We get, brides: When it comes to wedding planning, you need all the help you can get! Whether it's a wedding planner, a digital checklist to keep you on top of your tasks, or a budget tracker so you're spending your money wisely, every little tool helps. As of this week, there's a new handy-dandy helper on the market — Google updated its search app on iPhone and Android to let users ask questions out loud and get immediate answers.
What does that mean for brides? They can search for everything they need on the go, from a nearby spot for brunch after wedding dress shopping, to an on-demand love quote for wedding vow inspiration. Rather than type in the question, the app's microphone will pick up a spoken inquiry and display results within seconds. Here are a few cool ways brides (and bridesmaids!) can incorporate it into their day-to-day wedding planning.
1. For the maid-of-honor toast
We're sure every MOH has sat at her computer, stumbling over writer's block while trying to write a speech. Instead of pulling up a web browser, she can ask the Google app for love quotes as if asking a friend, to get some fresh ideas.
2. For honeymoon research
Nothing's more fun than researching honeymoon destinations, and the app can quickly pull up a map or pictures to help illustrate their desired destination. Brides (and grooms!) can say, "Show me funky hotels in Paris" or "How many US dollars are 175 Euros?" to start getting a feel for where they might want to stay.
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3. For the rehearsal dinner
Got a few places in mind that you want to compare in terms of mood and space? You can ask, "Show me images of Cafe Cluny" and "Show me images of Barbuto" so you can see for yourself, without having to visit, which atmosphere you prefer.
4. For wedding flower ideas
We're pretty sure that most brides don't know what, for instance, a phalaenopsis orchid looks like compared to other types. If you want to do some pre-florist appointment research, ask to see pictures of them or, even, photos of fall flowers to get inspiration for a seasonal wedding.