Top 5 Wedding Tech Trends of 2016

At Brilliant Bridal, our brides are constantly asking us for wedding tips & tricks, new trends or ways to save $$ on their big day! One of our favorite new trends in the wedding world are the cool new apps & wedding technology that you can include on your special day! Do you have a grandparent or loved one that can't make it to the wedding? Set up a Periscope account and have someone record the ceremony - it'll be like granny is right there with you! Here are a few more of our favorite wed tech trends! 

Wedding Websites

One of our favorite wedding tech trends are wedding websites! Your wedding website can tell your special love story, showcase pictures throughout the years of your relationship, provide venue & hotel information to your guests, receive RSVPs and more!! Let your personality and wedding style shine with the different templates & styles. You can create a beautiful wedding website on The Knot,  Wedding Wire, Squarespace or Riley & Grey just to name a few! 

Photo via SquareSpace

Photo via SquareSpace

 

Speech Booth

Don't have the budget for a videographer but want some type of video aspect of your wedding? Check out Speech BoothSpeech Booth lets your guests leave a video message for you and will compile all of the messages into a video! Turnaround time is only 1 week. At $599 this is a pretty good steal and provides you with a modern video guestbook!

Photo via Speech Booth

Photo via Speech Booth


The Appy Couple 

The Appy Couple app takes it one step further than your wedding website! You can create & design your own wedding app aesthetic which also translates into a website! The Appy Couple features:

1. Live Photo Stream –  Your guests can upload pictures within the application to share with everyone! This is also great to share with your guests who are unable to attend. 

2. Communication – You can send emails to your guests or instant message your wedding planner. 

3. Printable Cards – Cute information cards to share how to download your app!

Photo via Appy Couple

Photo via Appy Couple

 

Wedding Uplighting

Today's couples are wanting to have a WOW factor at their reception. If this is one of your goals, we highly suggest incorporating lighting into your reception! You can have a few uplights, pattern washes, projection lighting & more! All of this sounds a little tricky & techy, so be sure to consult with a professional to achieve your reception vision!  If you’re in Arizona, check out Karma Lighting for your uplighting design needs!

Photo via Karma Lighting

Photo via Karma Lighting

 

Insta Print

This is probably our favorite wed tech item ever! The Social Printers by Insta Print is a sweet printing system will print your Instagram photos instantly! Insta Print also has the ability to custom brand your photos  and even print from Instagram videos! Rent Instaprint for your wedding on their website!

Photo via Instaprint

Photo via Instaprint

What are your other favorite wedding tech trends? Comment below!