Welcome to part 3 of our 4 part series on Engaging the Internet. If you missed the first two check out Monday (utilizing wedding websites and blogs) and Tuesday (creating your own wedding website) so that you don’t miss out on the first two!
Register for Gifts Online
The internet opens up a whole new world for registering. Many retailers have options for couples to register for items online in addition to in the store, and guests can view the gift list and purchase items and have them shipped to the couple right from their own living room. Sites such as Gift Registry 360 are a lifesaver due to the fact that they combine a couple’s registries from several different stores into one convenient location, which makes gift giving much easier.
One quick word of advice is not to put a gift registry or wedding website address on the invitation itself, but put the web address on the map or RSVP card instead. I would also encourage you to shop local. Many locally owned kitchen stores create their own registries for brides and maintain their own websites, so keeping things local is a plus for you and your local economy.
Make Your Wedding Live
Do you have a grandfather who can not make it or want to include relatives that are in the military? Then broadcasting your wedding is a great way to include those who can not make it for your big day. My Webcam Wedding is a resource that will broadcast your wedding along with making it viewable online after the event, or you could simply use Skype to include those special people in on the day. I think this is such a thoughtful thing to do.
Look for our final installment of Engaging the Internet tomorrow!