Wedding tech – either you or your fiance is on board and you’re game to optimize, centralize, and consolidate the many lists, or it’s one more thing that may feel overwhelming and fall into the “should do” pile. However, taking a step back, I think it’s important to remember that no one wants to another piece of technology to learn if the outcome doesn’t deliver in making our lives easier, or at the very least— simplifying our to-do list. (Both hands are up over here.)
In my personal opinion, any wedding tech options ought to hit these four things:
In my experience, I often state that 90% of our clients are hosting destination weddings when in fact – if we really look at it – I don’t think we’ve ever seen a wedding that didn’t have a significant percentage of wedding guests traveling some distance.
Our criteria is short – these two questions:
1. Is a hotel block needed?
2. Are food / activity / transportation suggestions or coordination required?
Within that, it’s pretty obvious that 100% of our weddings necessitate this, no matter how large or how local either side of the wedding may live. Inevitably, no matter where in the wedding planning process you are – our clients get the inevitable “do you have any ideas on where we should stay” and “how far is X town/hotel from the venue?” and so on and so on. Rinse, repeat.
In the April issue of InSyle Magazine on newsstands right now, The Nouveau Romantics are featured alongside some talented creatives as part of their “Dream Team” — and we’re answering some big wedding planning questions on trends, priorities, and what we’d give as hostess gifts along the way!
It was really wonderful to work behind the scenes with the editorial team on brainstorming answers to their questions, and coming up with the imagery and ideas that are inspiring us the most right now. While the final edit is a pared down version of our responses, I figured it would be fun to post my very lengthy, slightly rambling, stream-of-consciousness unedited version ….
Everyone knows the golden rule: don’t wear white. Beyond this, trying to decipher all of the different dress codes can seem a bit daunting. Here, we’ve decoded the most common wedding dress codes so that you arrive appropriately — and confidently — to the celebration.
We’re with our couples every step of the way, wherever and whenever they need us. We give them what they’ve come to expect from us: more. That is why we’ve instituted a new series on the TNR blog called “Real Talk”, where we will breakdown the parts of wedding planning that can seem overwhelming. In this inaugural installment, we’re sharing everything you need to know about your gift registry.