What did brides do before smartphones? I think they walked around with 3-ring binders (haven’t said that in awhile) filled with tear-sheets, calendars, photo collages, lists and samples. They spent their Saturdays trying on dresses, smelling flowers and eating cake. Okay, the last three you can’t really do with a smartphone, it’s true. All I’m saying is that smartphones are handy when gathering and organizing lots of details that you have to make decisions on later. Specifically the iPhone because you can download our new app SPOKEnPHOTO so you can add voice notes to your photos. Don’t try to remember the antique lace pattern on the bodice of the 67th dress you tried. Snap a photo and make a voice note of exactly how itchy it is.
Dresses, cakes, decor, shoes, makeup tricks, hairstyles, music, food, drinks, gifts, invitations, speeches…it’s endless. Eventually all of your ideas come together in what is hopefully one of the most memorable days of your life thus far. However, getting there is an emotional roller coaster and there is no better way to capture it than with your voice. Remember the name of the wine you had at the little restaurant in Italy so you can import it for your big day. Capture the feeling that you had when you danced under the twinkle lights and stars at a friend’s beach party so you can re-create it at your wedding. You get the picture.
And don’t forget, not only is SPOKEnPHOTO great for capturing moments of inspiration, it is totally awesome at capturing moments at your actual wedding! Andrea Lown, Founding Partner of www.smartbrideboutique.com and a “unique blend of tech geek and wedding chic” suggests:
The SPOKEnPHOTO app is a fantastic way to create an interactive wedding guest ‘book’ that will provide touching memories for years to come. Guests can use their own iPhone, or one that you provide for them as your “guest book” table or stand. Guests will take a photo, and add their verbal sentiments to it for a one of a kind message to the bride and groom.
Or, simply get your friends and family to download it before the event so they can take photos and add their stories, commentary or wedding sounds from their point of view. You can’t be everywhere so it’s great to see how your guests experienced the party you worked so hard to orchestrate. Some Spoken Photos will be funny, some will be touching, some will be drunk. They will all be great memories!