By Rachel Torgerson
Weddings can be hectic. Especially if you have a lot of guests in a new place. How do they know where they're going and get to that place successfully? If there is a sudden change in plans, how will all guests be notified? It falls on the bride and groom to make sure everyone is aware of everything new. Luckily, in this day and age, there's an app for that.
Andrew J. Whitting, co-creator of the miWedding iPhone app, says he and his wife got married last year on New Year's Eve, in Cleveland, Ohio—his wife's hometown, but not his. Whitting's side of the family, unfamiliar with Cleveland's surroundings, was looking for places to go and directions for how to get there. He says, "I had the vision for the app prior to getting married, however, actually getting married made me realize there was a real need for this type of thing."
The miWedding app coordinates directions for your wedding guests, but it doesn't stop there. It takes on pictures as well. Whitting says, "We had an amazing photographer at our wedding, but he couldn't be everywhere at once." The app synchs pictures from iPhones up with an organized Flickr account, where all the pictures taken at the wedding can be uploaded into the same place, in real time.
Other features include a customizable itinerary for guests to follow, points of interest near the ceremony location, bridal party listings, and notifications synched up with Facebook and Twitter.
The miWedding app is currently $99 for the bride and groom and free for all guests of the wedding. Currently, it is only available for iPhones, but it will be ready for Android customers by the end of the year.
If you don't have a smartphone, you can still upload photos to the wedding party's flickr account and view pictures via computer.
"miWedding takes the stress off the bride and groom by making sure all up to date information is in their guests' pockets," he says.
To learn more about the miWedding iPhone app, visit miweddingapp.com.