Each generation have their own trends that only seem normal to them. Things they grew up with but generally make absolutely no sense to their parents. The tech-generation are beginning to marry en masse and it is changing the face of what the typical wedding ceremony and reception looks like. Here are 7 wed-tech trends you are likely to see a lot more of in 2017
This article was written for Wedding Connected by Brooke of Suzanne Harward Designer Wedding Dresses.
1. Drone Wedding Videography
Often the technology trends that are suddenly everywhere seemed like something from the distant future only a few years previous. Drones are sure to be one of those technologies. Flying drones is becoming a popular pastime and online retailers like Amazon are pushing to deliver packages via drones in the very near future. In 2017 it is going to become more and more common for wedding videographers to have a camera fitted drone to capture your wedding from every angle. This will be particularly important for outdoor weddings and you only have to see footage like this to understand why.
With drones getting more affordable you’re sure to see more of this type of videography at 2017 wedding ceremonies.
2. GIF Booth
Photo booths have been a popular feature at wedding receptions for years but a modern alternative that is gathering momentum heading into 2017 is the GIF booth.
What is great about these booths is they capture the same silly spirit of posing in a traditional photo booth but in a digital and highly shareable format
Check out this video to get a good idea of the end result.
3. Airbnb your Honeymoon
Airbnb is revolutionising accommodation across the world and it won’t be long until it becomes the default for honeymooning couples too.
While there is always going to be a market for those that want a ritzy hotel or resort experience, a honeymoon is about spending time with your partner after one of the biggest and most hectics times in your life, so a more intimate accommodation experience can be more appealing.
The best thing about Airbnb, however, is it can be anything you want it to be. From a cosy wooden cabin with a roaring fire to an experience as wild and extravagant as any hotel on earth can offer.
4. Tech Charging Stations
The trend of wedding hashtags won’t be new to many, but an unintended consequence of getting your guests to help document your day is that there phones go dead before the night is over.
Having tech charging stations is an idea that is gaining popularity as quickly as the battery life of smartphones is shrinking. Regardless of you opinion on our addiction to technology, giving guests a place to recharge is going to be one of the growing tech features of wedding receptions in 2017.
5. Wedding Apps
There are plenty of these on the market, and the good ones do an incredible job of centralising the communication part of the wedding-planning process.
Invites, RSVPs, dietary requirements, schedules, directions and more can all be communicated to guests through a single personalised app. Some of the apps also specialise in different areas; Wedding Happy for instance styles itself as a virtual wedding planner with curated to do lists to help get everything done; and Wedding Connected provides a great database of vendors.
These type of wedding apps will become commonplace for those planning their weddings in 2017 as we become more time poor. And it isn’t just apps, there is a huge amount of online wedding tools out there to help the modern bride and groom plan their special day.
6. Streaming Your Wedding
The world is getting smaller, there is no doubt about that. Unfortunately, the smaller size only applies to connectivity, not actual distance.
When it comes to weddings this usually means that couples have a lot of people, from all over the world, that they would like to be with them on their big day. The reality is, in most cases, many won’t be able to come.
That is why you will see a strong trend in 2017 of couples making their wedding available via live stream.
2017 is likely to be a big year for 3D printing in general, so there is no reason why that shouldn’t touch the wedding industry.
It makes a lot of sense as well. Weddings are wonderful but a lot of expense goes into a one time only event. This means many people forgo some of their more unique, personalised ideas purely due to the cost and effort of creating something that will only be used once.
That is where 3D printing can really change the game. The technology makes creating personalised objects a lot more affordable. Check out some of these examples to see just a sample of what can be done. We predict, if nothing else, you’re guaranteed to see those 3D printed wedding cake toppers everywhere in 2017.
We would like to send a massive thank you to Brooke of Suzanne Harward Design Wedding Dresses in Melbourne & Sydney for writing this amazing article for us!
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