With so much being online these days, we asked ourselves – how far can you go planning your wedding online? Here’s some ideas. If you’ve got any of your own we’d love to hear about them!
Before the day
Email wedding invites - well this is an easy one, with so many ways to do it your own way.
- Design an emailable invite and with a click the word is out there. Or there are loads of cute businesses like A little Birdie Design where you can shop for your hard copy invites online.
- Send a telegram! For the ultimate modern day twist on retro communication – online company Telegram Stop will send out old school telegrams to let your guests know all the wedding deets.
Blog the process – there’s loads of options and easy ways to get your wedding day scrap booked online. Check out free blog hosts like wordpress to create your own or there’s even loads of “wedding websites” that you can buy to document the process.
RSVP & Pressies – There’s lots of online options to track you’re guests rsvp’s to avoid you having to stay on top of those voice messages and snail mail replies. Gift registries have been around forever and a day too.
Accessorise & deck out your day online – It could very well be possible to buy everything you need online. Just measure yourself well and you could create your whole day without leaving your seat!
For cute accessories and decos check out Etsy for gorgeous hand made stuff from around the globe or Made It to keep it local in Aus. They even have a wedding section to narrow down your search. You’ll find everything from cool quirky cake toppers to unique hand made jewellery.
Trawl Myspace to find your kind of non-wedding band to play the right tunes for your shin-dig.
On the day
Tweet your wedding! – For those guests who couldn’t make it, or just to appease the twitter addict in the wedding party. Check out our feature of Mark & Madeleine (going live tomorrow) to see some tweets from their wedding day.
Stream it live – with a little pre planning, you can stream your wedding ceremony live across the web. All you have to do is let far away friends and relos know the link and what time to tune in.
After the day
Well the honeymoon is one you’ll definitely be organising online. Surf your way together through a bunch of different countries until you find the one for your blissful post wedding come down.
Don’t forget to make the most of forums and reviews online to have a better chance of finding a score.
Wedding stuff you really can’t do online:
While the web is a great place to narrow down your search there’s a few wedding bits and bobs you probably want to see in real life before you book. If you are using them, make sure you meet with Photographers, videographers, make up artists and celebrants before you make the final booking.