Gay Wedding Hashtags

Creating a wedding hashtag for a ceremony and reception isn’t every couple’s cup of tea but is it really so ridiculous when most of us use social media to document and organise our lives anyway. 

Gay wedding hashtags are one example of how same-sex couples are creating new traditions.  Planning a wedding when you’re LGBTQ often means navigating heterosexual customs and gender-based norms.  This is one way that couples (gay or otherwise) can embrace modernity and add a bit of fun to their ceremony and reception.

Customising a hashtag for friends and family to follow across social media platforms is bound to raise an eyebrow with some guests who may feel that it’s a bit soulless, tacky or narcissistic BUT hashtags are so helpful in curating photographs taken throughout the day.  It’s great for the happy couple to search back through, too, and see a different side of the celebrations: a guest’s eye-view.  

Another reason that it’s popular is that a wedding hashtag allows friends and family who aren’t present at the venue to catch up on what’s going on.  Perhaps you have family and friends that are overseas or unable to travel.  Using a hashtag can help them follow the day’s events either during or afterwards.

Should You Have a Wedding Hashtag?

If you and your partner can barely use a smartphone, if you don’t have a Twitter or Instagram account or if you couldn’t care less about trending on the internet, then there’s little point in creating one.

You won’t miss out on anything, not really.

A hashtag isn’t tangible like a wedding cake, a photo booth or prosecco station.  Nobody is going to notice that you don’t have one and people have literally been getting married for thousands of years without one.  Sometimes, we have a tendency to think we have to include a lot of interesting extras into our ceremonies but we don’t. Don’t waste your time if you don’t need one.  Planning a wedding can be tough enough without adding unnecessary extras.

Remember, too, that anyone can click onto a hashtag and see what it’s going out. Something that’s hardly ideal if you’re trying to keep your ceremony and reception small or secretive.  If you’d rather have more control over what images are put on the internet, then there are other ways of doing it. 

How to Come Up with a Wedding Hashtag

The obvious choice is to use your names.  This might be two surnames combined into one.  It could be the name you’re intending to take after the ceremony with a Mr or Mrs Prefix at the front.  Check that it’s not been used for someone else’s wedding and that you’re happy for guests to use it on the day.


Not stuck on using your names?  Get brainstorming.  Use a piece of paper and without too much thought start listing commonalities between you and your partner, hobbies, the venue, how you first met or first got engaged and play about with the possibilities.


Use puns or well-known in-jokes to make it unique and personal.  It’ll also look nicer on any boards or notices you have.


Make sure that you tell people about the hashtag so they’re able to use it on the day.

A good hashtag will be easy to read, not too long and quick to type. Remember, the fingers of your guests might not be so dextrous after a bottle of table wine.

Still stuck? Shutterfly has a hashtag generator that groups together pertinent information and will spit out suggestions.

Would you be tempted to use a gay wedding hashtag and would you pay someone to do it?  Some couples have.  Drop us a message in the comments below or reach out via our social media pages. 

Pink Wedding Days is a same-sex wedding directory that helps LGBTQ couples find their dream wedding venue and service providers.  

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