With our lives moving to the online world in every possible aspect, it wasn’t that big of a surprise that even our I’dos got their web presence. Can you really say you are surprised? ‘Cos we’re not! Although the online romance may have taken its toll on the actual romance, we can’t neglect the practicality of it; these days, anything from your venue and invitations to the music and catering can be organized through various web channels, without us having to bother and run around like headless hens praying to get everything done in time. Instead, a cup of fresh coffee on the table and a screen optimized for exactly what we need have replaced all the sweating, driving around and ultimately – the wedding neurosis. We love it!
If you are one of the modern couples who has decided that online is the future of wedding planning, then – read on. We’ve got an amazing guide ready that will make a lot of things easier when it comes to organizing your W-day.
Choosing a venue
Unlike your traditional driving around town and looking into the venues, the online booking has made the entire experience way less complicated and way faster. With website optimized for venue booking, the happy couples get to enjoy a display of relevant information, offering pictures of the venues, virtual tours, prices, and potential bonuses. Many resorts are all-inclusive, too! How great is that?
Getting the invitations ready
Plenty of digitally-aware couples are deciding to send e-vites rather than their traditional in-the-mail counterparts. Why? Online platforms allow you to design your own wedding invitations, and give them a unique, even more special vibe. But that’s not all; once you are done designing, these specialized websites give you the option to order your design and having it printed out, saving you the time of actually organizing everything yourself. Boom!
Finding your wedding dress
Okay, so you can’t really try your preferred gown online but you can order it and have it delivered to your home address! Most online wedding boutiques give discounts and provide a five- or ten-day return policy (when the bride decides on the dress she’ll actually keep, she returns the others). Sure, you are missing out on the anxiety of going around boutiques and trying 128 dresses before you find the one – but hey, we have a feeling this one isn’t so bad, either!
Catering, catering, catering
Sure, you can’t taste the food online but you can get an idea of what you’ll get at the wedding by reading reviews and going through numerous catalogs presented online. However, if you are a foodie and would never let your wedding go without you making sure everything is super delicious, each of the restaurants you find online will let you book your tasting online. Often, you won’t even need to book too far in advance – a few days before the tasting is okay. Also, being pretty modernized, most of these restaurants offer the option of a “designed menu”. Practically, the bride and groom can make a selection of things they want online and – before they appear at the tasting – have everything prepared and ready for them to enjoy. If, on the other hand, you don’t want to do any tasting, everything can be arranged with the chefs online or through live chats (believe it or not, most restaurants have these!). Also, you can rely on reviews of the clientele that used the services of your online restaurant and trust that everything will go as desired.
Good luck with the planning, we have a feeling this one will go smoothly!