Wedding planners used to have a hard job when making arrangements for their client’s special day. However, things have changed considerably over the last few years as more of them opt to use modern technology. While hours are still spent on the phone dealing with minor adjustments, most of their work is now undertaken from the comfort of an office. Better internet connections and computers have meant that wedding planners can now handle the bulk of their job using the latest tech. Even smartphones and tablet devices now have applications within that industry. We spoke to one of the America’s leading companies in the hope of discovering exactly what difference this move towards technology has made.
The first thing a wedding planner has to do is book a suitable venue. Most couples will want to be involved with that process, and so it used to take a long time. However, planning experts can now send lists of appropriate venues along with website addresses directly to the inbox of their client. That means the couple can look at each location in turn and view the images uploaded online.
Making basic arrangements
Computers and the internet are now used when making all basic arrangements for weddings. Everything from booking the flowers to designing the cake can be handled over email. Some planners will even organise appointments at dress shops and other specialist stores using that method. The companies contacted will create designs and send photographs of them back to the client. So, there is no need to see your flower arrangements or cake in person before the big day. That means you can order them from the best providers in the country, rather than having to settle for ones based in your hometown. A $30,000 wedding might be okay for some people, but most of us want to make the best savings possible.
Finding a good photographer
For most people, one of the most important element of planning their wedding involves finding a good photographer. While many professional planners will have a list of people they regularly use, you should select someone with a proven track record of success. The internet allows couples and wedding planners to view portfolios and make enquiries before striking a deal. As many people have discovered recently, it’s sometimes a good idea to outsource wedding photo editing. Not only could that mean you get your photos more quickly, but it could also create fantastic savings. That money could be better spent on planning the perfect honeymoon.
As you can see, the whole landscape of wedding planning is changing at an alarming rate. Does that mean couples who want to tie the knot are getting a better deal? Almost certainly. Any time savings made will mean you have to spend less to get the results you desire. In our opinion, wedding planners should be commended for jumping on the digital bandwagon and changing the way they do business.
Godsends like the internet don’t come along every day. So, it’s nice to see people making the most of it.