Using Technology to Plan Your Wedding

When planning your wedding, there’s so much more than just creating a wedding hashtag online. As necessary as it might be to scope out the work of photographers on Instagram or get inspiration from a Pinterest board, there are tons of online resources that can make wedding planning a breeze. The best part? You don’t have to leave your living room!

Photo: The Weber Photographers

If planning in general is where you’re stuck, turn to wedding planning apps, like Wedding Planner by both The Knot and WeddingWire. Apps like those can build all kinds of useful tools like a spending plan based on your unique budget, guest list-tracking, streamlining vendor contacts, and creating a timeline.

Along with wedding planning apps, are sites that make the more personal side of your wedding a piece of cake. Wedding cake, that is. Zola provides an all-in-one registry site, builds free wedding websites, and Save the Dates. It’s the perfect one-stop-shop when it comes to creating a platform your guests can visit for any wedding day details.

Photo: Beth Joy Photography

Speaking of Save the Dates, it’s becoming more and more common to send them virtually. Think of all the time it takes to seal each envelope or the expense when it comes to postage. By sending them online, you can personalize any template without the risk of anything getting lost in the mail or accidentally thrown out. Oftentimes, you can send your Save the Dates right from your wedding website.

There are some circumstances that make getting your bridesmaids to a bridal shop all at once difficult. That’s why sites like Azazie are great resources. Through this site, your bridesmaids can easily select samples online, try them on at home, mail the samples back, and order their gown!

Photo: Paxton Photography

When it comes to finding those personalized pieces that make your wedding unique, Etsy is the place to be. Etsy is great for those customized pieces, while supporting a small business. You can get anything from engraved gifts, to signs, to programs, to flower girl baskets. Whatever you’re looking for, you can find it on there. If you’ve ever passed those adorable monogrammed table numbers at someone else’s reception and wondered “Where on earth did they get those?” Odds are, it was Etsy.

While you’re browsing the web, be sure to read up on all Castle Farms’ blogs. We have an entire category of blogs dedicated solely to wedding tips and trends. If you’re stumped on where to go from here, read more Castle blogs here.

Photo: The Weber Photographers

On the day of your wedding, there are even more technological resources you can use to enhance your big day. Lots of couples these days are choosing to livestream their ceremonies on social media. This can be great when sticking to an intimate ceremony setting or accommodating elderly relatives who couldn’t make it. Couples can also add other fun elements to their big day using the internet, like creating customized Snapchat filters guests can use when sharing with friends. Video booths are also great, interactive ways for guests to have fun at your reception. They can create GIFs to share on social media, or just look back and laugh at the virtual memories they created.

Whether you’re leaning towards an unplugged ceremony or something more social media-savvy, there are countless online resources that you can use when planning your wedding!

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