Burnin’ Love: #dragonwedding

I made up a hashtag for our wedding, which I figured only a few guests would use, but would be fun anyway.

When I decided on the tag, I looked it up online and nobody had used it, so I thought it was safe to order our photo sharing cards—and then, the weekend before we got married, someone snagged the same tag! Luckily their guests also didn’t really use it, so there weren’t a lot of photos and Tweets already tagged.

Having a hashtag for your wedding might seem kind of silly, but we had fun with it. I posted a lot in the days before the wedding, using the tag, and BM Fatina really went nuts with it on Instagram. My sister used it a bit on Twitter, and even our photographer Rozy got into it!

Here are a few of my favourite posts using the tag (which was not actually #dragonwedding):

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“Road trip, Day 2.”

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“We’re ready for the wedding tomorrow with our awesome new shades!”

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“It’s almost wedding time. Can you find the bride? LOL”

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“We’re keeping it Klassy at the #dragonwedding.”

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“Me and Shayla, the beautiful bride!”

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#ISpy The Biggest Smile”¦or just a big mouth :)”

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Even if you only have a few people who will use it, I suggest making a wedding hashtag. It’s fun to have all of everyone’s posts in one place! Just make sure you choose your tag wisely.

Did you have a lot of people Tweeting or Instagramming your wedding? Did you like it?

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All images not otherwise indicated by Rozy Seitz. Those marked with an asterisk were edited, with permission, by me.

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Mrs. Dragon

Location:
Sioux Lookout/Brockville, ON
Wedding Date:
September 2012
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    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 9:54 am

    Derp, I included Rozy’s photo credit on here — she did take some of them but they’re all by different friends and family! :)

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:25 am

    That’s such a fun idea!

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    mswallaby 2069 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:18 am

    I love that idea!! We meant to set up a hash tag for our wedding but forgot with all of the craziness of the wedding week.

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    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 11:23 am

    @Mrs. Treasure: I had an awesome time looking through all the tags after the wedding! And it kept it all organized for me to grab the photos.
    @Mrs. Wallaby: It was really fun! Underused, but still awesome. A bigger wedding would probably benefit from it more.

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:14 pm

    I’m considering making a FB group (twitter’s almost unexisting around here) for everyone to upload pictures, but we’ll see.

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    otter 1321 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:41 pm

    We’re doing a hashtag too! I’ve been using either #otterswed or #philiplovesmelissa throughout planning to keep track of my tweets/photos from planning. So exciting to see what guests will do with it! :)

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    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 6:24 am

    @Miss Toadstool: Good idea! Way more of our friends use FB than Twitter.
    @Miss Otter: It’s really fun to watch it being used! I hope I get I go to a wedding with a hash tag.

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    coyote 1621 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:21 am

    This is such a brilliant idea D! I love it!!!

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    blonde17jess 1290 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:10 am

    I’ve never heard of this before. It’s a pretty sweet way to use social media…

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