How to choose your Wedding #Hashtag

Hashtags are not just something teenagers use and there are lots of benefits for having one for your Wedding. The best reason to have a hashtag for your wedding (other than that it is so much fun!) is that it will allow you, after your wedding, to see the day from various angles and perspectives. This is by far the easiest way to collect all your wedding photos and comments from places like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. But how do you choose the perfect hashtag that’s not only a perfect fit for you and your better half, but won’t get absorbed in an ocean of hashtags.

Choose a Unique Hashtag

The most important thing when choosing your hashtag is to make sure it is not already taken. Your photos can get lost if the hashtag you’ve chosen is the same as something else that is hugely popular like #herecomesthebride.

So where to start?

You can go for the classis #sallywilliamhitched, or if you have a difficult last name, or one that is hard to spell, try changing it slightly, and instead of #FinlayTharpeWedding try #FarpesWedding. If you want to be a bit more creative you can always try alliteration like #sallysaysido or #thomastiestheknot. If you’ve got your eyes on a hashtag but it has already been taken, add your location or date to the end #andrewsarah2015 or #hitchedatIntundla. Using common words or wedding phrases and rhyme in your hashtag will make for some laughs, #knotabadidea #maidenknight. And I’m sure you can do far better than this! If you’re still stuck there are plenty of Wedding Hashtag Generators that will do the job for you.

Some of the best #weddinghashtags we’ve seen:

#WeCameWeSawWeWed

#SmithNoMore

#WeSaidIDoOnJune2

#HappilyEverson

Make sure your guests know your Hashtag

There are lots of ways you can let your guests know about your hashtag. Include it in your invitation, have it displayed prominently on your Wedding Website. And of course on post some signage at the Wedding Ceremony. Other clever ways to remind your guests of your hashtag is to have it printed on the back of your place cards, attached a printed label to your confetti parcels.

Most importantly have fun with it. You could consider your 21st-century Guestbook.

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Social Media Etiquette at Weddings

Probably one of the most wonderful times of your life, meeting that special person, falling in love, getting engaged and then planning your big day. People have been falling in love and getting married since the beginning of times, but are the rules still the same when it comes to wedding etiquette or do we need a new set of rules to guide us through this transition from man and woman to husband and wife?

We look at things to consider when tweeting, posting and using hashtags.

Announce your wedding face-to-face
You might arrange the rest of your social life using social media, but this is one event that should preferably be announced to the people close to you in person or on the telephone first. They will certainly appreciate the courtesy but you also don’t want to miss out on seeing their facial expressions when you announce your engagement!

Think before you post
This should be a general rule-of-thumb for using social media, but do consider other people before posting. Some of your social media friends may not have been invited so refrain from posting too much detail about the wedding. Also try not to overkill, your friends will grow weary from reading about your wedding planning for a full year before the actual event! Keep your posts positive no one wants to read about your dirty laundry and mother-in-lawzilla on Facebook.

Should wedding guests be allowed to post pictures of your wedding?
This really is up to the couple but you have every right to ask your guests not to post any photographs to social media. You can include this request in your wedding invitation, and also have a reminder on your wedding day. Keep it fun and light-hearted. Instead ask your guests to send all their photos to you for inspection first and then post them to the album on your wedding website where everyone can view them.

Create a wedding hashtag
This is a really fun thing to do for your wedding and can be hugely exciting to look at after your I-do’s. This also puts all your guests wedding photos in one place. Include your wedding hashtag in your wedding invitation, on your wedding website and as a reminder again on your wedding day. You can make this even more entertaining by handing out your hashtag as a temporary tattoo on the day #mrandmrshitched. Who knows your hashtag might even help some of your single guests to get hooked up!

Related article: Social Media and Getting Married

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Latest Wedding Trend – Have your own Wedding Website

At Intundla Wedding Venue near Pretoria we are all about giving you the most memorable wedding and in order to do this we have to keep up with the Joneses! The latest Wedding craze seems to be for the Bridal Couple to have their own personalised Wedding Website. But why would you need a Wedding Website? Well for starters the best answer would be Information Sharing. This is the best and easiest and of course cutest way to share with everyone about the WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN WHY AND HOW of all your wedding plans. And of course the simplest way to update your friends and family when plans change or something new pops up!

Certain things are always a bit tricky when it comes to planning a wedding and having a wedding website takes care of these little worries in a very discreet and fun way without saying who’s your mother – or in this case who’s the mother of the bride!

RSVP ~ never has this job been so easy. Your guests can respond to your invitation right on your website. And if you have more than one wedding event that you want them to respond to, no problem. You can even add options like food choices, accommodation options, and much more. Is one of your bridesmaids handling all the responses? No problem the RSVP’s can go straight to her.

Gift registry ~ this one traditionally can have a few snags. You don’t want to appear greedy by pointing them in the direction of your favourite department store. With a wedding website you can very discreetly place the link of your online registry on your website for all to view. You can even very subtly suggest that you’d rather want your gift in hard cash! We’ve come across a very sweet way of saying this ~

Because at first we lived in sin
we got the sheets and the laundry bin
a gift from you would be swell
but we prefer a donation for our
wishing well

Our story ~ your story is unique and maybe some of your friends and family have been out of touch a bit or would love to get to know more about your partner and soon to be husband or wife! This is your space and what a beautiful way to tell all your loved ones about how you met, how you first fell in love, what you find irresistible about your partner …

Accommodation ~ no more laborious email after email to all the out-of-towners informing them of accommodation choices, costs, contact details and maps of the venues, etcetera. You can have all the information they need right at their fingertips and they can refer back to it as many times as they want! Having all the information on the website makes it very easy and convenient for everyone. When you have your Wedding at Intundla you have the convenience of having everything at one venue ~ your Ceremony, Reception and of course Accommodation for your guests at our beautiful Lodge.

Dress code ~ yes guests always want to know what should I wear to this wedding!? Because the etiquette for proper wedding guest attire can vary greatly depending on the style of the wedding this is not always an easy task for the wedding guest. Well know you can take the guess work from it by telling (and even showing) them exactly what to wear. You can include photos as examples and give hints on what might not be suitable. For instance if you’re planning on getting married outside on a lawn or sandy dune you can mention this so that the ladies don’t arrive wearing high heeled shoes that will sink in the sand or grass.

Bridal party ~ your bridesmaids and groomsmen play an important part in your wedding and can sometimes be overlooked. With a wedding website you can give credit where credit is due and tell and show (with photos) who they are and why you asked them to be in your wedding?

Wedding events ~ most weddings these days involve more than just the Ceremony and Reception. You can have all the information on your wedding website. From the pre-wedding parties, the wedding as well as your post wedding parties. Where? When? What to bring? All the details in one place. This makes everyone’s life easier and your guests will appreciate the gesture!

Photos and videos ~ Your Wedding will probably be one of the most important events of your life. Your wedding website makes sharing it with everyone you love so much easier. Even the friends and family that can’t attend your wedding will also feel like they are part of the celebrations. Share all your beautiful memories with all the people in your lives ~ it’ll mean the world to them.

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