Love and Technology
Technology is engrained in our everyday lives from Skype, text, apps, hashtags, and smartphones. Why not incorporate technology into your wedding?
From a live broadcast feed of your ceremony on Skype to displaying your vows on a screen whilst reading them from your Iphone, these are just some of the ways people have gone about using these tools to enhance their special moment. You could save up to $360 using technology!
1) Use your Phone
From phones, wedding websites, and apps, brides are using these devices more than you think. 69% of brides have a personal wedding website, 58% of brides are using their smartphones to take and share wedding-related pictures. 1 in 5 brides use a mobile app to plan, shop, or register for their wedding.
2) Guests Capture & Share Video
Video just isn’t for the wedding day anymore. Brides are having a blast making fun of the silly things they’ve said and done during their wedding planning. Over 25% of videos are captures on Smartphones. Save $1,400 by asking your guests to record and send you the videos to create a DIY wedding story. Storymix makes it easy with a mobile app, HD camera rentals, and custom editing services. Weddings.Storymixmedia.com
3) Reception Fun
Have access to a big projection screen or a big white wall? Instead of using it for a slideshow, use it for epic video game fun that most people can’t get at home on their small screens. Replace the game with your favorites like Rock Band or Wii Play, and you’ll have a reception activity that will have guests forming a line.
4) Social Media
This isn’t the first time cell phones have been at the altar. You’ve probably seen a YouTube video or two where a bride or groom whips out their cell phone to update their Facebook status or post a tweet. Have you ever seen it as a part of the ceremony, though? Before this groom is allowed to kiss his bride, they must update their Facebook statuses. Cool or cheesy?
Maybe you’re not into having mobile technology used that way during a wedding—we can understand that. But what if mobile technology could allow people, that otherwise couldn’t, be a part of your wedding? As we mentioned, not all guests can make it for your big day, so what if you could bring them to the wedding through FaceTime?
As mentioned earlier, consider how to incorporate technology into your wedding planning process. Such a method can allow for consistency in information sharing and time management. Take a moment to give it a try and see how this affects your planning.