A wedding can be not only among the most important events in someone’s life, but also among the most troubling ones, as hundreds of tasks need to be solved as quickly as possible. To help couples keep track of their schedules and make preparations easier, many wedding service companies in Japan are now offering computer software and smartphone applications to organize easier the big event.
“Wedding Chic” is one of such smartphone applications that has been downloaded about 40,000 times since its release two years ago. Koki Fukumoto, a 26-year-old office worker planning his wedding in November, said he uses the free app that presents a schedule for completing around 170 tasks, ranging from compiling the guest list to choosing and ordering gifts for those attending.
“I was surprised there are so many things that need to be done, far more than I had imagined,” said Fukumoto, according to Kyodo. “It is too troublesome to look things up in books. This application is really helpful.”
“Wedo”, a software produced by the same company that made “Wedding Chic”, Novarese, allows the future bride and groom, as well as their wedding planners, to communicate over the Internet, reducing the need for face-to-face meetings.
“Then when the wedding planner and the couple do actually meet, they can have plenty of time to discuss the details of the wedding itself, such as how they would like to set the mood for the ceremony and how to entertain the guests,” said Keiichi Suganuma, manager of the sales planning division at Novarese.