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(Don't) Get Off Your Phone!

Alyssa McClure - April 18,2015

In today's society it's almost impossible to go more than five minutes without encountering some kind of technology. Smart phones, tablets, and other gadgets organize, document, and simplify our lives. They are part of everything from work to communication to education, so why would they not be part of your wedding too? Today, we're going to talk about just a few ways you can incorporate the tech world into your big day!

Hashtag Albums

This new trend is such a cool way to keep track of the photos your guests take. Include a hashtag for guests to post with any pictures they take of your wedding either in the program or on a cute sign. This way, you'll be able to easily find all the pictures guests took of your big day! Make your hashtag something that makes sense for you personally like #mrandmrssmith or #thebrownsbigday. After the wedding, you and your fiancé will have so much fun looking through the pictures everyone took!

Spotify Your Reception

Make a reception playlist on Spotify and invite your wedding party to add to it. This way, you can see what songs they would love to dance to! A few weeks before the wedding, sit down with your fiancé and decide which ones are your favorites and which ones you don't love so much. No one likes a reception where everyone just stands around, and letting your bridal party help you out with the music is one way to make sure there is music they want to hear!

Crowdsource Your Registry

For a lot of couples, registering for gifts can be frustrating. No one wants a third blender, especially when there are other, larger items you genuinely need help with. Websites like simpleregistry.com and honeyfund.com are here to help you get what you really want. Instead of ten thousand towels, have your guests all chip in on a new car or part of your honeymoon. This is such a great option for couples who have already been on their own for awhile and don't need as many household items.

Online RSVP's

Instead of waiting for hundreds of people to hopefully mail you back an RSVP, let them RSVP online! If you have a wedding website, have a spot where guests can say whether or not they're attending. If you're looking for an even simpler option, create an email account for your wedding and include the address in the invitation. This way, guests who prefer pen and paper can mail you a response, but younger guests can simply shoot you a reply straight from their phone. Not only are many people more likely to get it done quickly this way, but it will help you plan better. It's always impossible to tell how many people will actually show up to a wedding, online invites will be easier on your guests and much faster for you!

Technology can be distracting and frustrating, but it's part of our lives. Instead of fighting it, why not use it to make the wedding of your dreams even more perfect! If you still have questions, subscribe to our newsletter for weekly tips and check out our blog on wedding traditions or our blog answering some of the tough questions! Let us know how we can help in your planning by Tweeting at @bridalbprint, commenting on our Facebook page, or commenting below. Tag your questions #AskAlyssa and we will get back to you ASAP. And as always, happy planning!

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