On Being a Technophobe

We live in a technology-driven world, where the latest gadget is clamoured after like the greatest thing since sliced bread. However, when it comes to your wedding, being a Luddite may be the best course of action. Technology is not perfect and you want to minimize any possible technical failures on your day. 

Case in point – at a recent wedding, the family friend who was officiating had downloaded the wedding Photo of kindle ceremony onto his Kindle. Pretty cool, right? Well, not when it froze up right at the beginning of the ceremony, leaving him frantically trying to figure out how to fix it in front of 60 guests and an agitated wedding couple. After a few excruciating minutes that seemed like hours, he had to improvise it all. There is something to be said for the simplicity of paper.

Whether it’s your first dance on an iPod or your seating chart on a computer, be sure to have a back up copy in some other form (ie the song on a cd disc, the seating chart printed out). The few minutes you spend creating a back up copy will save a lot of grief on the day should the wonders of technology fail.

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