Weddings 2.0: Using Apps and Social Media to Plan Your Wedding
Oh how times have changed. When I was out in the dating pool, most of my friends and family couldn’t comprehend the influence technology had on my love life. Now that I’m preparing for my wedding, I am overwhelmed with the amount of technology available.
I remember when my sister got married about 10 years ago, she had a three ring binder to organize everything and cut out photos from magazines. Now, we have spreadsheets and Pinterest. Did you know Google has a template you can use to organize your entire wedding? Seriously. It’s a little out of control, but then again, so are most weddings.
You can use WedKit to create an iPhone app just for your wedding.
I am using a spreadsheet to track things like who RSVP’d, what else needs to be done, how much stuff is costing… Okay, I’m not really doing that last one, but I probably should.
To track ideas for the reception, dresses and hairstyles, I’m using Pinterest. I’ve even thought about hiring someone to live stream the wedding, but it’s way too expensive. If we do broadcast the wedding, we will use Google Hangout because, you know, it’s free.
We will be using Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to share various moments. I’m still trying to come up with a hashtag. At first, I thought I was being unique about having a hashtag for the wedding, but apparently, it’s getting a bit mainstream. That’s not going to stop us from having one though. It has to be reflective of ourselves, not just our names with the word "wedding" jammed at the end. How about #TwitterLoveWed? I mean, since that’s how Paul and I met, it seems appropriate.
And yes, we do have a wedding website. I mean we aren’t going to send out actual invitations to people since we aren’t having that many. I did try out this thing called Capsule. It seems pretty interesting. It’s an easy way for your guests who use Instagram to have their photos feed to your wedding website. Of course, it’s a way for them to get your photos and then sell them back to you in a book.
Then there is our registry. Like the honeymoon registry that you can only access online.
Can you imagine what will be available in the next 10 years? Maybe people can hire robots to do everything for them, and all they would need is some medicine from old people for fuel.
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