George Bernard Shaw said, "There is no subject on which more dangerous nonsense is talked about than marriage."
When you're thinking of getting engaged, the best way to let the world know is establishing a Web page on the Internet. Share the good news with friends around the world. Inform relatives of your special moments from the engagement through the honeymoon.
Future brides and grooms can personalize a Web page by starting with the invitation, include pictures before and after the wedding, and even include music and voices from the wedding.
Friends can leave messages and share stories with each other in an electronic guestbook. E-mail links allow guests to send messages directly to you and members of the wedding party, making it easier to arrange the bridal shower and the bachelor party.
The Web is full of home pages of people who announced their engagement, showed pictures of their wedding and honeymoon, and brought their happiness up to date as late as a year after the wedding.
Mike and Kathy (let's skip the city) offer a scenario on the Web that presents them "up close." They have known each other for two and a half years and think they have the kind of love only a movie can express.
They became engaged New Year's Eve at a big party at the Holiday Inn. Their hobbies include computers, so they established a Web page and provided all the particulars for their upcoming wedding.
Using a software program, "The Mike and Kathy Web Page" includes scanning and posting of non-wedding photos, the wedding invitation, wedding details and information, a bridal shower page, bachelor party and guest list. There is also a best wishes" input folder that updates the honeymoon, an e-mail link and a copy of the wedding Web site on a disk available to friends. The Web site has been kept up to date for 12 months.
USABride introduced "My Wedding Companion" software that keeps track of all the wedding details. The software is state-of-the-art and system requirements recommend a 486 machine with at least 8 Mb Ram and about 12 Mb of hard disk space. The program is available for Windows 95. Information on the software is available at http://users.southeast.net/~fivestar/
The computer can help find different services that will increase wedding enjoyment. Most sites are heavy on information and light on graphics so you can get the information quickly.
Wedding Central, also on the Web, covers the old traditions with new technology. Their service is designed to ease the task of planning the perfect wedding by compiling as much information as possible in one location so you can browse at your convenience. Wedding Central can be reached at http://www.wedding central.com/
Personal wedding Web pages are kept on the Web until removed. In different Web locations, there are more than 167 home pages for weddings in California. It's the coming way to announce your engagement to your friends and let them return congratulations on the Web.