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Technology and Your Wedding
Technology and Your Wedding
With the advancement of technology and what a huge role it plays in your day to day life, why not use it to help you plan your big day? Given the amount of time and attention a wedding requires to plan, attention to detail is essential. Even when doing your best to keep track of all of those details, important ones can slip through the cracks if you’re not careful.
Not only are there wedding websites that can help you plan your big day, making sure no details go overlooked; but using the technology available to you can streamline communication.
Before you can even consider planning, you have to know what your ideal wedding would be like. Take to social media for inspiration. By seeing what other people are doing or what they have done, it may spark your creative flair and inspire you to visualize how you want your day of nuptials to transpire.
By consulting social media sites like Facebook or Instagram, once you search out what you find appealing, you can also learn how to achieve your goals. Oftentimes, not only will these sites tell you where you can get certain items, but they will also give you step-by-step instructions on how to recreate them if you are on a tighter budget.
You will soon learn that planning a wedding requires countless meetings with various people from a vast array of businesses. Think about all of the aspects of a wedding; food/catering, venue, finding the perfect dress, choosing your wedding cake and florist, etc. These are just the main components and you will most likely have multiple meetings with different people in the same field as you are trying to decide who to give your business to.
To stay on top of your scheduling needs, consider using a calendar you can streamline and share, such as Google Calendar. By using this important planning tool, you can access your schedule with any device you’re logged in to. Not only that, you can also set reminders so that if you forget to check your itinerary, it will alert you to which appointments you have coming up.
When you have important appointments that others also need to attend with you, you can share your calendar with them. It will also merge your calendar with the recipients’ so everyone is on the same page about what is happening when. This helps with knowing your availability so that you can plan other events you need to attend, like showers and events your bridal party wants to throw for you.
While technology can help you immensely with planning your wedding, it also has its drawbacks. When there are too many options and ideas available to you, it's easy to get caught up in the fantasy of your wedding without realizing that your costs are growing exponentially. One of the biggest restraints on planning your ideal day is how much you can afford to spend making it a reality. By having countless ideas swarming you, needs and wants blur, and it adversely affects your bottom line.
To avoid this certain pitfall, don’t over conceptualize intricate details. Get your abstract inspiration for what you want to do, and speak with several vendors to work out what works within your budget. Simple compromises can be made by something as simple as flower choices. Choosing less expensive flowers, but in the same color scheme as your theme, can shave a big chunk off of your budget.
Online resources are great for information like reviews of vendors and venues, but some details are better handled in person. Wedding rings and formal wear can be a huge letdown if you try to shop online.
As with anything else, focus on working smarter, not harder. If you do this, your wedding planning will be more exciting than stressful. We hope that you are inspired by this Technology and Your Wedding post. Happy planning!