

      #BoalMeOver or #YouBoalMeOver

      On a similar note, any ideas for the last name Coffey (pronounced like the drink)? Coincidentally, we're both coffee lovers, so there's gotta be SOMETHING there! (It's probably just too early in the morning for me to think of anything!)

      1 agrees
      • #Coffeytime!
        #Coffeysbrewing (wait, that kind of makes it sound like someone's pregnant…) #aislebuyyoucoffey (stretching it, I know)
        #Coffeydate

        1 agrees
    • Football references immediately come to mind for me… #TheSuperBoals or #TheLoveBoal

      5 agree
  30. My name is Annelise and my last name is Montemurro
    MY Fiance name is Alex and his last name is Jancula.
    So far we have had no luck with either our firt or last names!!!!

  31. My fiancรฉ and I just got engaged last weekend, so we haven't given it much thought yet. His last name is Long, so I feel like that should be easy to work with, but we have to be careful not to come up with something like #LongWedding or #ForeverLong. Any ideas? We thought about maybe doing #InItForTheLongRun and incorporating our date/initials.

  32. Ah! So this should be easy – I'm Erin and he is Erik – but nothing seems cute and clever enough. I'm not going to be changing my name from Gough (pronounced Goff) to Peterson so that limits it a bit. Someone suggested #goughingthedistance but I'm not sold yet. Help!!

  33. The generator was a win for me. His name starts with an I and mine starts with a K. Our date is Halloween. I never realized that K and I = kandi. #halloweenkandi!!

    28 agree
  34. The generator gave me-
    #HappilyEverKendalls
    #FinallyKendalls
    #KendallPartyOf2.
    Any other ideas? My last name is McCoy, his is Kendall.

    • If he is taking your last name: #TheRealMcCoys #AintHeMcCoy
      or if you're taking his: #TheKendallToEndAll
      Smashup: #TheMcKendalls #Kendalloy #Mendall

      Just 'cause:
      #TheMarriageToKendallMarriages aka #TheWeddingToKendallWeddings
      #McKendallMarriage
      #MerryMcKendalls
      #MarryMcKendall
      #DammitKendallImaDoctor (<geek humor)
      #KissingKendall
      #MarryingMcCoy
      #ItsEasyMK (In Mr. Garrison's voice from Southpark)
      #McKendallAlloy (<nerd humor! An alloy is a blend, fusion, mix, etc., particularly of metals)

      Hope these help!

      2 agree
  35. I am Kristina, but my family and (now) husband call me Teenie. He is Spencer, but his friends call him Spenny. We mashed them together and came up with #speenie, which was hilarious to me because of the "peen". Our guests were on board. ๐Ÿ™‚

    4 agree
  36. So his last name is Tipton, and the first thing that came to mind was #justthetips, but 1. It's got hundreds of thousands of posts on instagram already, and 2. I'm not trying to go looking for extra ways to offend the elderly (if they'd even get it?)

    Anyway, I don't know. Beyond that I'm stuck.

    1 agrees
  37. I've done the generator but still can't settle on one that I like.

    Our last name will be Foster, my name is Samantha (most people call me Sam) and his is Codey.

    I would LOVE some extra input. I feel like I've exausted my brain.

  38. Wow! You guys are genius! Any ideas for me and my fiance? Future last name is Wilk (hubby-to-be is named Rob and I'm Margot).

  39. Help me!
    His last name is Pitts…mine is Kight (pronounced Kite).
    I cannot come up with anything that doesn't sound gross. lol

    Any ideas??
    #pittsparty is what I'm leaning towards but I hope to find something better

  40. My last name is Biron (Byron) his is Parker. I am gonna be taking his last name. I want something super quirky cause that's totally our personality. Ima teacher and hes a aircraft mechanic. Helpppp? ;D And I am loving this site, btdubs.

  41. I tried the generator and nothing tickled my fancy. My last name is Moore, his is Whiteley. I'm going to be taking his last name. I can't seem to think of anything creative…any ideas?!

    1 agrees
  42. My last name is Almasi and his is Aumann. The best I got right now is #aumannandwife but I feel like it could be better! Can you help a sister out?

    1 agrees
    • #GoodAumanns (if pronounced like 'omen')
      #AumannThatsAGoodWedding (If pronounced like oh + man)
      #mAAtrimony
      #Aumanning Ya know, like planking, pottering, batting. You can make anything a verb ๐Ÿ˜‰ Aumanning: when two hotties get married.

      1 agrees
  43. So ours is a little tough because his last name starts with a z (Zamora) & mine is Perez. I was thinking Zamora sounds a bit like "some more of" but not sure where to go with it. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
    P.S. Our names are Marco & Sarah & he's in the military if that helps at all.

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