Everybody is super busy these days and pulling off a wedding is no mean task. There are people to be notified, lists to be made, things to be organized and communication to be shared. And then the real work begins. Bogged down already? Fret not and take a cue from the techie wedding. A techie wedding is a magical affair where the modern tools of technology such as apps and social media are used to take care of the intricate wedding details. Read on about the 7 ways you can tap into technology and transform your phone into the magic wand of wedding planning.
1. The Knot Ultimate Wedding Planner
The days of battling your budget on a yellow notepad are long, long over. Whip out your iPad and download The Knot Ultimate Wedding Planner. From managing your budget to keeping a track of the expenses, this wedding planning app is going to be your on-the-go planning companion. And it also gives you ideas for bridal looks, décor and make-up. Yes, it’s a lot of things rolled into one.
Bipasha Basu’s wedding to Karan Singh Grover has been all over the news. If you have been keeping tab, you might have noticed their #monkeywedding theme. Selecting a hashtag for your own wedding will help your wedding’s online presence and anyone and everyone can share content from your wedding using the tag - whether it be on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. Makes the job easier, doesn’t it?Image: Bipasha Basu on Instagram
3. Organize with Urban Clap
Once the romance of engagement tempers down, the reality of planning the wedding kicks in. That means you are drowned in routine calls to haggle with the vendors, photographers, caterers, mehendi and makeup people, florists and so on and on. Phew! Take a breath and simply download Urban Clap. The one stop app will help match you with the right professionals in the business according to your prices. You are welcome!For iOS download here. For Android download here.
5. Is your wedding website up yet?
If not, then how are your guests going to learn about the mehendi line-up or the details of your fancy destination wedding. Creating a website is super easy these days, guys, and it is so much easier to put all the information in one place instead of scattering them everywhere. Your guests and followers can get all the info they need in one click. If making one seems too much work download the app Euphoriq. Euphoriq helps you personalize your wedding. You can opt for the Starters package which allows you to create a free website and guestbook for the first three months! Another such app is Appy Couple that gives you your own website, complete with themes and colours for a price. Yes, this is how simple it can be!
Not everyone will be able to attend the wedding, alas. But thanks to technology they can still participate. Download a live streaming app such LiveLens and stream the wedding. People can access the app via Facebook and can download the app to participate.Download it here.
6. Live tweet your wedding!
And this is brilliant fun. Catch hold of the wittiest wordsmith you know and ask them to live tweet your wedding. They’ll give it their own personalized twist and it’ll be a fun to read for everyone who couldn’t be there for the big day.For iOS, for Android.
7. Spice it up with Snapchat
This photo and message sharing app has taken the world by storm. You can doodle on your photographs and you can have a lot of fun with every image. Use it to spice up your wedding. Be it the funny behind-the-scenes of the wedding preparations or the wedding itself, use Snapchat and make it a whole new, fun experience!For iOS, for Android.