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Wedistry is the first app that combines combines social media with wedding planning and gift giving to make your wedding planning experience fun, reduce stress, and save money!
Most wedding apps are management tools that still require couples to collect addresses and send postage in addition to buying a gift and delivering to the beautiful couple. It's time for a wedding website and app where couples can invite guests to all their wedding events and send a gift!
Wedistry.com is a fun way for each couple to choose a unique wedding hashtag to remember their big day and help wedding guests to find the couple and send electronic gifts. This project aims to provide a convenient and fun way to support couples on their wedding day.
How does it work?
Users of the Wedistry website and app would visit for these primary reasons:
1) Wedding guests simply want to send a monetary gift to their favorite wedding couple.
2) Wedding guests can easily manage the weddings they will attend and have the peace of mind knowing gifts have been purchased for all upcoming weddings.
3) Last but most importantly, couples will be able to send and manage digital invitations and their wedding registry.
Couples using Wedistry will be able to plan the guest lists for their wedding events in an hour or less. Couples will: Log in to Wedistry and create a simple profile including couples names, wedding date, and a unique wedding hashtag. Merge contacts from Facebook and Google. Couples will then choose all of their wedding events. (Save the Date, Wedding Shower, Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, and Wedding Day)
The couple will then invite their contacts to each wedding event and choose the event dates. The couple will set the dates that invitations will be sent automatically to the chosen guests. Hours of collecting addresses and the cost of postage and invitations is eliminated saving the couple time and money.
The Final Version
The final version of Wedistry will include a unique wedding hashtag for each couple, the ability to completely manage the wedding invitations and events and allow couples to choose their complete registry through the Wedistry website. Guests will then be able to purchase gifts through the website and the couples will receive real time notifications of purchases.
Risks and challenges
Risks and challenges
The primary challenge with the Wedistry project is the cost of the final version. The total cost of the final version is approximately $60,000. The plan is to gain interest in the first stage by introducing the social media version of the website that will allow couples to secure their wedding hashtag and send and receive gifts to other couples. After this version becomes convenient we are confident that we will be ready for another Kickstarter that will fund stage 2.
Stage 1 will cost approximately $5,000 to create this basic version of the website. The goal for this kickstarter campaign and the completion of Stage 1 is October 1, 2018.
Stage 2 will include the functionality to add guests from Facebook, google, and additional contacts and will involve adding gift registry vendors to send the new couple their favorite gift and will cost nearly $60,000. The goal to complete stage 2 including time for additional fundraising and gaining interest is January 1, 2019.
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