In this crazy, fast-paced world of technology, everything is changing constantly, and weddings are no exception. Here are five ways that technology has changed the wedding process:
1. “So… how’d you guys meet?”
More and more commonly, the answer to this question is “online.” Dating sites like eHarmony and Match.com have record numbers of users. Even couples that don’t meet online keep in touch through Skype, AIM, facebook, Twitter, and many other online methods that would have been unthinkable 10 or 20 years ago. There are positive and negative components to these services, of course, but the bottom line is that, in a multitude of ways, romance has gone wireless.
2. Wedding Planner Software
Gone are the days of brides to be running from dress shop to bakery with their overflowing 40 lb white binders under their arms making them walk lopsided in their high heels. Products on the market such as iDo, Smart Wedding, and Marziplanner have reduced the stress (and paper waste) of the wedding planning process by putting it all in a computer program.
3. Digital Photography
Used to be you’d have to hire a professional photographer for your wedding who took pictures with a film camera. Then you’d have to order prints, and if your friends and family wanted prints, you’d have to order reprints by taking the negatives to a store. Digital photography has changed that. Now you receive a CD from your photographer from which you can make unlimited prints, put the pictures into a digital frame, and even make a “WEDDING!” album on Facebook.
4. “Just google it!”
How did people possibly find wedding venues before google? How did they find a caterer? A florist? A photographer. Across the board, google has made information MUCH more readily available to us, which means it has made wedding information more available as well.
As you can see, these technological developments in the world of weddings, to a great extent, save a) time b) money and c) paper. Now you can add Greenvelope.com to the list. My commitment to delivering the most elegant electronic invitation service by emulating the experience of opening a “traditional” printed invitation creates an online time/money/paper saving solution to ALL your wedding invitation needs.
I sincerely hope you will consider using Greenvelope for your wedding “save the dates”, invitations and/or thank you notes, in addition to the florist you found on google and the perfect spouse you found on eHarmony.