The best technology for your wedding
Get married 21st-century style and make the most of modern technology that could help your big day go without a hitch. The following suggestions cover all sorts of budgets and scenarios, meaning you’re likely to be able to find the perfect tech to meet your individual needs.
A wedding website
Set up your own wedding website and keep it up to date with arrangements. You don’t have to pay a fortune to do this and there are even providers who will host it for free.
Stream the action
Not everyone will be able to make your wedding but this doesn’t mean they need to miss out on the fun. Pick from apps such as Skype, Instagram and FaceTime and live stream your ceremony and celebrations.
Compile an online photo album
Encourage everyone who takes photos at your wedding to join one Facebook group and upload their snaps. Another option is to advertise your wedding hashtag or invite people to an album in Google Photos.
Have a photo booth
This is a fun way to ensure you get pictures of lots of your guests, and it’s a great way of providing some easy entertainment, whether you’re getting married in a Scottish castle or are opting for marquee hire in Kent.
Order a drone
This is a unique way of getting wedding photos but it will work better if you are having a marquee from a company such as http://www.2intents.co.uk/, which is set up in the middle of a field, instead of holding a ceremony on the second floor of a big city centre hotel. You also need to consider regulations regarding flying drones. More information on this can be found on the Civil Aviation Authority website at https://www.caa.co.uk/Consumers/Unmanned-aircraft-and-drones/.
Designated charging points
Make sure your guests can carry on snapping photos to share by setting up a few charging stations at your venue.
Strong WiFi network
If you like the idea of your guests posting updates on social media, or you’re going to want to do this yourself, then you need a good WiFi signal. Alternatively, you might decide you want you and your partner to be the focus of the day and not your guests’ smartphones, meaning you have the option to choose a remote location where they’re unlikely to get a phone signal, let alone WiFi.