The name you’re born with can be both a blessing or a curse. We at Bored Panda have already written about the everyday problems that people with ‘offensive’ last names face. However, having a good sense of humor and being a good sport about it can help to see the silver lining.
One person who looks on the bright side of things is a guy named Tyler Dick. When he entered his last name into a wedding hashtag generator for his and his fiancée Allison’s website, he wasn’t expecting the hilarity that ensued.
The couple couldn’t stop laughing at the unintentionally comedic hashtags, and neither could we! Scroll down and enjoy, but make sure you’re not eating anything. Are the jokes juvenile? Yes. But did they also make our day? Also, yes. Be sure to read on for Bored Panda’s interview with Tyler.
Tyler Dick and his betrothed couldn’t stop laughing after they used a wedding hashtag generator. Get ready to giggle
Image credits: Tyler Dick
“I got the idea of using a name generator after I heard that Post Malone (we are huge fans) got his name from one. Once I read the hashtags, my first thought was that I had to share them with my friends. I hadn’t laughed that hard in a long long time. Honestly, I don’t make many posts on social media but I thought it would be easier than sending out a bunch of text messages. It was after the initial post that my cousin (also a Dick) said I should make it public,” Tyler told Bored Panda.
“Allison and I knew it was funny but didn’t expect it to spread as it did. We are glad that we gave everyone a good laugh. We had fun reading the comments and interacting with people.”
We wanted to know Tyler’s opinion about whether wedding hashtags are a passing fad or here to stay. Here’s what he said: “I think wedding hashtags are here to stay. Aside from ours being hilarious, they are a great way to gather photos and comments from an event in one location. We will be able to see our wedding from everyone’s perspective without having to go searching for the photos and posts.”
Finally, he told us that his and Allison’s wedding will happen on September 5, 2020, in downtown Wichita.
Wedding hashtags are here to stay
Bored Panda also spoke to Anna from The Celebrant Society about wedding hashtags, when they got popular, and what her advice for creating them would be. “As long as hashtags have been around, people have been using them to sort and store their data. Wedding photos are no different! It’s a great way to accumulate everyone’s documented fun from your event in one easily searchable place.”
In Anna’s opinion, wedding hashtags will be around as long as hashtags, in general, are relevant. Here’s her advice for making great wedding hashtags: “Get creative with your names, your location, or a common theme in your relationship. Think puns, play on words, or word merging. Ask friends, family, and your wedding vendors to help come up with fun or unique options, and do a search of a hashtag before committing to it. You don’t want too many people using the same hashtag or your photos will get lost in the mix!”
Tyler couldn’t help but share the comedy gold online (after all, who knew that computer programs could be this hilarious without meaning to?). His post went viral, with over 9.5k likes and 21k shares on Facebook. What’s more, over 20k people commented on the post: it just goes to show many of them found the hashtags funny, too.
You know you’re living in the future when you realize that planning your wedding isn’t just about the venue, the food, and the flowers—people are pressured into creating their very own unique wedding hashtags.
Usually, personalized hashtags are a combination of the couple’s names, involve puns, or use some sort of inside jokes to give them hidden meanings. Meanwhile, hashtag generators will ask you for some additional information, like where the wedding will happen and whether you want your hashtag to be traditional or funny or something else entirely.
There are plenty of wedding hashtag generators online, including free ones. And they’re a few keystrokes and mouseclicks away. However, some of them might ask you to create an account, even if they provide their services for free.
Let us know if you’ve ever been the ‘victims’ of misunderstandings with your last names or hashtag generators gone wild, as well as what you think of this new fad to have wedding hashtags in the first place, dear Readers.