More Choices Than Ever
It just doesn’t make as much sense to shop only local anymore. These days you can get anything online, and oftentimes you can even source it with a great deal of personalization. For example, say you’ve got a picture of a family pet that you’d like made into one of those stylish paintings that are popular now
Well, believe it or not, this can be accomplished cost-effectively, and very quickly. You can even switch things around. For example, if you’ve got a picture of you and your cat, and you want to have some fun, you can switch your head for the cat’s and commission an artist online to do the switch so it looks natural.
Certainly, Photoshop options exist, but these usually just don’t quite communicate the concept so well as a specifically-designed painting with that human touch which allows for so much more autonomy. There are a number of sites online which allow you to do this, and things like it.
One of the most well-known is Instapainting.com, a newer service that offers artistic talent which transforms pictures into painting with a process like this, where pictures are “100% free-hand painted onto a canvas by a master artist.” It’s not just some “app” that’s been designed to reprocess light and shadows so they look painted; paintings are actually created.
But such individualized works of art aren’t the only thing you can source online better than actually going into a store. Additionally, with the online solution, you can even get greater selection and variety in the choices you can even commission for your wedding.
Weddings are stressful by definition, and being able to control aspects like wardrobe will make this life-changing forward step less stressful than it may otherwise be. In any relationship, you’re going to have friction, but diminishing it is possible when you can control certain things.
As an example, how about the wardrobe for all the bridesmaids at your upcoming ceremony? According to online dress manufacturer Azazie.com, when it comes to choosing a bridesmaid dress, “No matter what your style is, there is a bridesmaid dress…that is perfect for your wedding party.” You can make your selection on the Internet, and by carefully following ordering instructions, you will have just what you want.
If you really want to double down, you can have pictures of the wedding memorialized in paint through artistic solutions where actual artists are brought to bear. Consider this scenario: you and your spouse-to-be get pictures before and after the ceremony. Then those pictures are sent off to an artist and memorialized across some strange landscape.
Maybe you and your groom-to-be are fans of the popular Firefly TV series. Well, you can have your photography set on the bridge of the spaceship Serenity—just for fun! Or what if you’re both fans of the traditional western? You can have fine pictures done in the lobby of a posh hotel, and painted to appear as though they were done in the wild west.
Metropolitan Selection Wherever You Need It
Whatever you decide to do, it’s clear that using the internet can give you greater autonomy, selection, and specialization than any local option can. What’s more, as this solution becomes more mainstream, such specialized solutions become mixed with small-business vendors like artisans and garment makers—they have to be.
If you’re a business offering specialized dresses, or paintings made from pictures, then you’ve got to communicate with individual artisans and give them the data necessary for proper design. That means the website acts as a sort of middle-man between clients and vendors. This opens up clients remotely located to top-tier goods otherwise inaccessible.
If you’re in Alaska, you can get products or services that have been designed to the same qualitative specifications as those available in the heart of a bustling metropolis.
What great finds did you have at your wedding??