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Tech Is The New White: Weddings Go Social

Tech is the New White: Weddings Go Social Average cost for a wedding not including honeymoon $26,984 Average of 4 groomsmen usually walk 4 bridesmaids down the aisle On average, The wedding dress averages couples spend about $1,099 $190 on each of their avg. 141 guests Average age of the bride is 29 while groom is 31 - The Knot's Real Weddings Survey 2011 2,077,000 Number of marriages in the U.S. (2009 Census Data) Marriage rate: 6.8 per 1,000 total population Tweeting your wedding is the new phone call in the $78 billion wedding industry * 24 million tuned in to watch Prince William wed Kate * On Twitter, the royal nuptials were mentioned 67 times every second O What Twitter hashtag was used over a million times? #royalwedding Getting married? Make sure you have it alH: the dress, the cake, the flowers - and your smartphone. When it comes to modern weddings, tech is the new white. Out With the Old, In With the NNew These days, weddings have a new twist. In addition to something borrowed, blue, old, and new, couples planning their nuptials also are relying on technology to make their special day more magical. Finding the Fraditional Using Technology { From the bride's dress to the flower girl's shoes, there is something online for everyone. O Purchasing online enables you to save valuable time and money, and savings can be easier to spot using price comparisons quickly instead of trudging from store to store. Apps for iPhones miWedding Looking for handmade wedding favors? 3.0 Wedding gn veddingO0o by The Knot Etsy Need a break from wedding planning? Lite Wedding Dash An app for everything wedding? Bride Guide Apps for Android phones The Wedding The Wedding Countdown Widget JAN Wedding Plandroid Toasts Music Music downloads or streaming media services have made it easier to go without a band or disc jockey, especially at the smaller events, such as rehearsal dinners, cocktail hours, or for more informal weddings. You love country. The groom loves rock. Help! What song will you choose for the first dance? From boy band crooners to country music favorites, you can't go wrong with this. Top 5 Wedding Songs on iTunes 1. This I Promise You by 'N Sync 2. Amazed by Lonestar 3. (Everything I Do) I Do It for You by Bryan Adams 4. I Do (Cherish You) by 98 Degrees 5. I Could Not Ask For More by Edwin McCain Invite Social Platforms to the Wedding Tech is the new white. Make wedding planning easy by using social media: your save-the-date. Tweet Facebook your bridesmaids. Poll your social media friends about wedding dance songs, bride or bridesmaid dresses, and more. 17 percent of couples use social media to plan weddings or share information. But there's even more ways to tie in social media when tying the knot: Before the wedding, create interactive seating charts so tablemates can chat online, via Facebook or Twitter, ahead of time. FACEBOOK * Create a special wedding page on Facebook, My Wedding which also allows guests to chat online and post photos as well. *Encourage guests to share photos. Armed with smartphones, guests can tag you in their photos on Facebook in real time or encourage guests to post photos on a photo-sharing website such as Flickr, Tumblr, or Picasa. * Some couple are designating a "tweet of honor" or "chief Twitterer" - a person designated to officially document the wedding and reception on Twitter. Use hashtags like #JonesWedding; guests who can't make the wedding can follow at home. A Great Pair: Tech and Fraditional Social media is not the only way to go high-tech with your wedding. There are other ways that technology can be incorporated into the most traditional of weddings: 100 65% of couples use a website Jones Wedding! 17% 18% use online gift registries exclusively online of brides buy a dress online Paperless is a "greener" choice; ask for the RSVP Paper invitations may be pretty, to be done via email. but nearly now goes paperless for invitations or save-the-dates. 1 in 5 coupples Many couples opt for custom-made videos, and some videographers even do a quick edit of the wedding ceremony, so couples can show the actual wedding ceremony later at the beginning of the reception. Marrying inio the Truly HighTech Tech geeks take wedding technology to an entire different realm. At one wedding, * One couple sent invitations via a video game; in order to get the details, the guests had to beat the game. the virtual bridesmaid was Skyped in; a groomsman walked her down the aisle upright on an iPad. One couple embedded an iPad into the wedding cake, which streamed photos of the couple during the reception. Sources: -rise-for-weddings/50660614/1 ?mt=8

Tech Is The New White: Weddings Go Social

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