Waiting to have a glimpse of albums of a memorable marriage or missing out a wedding is a thing of the past as the technology and social networking sites are providing a bunch of services right from digital wedding cards to broadcasting the rituals online.
While the wedding cards are normally designed by designers, the bride and the groom are using innovative ideas with animated wedding cards, which are easily sent on social networking sites or applications.
“This had immensely cut down the costs and the manual work to go around distributing cards. It has eased the process of inviting someone who is thousand miles with a click of a button. I made an animated video,” said Sapna Kandari, who recently got married.
Even social networking sites are used by people to send invitations to their friends and relatives.
“I not only sent invitations to people through messaging application but had even sent an invite as an ‘event’ on Facebook. By doing so, I came to know how many are surely coming for the wedding and how may are not or are unsure that they would make it. Also, the invitation helped many as on the day of the wedding they got a reminder about the invitation,” said Sayali Chavan, resident of Tembi Naka.
Many are even broadcasting their weddings live so that their relatives or friends could see them.
“My childhood buddy recently got married and unfortunately I couldn’t be a part of his big day, as I was miles away in USA. So he made it a point to show me all the wedding ceremonies live, from his phone. Though it was around 2am in US when he was getting married, I made sure to stay awake the whole night to be a part of his special day. I really appreciate the efforts his family took to make all of it possible,” said Abhishek Desai.
Some are even taking the trend of hard copies of wedding albums into making them online.
“Even though I am not fond of keeping albums, my relatives want to make sure that I get all my pictures printed. So I thought why not make both mine and my relatives’ wishes come true. I am not only going to make the album but also a soft copy of it and send the links to relatives who stay overseas and even to friends. By doing this I would not have to carry the heavy album around and also the pictures would be nothing different than seeing an album online,” said Abhijit Vedpathak, a groom-to-be.
I had even sent an invite as an ‘event’ on Facebook. I came to know how many are surely coming for the wedding and how may are not. Also, the invitation helped many as on the day of the wedding they got a reminder about the invitation