How to Have a Tech-Savvy Wedding

Not everyone wants the big day to be unplugged.

If a love for tech is a large aspect of your personality, then it could be the perfect fit for your nuptials.

Photo: Heather Kincaid

how to use technology in your wedding

Photo by Michael Segal Photography; Planning & Design by Bluebell Events

Just as there are people who will always bemoan the latest advance in personal technology, there are also those who will embrace the newest gadgets. If the latter sounds like you or your future spouse, you may want to see how you can incorporate technology into your big day. After all, just about everyone is trying to make their wedding personalized and unique. If a love for tech is a large aspect of your personality, then it could be the perfect fit for your nuptials. Even if you’re hoping for an unplugged ceremony so that guests can truly be in the moment for your vow exchange (and not get in the way of your photographer), you can still have the rest of your day filled with technology. 

- Go all out on your wedding website. Create your own instead of using a free template to make it as detailed as your imagination allows. You can even have an app for guests to interact with in the weeks or months leading up to your big day. A QR code can be added to the back of your save the dates to instantly take your prospective attendees to your website, rather than them having to type in the URL.

- Embrace social media. Hashtags are almost taken for granted nowadays, but it’s still a fun way to curate everyone’s Instagram or Facebook posts on to one spot. Snapchat may not be the hot new app anymore, but a custom filter and story is still a fun way to get everyone involved. 

- Upgrade your photo booth. Instead of the standard strips of pictures or even emailed snapshots, you can get a GIF booth that will create moving images à la the Boomerang feature so commonly seen on Instagram. 

- Make a charging station. If you’re going to embrace technology and the use of smartphones, expect your guests to do the same. Purchase or DIY some darling charging stations so everyone can keep their phone battery full. Just make sure you’re accommodating different kinds of phones.

- Luxury videography. Not having a wedding video is a common regret of married couples, but a tech-savvy duo may look back and wish they had used the best equipment possible. Find a vendor with 4K capabilities and an aerial drone so you’ll have truly jaw-dropping footage of your special day. Some can even produce a quick same-day edit for you to show attendees at the end of the night.

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