Couples can now create their very own profile and submit their real wedding story to Lover.ly.
Once your wedding day is all said and done—the guests have left, the gifts have been opened, the honeymoon has been taken—what do you have left as a keepsake? Of course you have your memories, and the gifts that you were given, and maybe the wedding dress is locked away in an airtight bag somewhere for a future daughter or granddaughter … but really, what you have—and what most couples care most about—are the photos.
Lover.ly is a one-stop-shop that’s revolutionizing the way that couples plan their weddings. This past Valentine’s Day, Lover.ly introduced “Real Weddings,” a digital keepsake where brides and grooms can easily save and share their wedding day memories—and it’s all online.
Couples can now create their very own profile and submit their real wedding story to Lover.ly. You’re welcome to include how you met, your engagement story, your wedding planning story (come on—we know you have some stories), tips and advice learned along the way, and you can tag your vendors, too. After submission, Lover.ly will profile your wedding for all to see!
As well as serving as a digital keepsake, Lover.ly is also an incredibly innovative wedding planning tool. Kellee Khalil, the CEO and Founder of Lover.ly, realized that wedding planning wasn’t exactly the easiest thing in the world. When her sister got married and she served as the maid of honor, Khalil found herself overwhelmed by the sheer volume of wedding-related things were being thrown at her and her sister. Once the wedding was over, she realized that there was a serious need for an all-inclusive wedding planning resource where brides who had actually been through the experience could help others.
“By the time a bride is done planning a wedding, she’s become an expert on the subject matter,” says Khalil. “In the past, most of that knowledge would go to a bride’s newly engaged friend via a three ring binder. With Lover.ly’s new Real Weddings feature, that wealth of knowledge—tips, advice, ideas, vendors, etc.—can now live in the cloud and be shared with the world.”
Not only is Lover.ly a great way to keep track of your wedding memories, but it also serves as an excellent planning tool for couples who are in the midst of preparing for their wedding. This is why Lover.ly is asking all couples to submit their real wedding. The first 100 real weddings to be submitted and profiled will also receive a free Lock-N-Key Key Chain set from Lover.ly launch sponsor, Things Remembered.
Things Remembered is the nation’s leading retailer of personalized gifts. With a long legacy of helping people celebrate and memorialize their most treasured milestones in life, the company aims to be the resource for couples who want to create a special keepsake.
“For more than 40 years, we have worked with brides and grooms to help them find the perfect products and sentiments to make their wedding days one-of-a-kind,” says Catalina Maddox-Wagers, Senior Vice President and Chief Merchandising and Marketing Officer for Things Remembered. “This exciting new venture is the perfect marriage of our wedding personalization expertise and Lover.ly’s cutting-edge technology and exceptional ability to provide couples with an unparalleled, curated experience as they plan their wedding or showcase weddings from years past.”
The joint powers of Lover.ly (especially with its new Real Weddings section) and Things Remembered definitely create a force to be reckoned with. Submit your real wedding today and be eligible to receive an extraordinarily special Lock-N-Key Key Chain—and continue to celebrate your wedding day in style.
Emily Gable is the associate editor at Equally Wed, the world’s leading gay and lesbian wedding magazine. For more wedding inspiration and marriage equality news, follow Equally Wed on Twitter and Facebook.
Editor’s Note: Equally Wed and Lover.ly have a business partnership and this is a sponsored post.
Photo: Things Remembered