WedTech, or technology for weddings, is all the rage. Couples are using apps and websites to plan their wedding with ease, from the comfort of their homes.
It can help you save money and time, make your planning easier, and provide better customer service. Here are 5 ways that tech is transforming the wedding industry!
1. Vendor Aggregation Platforms
Technology has made its way into every industry, and in the wedding world it is no exception. Vendor aggregation platforms have helped make wedding planning much easier and faster by connecting couples with vendors.
They can also help you find the best vendor for your needs. These portals allow you to search for various vendors and compare their services based on price points, reviews and availability.
One of the major benefits of using a service aggregator is that it vets each business on its platform before allowing them to register. This ensures that all companies listed are of high quality and meet the expectations of customers.
Moreover, the community atmosphere on such a platform makes it easy for businesses to forge long term relationships. This is far more difficult to do when businesses connect through search engines.
2. Mobile Apps
Mobile apps have penetrated every industry, including wedding planning. They are available for free and allow clients to connect with vendors, send messages, schedule appointments, and much more.
These apps are great for any bride and can help them keep track of budget, inspiration, and decor. They also allow them to register for gifts, plan their honeymoon, and so much more.
A few of the most popular wedding planning apps include The Knot, Zola, and WeddingWire. These all allow users to create a personalized website, keep track of guest RSVPs, register for gifts, and so much more.
Drones are a technology that many wedding photographers and videographers are using to capture cinematic aerial shots. This kind of photography is a must-have for any couple who is looking to create a unique and memorable wedding video.
Felix Barra, director of photography at Haven Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa in Cancun, Mexico, says that drones can produce cinematic aerial footage that can be used for everything from sweeping landscape shots to zoom-in close ups from above.
However, there are some key things that you need to keep in mind when using drones at a wedding. These include the legalities surrounding drones, safety, and avoiding causing disruption at the event.
4. Virtual Reality
Virtual reality (VR) is a technology that creates a digital environment which evokes a sense of realism in the user. It uses pose tracking and 3D near-eye displays to immerse the user in the virtual world.
VR is used in a variety of industries including healthcare, entertainment and education. It has been proven to improve patient empathy and reduce anxiety before surgery, among other benefits.
Despite the benefits, some users experience motion sickness and loss of human connections when interacting with VR. This is known as the screen door effect.
Wedding planners and designers use virtual reality to allow couples to visualise their dream wedding in a digital format. This can help them choose a venue, design the seating arrangements and layout, as well as determine what type of furniture will work best in the space.
5. Live Streaming
Live streaming allows your guests to experience the wedding day from anywhere in the world. This is particularly helpful for guests who might be unable to attend due to restrictions and government rulings.
Couples can live stream their entire wedding, or just select key moments that are important to them. This could include their first look, the processional, and their walk down the aisle.
In order to do this effectively, though, you’ll need a lot of technical setup. That includes a camera, Internet connection, and software to record the video.
To ensure that your wedding is a success, it’s important to test everything before you live-stream. In addition to checking that your connection is strong, you’ll also need to test the cameras and microphones for audio quality.