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Wedding Planning 2.0: Tips to Help You Create a Tech-Savvy Celebration

As if there weren’t enough items on your wedding checklist to keep you busy, for today’s couples there are digital details to consider, too. Thankfully, the Internet offers a world wide web of tools to help plan and coordinate an unforgettable celebration.

PLANNING TOOLS

Registry Sites
Creating a web-based registry is a no-brainer, and no one makes it easier than Zola.com. The online registry site offers items from more than 450 popular brands and companies so you’ll be sure to find that rose-gold Kitchen Aid mixer or Nespresso machine you’ve been eyeing. Not in the market for new kitchen goods or dishware? Consider less traditional options, like REI.com for outdoor gear, digital donations to charities, or an online travel fund, like Honeyfund.com, to help make your dream honeymoon a reality.

Wedding Websites
Creating your own wedding website is a modern must. It’s an easy way to share important information about your big day, including locations, directions, schedules, lodging, and registry details. Check out site builders like Wix.com, Minted.com, and Rileygrey.com for templates that are fun and ecasy to use.

Online Seating Charts
Gone are the days of Post-it seating charts. Websites like Aisleplanner.com help you navigate where to seat your college roommate, while also offering planning tools and to-do list features. You can click and drag guests to different tables, making the entire seating process a breeze.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Pinterest
There’s no better website for wedding dreaming and planning than Pinterest. Recently got a ring on your finger? Start by searching engagement announcements and engagement photos. Ready to start planning? Search color palettes, tablescapes, cakes, and more. Just remember: Pinterest can become a rabbit hole of beautiful details, so keep perspective, and remember your wedding is about more than just a pretty pin.

Instagram
Creating a personalized wedding hashtag is one of the first things many couples do when they get engaged. First things first: search your desired hashtag to make sure it’s not already in use. Then encourage guests to tag away—you can later print the images and create photo books using sites like Artifactuprising.com or Chatbooks.com.

Snapchat
Take wedding-day Snapchats to the next level by creating a custom geofilter—just submit a design for approval and set a timeframe and location (visit geofilters.snapchat.com/submission-guidelines for more info). Check out Etsy.com for unique filter designs and customizable templates.

Facebook
Facebook event pages are no longer just for your book club; they can help gather addresses for announcements and invitations. You can also create a Facebook group for your wedding party as a way to share info in one place and keep everyone up to date on events and responsibilities.