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EXPERT WEDDING-TECH TIPS
to get organized from the start
So ...I'm ready to tackle a client's save the dates. We have this beautiful illustration of the wedding venue, my favorite script typeface from Rare Bird Font Foundry and we go to add the wedding website to the bottom of the handmade, deckled edge piece.
THEN I SAW IT.
My stationery-loving, typography fueled heart shatters just a little bit. I had what I like to call a "come-to-Jesus" with my bride. We opted for a custom domain (a nominal fee of 10 bucks or so for the year), we used the playful wedding hashtag she has already created: www.HitchedToHarrington.com
Now I'm no tech-guru, but I'm sharing THREE Wedding-Tech Tasks you MUST tackle first to avoid a stationer's nightmare PLUS make your planning more organized from the start.
Can I get an amen?
PICK YOUR FAV & PIN FOR LATER
CUSTOM DOMAIN NAME
I am listing this first just in case you get tech-bored and leave me. There are plenty of wedding website services out there that will allow you a free wedding website!
Do yourself a favor and purchase a custom domain (I use GoDaddy.com). It's usually about 10 bucks for a year and you can apply that domain to your own free wedding website or build your own (I like Squarespace.com to build your own).
By doing this, you will:
-snatch a completely unique-to-you website title
-be able to easily translate that in conversation to guests
-and MOST importantly (in my opinion), avoid a really long, jumbled URL on your stationery
isn’t as pretty as
…put that wedding hashtag to work!
CREATE A SEPARATE WEDDING EMAIL
Filter ALL your wedding emails to one email account to easily access information, contracts, and vendor questions. Don't miss a beat, message, retainer, or important message!
APPLY FOR A CREDIT CARD
I’ve had a lot of brides use credit cards with a point system, such a frequent flyer miles (hello free honeymoon airfare) to use for only wedding-related expenses.
This is a great way to easily keep track of true costs too (which may or may not be a good thing for whoever is fronting this bill)!
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Snatch up The ONE Page Wedding Planner (yes, one page) for an easy, at a glance look at ALL things planning.
...because I have some intense boards geared towards inspiring your story!
I once designed a stationery suite based off of a kitchen photo (because sometimes you just feel what you need to feel to get inspired).
I'm Hope. The inky hands and freckled face behind the studio doors of TLBC.
I believe in paper, words, and romance.
...and something beautiful happens when you combine them all together - be it a Jane Austen novel, a handwritten note, or as you've presumably guessed it - wedding stationery.