Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Wedding Planning Ideas

Lately it seems like technology is changing faster than we can keep up. With smartphones and tablets in the hands of almost everyone, we are constantly interacting with peers, and changing our social landscape. We are starting to see that even weddings are not excluded from this technological phenomenon. For better or worse, couples are integrating technology, especially social media, into their special day. Here’s what we can expect for the remainder of the wedding season and the next.

Facebook Save The Dates: Before the advent of social media, you could expect to receive engagement announcements and Save the Date announcements via snail mail. Today however, many couples are using the speed of technology to quickly announce their impending nuptials with friends and families. By posting engagement announcements and Save the Dates in the form of a Facebook photo album or Vine clip, couples are now able to announce their special news more quickly and to a greater group of people than ever before.

Graphic Wedding Invites: While engagement and Save the Date announcements are going viral, we will probably continue to receive traditional printed wedding invitations, but these too are getting a 21st Century facelift. Alongside the customary details about the ceremony and reception, couples are starting to include things like infographic designs telling the story of their relationship. The technologically savvy couple are also including QR codes in their invitations that link with their wedding websites on Theknot.com and Weddingwire.com. QR codes are also being used to provide guests with directions to the ceremony and reception sites, dinner menu selections, and an easy way to RSVP.

The Registry: The days of walking into Williams and Sonoma with the couple’s registry in hand to find the flatware set they desire may be over. Now as Generation Y and the Millennials begin to wed, we are seeing them registering for trendier and technology based items. Instead, expect to see couples registering for a Nest Thermostat, iPads, and Lockitron.

The Music: One way many couples are saving money on their special day is by ditching the DJ. With copious music playing apps and websites available to today’s tech-driven couples, we can see fewer bands, DJs, and of course string quartets, and more Spotify playlists. In addition to saving money by using Spotify, couples are getting guests involved by including songs they want to hear on their easy to customize playlists.

Photography: Be ready to post all of the candid shots you take throughout the festivities on Instagram using the couple’s customized hashtag. While the bride and groom have painstakingly chosen a great photographer for the ceremony and reception, they still want to feel a part of the celebration through your candid shots. By relying on apps like Instagram, the happy couple can easily set up a hashtag to be included in the action.

No matter the type of wedding you attend or plan, Peachtree Petals is committed to providing couples with the best floral arrangements, d├ęcor, and unique treats on their special day. Atlanta’s premier florist provides brides with free wedding consultations to meet their vision and budget.

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