Would You Trust Amazon's Alexa to Plan Your Wedding?
Amazon Echo has added a new skill to Alexa's resume: In addition to reporting the weather and setting your mood music, she's also now a wedding planner.
The new feature, currently available for download and created by The Knot, provides users with touch-free updates on RSVPs, budget tracking, calendar count-downs, and personalized task lists. "Wedding planning is hard enough. Now you can stay on track without having to lift a finger," Selena Hadzibabic, The Knot senior director of product, told InStyle exclusively of the 360-degree wedding-planning tool.
According to its creators, Alexa's updates may sound something like: "Congratulations! You have 75 days to go until your wedding in Hudson, New York. Out of 150 invitations sent, 142 are excited to celebrate with you. You have $5,000 of your budget left to spend on your wedding. The Knot recommends you book your wedding day transportation."
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Or brides and grooms can opt to skip their summary and jump straight into their next task, recommended by Amazon Echo and The Knot, based on the wedding's timeline.