Save yourself extra paperwork (and admin) and go digital when you start planning your wedding. Here are a few different options to try.
If you and your fiancé are constantly busy, then you need your wedding planning to fit in with your lifestyle. Choose a wedding app that is mobile friendly, so that you can easily update details and changes in real time. If you can set reminders and notifications in the app, then even better.
Instead of starting a bridesmaids’ What’s App group, which is distracting and frustrating, as you have to scroll back to previous conversations, choose an app that you can share specifically with them. Opt for one where you can organise by topic, plus schedule important dates such as dress fittings.
In addition, you may choose to have an ‘overall’ wedding app that just you and your fiancé can access. Simply put in your wedding date and the app will compile a comprehensive to-do list and suggested deadlines, so that you don’t miss anything.
Avoid the problematic postal system and go digital on your invites. To save yourself time, make sure that you have an automated RSVP system. For those people, like your folks, who like a wedding keepsake, you can incorporate a ‘Print Yourself’ option too.
Remember that most people check their emails on their phones, so it is often best to have a simple invite, where all of the info is on the same page – in case they don’t know to scroll down and miss a vital piece of info. From here, you can play around with design.
A wedding website is also a good idea, as it’s an easy place to store all of your info – including the gift registry, directions to the venue… and anything else you think is important. Just make sure that you choose a website that is mobile-friendly.
A lovely touch is to add a little bit about yourselves – specifically how you met and how the proposal happened, plus quirky little details about yourselves that people might not know.
You could also include your wedding monogram onto the website, which will help to tie in key elements that you will have on the day.
As a wedding is a project unto itself, it is imperative that you stay organised. It helps to choose an app where everything is in one place, so that you don’t start to feel overwhelmed with multiple lists and tasks. Good luck with the planning!