Love them or hate them, wedding hashtags are seemingly here to stay. And while that may be a bit stressful for some — as if booking a venue, a caterer, a photographer, a DJ, etc etc etc wasn’t already tedious enough — if you’ve got some extra cash lying around you can pay someone to do the clever hashtagging for you, The Cut reports. Huzzah.
Happily Ever #Hashtagged, the brainchild of Los Angeles magazine culture and arts editor Marielle Wakim, hopes to take some of the pressure off of the happy couple. After generating winning wedding hashtags for some of her friends — she works for a magazine, after all — she tells The Cut that she decided it might be a good time to make a business out of it.
“Paige Thomas & Chad Van Norman #VanAndWife”
“Sharrah Robeson & Tyler Stevens turns into #SharrahTysTheKnot”
The rates aren’t outrageous either. You can pay $40 for one hashtag, $85 for 3, or $115 for three wedding hashtags and two additional tags for Bachelor or Bachelorette parties.
So, how does she do it? Wakim explains to The Cut, “Generally where I start is with rhymes and idioms and seeing if there’s an idiom that already exists with their last name, or if their last name rhymes with something that can play with a fun idiom or a phrase.” Let’s be honest. We don’t care how she does it. Just don’t make us do it.
“Maggie Gottlieb & Charlie Madsen turns into #CharMagweddon”
And, yes, for those who were wondering, Wakim can hook it up with a clever hashtag for an occasion that ISN’T a wedding.
“The poet John Dryden once said,” Wakim writes, “that puns are the lowest and most groveling kind of wit. Was he England’s first Poet Laureate? Yes. Was he a millennial in search of a clever wedding hashtag? No. And so, I choose to align myself with Alfred Hitchcock, who called puns the highest form of literature.” Lolol.