5 Ways Technology Can Enhance Your Wedding Experience
It’s 2022, and weddings today aren’t your grandmas’ weddings. But instead of obsessing over having the Pinterest-perfect wedding details, here are some practical tools that will help improve the wedding experience for you, your guests, and your loved ones who can’t make it to the big day in person.
1. Digital Invitations
While printed save-the-dates and wedding invitations can be beautiful and scrapbook-worthy, they also come with an unnecessary environmental impact (who REALLY is scrapbooking these things?!), a sizable price tag, and manual management of RSVPs and menu selections. Consider using online tools to digitize the experience by sending virtual save-the-dates or wedding invitations using sites like Greenvelope or Paperless Post. Not only can you save paper and costs, but sites like these can track RSVPs and collect guests’ menu selections for your caterer. Who doesn’t like saving time, money, and effort?
2. Wedding Website
And while you’re digitizing the RSVP experience, why not make your guests a digital portal for all things related to your wedding? Sites like The Knot, Zola, and Minted help you aggregate wedding information like lodging recommendations, attire, registry and wedding details all in one place.
3. Livestream the Big Day
Whether due to a remote location or Covid-19 concerns, the sad truth is that there will be some invitees who just can’t make it to your wedding. But fear not, they can still be a part of your special day! Online tools like Guestinations allow you to livestream your wedding from the ceremony through the reception with a user-friendly interface that helps your guests feel like they are a part of the experience, even if they can’t physically be there.
4. Digital Storybook
With Guestinations, you get more than just a livestream of your wedding, you also get a digital storybook to help capture all the special moments from your wedding journey from multiple perspectives before, during, and after the wedding.
From photos and videos you upload to candid shots and messages from your friends and family (whether remote or in person), the digital storybook offers a fun record of your big day as well as the days and weeks leading up to it so you can relive the entire experience for years to come.
The images are displayed around the livestream screen via the app and a custom webpage, and the timeline feature then allows guests to scroll along to see uploads throughout the wedding experience.
5. QR Code to Gift Registry
A less-talked about perk of getting married? Getting gifts! Make it easy for your guests to give you wedding presents by putting a QR code on the gift table that links to your wedding registry or even Venmo. Catch guests when your big day is top of mind so they can quickly order you a gift or send you cash.
Guestinations and the other digital tools mentioned here offer so many ways to incorporate technology into your wedding to make your big day smoother for you and your guests. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get DIGITAL!
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