We're officially living in the future, y'all. In this day and age, you can use the Internet and even your smartphone to plan your wedding, access a gazillion (or more) wedding ideas, and keep your guests up-to-date on all things wedding-related. Technology can make your wedding even more amazing! Here are a few great ways to make your wedding a little more tech-savvy:
Live stream your ceremony online for friends and family who can't attend. This is maybe my favorite tech-related wedding trend! You can live stream your wedding for your loved ones who can't be there for your big day starting at $199 on I Do Stream. You can use your own equipment or theirs, and you can even stream your whole wedding day!
Come up with a killer hashtag. Your guests will no doubt be posting photos from your fabulous wedding all over Instagram and Facebook! If you come up with a creative hashtag, you, your guests and those who weren't able to make it to your wedding will be able to find plenty of photos in one spot. Display a sign at your ceremony and/or reception with your hashtag! Cute hashtag ideas: happilyever(yourlastname), (yourlastname)partyof2, or a clever combination of your first names.
Decide whether or not you want an unplugged ceremony. Unplugged ceremonies (in which you ask your guests not to take photos with their cameras or smartphones) are becoming really popular! Perks of an unplugged ceremony: there will be no photos from your ceremony online before the professional ones, no cameras or phones being held up in your professional photos, and no pictures of people standing in the aisle taking photos. If you decide to go this route, display a sign at the entrance to your ceremony asking guests to keep their devices put away. It's also a good idea to have your officiant make an announcement before the ceremony begins.
Download a photo and video sharing app. WedPics is a great app for you and your guests to use. Anyone with the app can add photos and videos from your big day, as well as access information about accommodations, events, your registries, and tons of other wedding-related things. The best part? It's free!
Sign up for all the essential sites and read tons of wedding blogs. The wedding inspiration online is limitless. My personal favorite websites: Pinterest (obviously!), The Knot, Style Me Pretty, Wedding Chicks, Bridal Guide and Loverly. Many of these have their own apps, which makes finding wedding ideas on the go so easy! Just be sure not to spend too much time on these websites, because it's easy to stress yourself out with the endless amount of ideas!
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