Next weekend is the big day and, other than my brain feeling like mush, I am completely thrilled! Since this is my last of the ‘Wedding Thoughts’ series, I wanted to share with you some of the things I did to make my wedding planning easier on me, and also a little different than the normal wedding process.
Lets start with the wedding website…
I didn’t want the wedding website just to be a place to see old pics of us and how we met. I wanted it to be interactive. A place where our guests can already start the wedding experience.
With help from my forever-talented bridesmaid and designer here on ALP, Megan Arnall of MADDesigns, we created exactly what I hoped for while keeping with our black, white and gold theme.
To make my life easier, I inserted a google form onto the site so that the guests can chose their main courses with ease.
Another Google Form was added so that our guests can request songs for the big day as well. This was a BIG hit.
See how to insert a Google Form into a website here. Lastly, on the website topic, buy your URL. It is worth the ten bucks for a year. It makes it SO much more simple for your guests to get to you and it looks much better on invites.
Next, Save the Date and invitations…
My Save the Dates and invitations for the wedding were done on Paperless Post. I have NO idea how brides do invitations via snail mail anymore. This was the easiest process ever AND they have an app so I would have notifications pop up on my phone when people RSVPed.
Also, another thing to notice is the that the website and invites all have the same look. Colors are the same, the gold wine glass is the same, etc. The more you stick with the same look through the wedding process from beginning to end the more your guests entire interaction with your nuptials will look polished. (The signage at the wedding will have the same look and fonts as well.)
Lastly, to keep with the whole online theme that began in this process, I knew I HAD to have an app. Yes, a wedding pictures app. Think of this as a replacement of those throw away cameras people used to put on each table. It is JUST like having a personal Instagram for your wedding day.
The best part is I will have access to all of the pictures after and can even have all the pictures created into a physical photo album!
There are many wedding apps to chose from but I chose Wedding Snap.
I am hoping to squeeze in one more post on Monday before I dive into last minute wedding-ness. After that, my wedding guests are taking over the blog for the week. Can you guess who they are?
I wanted to quickly say thank you to all of my absolutely amazing readers. I have been stopped several times in the last couple weeks out about about in the real world by readers to tell me they love my blog and to congratulate me on the wedding. I may have had no makeup on, running errands like a crazy person and half asleep but you all were so sweet. I love you all and your love means the world to me!! xo
I was in no way compensated or asked to write about any of the above vendors/apps/sites. All of the opinions above are strictly my own.