There are all sorts of ways that you can use technology to enhance your wedding.
Not quite got the lighting that you want? Not a problem, you can use programmed lights to make sure the color hues are exactly as you want during the ceremony.
Prefer the idea of a digital guestbook, which allows your guests to leave video messages rather than scrawled messages? Easily enough solved.Want to surf the wave of a trend and go with a Booth-Ology photo booth, complete with comedy masks for guests to play with? Absolutely – and definitely considerably more exciting than cliché ideas like guests taking their own pictures with disposable cameras!
All of these innovations can ensure that your wedding is as fit for the 21st century as you are as a couple. Except… do they spoil the idyllic image of a wedding?
Can A Wedding That Utilizes Technological Advances Ever Be Elegant?
Given that elegance is something that so many couples strive for when it comes to their nuptials, this is a valid question. Even as small a shift as the camera that the photographer uses can negate from the charm; it’s not quite as romantic to hear the whizz of a DSLR camera over the old-fashioned satisfying click of the manual cameras of old.
This perception that tech is the enemy of elegance continues into things like lighting – can electric lighting ever be as nice as candlelight, for example? Yes, it’s far safer, but are you sacrificing ambiance in exchange for an easier life?
The reality is that, done badly, yes: technology at a wedding can ruin the elegant feel. The key here, however, is done badly. If you take a rural, idyllic wedding, all full of rustic charm, and then put a huge virtual guestbook screen in the midst of it, then yes, it’s not going to look as if it belongs.
How Do You Blend Tech With Other Wedding Decor?
For the most part, your keyword for this endeavor should be “unobtrusive”. You want the technology to be there so you can take advantage of everything it has to offer, but try and keep it to the edges of the venue and reception.
Take advantage of small decorative pieces like paper flowers to blend things together. Say, for example, you want to use a small camera like a GoPro to capture moments that would otherwise be missed. Pin it to the groom’s jacket and it will be noticeable, ruinous almost. Insert it into the bouquet and shield it with other flowers, on the other hand? That will work perfectly.
What Are The Other Options?
If you don’t know if you can blend these innovations in with your general decor, then why not just embrace it? A 21st century wedding is going to look different to the weddings of years past, so you might as well embrace it. Go all out with the tech, from 3D-printed cake toppers designs to a drone to capture aerial shots of the ceremony – why not? It’s a special day so make it work with the times!