There’s a disturbing trend at weddings in 2016, and it’s got nothing to do with metallic bridesmaids dresses. (But apparently that, too, is a thing?)
Something has risen in popularity in the wedding world, almost without us realising. In the modern-day wedding, it’s considered almost as important as the dress, the flowered centrepieces, the quality and quantity of canapes.
It’s the wedding hashtag.
#ToHaveAndToHolton (Their last name is Holton – get it, get it?)
#OneHaleOfAWedding (I want to go to this one.)
It would be easy, and superior and unhelpful to bang on here about how wedding hashtags are a prime example of the way social media rules our lives. #inescapable.
But, as I said, that would be unhelpful (and also boring).
Instead, let’s have a look at the ways wedding hashtags are helpful and unhelpful for brides in 2016.
Here are the ways wedding hashtags are helpful.
They are helpful in that they collate all image of the special day in one place. All under one Instagram hashtag.
Guests of the wedding can take snapshots of themselves, you, the ceremony, the decor, killer dance-floor moves, mouths filled with cake. They tag these images with your wedding hashtag and you are granted with a page of behind-the-scenes, sometimes staged, often candid photographs that you didn’t have to pay for.
(Thing is, this means everything – from your resting-b*tch-face to the way your food is plated – needs to be “insta-worthy”. Tough standards in 2016.)
The hashtag is also a cute way to summarise your day in one, easy-to-say, attention-grabbing phrase. Think of it as the “click-bait” of weddings in 2016. Forget wedding invitations, just make sure your hashtag is worthy and guests will come. (More importantly, guests will Instagram).