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…

A Lacey Perspective: Wedding Site

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.

A Lacey Perspective: Wedding Site

To make my life easier, I inserted a google form onto the site so that the guests can chose their main courses with ease.

A Lacey Perspective: Wedding Site

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…

A Lacey Perspective: Wedding InvitesA Lacey Perspective: Wedding InvitesPlease excuse the random blurring of dates/times above.

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.)

A Lacey Perspective: Wedding Site

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?

xoxo
Lacey

PS
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

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Oh my goodness, look at how digital your wedding ideas are – I love it!!! Makes life so much easier. I literally had no idea these things even existed. So happy/excited for you and the big day! Can’t wait to see pics :)

xo
Kristin
http://www.LivingInColorPrint.com

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Isn’t it all amazing?! I hope I can help some future brides make their lives easier.

xoxo
L

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Love all of these digital shortcuts! I wish I had known about some of them when I got married! I hope your last minute to do list isn’t too overwhelming. Remember that everything will work out one way or another. Wishing you not only a beautiful wedding day, but a lifetime of happiness! xo

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Ok -obsessed with some of these ideas, Lacey. Being recently engaged and just starting the wedding planning process – this post came at the perfect time! especially because i am wanting to do a vineyard wedding and were both originally from PA but living in DC now. cant wait to see which winery you chose and pics of your big day!
ps i just went on the paperless post website and see that there is the option to get them printed. did you have any of your invitations printed or did you just use digital? we have some older people on our guest list that would probably have no idea how to even turn on a computer…ha!

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OMG! We have so much in common!

I did print out the paperless post invites for the older guests and to have one to keep and frame. They also send you the matching envelopes as well (mine had gold wine glasses printed inside).

If you ever have any questions feel free to email me! :)

xoxo
L

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I will probably take you up on that offer, the planning process feels overwhelming alreadsy- but I’ll let you have your day before I stress you with all of my questions! :) enjoy your day. im looking forward to seeing it digitally! xo

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Definitely do it! IDK if I will ever share the specific location on the blog, but I am happy to share with you via email.

xoxo
L

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Congrats, Lacey! These are some really great ideas! Digital is just so much easier than paper, haha! I hope you have a beautiful day next weekend!

Also, on a random note, apparently we have a mutual friend in (I think?) your wedding. Something popped up with him tagged in it on my facebook feed and I was like wait…. how many Lacey Maffettone’s are there out there?! Small world!!

xo,
Shay

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No way! Who?!

xoxo
L :)

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Kyle! We worked together when he first moved up to DC from Florida a few years ago! I knew he went to FSU and that you did also but never really thought anything about it (not being familiar with the size of the school etc)!
xo

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OMG Kyle is our Best Man! :-O

xoxo
L

That is too funny! Such a small world! He’s awesome. Have a wonderful day and honeymoon and I can’t wait to see some pictures :D
xo

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Wahoooo! Congrats in advance. I can’t wait to hear all about the big day and see all of your GORGEOUS pictures when you’ve officially tied the knot! :)

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Congrats!!! Technology has made sharing so many of the great candids/organizing so much easier for weddings. What up Wunderlist App- best ever.

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