Washington, DC – April 1, 2014 – Three of Washington, D.C.’s leading technology companies, WeddingWire ,Speek and SocialRadar , have joined forces today to develop SocialWeddingSpeek, a virtual weddings platform. Engaged couples will now be able to carry-out their nuptials on-the-go, no longer having to travel beyond their computers and smartphones to host a wedding in front of family and friends. Instead, friends and family may simply join the SocialWeddingSpeek virtual conference to watch the couple say and type “I do.”
“Thanks to SocialWeddingSpeek, my fianc é e and I got a headstart on our honeymoon and simply said our vows while relaxing on the beach. It saved us so much time, money, and hassle,” said Heather, one of the platform’s first newlyweds.
WeddingWire, the largest online vertical marketplace connecting engaged couples with event professionals, Speek, a conference calling platform with a visual interface, and Social Radar, a mobile application providing real-time information on the people around you, have all long been committed to leveraging technology to improve their industries.
Thus, Speek will power the nuptials and is developing partnerships with nearly all civil and religious institutions to insure the validity of the marriage. A list of all states that accept virtual weddings will be available on the SocialWeddingSpeek website.
WeddingWire’s comprehensive database of local wedding professionals will empower engaged couples during their virtual wedding planning process, as the company is now listing wedding professionals who serve at weddings where guests or the actual couple are in two separate locations . From florists to officiants to room designers and electronic invite developers, WeddingWire hosts the largest directory of vendor options with more than 200,000 wedding vendors and helpful consumer reviews from couples who have hosted their virtual weddings using these professionals. All participants will be able to experience the look and feel of an in-person wedding using these vendors, while in different locations and time zones.