We’re nearing the end of 2016 and technology just keeps getting crazier and crazier. From driverless cars to virtual reality headsets, there are almost unlimited applications for everything. The wedding industry is no different, and embracing certain technology for your wedding could be super fun (and romantic).
Now we’re not saying the following list is the end all, be all of wedding technology lists, but it’s a good place to start if you’re looking for cool, tech-forward ideas to use at your wedding. Plus, we’ll be writing a bunch of blogs about technology in weddings, so stay tuned.
Here’s your wedding tech starter pack:
Drone technology has become so accessible and affordable that your casual technology enthusiast can operate a flying camera with ease. It’s become so common that many wedding photographers and videographers are using the drones to capture some really cool angles at your event.
Our advice is to jump on this train and get a bird’s eye perspective on your wedding. We suggest making the drone question a part of vetting a wedding photographer or videographer. Trust us, you’ll be pumped about the shots you get from the air.
Track Your Heartbeat
It seems like everyone you know owns a FitBit or an iWatch or some sort of smart watch. While that trend may keep everyone connected all the time (up to you to decide if that’s good or not), it can provide some pretty cool features you can use at your wedding.
A lot of those bands have the ability to track heart rates, which can make for some pretty romantic nostalgia after the ceremony. Imagine looking at the graph of your heartbeat as you get ready, walk down the aisle, and say “I do.” Our guess is you can pinpoint exact moments of your events simply based on how fast your heart was beating.
Live streaming events have gained traction this year and it’s a great piece of technology to fold into your wedding plans. Want to keep your guest list small, but don’t want to leave people out of the celebration? Live stream. Some of your family and friends can’t make it and are bummed? Live stream.
It’s easy and there are a few platforms that do it: Facebook, Periscope, Skype, etc. Most of the platforms allow you to go back and watch it, too, so you’re not going to lose any footage.
At Nice Entertainment, we love using technology during weddings and in our everyday lives. Feel free to drop us a line just to chat about what’s going on in the industry or to find out more about what we’re doing.