We had to re-plan our wedding in 2 days!

Puddle Picture

 

My husband and I were married on October 3rd, 2015. If you think back to that date you will realize that yes it was the weekend of the 1000 year flood waters that took over the state of South Carolina, and yes that is where we were married.

In my mind I knew exactly what I wanted, something outdoors, off of the river, magical lights, and beautiful music. As you know all of these things are wonderful and beautiful in your mind but it is not something that is easily planned. It is extremely hard to keep all of the information organized, but I hit the ground running and found a location for our ceremony. This perfect spot by the Congaree River on my husbands parents property. It truly was a magical location. His father built an arbor, we had trees cut for our aisle runners, and of course those wonderful signs made with all of the cute sayings that make weddings special and memorable. A lot of work and effort put in by all.

If you are one of those brides that is planning a wedding outside then you will be able to relate to what I am about to say. All brides getting married, who have planned an outdoor wedding, begin checking the weather a month prior in hopes she will get an early and accurate reading from the weather man and will continue to do so every day, multiple times a day until the day of the wedding arrives. I went through every emotional stage possible and it made for an extremely long month when the forecast was not in my favor. Up and down, up and down. Finally one week away…I knew this was going to finally be my week to see that beautiful October weather. The Sunday before 75 high, 60 low and only 10 percent chance of rain. That changed quickly and everyday it got higher and higher until finally Thursday it said 100%….This was not just any 100% chance of rainfall, this was literally a hurricane that just so happened to be spewing water over the one spot that I had said my prayers about for months. Not one or two inches but more like 12 to 24 inches. At that point all I could do was cry! I was devastated and knew we were going to have to change the location of the ceremony. But when my fiance at the time called me to tell me we had to, I kept saying NO, NO, NO! I did not know how to accept this and I did not know how it would be possible to contact ALL of those people in such a short amount of time.

WEDTEXTS, that’s how! Wedtexts literally saved us on our wedding weekend. Not only did we have a new ceremony location, but a new reception location, and a new rehearsal location. We essentially had to plan an entirely new wedding in two short days!  We also had people coming from all over…There was no way I could even fathom doing all of that and calling all of those people. Especially while my heart was breaking over all of the major changes in my wedding. My original ceremony location was literally flooded!

 

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Before and after photo of our original wedding location (The blue arrow indicates where the arbor was to be placed)

 

Wedtexts was so convenient, my fiance and I were able to add all of our contacts through our phone and send out the news in one simple step. I could not believe how easy it was to use. All of our guests thought it was the coolest thing too. The best part was that we could also easily make and manage groups. I had a group for the rehearsal so that message would just go the them, a group for the entire wedding, and a group for the brunch we had the next day. I don’t know what I would have done. All of the information is easily organized and I have my list in one place. Because of this I continued on with my wedding and we had a beautiful day and time together. All of the guests were so kind and we danced the night away after becoming Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey. The rain made for some magical pictures and after all, this only happens once in a thousand years. Lucky me!

I highly recommend every couple use WedTexts! You can create a free account at www.wedtexts.com.

 

backlight rain picture

Month 4 – Everyone has (at least) that one groomsman…

Matthias - Wedding Texting

The bridal party at Kendall and Mathias’ wedding was small and special. 2 bridesmaids, and 2 groomsman, all family! The groomsmen wore simple and elegant jackets and slacks, to match the laid back beach wedding style. Coordinating a whole bunch of men and their matching attire was something Kendall and Mathias lucked out of!

 

For many brides and grooms this isn’t always the case! Large wedding parties can make organizing matching formal wear very stressful! Many rental companies place strict deadlines on renters, and you may not feel confident that all 10 groomsmen will remember exactly how many buttons are supposed to be on their tuxedo. This is where WedTexts comes in! If you need to coordinate your groomsmen, send them scheduled reminders:

 

“Hi fellas. Please make sure you rent a Classic Black, 3 Button Tuxedo, with white cummerbund by August 15th. The style is reserved at Men’s Wearhouse under our name.”

 

You can also remind them to pick up their rental! And what to do if their are problems!

 

“Friendly reminder today is the last day to pick up your tux! Please reach out to us ASAP if there are any issues.”

 

And one last reminder the day after their wedding…

 

“Thank you so much for your love and support yesterday! Just one last reminder…your tux needs to be returned by tomorrow to prevent any further charges!”

 

Matthias high fiving

 

Can’t wait to continue the story? Or trying to catch up, you can see how the rest of their wedding planning goes by following this link – http://blog.wedtexts.com/meet-kendall-and-matthias/.

 

Create your free WedTexts account today at www.wedtexts.com.

 

WedTexts is the easiest way to communicate with your wedding guests. We allow engaged couples to pre-schedule text messages to be sent during their wedding planning…for events such as:

–  RSVP reminders.

–  Tuxedo rental reminders.

–  Hotel room blocks.

–  Sharing their wedding website.

–  Sharing their wedding hashtag.

–  And all of their events during their wedding weekend.  (Welcome Party, Wedding Rehearsal, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, & Morning After Brunch)

 

Wedding texting with WedTexts ensures your guests have your event information when they need it most, and it is delivered directly to their cell phones!

 

Photo cred – Michael Chilemi with Studio 1 Photography

Month 5 – First big wedding fight!

Kendall and Matthias - Wedding Texting

Things were going great planning their wedding. Looking back on the past 7 months, it was hard for Kendall to believe how quickly it had passed, and how much was still left to do!

 

Matthias and Kendall agreed on the invitations they were sending their guests. They chose the Folk Floral invitations from Minted.com (affiliate link).  The style and coloring stayed consistent with their Bohemian style wedding, and they matched their website perfectly!

 

Then things came crashing down when taste testing the cake options! Kendall was in love with a traditional wedding cake. In her mind it was perfect! It was moist, not too sweet and the cream cheese icing really put it over the top.

 

 

Matthias fell in love with a strawberry cheesecake wedding cake. The cheesecake with strawberry accent was to die for. One taste and he was hooked.

 

After several minutes of each of them bringing up times where the other had compromised in other areas of planning their wedding it was clear neither of them was going to budge. This was a decision that didn’t need to be made now, and with that in mind they agreed to come back to it later…

 

Stay tuned to see who won the cake battle!

 

 

Can’t wait to continue the story? Or trying to catch up, you can see how the rest of their wedding planning goes by following this link – http://blog.wedtexts.com/meet-kendall-and-matthias/.

 

Create your free WedTexts account today at www.wedtexts.com.

 

WedTexts is the easiest way to communicate with your wedding guests. We allow engaged couples to pre-schedule text messages to be sent during their wedding planning…for events such as:

–  RSVP reminders.

–  Tuxedo rental reminders.

–  Hotel room blocks.

–  Sharing their wedding website.

–  Sharing their wedding hashtag.

–  And all of their events during their wedding weekend.  (Welcome Party, Wedding Rehearsal, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, & Morning After Brunch)

 

Wedding texting with WedTexts ensures your guests have your event information when they need it most, and it is delivered directly to their cell phones!

 

Photo cred – Michael Chilemi with Studio 1 Photography

Month 5 – First big wedding fight!

Things were going great planning their wedding. Looking back on the past 7 months, it was hard for Kendall to believe how quickly it had passed, and how much was still left to do!

Matthias and Kendall agreed on the invitations they were sending their guests. They chose the Folk Floral invitations from Minted.com (affiliate link). The style and coloring stayed consistent with their Bohemian style wedding, and they matched their website perfectly!

Then things came crashing down when taste testing the cake options! Kendall was in love with a traditional wedding cake. In her mind it was perfect! It was moist, not too sweet and the cream cheese icing really put it over the top.

Matthias fell in love with a strawberry cheesecake wedding cake. The cheesecake with strawberry accent was to die for. One taste and he was hooked.

After several minutes of each of them bringing up times where the other had compromised in other areas of planning their wedding it was clear neither of them was going to budge. This was a decision that didn’t need to be made now, and with that in mind they agreed to come back to it later…

Stay tuned to see who won the cake battle!

Can’t wait to continue the story? Or trying to catch up, you can see how the rest of their wedding planning goes by following this link – http://blog.wedtexts.com/meet-kendall-and-matthias/.

Create your free WedTexts account today at www.wedtexts.com.

WedTexts is the easiest way to communicate with your wedding guests. We allow engaged couples to pre-schedule text messages to be sent during their wedding planning…for events such as:

– RSVP reminders.

– Tuxedo rental reminders.

– Hotel room blocks.

– Sharing their wedding website.

– Sharing their wedding hashtag.

– And all of their events during their wedding weekend. (Welcome Party, Wedding Rehearsal, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, & Morning After Brunch)

Wedding texting with WedTexts ensures your guests have your event information when they need it most, and it is delivered directly to their cell phones!

How Wedding Texting Enhances Your Wedding Guest Experience

Unforgettable wedding communication

Today’s engaged couples are trying to deliver an unforgettable guest experience when it comes to planning for their wedding.  The guest experience becomes even more important the more events you’re hosting, and especially for destination weddings. With more unknowns for the guests (e.g Locations, Start times, dress codes!) there is a greater chance for something going wrong!

 

Historically couples have relied on printed information.  That is, wedding invitations and wedding weekend itineraries to communicate event details to the guests.  This process is burdensome on both you and your guests… and costly!!

 

Within the past 10 years wedding websites have become common place.  According to The Knot, 48% of couples displayed some wedding related information via their wedsite in 2016.  Like paper information, wedding websites also put a burden on wedding guests.  Visiting the website requires guests to remember your domain name, and possibly even a unique password. Or search for your website on their favorite search engine!

 

With 90% of couples in 2016 using their mobile phone to help them plan their wedding, it’s no surprise that Wedding Apps have become popular.  And you guessed it…the traditional Wedding App also puts a burden on your wedding guests. For the guests to get any useful information from you within the app…your guests have to download the app! – Which very few guests do.

 

Wedding texting with WedTexts helps you create an unforgettable wedding experience for your wedding guests because it is the only form of wedding communication that is effortless for your guests.  If they can receive a text message, then they can receive all your scheduled reminders and notifications about your wedding!

 

If you want to provide an effortless guest experience for your wedding guests, create your free account today at www.wedtexts.com.  Wedding texting, ONLY with WedTexts!

Month 6 – Nantucket should be nice this time of year

Kendall and Matthias - Wedding Texting

Kendall can lay on the beach for hours! She loves to tan, relax, and listen to the waves as the tide comes in and goes out. Matthias loves to relax on the beach too…just not for very long.

 

Their contrasting styles paired with the fact another friend’s wedding was a week after their wedding made choosing where to go on their Honeymoon a challenge.

 

Matthias wanted to go somewhere new, explore and be active. Kendall was looking forward to doing nothing. She simply wanted to relax.

 

After all, if the next six months leading up to their wedding were anything like the previous six months, the bulk of the wedding planning was going to land on her shoulders…not Matt’s.

 

Once again she won the discussion. They compromised on going to Nantucket for a few days before having to be in NY for a friends wedding the next weekend. They agreed to save up for a longer honeymoon the following year. Something that has the activity that Matthias was looking for, but somewhere that Kendall could get the relaxation she was looking forward to.

 

 

Next thing up: they started shopping for Invitations online. Their favorites so far were the foil-pressed wedding invitations from Minted.com (affiliate link).

 

Can’t wait to continue the story? Or trying to catch up, you can see how the rest of their wedding planning goes by following this link – http://blog.wedtexts.com/meet-kendall-and-matthias/.

 

Create your free WedTexts account today at www.wedtexts.com.

 

WedTexts is the easiest way to communicate with your wedding guests. We allow engaged couples to pre-schedule text messages to be sent during their wedding planning…for events such as:

–  RSVP reminders.

–  Tuxedo rental reminders.

–  Hotel room blocks.

–  Sharing their wedding website.

–  Sharing their wedding hashtag.

–  And all of their events during their wedding weekend.  (Welcome Party, Wedding Rehearsal, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, & Morning After Brunch)

 

Wedding texting with WedTexts ensures your guests have your event information when they need it most, and it is delivered directly to their cell phones!

 

Photo cred – Michael Chilemi with Studio 1 Photography

The WedTexts Blueprint is now in the App!

Reminders for your wedding guests

It is now even easier to use WedTexts to deliver an unforgettable guest experience!  Within 5 minutes you can schedule all your Blueprint messages from within the WedTexts App.  Your guests will love getting the effortless reminders throughout your wedding weekend!

 

Download the app here to get started!

 

How the Blueprint works:

  • Simply tell us a little about each of your wedding events.
  • We create recommended reminders to make sure your guests know the event details.
  • You approve (or edit) the reminders before WedTexts sends them to your wedding guests at the exact time they need to be reminded of the details!

 

Event Reminders Currently Supported by the Blueprint: 

  • Engagement Party
  • RSVP Reminder
  • Sharing Your Wedding Website & Hashtag
  • Hotel Room Block Reminders
  • Welcome Party
  • Ceremony Rehearsal
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Wedding Ceremony
  • Wedding Reception
  • Day After Brunch

 

See the Blueprint in action:

1 – Click Compose:

Clicking Compose will take you to the available Blueprint Messages.

 

Create scheduled wedding reminders

 

2 – Fill in Event Details:

Simply input your event details.

 

Scheduling reminders for your wedding guests

 

3 – Confirm Message:

We provide you with a text message template for your wedding reminder.  You can edit it as you see fit!

 

Deliver an unforgettable guest experience with WedTexts Blueprint

 

4 – Message Scheduled: 

Your Blueprint message is scheduled!  You can edit it or delete it until it is sent to remind your wedding guests of your important event details.

 

Wedding reminders for DIY weddings

 

5 – Message Sent:

This is the text reminder that your guests receive.  There is no better way to make sure your wedding guests have your event details than with WedTexts timely reminders!

 

Group Text message for wedding events

 

Deliver an unforgettable wedding experience for your wedding guests by downloading WedTexts App today – Click here to download the app!