THE #MODERN #BRIDE 05.10.2013
Today’s blog is inspired by the popular NBC morning show, the Today Show, who over the past few years have been a source of inspiration and knowledge for many newly engaged couples and soon to be engaged brides.
They have done everything from cover the “Royal Wedding” to hosting contests for engaged couples to win the wedding of their dreams (all expenses paid for!).
Today’s segment took a different approach, taking a look at the modern bride. The bride who doesn’t just get tips from her married relatives or Emily Post, but more often from informative blogs, Pinterest, Twitter, and leading websites like Weddingwire.com. The internet and technology has evolved the planning process and has given couples creative resources to make their wedding as unique and as custom as they want. It has enabled brides to have a more personalized experience while planning their wedding. For example, by following her favorite gown designer on Twitter and Instagram a bride is now able to see what they hashtag as the latest in trends and fashions. This tool is great for brides who make it their priority to stay current on trends and really narrow what they want and desire for their own wedding.
These tools have also helped the wedding industry, including ourselves, because clients are now able to come to the table with a more extensive knowledge of what they want and how they want to see their vision and dreams come to life. It’s a very empowering tool for the bride and we have seen so much success and satisfaction as a result of these innovative tools.
While we continue to believe these tools give a “leg up” to brides and couples, we don’t believe they are a replacement for an expert in the industry. Instagram has made everyone a professional photographer with their nifty filter options and the ability to instantly share, however, not everyone is trained in capturing that *perfect* moment that only a true ‘photog’ is capable of doing. Don’t get us wrong- we do however still love the trend of replacing the old polaroid cameras on tables for guests with smart phones and the ability to hashtag!
What do you think, as a bride, with all of these resources that continue to evolve in helping you plan your perfect day? Do you think they have helped or have you sometimes been overwhelmed by the millions of options you are now exposed to by websites like Pinterest?
How about our vendor buddies out there? Have you seen these techy sites help your business and interactions with clients or are you not so keen on them for your own reason?
We’re interested to hear what our fellow internet users have to say about the subject!
As for now, we thank you for reading and weighing in your opinion. And don’t forget, if you’re talking about us on social media or websites don’t forget to give us a shout out: #MMDEVENTS !
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