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Techy Wedding Ideas

Technology has revolutionised the way we celebrate weddings. In the past it was commonplace to leave disposable cameras on each table for guests to take photos with, whereas these days almost every guest will have their phone out taking shots of every key moment from the walk down the aisle, to the speeches, the cake and the first dance. Similarly the idea of the traditional photographer has also been updated to the use of drones to capture unbelievable images and videos of your big day. And for those who cannot attend the wedding you can even live stream the key moments.

Of course there will be couples who rail against what they might see as an overly techie wedding and opt for an ‘unplugged’ wedding instead and this certainly has its appeal too. However, if you are open to capitalising on the advances offered by new technology, then they can really enhance your big day.

From hashtags for guest’s photos, to drones, to go-pros and live streaming, we look at some of ways to take advantage of technology for some truly incredible results.

If you’d like to chat about this or any other aspect of your wedding day décor or planning then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me today.

 

Drones

If you want to add a touch of the epic to your wedding day then consider a drone to capture almost movie quality style videos and photos of your big day from above. Yes it can be a bit pricey, but it is guaranteed to give you some never before seen shots of your wedding day.

 

Go Pro

This is a really fun idea and one that will give you a truly different take on your wedding day. Why not have the bride or groom wear a small go-pro camera on their person or even in the bridal bouquet? That way you can capture the special moments such as the walk down the aisle and the speeches from a whole different vantage point! And if you’re involving your four-legged friend in the wedding, maybe as the ring-bearer, why not put a go-pro on their collar?

 

Live Streaming

This is a fantastic idea if you have family members and guests living abroad who can’t make the wedding. In the past they would have missed out on the day, but with new technology it’s possible for them to feel part of the wedding through a live stream which they can watch. Think about streaming crucial moments such as the ceremony, the speeches and the first dance.

 

Get Social

It’s inevitable that you guests will be capturing the day on their phones and with the best will in the world, you’re never going to get all your guests photos. So why not use a hashtags for Instagram, Facebook or Twitter to get all your guests photos together in the one place? Make sure you let your guests know what the hashtag is and use creative signage as part of your wedding décor too! Plus why not have fun with Instaframes and Facebook frames for your DIY photobooths and why not leave selfie sticks on each table and let the guests snap away!

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How to Include Family Photos in Your Wedding Decor

Including photos in your wedding day is not only hugely meaningful and poignant, but they can also look incredible too. They are also one of the best ways to make the day feel really special and personalised to you as a couple.

There’s plenty of ways to incorporate photos, be it of yourself and your husband or wife to be, your parents, your grandparents or even to pay tribute to those who are no longer with us. If you don’t want to have a big splash with photos, then why not add a small photo to the bride’s bouquet or the grooms buttonhole? Simply displaying photos on a mantelpiece or table is another low key way to include them.

Don’t forget a wedding day is the coming together of two families, so don’t be afraid to go all out with a ‘family tree’ photo display of sorts.

If you’d like to chat about this or any aspect of your wedding day décor, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.

 

In the Church
Pew ends can be a little predictable at times, so why not mix things up and have some photos of either the couple or the parents and grandparents as pew ends? Also consider having small keepsake style photos of parents or family members who are no longer here on the bride’s bouquet and on the grooms buttonhole.
in the church

 

Table Plans and Escort Cards
This may require a wee bit of planning, but the results are very much worth it. You will need to track down a photo of each guest and hang it up in a frame, set out in escort cards, or hang from a tree or display and have the table number on each photo! Alternatively why not have images of both of your as a couple and tie them to balloons and have them serve as escort cards or the table plan?

table plans and escort cards

Table Décor
Why not have a picture of each of you at the age of each table number and display on the tables instead of table names? Or pick out a year in your lives and have this serve as the table number with a picture of you from that year. There’s lots of creative ways to do this. Why not have the photos under cloche jars? Stacked on your favourite books, or in a birdcage? Alternatively you could display retro images of your parents and grandparents. Or if you both have the travel bug then why not have a picture of you both in a different destination and have this as the table name?
table decor

 

Around the Room and Venue
A wedding is fundamentally the coming together of two families, so why not have a family tree of sorts if you have outdoor access in your venue. Simply post photos of both families on a tree. Or you could hang photos from branches, or display them on antique style doors or palettes. If you’re making your own DIY photobooth why not have some family photos hanging on it too? And don’t forget the wedding cake! There’s lots of scope to use photos instead of traditional cake toppers.
around the room and venue

 

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