As you’re planning your wedding, there are a million different ideas, situations, needs and wants running through your mind. What venue will fit? How many guests? Should you provide transportation or not provide transportation? The list can go on and on… Thankfully, as I was planning every little detail, I had found the best tool to take care of communicating with all of our guests.

My husband and I were recently married in a beautiful ceremony in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. We were introduced to WedTexts at a wedding that we attended in 2015 and were quite impressed. It was a no brainer that we needed it for our special day. After all, our wedding was essentially a destination wedding for many of our family and friends. Like most customers, I could rave at how wonderful and useful it was. However, it was shortly after the reception that WedTexts really saved my wedding day!

To give you a little back-story before I get to the punch line – My dad’s dad was an ordained minister in the Lutheran Church. Whenever he preached, my grandfather would wear a simple gold clerical cross. Since I was only six when he passed away, it is one of the few things I remember about my grandfather. When my oldest brother was getting ready to marry, (he’s the oldest cousin on my dad’s side and first cousin to get married) my Aunt asked if he would like to have it with him on his wedding day. A tradition was born! All of my grandfather’s grandchildren have had the cross with them in some way during their wedding. Furthermore, we lost my Aunt on Good Friday of this year and this cross meant so much to her. I couldn’t dream of the cross not being with me on my wedding day. So it was, wrapped beautifully in my bouquet.

The cross survived the pre-ceremony pictures, the ceremony, post-ceremony pictures and even the reception until…as we were preparing to depart the reception venue, I went to grab my bouquet and noticed the cross was gone! Having a minor panic attack, everyone still at the reception began searching for the cross. But, we couldn’t find it!

Before giving up entirely, I decided that I could use the amazing tool that has been communicating with our wedding guests. With WedTexts, we were able to alert everyone that something meaningful had been misplaced and ask them to please look for it. Less than ten minutes, I received a text on my phone featuring an image of the cross. The cross had fallen off and been picked up by a guest. It was back in our possession by the next morning!

Without WedTexts, who knows if we would have found the cross? The guest, who picked it up, may not have known we were looking for it. Throughout the weekend, WedTexts served as a great way to remind our loved ones of the week’s festivities. Even better, WedTexts became a tool that helped find a sentimental family heirloom. When you’re planning your wedding, just remember that WedTexts can be the one thing that saves your special day. It sure saved mine!

– Kristen Schuette Loflin