If you’re reading this blog post, there is a good chance you are planning a wedding. So let me be one of the many people to say, Congratulations!! And if you’re like most engaged couples you’re staying pretty traditional when it comes to your wedding communication. Which we recommend!
There is something about getting a card in the mail with a beautiful picture of a family member or close friend telling you to “Save the Date”, and something moving about receiving a stunning wedding invitation specifically addressed to you! These objects are tangible. Your guests can touch them and save them. It makes your guests feel privileged and excited to be part of your special day. These time honored traditions do what they are supposed to. They give your guests the main details of your big day!
Where we think tradition should change is in the finer details. Specifically when it comes time for your events – such as: your engagement party, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner or your wedding ceremony itself. Times have changed. People are busier than ever before. Which means it is easy to overlook details, and it is super easy to leave paper information at home.
Due to our lives being busier, many couples communicate the finer details via email. These finer details include things like: where the wedding party is supposed to meet for the first look, when and where transportation will pick guests up, rehearsal dinner details, and info about welcome happy hours.
The picture above is a screen shot of my phone. I don’t think I am alone in having unread emails. EVERYBODY is emailing EVERYTHING these days. Email marketing is a huge moneymaker, and because of that everyone’s email inbox is over crowded.
Unlike emails, text messages get read right away. 90% of text messages are read within 3 minutes. So if you want to make sure your 130 guests have the information they need when they need it, what better way to communicate with them than text message?
This is why we created WedTexts! With WedTexts you can inform your guests of all your important event details via pre-scheduled text messages. Unlike all the other wedding apps, there is nothing for your guests to download, and you don’t run the risk of your guests missing or overlooking your emails. Once your WedTexts’ messages are scheduled, there is nothing else for you to do. Your guests receive the information at the exact time you want them to via WedTexts!
We are NOT asking you to send text messages on your wedding day! With WedTexts you can schedule all your messages in advance, so with a little planning on your part we will send your guests text messages letting them know the start times and locations of all your events. If your guests have a smart phone, the times and addresses will turn into clickable links, which means no more lost or late guests!
So do yourself (and your guests) a favor and sign up for your FREE WedTexts account today! You can signup at www.wedtexts.com or by downloading our app at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wedtexts/id1029219931?mt=8.
Cover Photo by Melissa Brewer Photography