We love Instagram - almost as much as we love weddings, wedding dresses, wedding cake and adorable ring bearers. One of our favorite things about this social media app is a trend that's been going on for a couple of years now - weddings with their very own hashtag.

Creating your own wedding hashtag is a perfect way to connect with the guests at your wedding and reception, as well as get to see the photos that everyone else is snapping of your special day. If this idea has made it on to your personal wedding planning checklist, make sure that you share your hashtag with your guests so they know how to join the fun! Try adding it to your wedding program or invitations, or create a fun sign to place at both your ceremony and reception suggesting that guests share their images with your specific hashtag, like the one below from Noteworthy & Blue.

hashtag sign

The hashtag itself can be as fun and creative or as simple and straight forward as you like - anything from your new last name and "wedding" to words that describe the look and feel of your wedding day. While you're dreaming up clever ideas, here are a few wedding photos from some of our favorite hashtags!

#redneckroyalwedding by @jen_schro_buck


#mccutewedding by @msamuels1212 and @beesavvy


#stoichpartyoftwo by @civicphoto.


#danelledirk by @deborahmichellestanton and @emmalorriecooke.


What do you think of this wedding trend? Are you planning to have a hashtag for your wedding day?