Wedding technology: websites, social media & more!

bridal, honeymoon, online, social mediaOh how times have changed…When I was out in the dating pool, most of my friends and family couldn’t comprehend the influence technology had on my love life.  Now that I’m preparing for my wedding, I am overwhelmed with the amount of technology available.

I remember when my sister got married about 10 years ago, she had a three ring binder to organize everything and cut out photos from magazines…Now, we have spreadsheets and pinterest. Did you know Google has a template you can use to organize your entire wedding? Seriously. It’s a little out of control, but then again, so are most weddings.

You can use WedKit to create an iPhone app just for your wedding.

I am using a spreadsheet to track things like who RSVP’d, what else needs to be done, how much stuff is costing…ok, I’m not really doing that last one, but I probably should.

To track ideas for the reception, dresses and hairstyles, I’m using Pinterest. I’ve even thought about hiring someone to live stream the wedding…It’s way too expensive. If we do broadcast the wedding, we will use Google Hangout because you know…it’s free.

We will be using Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to share various moments. I’m still trying to come up with a hashtag. At first, I thought I was being unique about having a hashtag for the wedding, but apparently, it’s getting a bit mainstream. That’s not going to stop us from having one though. It has to be reflective of ourselves…not just our names with the word wedding jammed at the end. How about #TwitterLoveWed? I mean since that’s how Paul and I met, it seems appropriate.

And yes, we do have a wedding website. I mean we aren’t going to send out actual invitations to people since we aren’t having that many. I did try out this thing called Capsule. It seems pretty interesting. It’s an easy way for your guests who use instagram to have their photos feed to your wedding website. Of course, it’s a way for them to get your photos and then sell them back to you in a book.

Then there is our registry…the honeymoon registry that you can only access online.

Can you imagine what will be available in the next 10 years?  Maybe people can hire robots to do everything for them…and all they would need is some medicine from old people for fuel.

9 thoughts on “Wedding technology: websites, social media & more!

  1. AwesomelyOZ

    It can be very overwhelming when you think of all the apps and tools available to plan your own wedding. I’m definitely going to hire a day-of planner for that big day because I’m not lifting a finger that day – especially since I have higher anxiety, I need to be chilled that day. 🙂 Have fun though with all the gadetry! -Iva

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    1. Amy Ruiz Post author

      Good idea! I’m trying to keep things at a minimum so I don’t have to worry. Of course, I will, but I’ll try to just go with the flow and enjoy the day.

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  2. Kesha of We Got Kidz

    I’m digging the wedding iPhone app idea. Man, the stuff these techies come up with. lol. Congrats on the nuptials! When the day finally comes, don’t forget to take a moment to stop and take in your day.
    New friend visiting from SITS 🙂

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  3. Lainie Gutterman

    Amy, I am using the hashtag #celebrateoneto40 for my daughter’s 1st & my 40th joint birthday party this June! We are having photo props & I am encouraging guests to upload their images onto twitter & facebook. I tend to make all my parties like mini-weddings so thanks for the encouragement on it!!!!

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