Wedding Hashtags for Hire
On nights out, it's a millennial rite of passage to get a post-worthy picture. The same tenant applies when doing anything remotely interesting; if you're spending time on something, you'd better capitalise by expanding your social presence. Weddings are the perfect opportunity to harvest troves of pictures, what with the camera-ready setting and well-dressed attendees. Planning is the backbone of a successful wedding and, leading up to the event, things must be slotted into a schedule for maximum organisation. When it comes to the big day - interwoven with magic and aflurry with happiness - the last thing anyone wants to expend energy on is thinking up a memorable hashtag. However, with the way social media stands, a good hashtag can truly set a wedding apart. And here, Marielle Wakim has carved out her niche.
Having attended 19 matrimonial ceremonies in the past couple years, Wakim is well up to the task of creating clever hashtags. The Los-Angeles-based magazine editor got her start as many do, by helping her enfianced friends. Wakim came up with personalised, event-specific hashtags to pair with Instagram posts, and found that her unique tags were well-received. Seizing the opportunity, she launched her hashtag-making service, called Happily Ever #Hashtagged, last month. A phone interview with Mashable reveals Wakim's thoughts: "People can't think of that notch-more clever of word play. That's why they hire me."
Happily Ever #Hashtagged offers various deals with the a single hashtag starting at $40; three hashtags are $85; a multi-hashtag package deal, $115, offers three options to choose from and two extras for bachelor and bachelorette parties. Outside of the wedding circuit, a single hashtag for another occasion costs $40.
Raezelle Mascarenhas + Alexander Ferris⠀ | #WheelyInLove |⠀ When your last name is Ferris, you pretty much have a built-in proposal spot—which you can bet Alexander took advantage of (smart dude). "We got engaged on a Ferris Wheel, and that's part of the theme of our wedding," Raezelle said. So of course, I had to incorporate Ferris Wheels into this gorgeous couple's hashtag...🎡❤️🎡
Branded materials go hand-in-hand with weddings, where couples drop hundreds, potentially thousands of dollars on custom accessories and decorations; from the standard photo booth props and invites, to napkins bearing the happy couple's event hashtag. The importance of an identifying event hashtag cannot be underestimated, tying in nicely to Wakim's assertion that "people are always trying to add a really personal touch to their day."
In the creative process, Wakim resorts to rhyming, combinations of forenames and surnames, and idioms. Beyond that, a survey covers other possible sources of inspiration including nicknames, wedding details, and funny quips from the couple's backstory. Check out some of her work below or check out Instagram.
Molly Goldbach + Chad Tempo | #MollyPicksUpTheTempo ⠀ #tbt to a day filled with love, friendship, and gorgeous details. Obsessed with these watercolor table tents featuring Molly and Chad's wedding hashtag; equally as obsessed with their wedding photographer. ⠀ 📸: @deidrelynnphotography ⠀⠀ •⠀⠀ •⠀⠀ •⠀⠀ •⠀⠀ •⠀⠀ •⠀⠀ •⠀⠀ •⠀⠀ •⠀⠀ #happilyeverhashtagged #wedding #bride #weddinginspiration #weddinginspiration #weddinghashtags #bridetobe #weddingphotos #weddingseason #weddingdecor #bridal #savethedate #weddinginvitations #igweddings #weddingmakeup #weddinghair #bridesmaids
Sofia Vergara + Joe Manganiello⠀ | #BesameMuchjoe |⠀ @goodmorningamerica celebrity hashtag challenge, round two! According to Hollywood lore (aka the tabloids), Joe Manganiello proposed to Sofia Vergara en Español. I couldn't help but use that knowledge to come up with their fantasy hashtag 💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻 ¿Qué piensas? 🎉🍾 (PS, happy one year anniversary you blindingly beautiful love birds!) 📸: @sofiavergara ⠀
Maggie Gottlieb + Charlie Madsen | #CharMagWeddon ⠀ Dream wedding: ✔️. Hilarious hashtag: ✔️. Standing beside your best friend-since-kindergarten as she marries the love of her life: 😭⠀ 📸: @katiekett ⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ #happilyeverhashtagged #wedding #bride #weddinginspiration #weddinginspiration #weddinghashtags #bridetobe #weddingphotos #weddingseason #weddingdecor #bridal #savethedate #weddinginvitations #chicagoweddings
Recently featured on ABC News, Happily Ever #Hashtagged has received an influx of attention. Since the coverage, Wakim claims that her business has quadrupled. Not everyone has the makings of a wordsmith, but now you can hire someone to do the wordsmithing for you. Hashtag creation, for those of us who can't be bothered to spend countless minutes testing out short word pairings, may be the next big step in business.
Jacqui Litvan, wielding a bachelor's degree in English, strives to create a world of fantasy amidst the ever-changing landscape of military life. Attempting to become a writer, she fuels herself with coffee (working as a barista) and music (spending free time as a raver). Follow her @Songbird_Jacqui
Wedding Hashtags for Hire Reviewed by Jacqueline Litvan on Thursday, December 08, 2016 Rating: