2020 was a dismal year for most, but in the year of Covid, one new tech trend took to the limelight: the QR code!
If you aren't familiar with a QR code, they are the newest form of barcode that is easily scanned with a smartphone. They can link to a webpage, video, PDF, audio file or anything you can think of! They are incredibly useful for directing people to specific websites, content or information. But how do you get the most out of a QR code for your wedding day?
Wedding planning can be stressful and overwhelming at times. Juggling meal tastings, dress fittings, venue viewings and guest RSVPs (to name a few) is enough to turn anyone into a Bridezilla.
Don't let that happen to you! Here are 4 reasons why you need to include QR codes in your wedding planning:
1) Save space on your wedding invitations
It can be tough to design a beautiful wedding invitation AND get all the information you need on there. There is only a finite amount of space on your invite to tell people everything they need to know: the dress code, the date and location, meal requests, song requests, RSVP slips, and the list can go on and on. It is the first point of stress for wedding planners and brides alike. That is exactly why more and more couples and wedding planners are turning to QR codes as a solution.
QR codes are a super convenient and streamlined way to simplify your wedding invitation design and RSVP responses. Without having to fill your invitation with too much text which could overshadow the beautiful design, you can link a QR code to a webpage, video, or email address.
So, leave out all the specifics on your beautiful, printed invitation. Instead, your guests can scan your code and look up the details, reply to your event instantly. You can even link it to Google Maps with the venue location!
No more waiting for responses by snail mail.
2) They are free and customisable!
You might think of QR codes as those giant black barcodes on Covid-19 sign-in posters. But did you know you can design your own QR code for free?
You can customise everything from the colours to the code shape style. We used QR code monkey to create the one in our invitation below. it took minutes and was easy to use. See how you can easily design your QR code to blend in with your wedding theme and invitation design?
They don't need to be huge, it just needs to be large enough to be scanned. If you are unsure about sizing, talk to one of our design team who can help with that.
3) Connect your invite to your wedding website
If you've never seen a wedding website, then you probably haven't been to a wedding in a few years. Wedding websites are the new techy tool for wedding planning.
Wedding website builders such as RSVPify have grown in popularity for their beautifully designed templates that you can customise to suit your wedding. QR codes are a fantastic way of connecting your invitations to your wedding website. Your guests can scan their invitation, be directed to your beautifully designed wedding website, where they can see all the information about the venue, time, date, meal options and more!
4) Guests can share photos of your day
QR codes also come in extremely handy on the big day too! Get your guests to scan in their photos and videos they have taken of your ceremony, first dance, and share moments that you wouldn't have seen while you were working your way through the room of people.
There are also amazing for when you want to collect photos of your special day from your guests! Have a QR code on signs or flyers on your tables with a QR linking to a page where they can upload all their photos and videos of the day.
So if you want less stress, fast responses, and an easier way to have everything in one place, QR codes are the way to go for your wedding! Use a free generator to get started and when you are done, upload your design or talk to our in-house design team who can incorporate it into your custom invitations.