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Wedding Technology Trends 2016

Posted: Wednesday March 23, 2016

If you’re a bride or groom-to-be planning to add the perfect techy touch to your magical day there are some pretty cool technology trends you might persuade your wife or husband-to-be to invest in. In a truly tech era the wedding industry hasn’t been left behind. We’ve previously written about the digital do’s and dont’s for your wedding however new tech trends are reaching the mainstream more than ever thanks to the rise in popularity of platforms like social media. Here are a few of our favourite wedding technology add-ons for a truly unique and memorable day.

Wearable technology

Imagine looking back on your wedding day and be able to see your exact heart rate at the moment your father saw you in your dress for the first time or you walked down the aisle. A simple colour coordinated FitBit bracelet or if you’re feeling particularly flush a 18k gold Apple Watch will monitor the ups and downs of your heart rate to mark the memorable moments in your special day with chic wearable technology.

The robot bartender

Somabar is the world’s first app controlled automated bartending gadget. Guests are able to select their drink of choice via a digital menu where in under 5 seconds the Somabar dispenses the perfectly blended craft cocktail. Guests can even control the alcohol content of their drink. This impressive gadget will definitely impress your guests especially if you chose a signature cocktail or blend, these cocktail recipes might just be the personal touch you have been looking for.

Wedding drones

Photographers or if you’re splashing out, videographers are including drone technology to capture impossibly cool photos of your big day. Capturing aerial footage of your wedding location can help set the scene for your wedding day. If you fancy giving this a go but don’t have the budget then why don't you give a DIY drone ago? Select a dedicated Drone Driver to capture never-before-possible images but remember: it’s probably best that they practise beforehand to keep the big day as stress free as possible.

3D printing

To add that wow factor to your wedding why not invest in a 3D printer. This mind-blowing technology has hit the mainstream market over the past year or so and is now shaping the wedding market. We think it would be insanely cool to 3D print your guest favours right before their eyes! If a 3D printer busts your budget, printed products available in different materials and finishes or even design your own product which can be bought online. Other 3D printed product ideas for your tricked out, high-tech wedding include cufflinks and 3D bow ties.

Photobooth GIF

Photobooths have been popular at weddings for a while and been re-invented, like the popular DIY photobooth. So to add a twist and update an old favourite, check out GIF booths. The camera takes multiple photos, quickly and stitches them together to produce a stop-motion style clip. Guests can record a message or motion (think a champagne “CHEERS!”) and instantly upload their GIFs to social media hopefully under a wedding hashtag so they are curated in one place for everyone to see. Want to find out more? Take a look at PHHHOTO PRO dubbed the “perfect party app”.

We’re always keen to hear all the wonderful and creative wedding ideas of newly engaged couples planning their perfect day. If you dream of incorporating techy trends into your wedding plans, we’d love to help you make it come true, so don’t hesitate to contact us today.

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