Saying Yes is the easiest part of the proposal, what’s to follow can be overwhelming and frankly exhausting but with Wedocracy you will find the one stop place to assist you with all your needs and even the ones you don’t anticipate!
—Esther & Jaz
And we actually did something about it. Enter “crowdplanning.”
Like everything else in wedocracy, we built this for our own wedding. It saved us major headaches, and actually made the process fun, because we were in control, nobody else. Not in-laws, us. And you will be too. It’s the core of wedocracy, and everything flows out from this.
But here’s the special sauce: every person you add will get their own account. So they can add or update their OWN information. Which means every address they fix, every flight they add, every phone number, email or twitter account they put in is one less thing you have to chase them around for. It is seriously effing great. And since people can view each other’s profiles, they can coordinate things together and start making it a party from the get-go. Did we mention it’s effing great? Because it is.
PS we didn’t want any Facebook fiascos, like having one of our crazy uncles who wasn’t invited, hears about it from an excited cousin and starts a major incident. So although as a couple you can import all your Facebook friends, we don’t post anything to your timeline or that sort of thing. In our opinion that’s a disaster waiting to happen. If you disagree you are welcome to convince us otherwise. Oh, and there’s none of that “if you don’t have Facebook you can’t join” BS.
The sign of a successful event for the majority of couples is to hear their friends and loved ones say their wedding was “The Best Ever”. Not Joking.
It’s all about the events, ultimately, and we weren’t about to let ours be anything less than freaking awesome. You can create any event you want, not just the reception but
Once you set up your events it’s a snap to print out seating charts (there IS a drag & drop seating chart BTW) and all kinds of printouts for your planners. Everybody knows planners love printouts.
Did we mention you can message each other? Because you can. (Say it with us. social… wedding… planning…)
Look, you already entered everybody’s names into your guest list, for your own sanity do not enter it again anywhere else.
People should have an account, they can give you a gift (cash or whatever), and you get notified. It shows up in your wedocracy account, and you can generate a thank you letter that automagically includes their gift in it. It gets checked off as done, and you know who you thanked, who you didn’t, and who is a deadbeat has not yet found the perfect embodiment of their love and respect for you.
That is how it should work. Not the way it does now, where you have an app for your registry, an app for your photos, an app for your guest list, an app for your dress/suit/bodypaint, and an app for the therapy you will need before, during and after the wedding. Please. Stop the madness! Just sign up now.
In the same place you keep an eye on everything else
It drove us insane that we had to keep all our Vendor info in one place, our expenses in another, and our overall budget somewhere else. Why? It makes no sense.
We designed wedocracy precisely so nobody else would have to suffer this kind of nuptial dysfunction.
Add your expenses from anywhere in the system, any time. Link them to the professionals you’ve hired (you can put all your Vendor info in the system, natch). You can track deposits, add price estimates, the whole deal. Charts and graphs and that sort of thing will keep your spending in check, entertain your inner child and ward off bloodthirsty zombies.
Uchechi is an admitted To-Do list junkie. And Peter has shown significant tendencies in that direction. So it was natural that we went a bit overboard with this.
You can dress it up as nicely as you want to (and there are some truly creative apps for this, trust us we have a lot of them), but a list is essentially, in the end, ultimately, and not to put too fine a point on it, a list. What is special about wedocracy’s lists is that they are part of wedocracy and nothing else. What this means is, you can assign To Do’s to your guests (like your Bridesmaids for example), or your Vendors. You can set due dates for them, drag them around and reorder them and stuff, but that’s just gravy. It’s the way everybody is coordinated that’s the thing.
Also, we put in about 80 starter items, working backwards from the date of your wedding. Because that’s how we roll.
Don’t agree with us? Ok fine. Are you having any out-of-town guests? Then for them it’s a destination wedding.
You may not always have huge travel arrangement needs, but when you do, you should use our travel tools. You can schedule flights as well as airport and hotel shuttles, which is nothing so unbelievable, but what’s cool is that people have accounts so they can log in and see who else is on their flight or shuttle.. Which means they Have The Power to check in with each other and coordinate things amongst themselves.
You can also take photos of rooms you’ve booked for people so they can see where they’ll be staying. And you can organize all the rooms you have booked or helped to book (or paid somebody to book on your behalf) in a fancy calendar that you can subscribe to with iCal or whatever calendar you have on your mobile.
Did we mention that we printed out lists of guests and the rooms they should stay in, and gave those to the hotel? They were fairly shocked to get that. But it was easy since everything was in one place.
This was honestly one of the most useful parts of wedocracy for us. It saved our turkey bacon.
So now it’s time for you to click the blue button.
But wait! There's More! You get ALL THIS, AND THE SHAMWOW MEGA PACK, PLUS...!
There, we said it. WEDSITE.
It’s just that we believe the focus is on the wrong things.
The industry blathers on about how people are GOING CRAZY FOR WEDSITES! but ignores the elephant in the room.
a wedding site is supposed to help you get information to the people who need it - your guests.
It is only secondarily about branding your wedding, getting corporate sponsors and making a big splash in “Best Wedding Websites of 2015” spectacular.
So, since we have been building sites since 1995, we hope you understand that we truly believe in the importance of them. They just have to serve the purpose. Oh, and not be as painfully cheezy as 99% of those out there are. Hence you will not find any butterflies, clouds, sparkly spinning ring graphics or wedding march music on your wedocracy site. Just a clean, attractive site that lets your guests know what’s up and gives them a dead simple way to RSVP (even great grandmother Betty can handle it) and login to get involved with the wedding as much or as little as they desire.
If you do have special needs or requests for your own site, let us know and we will see what we can work out. Nothing is impossible, especially when it comes to weddings.