Tech is constantly evolving and growing. As tech continues to advance it changes different parts of society. It has an impact on various aspects of daily life. Tech can change how we interact, how we work, how we communicate and so much more. Over the past few years, tech has been evolving rapidly and this has led to some interesting developments in all different parts of life. One example would be the wedding industry. Let’s explore how tech has caused weddings to change over the last few years.
Lockdown and the COVID-19 pandemic changed a lot of things and completely shifted the world as well as society. During lockdown, many weddings were cancelled as people could no longer meet in large groups. However, some continued and thus the concept of the virtual wedding day was born. A virtual wedding involves a wedding taking place on a video conference call with multiple guests attending and watching proceedings. You might think that this was the first time virtual weddings have been used but that’s not the case. Virtual weddings have been used for long distance ceremonies in certain cases. This is again a possibility thanks to the way that tech has changed and evolved over the years. Video calling has become so advanced that it’s possible to transmit crystal clear feeds around the globe.
Solutions like Zoom saw a massive boom in popularity during the lockdown. Part of this was due to the companies using the service to connect with their team. But private individuals were also using zoom to hold parties and this included wedding ceremonies. It will be interesting to see whether the trend of virtual weddings continues now that the lockdown is more or less behind us.
Weddings have become more expensive over the last few years. In the past, the average spend on a typical wedding has exceeded more than $30,000. That’s a lot of money and in a time of economic uncertainty it isn’t exactly ideal. The good news is that couples are finding ways to cut down the costs of their wedding. One of the main options is certainly taking photographs without the help of a professional.
When you think about it this makes complete sense. After all, the cameras on your phone these days are just as advanced if not more so than some of the more expensive choices that professional photographers use. You could even argue that the phone camera is completely disrupting the more traditional camera market.
Changing trends have also made DIY photography a more attractive choice for weddings. Wedding members don’t want typical posing photos. Instead, they are more interested in a docu-style approach where photos feel far more natural. This is possible when everyone is taking their own photos, moving around the room and getting emotional or sweet shots of wedding guests. The only way to do this in the past was with disposable cameras and the results were mixed to say the least.
Drones For Weddings
Drones in wedding is a rising trend. When drone photography first came on the scene, it was a fancy new way to take aerial photos. However, drone videography is still relatively new, and drone wedding photography has only recently become a popular service for professional photographers in both amateur (as far as drone flying goes) and experienced hands.
Drones can take spectacular aerial shot that enhance the wedding experience, but drone photography can only be as good as the drone pilot who pilots it. If you’re considering drone coverage for your wedding, choose a professional who has experience flying for weddings and will provide outstanding drone video.
Next let’s look at the different entertainment options that have evolved in the wedding industry thanks to advances in technology. Again, some of these possibilities are making weddings more affordable and DIY friendly. An example of this would be possibilities such as Bluetooth music playlists. With Bluetooth speakers set up around a wedding venue, wedding party members can choose the music they want and create a custom playlist. This completely avoids the need for a DJ and will take one less cost out of the typical wedding day budget.
Or, how about some other options to keep guests entertained? We’ve already mentioned how guests are now taking matters into their own hands when it comes to photography. Well, couples are also hiring fun photo booths. These can be set up quickly and will allow guests to step inside, taking fun filtered photos of the wedding day. All the photos taken can then be sent directly to a cloud server where they can be accessed by key wedding party members at a later day. Advances in cloud servers mean that you never need to worry about losing your wedding photos again. They’ll remain in the digital realm forever.
Wedding Ring Wonders
The idea of the wedding ring has also changed thanks to new technology. In the past, wedding rings were quite plain and basic. You only need to look through old photos to see this is the case. These days, wedding ring designs can be far more interesting and unique. They can connect to the specific passions of a person and this makes the one of a kind jewelry freel truly special. Do you want a wedding ring with diamonds laid out to look like a pokemon. This is a real possibility and we guarantee that there’s tech behind the creation of unique pieces like this. You can even 3D print wedding rings these days which we think you’ll agree is quite remarkable.
Of course, this isn’t the only tech that is reshaping the wedding ring industry. It’s also worth mentioning possibilities like man made diamonds. There has always been controversy surrounding diamonds. You need to make sure that you are not buying from a supplier that sells infamous ‘blood diamonds.’ These days with companies like Reve Diamonds, this problem is a relic of the past. You can get man made diamonds that are controversy free and, some would argue, more beautiful than the traditional diamonds created in nature.
We hope this helps you understand some of the ways that tech has completely altered the typical wedding and changed things, resulting in fascinating new trends. As some of these trends were born from unique circumstances it will be interesting to see which ones remain popular and which ones fade into fads. There are also signs that tech could continue to reshape weddings in the future. One example would be VR. VR could potentially allow you to get married anywhere you want in whatever environment for a very friendly cost.