If you have heard it once, you have heard it a million times - planning a wedding is a lot of work. Between deciding vendors, music, guest lists, locations, themes, etc. the list could actually go on and on forever.
But, what if I told you that BLACKTIE actually came up with a way to take some of the burden off and actually make the planning easier? It's true! I'm not sure how they did it, but with a little bit of planning and a whole lot of understanding, BlackTie has come up with something called the "Event Manager" that is actually going to make planning your wedding a lot easier than it has been in the past.
What is the BLACKTIE Event Manager?
"Design your looks, add members, & send introduction emails to your groomsmen, fathers, ushers, or whoever plans to wear suits or tuxedos to your event. We'll give you full visibility into their progress. Stay organized & have peace of mind."
This magical and extremely helpful tool takes the stress and disorganization of picking out outfits for the groom and groomsmen (and anyone else in the bridal party that you wish to include) to a whole other level. I bet you're thinking something along the lines of, "this is too good to be true" or, "it can't be that easy." Well, I'm here to tell you that it is!
That's right, as the residential BLACKTIE blogger and #1 fan, I tested out this new feature myself to share with all of you just how easy it actually is. After using it myself, I noticed not only is it extremely simple, but it's something that you will find yourself actually looking forward to using and stay on top of!
How does the Event Manager work?
Everything with the Event Manager is broken down into simple and concise steps. The first thing after making the great decision to sign up for this tool is to create an account. Now, keep in mind that if you already have an account with BLACKTIE, you will need to create a new one specifically for the Event Manager as it is a completely different feature!
Once that is complete, you will fill out a brief questionnaire that will ask your name, event date, event location, etc. After that, you will be taken directly to your dashboard. Under the "Introduction" you will notice a video that breaks down step by step how to use the Event Manager.
You'll notice on the right-hand side a countdown to your event, along with the group progress percentage and what has been completed and still needs to be completed. The cool thing about this feature is that once logged in, you are able to input everyone in the wedding party and any other members you wish to be included. It will ask you for their email, phone number, etc. You can decide if you would like to get text updates or not and assign their part within the bridal party.
From there it is rather simple. You create a look (or multiple) and you are able to assign them to specific members within your group. For instance, the groom might have a different color suit or tux and accessories as the groomsmen. Once you add all of your groomsmen, and create a look and assign to them specifically, you can then send an introduction email as well as an assignment email and then members will be able to log in and see which outfit and accessories they are meant to be wearing and eventually order! See, it really is that simple. Every item and look can be adjusted and everyone will receive updates as the process progresses.
It's the perfect way to keep not only yourself as the bride, groom or wedding planner organized, but everyone else within the party on track. It takes a little amount of effort to make up for a lot of time and work that you can now put into other aspects of your event! Trust me on this one, the Event Manager is the lifesaver and partner-in-crime that you never knew you needed, but now can't imagine your life without!
For more questions about the Event Manager, visit our Event Manager FAQs, and if in need of further assistance don't hesitate to reach out through out helpful chat feature or contact us at 1.888.349.4004.