Planning a wedding now is not what it once was. Brides to be used to create scrapbooks with magazine cut outs in order to keep ideas for their wedding in one place. Nowadays, couples may find themselves lost for hours on a site called Pinterest, a website that hosts millions of different photos from all over the world.
With technology ever-changing, wedding planning has changed accordingly as well. Users can now do more than ever with their smartphones, including browsing Pinterest whenever they have a spare moment, but in what other ways have smartphones changed wedding planning?
Applications such as Wedding Happy Planner helps organize couples from the moment you have a confirmed date and builds a customized schedule and to-do list with suggested due dates. This is the perfect kind of option for someone who is on the go and may not have the assistance of a wedding planner.
The Knot Wedding Planner is another application available to brides and grooms to be that houses over 50,000 ideas from real weddings (kind of like Pinterest), has a wedding checklist and budget tracker, and a list of vendors in your area with over 250,000 wedding professionals registered. You can update things right from the application or your home computer.
Not only are there great apps to give you inspiration, but now you can instantly compare prices on items with the touch of a screen. If you’re standing in a store looking at a particular brand of sparklers for weddings, you can instantly search to see if there is a better price online. This is true for a wide variety of wedding supplies like napkins, centerpieces, and even invitation cards, so you can easily get the best price possible and make your wedding even better.
The internet is now widely accessible from smartphones as well, allowing the opportunity to reply to emails, get quotes and see proofs faster and without having to leave the comfort of your home. Couples can make appointments to view possible venues, find out when the next bridal show is in their city and even connect with a florist or makeup artist on their lunch at work or even on a commute home.
Just because technology has made wedding planning easier, it doesn’t mean it is any less stressful. It is important for couples to remember that sometimes they have to unplug from the wired world and take a bit of time for themselves too.