Wedding planning can seem like an overwhelming process — with so many details to take care of and options to choose from, where does one begin?
Fortunately, there are online platforms available for different solutions. With the help of social media and the internet, your big day can be everything you had hoped for. Here are four online solutions that can help spice up your wedding.
1. Sending E-invitation Cards: For most millennials, paper invitations, save the date cards, and directions to the reception are often misplaced and not forgetting the fact that they are expensive. Luckily, there are a variety of online tools that can send e-invitation card and can be synchronized with email and calendars, as well as cut costs, save paper, and engage guests. While you may not be able to completely do away with paper invitations since most likely not all your guests will be tech savvy enough to rely solely on electronic invites (most special the older guests) but at least it would cut down on the number of paper invitation. Sites like Paperless Post and Palmfront are great tools for sending e-invitation cards.
2. Finding Vendors: The Nigerian wedding industry is vast, and selecting quality vendors can be difficult, especially when you’re trying to get the best job done while sticking to your budget. Sites like Oga Venue and Palmfront offer vendor listing and review platforms, enabling couples to get advice and read reviews about vendors.
Because weddings are once in a life-time affair, most wedding vendors don’t get a lot of repeat business, so it’s most likely that you’ll not have had a personal experience with many of the vendors you’ll end up working with. Vendor listing platforms can help you find everything from a venue to a caterer to a photographer and by relying on the reviews of others, you can be rest assured that you’ll be working with vendors that will make sure you wedding goes off without a hitch.
3. Deploying a Wedding Website: Keeping guests informed and involved is often a challenge. Creating a wedding website is essential to help achieve this. Your wedding website will be able to provide guests with vital information about the wedding schedule, location, travel arrangements (such as nearby hotels and restaurants), background about you and your fiancé (love story), a link to your gift registry, and pictures. Also your wedding website can serve as a good backup for wedding memories.
Some site that can help your develop a wedding website easily are Ferawa, The knot, Wedding Wire and Palmfront.
4. Creating a Gift Registry: Gone are the days when couples receive duplicated and unwanted gift items (5 sandwich makers, 10 blenders, 50 tumblers and the likes). A gift registry is the best tool to solve this problem, it helps manages your wedding gifts and communicate gift preference to friends and family. Some site that can help you create a gift registry are wrapped.ng, illudio, and Palmfront