Technology continues to revolutionize how we do things, including age-old traditions like weddings. And although it can be used to enhance and showcase class in the wedding itself, one of the best ways technology can be used is in the planning itself.
For example, the tough job of looking for a venue doesn’t have to be hard today. All you need to do is whip up your phone and search for event venues in your city. And when it comes to trying out wedding dresses, you can do so from the comfort of your home, thanks to Augmented Reality (AR).
Today, we’ll look at various ways you can use technology for your wedding planning.
Wedding planning is full of small nitty-gritties that are actually not small when it comes to the actual wedding. These can be quite a headache to manage. Thankfully, there are lots of wedding apps out there you can use to simplify the process. These can become your personal wedding assistant, available 24/7 to guide you through every step. They can help you do tasks such as creating guest lists and managing RSVPs. They can also help provide inspiration, manage your budget, and ensure that you stay on schedule.
Gone are the days when travelling from place to place would be the biggest hassle of wedding planning. Thanks to virtual wedding planning technologies, you can significantly save on that time and budget. One of the ways you can do this is by exploring wedding venues digitally. This can be through virtual tours and 3D rendering, which will give you the feel of a certain venue. You can also attend virtual wedding fairs, and there are virtual wedding planning platforms that offer digital design tools you can use to visualize and customize wedding elements. Wedding dress designers will also let you try on wedding dresses from anywhere through 3D and Augmented Reality (AR).
We no longer have to write paper wedding invitations, as first of all, they are tedious, and we also want to be environmentally friendly. Digital invitations allow us to achieve what we could back then and much more. This is because they combine elegancy with efficiency. They come with stunning visuals that can be customized to reflect the couple’s personality and wedding theme, and they also are cost-friendly, don’t face logistical challenges, and are eco-friendly. Most of them also come with integrated RSVP tracking tools, which simplify this daunting task.
The world today is very interconnected, and you don’t have to be limited in your wedding planning just because of distance. If you want to have a destination wedding, you can still let your friends and family that can’t attend become a part of it through virtual attendance. All you need to do is plan for live streaming and video conferencing. This will allow all your loved ones to join in on your big day with real-time interaction and participation. This can also can in handy in the event of unforeseen circumstances that can disrupt wedding plans, making it difficult for guests to attend in person.
Even traditional wedding registries have taken a digital turn and are much better. Today, you no longer have to walk through a department store with a scanner – you only need your mobile phone and internet. And with a few clicks, you can curate a personalized wish list that meets your unique preferences.
These registries can also be easily shared with guests, and they can even chip in as a group to purchase a significant gift. You also won’t have to wait for long before your gifts arrive, as online registries often provide helpful tracking and delivery features, making it easier for couples to acknowledge and express gratitude for the thoughtful gifts they receive. This makes the whole process of gift-giving heartier and seamless for both the couple and guests.