It’s planning season for spring and summer weddings and we want to help you get a jump on the latest and greatest trends that incorporate technology into your big day. While some of these trends have been on the rise already (holy hashtags, batman) others are just now getting started. From drones to live-streaming, here’s everything you need to make sure your wedding is totally #2019.
No more unwanted toasters
One of the best technology trends to hit the wedding scene is the advent of online gift registries. By creating a registry, your guests can know what you are actually looking for in your new married life, instead of making a blind guess. Some people even use their registry as an opportunity to give back by creating a link to a local cause or charity, instead of asking for personal presents. Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, it is easy to get what you asked for.
Share it all on social
By now, you have probably seen tons of wedding hashtags and have spent a few hours trying to dream up the perfectly clever pun of your own to fit your last name. While hashtags are certainly one of the ways people are using technology to organize photos and memories from their wedding, they are really only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to using social media. Taking 360 degree photos for Facebook, building a “boomerang booth” for Instagram, or live-streaming the ceremony for those who can’t attend are all neat ways to incorporate technology. For an even more personal touch, Snapchat now let’s you design your own filter, which you could customize into a clever wedding themed frame. With so many tools at your disposal, there are more ways than ever to share and save moments from your big day.
Give a different perspective
Taking wedding photos is always one of the most important part of the festivities, but drones can give this tradition a fresh twist. You can use the wonder of aerial photography to capture sweeping views of the venue, zoom down the aisle or take stunning overhead shots of the dance floor. Because drones can be remotely controlled, the number of ways to utilize this new tech are really up to you. A few clever folks have even stashed a Go Pro camera into their bouquet to give a first person perspective on the ceremony and give new life to intimate moments like the sharing of vows.
Custom creations in 3-D
If you are really looking to push the envelope, think 3-D! Company’s like Shapeways can create unique figurines of you and yours to adorn the cake, or craft funky shapes to decorate your tables. If you really want to go custom, you can even print using precious metal. If you can’t find the perfect ring, why not make one instead!
So, there you have it. A few fresh ideas to kick-start your creativity and transform your special day into your 2019 dream wedding. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!