Weddings are a big deal.
To put it in perspective, in the US, the average national cost of a wedding is a whopping $28,000.
That’s a reported average of $266 per guest.
On that note, the average number of guests is somewhere between 110-167.
That’s a lot of people to keep updated!
(By the way, if you’ve been invited to a wedding and you’re looking for some examples of what to put in a wedding card or text, check out the section “Wedding Text Messages for Well-Wishing the Happy Couple” at the bottom of the article below.)
When it comes to communicating with people about a wedding, the happy couple and their parents need ways to…
The average number of people in the direct wedding party alone is around 5 bridesmaids and 5 groomsmen. Add to that the ring bearer’s and flower girl’s parents, the bride and groom’s parents/grandparents, the wedding planner, the wedding coordinator, personal attendants, gift takers, host couples, musicians, the officiant, ushers, caterers, and everyone else involved…
The bottom line is that communicating with all these people is a massive undertaking.
A bride and groom starting out their lives together shouldn’t be stressed out with having to manage that kind of responsibility.
One thing that can help make it easier is wedding text messages.
But you don’t want to send out a big group text - because everyone knows how annoying those are. Instead, you’ll want to use a texting platform.
Here we’ll walk through how the happy couple can take advantage of a texting platform to keep all their guests informed and to help make their big day as seamless as possible.
A wedding may have dozens of people involved.
How do you coordinate all of these family members, friends, and vendors to make sure everyone’s on the same page?
You can send easy text updates, keeping everyone in the know about the schedule and what’s happening and what they need to do.
That way, people aren’t confused and the bride and groom don’t have to funnel a million questions while they’re trying to focus on their big day.
You can use texting to keep people updated on important information such as:
Let’s just be honest… People are terrible at RSVPing to events.
We’re all guilty of it - we intend to RSVP but we often just forget.
Meanwhile, the host who’s waiting for the RSVP is caught in a lurch as they try to make preparations for catering and provisions, without really knowing who all plans to attend.
Wedding text messages give you an easy way to gently remind people to RSVP.
You just send out a simple reminder…
Hey! Just a reminder to RSVP for Jaycee and Dan’s wedding. We’d love to have you there! :) RSVP here: [link]
You’ll be amazed at how sending this quick text message will get you a significant number of RSVPs instantly.
There may be times when plans fall through, and you’ll need to let your guests know about updates.
Maybe your venue accidentally double booked, and you have to change dates (or venues).
Maybe you were planning an outdoor wedding, but the weather turns unexpectedly sour.
Whatever the case, in situations like those, you have to communicate with your wedding guests so that they know what’s going on and what to do.
Texting will help keep people informed, so that there’s minimal scrambling and confusion.
Destination weddings are a bit different from local weddings.
With destination weddings, often most or all of your guests are traveling some distance to come support you.
With that in mind, these weddings involve more planning, more coordination, and more consideration about accommodating your friends and family and helping them have a good time.
You can use wedding text messages to help you communicate as you’re coordinating events, venues, and schedules.
Text out updates letting your guests know where they need to be, what time they need to be there, and any extra events you’re putting on for them.
You could consider saving time and money on wedding invitations by texting out your wedding invites.
Sure, it’s a bit unconventional, but think about it…
No need to collect everyone’s addresses.
No need to put together a fancy-looking invitation.
No need to buy stamps and put them on 100 envelopes.
You can just type out an invitation message, hit “Send,” and your invitees will receive the message right in front of them on their own personal phone.
Plus, everyone texts - even your grandma. So they’re sure to see the message, and in most cases they’ll see the message within just a few minutes of you sending it.
And bonus! Your message can include a link to RSVP, so people will be able to easily RSVP right then and there.
All of this begs the question of how.
As mentioned previously, with all the people involved in a wedding, you don’t want to just send a group text on your phone. (Because we all know how annoying group texts are!)
A texting platform like Mobile Text Alerts allows you to send group texts that are delivered to each recipient individually.
That way, you can manage your wedding conversations with people from a single platform individually.
You’ll also have the option to keep your wedding conversations separate from your personal phone, so you won’t get overwhelmed with constant notifications if you prefer.
To get your contact list loaded into the platform so that you can send texts, you just need a spreadsheet with the list of phone numbers.
Once you have this list, you’ll be able to easily drag and drop it into the platform and send texts to all of those contacts in less than 5 minutes.
Alternatively, you can add in phone numbers one-by-one, or you can have your guests, friends, family, and vendors add their own numbers to your text list. They can do that via a web sign-up form, or by sending a text into your account’s phone number.
If you want, you can separate your contact list into “groups” to help keep your messages more organized.
For example, you could have “groups” like the following:
This added layer of organization can help keep the communication process smooth and streamlined.
Once you’re ready to send a message, you can send one directly from the platform via the website or mobile app.
You’ll just have to designate the recipients for your message (all of your contacts, or specific groups, or individual people). Then type out the content for your message and hit “Send.”
You can get 50 free messages to test out a texting platform for 14 days (no credit card needed).
Perhaps you’re reading this not as a bride or groom (or parent of the bride or groom), but as someone who has been invited to a wedding.
If you’re looking for some advice on how to send a nice text message or wedding card wishing the happy couple well, here are some examples.
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