Cringe-worthy Couples Create Crazy #WeddingHashtagsWithC
As social media has become a vital part of our lives, it has inevitably influenced weddings. People now plan and share their big day on various platforms, especially Instagram. Hashtags are an excellent way to tie all of the pictures, videos, and posts together in one place. It’s no surprise that every couple wants their wedding hashtag to be unique, catchy, and memorable. Still, some couples take it to a whole new level by creating cringe-worthy hashtags that could make you facepalm.
The Craze of Wedding Hashtags
Wedding hashtags started as a way for couples to connect with their guests and showcase the special moments from their big day. But now, it has become a trend to create quirky and punny hashtags that the guests can use on their social media posts. Research by WeddingWire claims that around 71% of couples make wedding hashtags, and 45% of them include their initials in it. However, some couples go off the rails and create hashtags that are too embarrassing to be spoken aloud.
When Creativity Goes Wrong
There’s a fine line between creativity and cringe-worthy when it comes to wedding hashtags. With the letter ‘C’ being one of the most popular initials, some couples go nuts and create hashtags that are downright absurd. Twitter is full of examples of these terrible creations, and we just couldn’t resist sharing a few.
“Our initials are C and R, so we thought of #CandRnuptheaisle. It’s punny, right?” – a couple we won’t name.
“We wanted something that represents us and our wedding, so we came up with #CallieAndChaseSayIDo. It’s like we are saying ‘I Do’ twice!” – a couple with a flawed sense of humor.
“We are getting married on a cruise; hence, we thought of #CaptainandCruiseGetHitched. It’s hilarious, and we’re sure everyone will use it.” – a couple living in a delusion.
These laughable hashtags wouldn’t be a problem if they were not cringe-worthy. It’s one thing to have a creative hashtag, but it’s a whole different level of embarrassment when your friends and family have to use hashtags like #CrazyInTheLoveTonight or #CakeandCaviarForCateAndCam.
The Consequences of Cringe-worthy Hashtags
Wedding hashtags are supposed to be a fun addition to the celebrations, but cringe-worthy ones can have repercussions. People are more likely to remember hashtags that are witty, charming, and meaningful to the couple. However, if the hashtag is too embarrassing, the guests might not even use it. Moreover, cringe-worthy hashtags are not always as harmless as they seem. They can convey the wrong message and affect the wedding’s overall impression.
Furthermore, it is never a good idea to post anything you wouldn’t want your grandma to see on social media. A hashtag like #CrazyCouplesCocktailsAndCuteSundaes might seem hilarious to you, but it can come across as insincere and send the wrong message to the guests. Not to mention, it can be challenging to explain to the future generations why you chose an embarrassing hashtag for your wedding.
How to Create a Unique, Memorable, and Sincere Hashtag
Coming up with a hashtag that reflects your personality and your special day can take some time and effort. Still, it’s worth it to avoid cringe-worthy consequences. Here are a few tips to help you create a memorable wedding hashtag:
- Keep it simple and easy to spell. You don’t want your guests to struggle with typos, misspellings, or autocorrect fails.
- Incorporate your name or initials into the hashtag. This way, your guests can easily recognize it when they see it.
- Avoid generic words like ‘wedding,’ ‘love,’ or ‘forever.’ They are overused and do not give any insight into your wedding’s unique aspects.
- Include a pun only if it makes sense and is not too forced. Punny hashtags can be super cute, but if it doesn’t fit, it’ll be cringe-worthy.
- Think of a hashtag that resonates with the theme or location of your wedding.
- Test your hashtag with friends and family to make sure it does not have any double meanings or come across as offensive.
With these tips in mind, you can create a unique and memorable hashtag that your guests will love using. Here’s a table with examples of hashtags that tick all the boxes:
|Cara and Max||#MarriedToMyMax|
|Laura and Chris||#LoandChris2019|
|Sara and Matthew||#MarryMeInMontana|
|Sophia and Jackson||#JacksophisticatedWedding|
|Rose and Tyler||#TyleredTheKnot|
The Bottom Line
While wedding hashtags are a fun and innovative way to capture memories and share them with the world, cringe-worthy hashtags can be a disaster. Everyone wants their wedding to be unique and memorable, but it should not be at the cost of embarrassment. A little bit of creativity and thoughtfulness go a long way in creating a hashtag that is charming and reflects the couple’s personality. Remember, there’s a difference between clever and cringy, and the latter is never a good thing.
So, if you’re planning on creating a wedding hashtag with the letter ‘C,’ think twice and avoid a #CatastrophicHashtagHell!
- WeddingWire, “Wedding Hashtag Survey,” https://go.weddingwire.com/wedding-hashtag-survey/ (accessed September 17, 2021).
- The Knot, “How to Create a Wedding Hashtag No One Else Will Have,” https://www.theknot.com/content/wedding-hashtags-best-practices (accessed September 17, 2021).
- Hey, Gorgeous Events, “5 Tips for Creating a Unique Wedding Hashtag,” https://www.heygorgeousevents.com/2019/06/04/5-tips-for-creating-a-unique-wedding-hashtag/ (accessed September 17, 2021).