Planning a Share-able Wedding
Technology is a welcome guest at weddings these days. It’s no longer out of the ordinary to include unique wedding hashtags to help organize your Instagram photos or offer charging stations and selfie sticks to keep your reception guests videoing and clicking all night long.
So what will 2018 bring? We researched the trends and discovered that weddings will continue to grow even “techier.” Here are five of our favorite ways that tech will take sharing memories to the next level.
What if you and your guests could relive your wedding from more than just the angle you witnessed it in the first place? You can with 360° video, which records the activities in front, behind and on either side of the camera. Several companies offer this technology—with some even using iPad-carrying robots to capture the video. Just do a quick search online to see your options.
It’s unfortunate, but likely, that someone special to you will not be able to attend your wedding. Health or finances or simply miles may get in the way. But you can still include everyone by sharing your ceremony online in real-time. Plenty of apps and services exist to make this magic happen. Start by checking out Google Hangout, Facebook Live and Periscope.
Techies call it by its proper name—additive manufacturing—and it refers to the process of making three-dimensional solid objects from a digital file. Imagine custom-designed gifts for your wedding party, unique table decorations, one-of-a-kind wedding-day jewelry, even a cake topper that looks just like you and your partner. If you can dream it, 3D printing can probably do it. Search the term online and you’ll find plenty of providers.
Digital Guestbook App
By using an iPhone or iPad, your guests can capture selfies and e-sign messages to you, which you can later access online and turn into a hardcover album. Check out “Guests” and “My Digital Guestbook” in Apple apps to get started.
GIF Photo Booth
Regular old photo booths might be so 2008, but admittedly, they were a lot of fun. That’s why we’re glad to see GIF booths gaining in popularity. After capturing a selection of three to five photos, the pics are automatically animated into a GIF that your guests can share on the spot. The booth provides prints of the single shots too.
How will you use technology to share your wedding memories? We’d love to hear about your plans!
To learn about planning a wedding at Monona Terrace, contact Breanne Chase, social sales manager, at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-261-4093.