For some people, technology is a hellscape they don’t want anywhere near their wedding, but for others, the very idea of having a back to basics tech-free wedding is just not going to happen.
Most people sit somewhere in between these extremes. Read on to find out how you can incorporate tech into your wedding.
Why Introduce Tech To Your Wedding Celebrations?
For couples who are considering adding technology to their wedding celebrations, it’s important to find out what options are out there and what you are comfortable with.
In order to determine if you should allow technology into your wedding celebrations, you need to evaluate the ‘why’ behind wanting it there. Here are a few ways you can embrace tech at your wedding.
Embracing Modern Tech for Your Wedding Registers
Using a wedding registry website for your guests to make their purchases for gifts from is a traditional way to start the wedding planning process.
Nowadays, most couples will start their registries at somewhere like Amazon or a specific wedding registry website. This means all gift options are kept in one place. This makes it much easier to provide guests with a secure place to purchase their gifts and is an aspect you want to consider as part of your wedding plans.
Consider Social Media
Social media is a difficult topic, but it should be noted that it can actually ruin the memories of a wedding.
Many couples will now ask guests not to post photos on social media during the ceremony and even in the evening during the party. Most of the time, this is down to privacy reasons. Still, there is also something to be said for a bride feeling beautiful at her wedding, logging into Facebook a few days later and seeing a very unflattering photo to deflate her wedding day glow.
Embrace social media if you want to, but do it with caution and ask guests to only post photos including their own friends and family to protect the privacy of others.
You may want to set up a WhatsApp group to share photos privately with guests.
Use Wedding Planning Apps
If you are planning on having a DIY wedding and would like to include tech, you will want to consider the various apps you can download to your phone that will help keep everything on schedule while staying within budget.
From apps that will help create personalized songs for your first dance and other elements of your big day or emailing an itinerary to guests, there are a bunch of ways technology can assist with the planning process.
Finding a great band using services like alivenetwork.com is a popular way to help smooth out the DIY wedding plans.
Use A Wedding Website
A wedding website is a great way to share stories and photos of the planning process as well as information about the wedding and where to get everything. This will help your guests plan ahead and avoid forgetting your wedding anniversary.
They are easy to install and easy to customize. There are many beautiful templates you can choose from when building a wedding website from scratch, or if you don’t have the skill, you can use a service like Squarespace, which makes it relatively easy for pretty much anyone.