Weddings + Technology | Guest Blogger
Weddings + Technology | Guest Blogger
The following blog post is by the fabulous Naomi Shaw who is a freelance journalist residing in sunny Southern California with her husband and three children. She is a work-at-home mom that enjoys writing on fashion, beauty, jewelry, and interior design. She loves to garden, craft, and revamp furniture, making it look very much her own.
Technology is giving weddings an upgrade! There are so many new ways to celebrate your love
with those who mean so much to you while making creative memories to last a lifetime. Most
importantly, it’s a chance to have more fun!
As the bride, you’ll know it’s not always easy to chat and connect with all your wedding guests,
especially if you have a large number of them. You might also miss out on fun things that are
happening with your guests, such as pictures they’re taking. By putting your wedding on the
social media map, you’ll nip these problems in the bud.
You can create a virtual venue, such as your own wedding website or a Facebook page for your
wedding, where guests can share images, videos, or connect with you by writing you messages.
You could also send your guests messages on such a platform, such as reminders of things like
dress code so that they can look the part, or maps to help them get to the reception on time.
Another fun idea is to create a Twitter hashtag. Guests can use this hashtag when they chat
about your wedding online so everything that’s shared will be easily located. Try the wedding
hashtag generator for some cool wedding hashtag names.
Create Special Memories
It’s possible that not all your guests will be able to make your wedding. Livestreaming your
wedding is therefore a fantastic way to connect with loved ones in spite of the distance. You can
do this with gadgets such as:
● Skype. This app is great for streaming to one device, such as a laptop, and it’s really
easy because most people already use the service. The bonus is that it’s free if you are
making video calls with one person.
● HangWith. This app allows any number of people to join the live video stream. Best of
all, people viewing the video can chat and their words will show up on screen. It’s great
to create immediacy and make everyone feel part of the action.
Now you won’t have to tell people you wish they’d been there because it will feel like they were!
Get a New Angle
Cameras and drones are becoming popular ways to see your big day in a new light and from
different angles. Imagine a breath-taking aerial view of you and your spouse as you exit the
church, or a hidden bouquet camera which will be great for a chuckle. Think of technology as a
creative photographer, giving you snaps that you’ll enjoy forever.
If you like the idea of having a drone at your wedding, be sure to let a professional be in charge
of it to get the best shots. Drones are still pretty new and they’re sure to grab attention to them,
so it’s a good idea to have them working their magic when you’re not wanting all the attention to
be on you, such as during your vows or wedding speeches. When guests are relaxing after the
ceremony, that’s the perfect time to give them a surprise.
Choose a Maid-of-Honour App
Planning a wedding can be stressful but technology steps in to take a load off your shoulders.
There are some apps you should download immediately to ensure that you save time, money,
and feel less stressed. These are:
● Wedding Lookbook: Search for bridal dresses right from your iPhone. Plus, the app
gives you listings of salons that have the dresses you like. You can even send
messages to the salons to request an appointment to see the gowns in person.
● Pinterest: This app is great for getting wedding inspiration - or Pinsperation - on all
areas of your big day. Whether you’re looking for interesting wedding ring designs or
ideas for a rustic wedding, you’ll find it - and much more.
● TopTable Planner: Import your wedding guest list to this app, then drag names all over
the table diagrams so you can see exactly where everyone should be seated. You can
also make notes for other wedding-related things, such as meal preferences to ensure
all your guests have a great time.
Having a spectacular wedding isn’t just about the venue or food anymore - technology should
also make an appearance to create a special day. With so many interesting and creative apps
and gadgets, your wedding is sure to be a beautiful, timeless life event.