Everyone imagines their wedding day differently. Some people want a massive celebration with music and dancing. Other people want something simple and low-key, an intimate moment for the couple and their families. But no matter the details, every altar-bound individual wants their wedding to be one thing: perfect. And thanks to the innovations of the digital world, it can be! Here are some trends to explore as you plan your perfect wedding:

 

Wedding Websites

Planning a wedding means spending your days answering lots of questions. What colour will your decor be? Are children allowed? Where are you registered? After a while, you may wish that you had some sort of sign to carry around, answering all those questions you’ve been asked a hundred times already… or you could just create a wedding website.

Your wedding website can be a one-stop shop for all your important wedding details. How did you meet your soon-to-be spouse? Where are you registered? What is the dress code for the big day? With a few keystrokes and a pre-made template (or a sight built from scratch for the tech-savvy couple), you can be sure that your guests stay in the know.

Even if you don’t want to create a whole website, you can still use the world wide web to ease the stress of wedding planning. Digital invitations and save the dates are an easy way to spread the word about your impending nuptials. You might even finalise your guest list sooner – after all, clicking “RSVP” on a digital invite is much easier than putting a card in the mail.

 

Paperless Planning

There’s a reason why wedding planning is such a sought-after service – planning a wedding is hard. With so many decisions and plans to keep track of, it’s a wonder most of us don’t turn into Bridezilla’s! These days, however, some couples are leaving the planning to the device in their pockets.

Wedding planning apps can help couples find local vendors, get advice on themes, or simply vent their wedding-planning stress to other couples. After a download or two, affianced couples can find wedding inspiration, organise their seating chart, or keep track of their wedding budget – all on their phone or tablet, keeping you organised and stress-free.

 

Social Media Matrimony

Planning a wedding is an exciting time for any couple, which they will want to share with the people close to them. And thanks to social media, you can keep everyone updated on your plans. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat are great tools for getting your friends and family excited for your wedding day.

And social media isn’t just for sharing behind-the-scenes moments from your wedding. It can also be a great way to share your special day with friends and family who couldn’t make it to the big event. Take a selfie at your reception. Have a bridesmaid film the father-daughter dance. You could even ask your wedding videographer to set up a livestream so out-of-towners can watch you exchange vows in real time! With the right tools at your disposal, you can share this beautiful day with people you care about all over the world.

 

#HappilyEverAfter

If you talk to couples about their wedding day, you’ll hear one consistent complaint: it was all a blur. There’s a lot going on during a wedding, and too often the couple barely has time to eat their dinner, let alone soak in the moment. A wedding hashtag can help preserve those precious memories.

Decide on your hashtag early on – it should be memorable (rhymes always work) and mention both people’s names, as well as the date of the wedding. Then, add the hashtag to any wedding-related social media posts. Some couples even take their social media presence a step further and create customised, wedding-themed filters for apps like Snapchat. These services vary in cost, but the result is truly one of a kind.

On the big day, encourage your guests to use your hashtag or filter. Not only will this give your guests a fun new feature to take selfies with, it will help compile all the photos from your big day into one place. By the time you get home from the honeymoon, you’ll have a ton of great photos and posts memorialising your matrimony.

As you begin the wedding planning process, don’t be afraid to think outside the box and give these digital trends a try. With these tools, creating the perfect wedding will be simpler than you thought!

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