It’s been a year and a half since Joe and I got married, so today I’m sharing some of my favorite tech tips that I’d recommend to any bride planning her wedding. Let me know what you guys think!
1. Start A Pinterest Inspiration Board
I’ve always loved Pinterest, but when it came time to plan my wedding, I was obsessed! I was constantly Pinning ideas and photos to my wedding board and it made the whole planning process so much easier. It’s all about the details, and the more inspiration you have at your fingertips, the faster you’ll be able to make those tough decisions.
2. Setup A Shared Photo Album
On the iPhone it’s really easy to create a shared photo album, so that’s what my family and I do whenever we’re on a trip or celebrating a special occasion. Instead of having to text each other the pictures we each take with our phones, it’s so much easier to have one central location that everyone sends them to. This was super helpful for not only my wedding but my bridal shower too!
3. Create A Wedding Hashtag
You’ll also want to create a wedding hashtag to easily find photos that your friends and family share on social media. Mine was #BuellBash and I made sure to have signage out at my reception to remind people to share!
4. Create A Honeymoon Registry
One of the smartest things I’ve seen lately are those new honeymoon registries. Joe and I went to St. Lucia for our honeymoon, and it definitely would have been helpful to have our guests contribute to our travel fund. Some of the registries even let you pick specific excursions and meals that your guests can gift you, so it’s a little more personalized than straight up cash. Either way, I think a honeymoon registry makes a lot of sense, especially if you’ve already got enough bowls and spatulas to last you a lifetime.
5. Make A Wedding Website
Joe and I didn’t make a wedding website, but in retrospect, we definitely should have. It would have made our lives so much easier and it would have been particularly helpful for our out-of-town guests.
Wedding websites are super trendy these days because they’re a great way to keep guests connected throughout the whole process. When it comes down to it, weddings are over in a heartbeat – but technology makes it possible to build anticipation before the wedding, and keep memories of the big day alive after.
Don’t have a lot of experience making websites? Not to worry! Check out GoCentral and you’ll see how simple it is to create a wedding website in under an hour.
I tried it myself and it’s extremely user-friendly. You basically enter what your website’s about, give it a name, and in a second, you have a few different layouts and themes to choose from.
I’m telling you…zero experience required.
GoCentral contains all the components that make a great wedding website. You can setup a contact form to collect RSVPs, include maps to help your guests navigate their way to the wedding, and display photos via an online gallery. You can also use the built-in email marketing features to quickly reach guests, which can definitely come in handy.
It can even be updated and viewed on mobile, making it easy to keep guests updated at all times.
Plus, remember that honeymoon fund I mentioned earlier? You can add it to your website so your guests don’t have to wonder where you’re registered at.
Any other tech tips you can think of? Did you do any of these for YOUR wedding? Let us know in the comments!
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