One of the best parts of an engagement is shopping for the wedding accessories, of course. However, despite how much fun shopping for the “big day” can be, it can also be stressful. A bride has a lot of pressure to find flawless accessories that portray her unique style, beauty, and love. Hence why brides tend to bring their closest friends and family shopping to find the wedding dress and accessories of their dreams. The dress is always a showstopper and most of the time takes precedence, while the accessories are often left as the final touch like frosting on a cake.
Last Look is the quintessential platform for gaining feedback for small wedding details such as the bride’s shoes, bags, or jewelry. All of the accessories can be reviewed, discussed, and finally approved. The bride can easily keep photos confidential or tailored to a specific viewing party by strategically adding certain individuals to particular “projects” on the app. For example, the groom traditionally can not see the wedding dress, so he could only have access to projects such as the location or flowers.The separation of projects can be a huge organizational asset as there are so many tasks at hand when planning a wedding–large or small.
For the all of the brides who resonate with the roller coaster of emotions that comes with shopping for the perfect wedding accessories, we are here to help. Take the wedding planning one approval at a time with Last Look and keep reading for five chic, quirky, and covetable wedding accessories for the modern-day bride.
Alexandra Browne is a New York native, born and raised, and was engaged last December 2015. She is currently transitioning careers to manage a showroom in the Flatiron district of Manhattan and is moving homes, all on top of planning her wedding–which is next month! Structure and organization is essential when balancing this many tasks. Keep reading to find out Last Look helped Alexandra plan to tie the knot.
When did you start using Last Look?
Alexandra: I began using Last Look the moment I got engaged. I believe it’s one of the most important times a bride should utilize the app. I had so many ideas I wanted to incorporate into my big day so the app was a great way to keep everything organized. Right now, I have about 12 projects which I have been using the app for over the past year.
Who in your wedding party uses Last Look?
A: Primarily my bridesmaids and I. I have six bridesmaids who live all over–Long Island, Florida, Chicago, they’re everywhere. There are also six groomsmen in our wedding party, but mainly the bridesmaids use the app to coordinate small details and accessories.
How has Last Look made an impact on your wedding planning?
A: The app was the most helpful when picking out bridesmaids dresses. I decided on the Jenny Yoo Soft Tulle Collection, but wasn’t sure of the cut or color I wanted. I was between Lilac and Mayan Blue. I had my bridesmaids try them on and upload photos to see what cut and color worked best. A unique feature of the collection is that it can be styled in several ways because the loose panel design. The panels can be tied in any way imaginable. I wanted each bridesmaid to wear the dress a little differently, so it was great to be able to share feedback in one central place.
How often do you use Last Look and at what time during the day?
A: I do my wedding planning in bursts. I would hard core plan for two weeks then take a break to balance work and travel. When I’m in the “wedding planning zone”, I use it a lot. Probably daily during those times, either after my 5:00 am work out and while commuting to work or right before bed around 10:00pm. Do you use Last Look outside of your wedding planning?
A: In the past, I managed social media profiles for various companies. If someone wanted to approve a photo, I would often share the picture through the app. Sharing photos through the app was often more convenient than sending an email or meeting in person. I also used the app from time to time with my fiancé when deciding on home decor. We are in the process of moving, so the app was very useful when envisioning a layout for a particular room.
What feature of the app do you like the most?
A: I love the check “yes” and x “no” feature. It’s an easy way to give feedback quickly rather than writing out a whole comment. I also like the export to PDF feature because I can save the photos and comments on my computer or easily send to my friends and family. Have your friends and/or peers involved in your wedding given you further feedback about the app?
A: My bridesmaids like how easy it was to use. Different people in my bridal party like to communicate in different ways–some like to talk on the phone, some like to text, and some like to use the app. Overall, I received great feedback as the app is extremely user friendly. One of my bridesmaids just got engaged last week and after using it for my wedding, I think she will use it for hers too!
With the rise of the “uberfication” of everything, a plethora of consumer-facing apps have sprung up to address mobile users’ on-demand desires. But the need for immediacy and mobile access is equally present in a business-to-business context, and this is the niche that Last Look app hopes to fulfill for creative professionals.
Last Look — which has both B2B and B2C applications — allows users to share photos within a private group so that fellow users (largely co-workers or clients) can comment on, edit, and approve content in a seamless manner. This can streamline and simplify the process of doing everything from singing off on ad content to approving photos to be shared on a brand’s social media page.
“Authenticity is of the utmost importance to consumers,” said Andrea Marcucci, founder and CEO of Last Look App. “Last Look allows a company to address this by selecting and approving photos that will be released to the public.”
GeoMarketing: How does Last Look function in both a B2B and B2C context? Can you give an example?
Andrea Marcucci: Sure. For a first example, let’s say you’re a fashion stylist and you’re working on set. You are working together with a client to create a campaign or a project.
So, you’re there, and you’re creating the project, and you need to share images with your client, who may not be able to be on set. The app enables the client to see what images have been approved, and in turn allows the person on set to get approvals back from the client in a concise way. The team is all on board and is all on the same page. In the same vein, it also has great applications for social media teams [looking for] image approval.
Another example, in a more consumer-facing context, would be a wedding planner working with a client. A bride has to make so many different decisions — cakes, dresses, bridesmaids dresses, shoes, etc. So this is an easy way for her and her planner to see all of her projects in one place and to see what has been approved or “checked off.”
As the world has become increasingly mobile-first, that has changed these internal business processes as well as consumer-facing marketing. How is Last Look addressing businesses’ needs?
Last Look is addressing the need for companies, from large corporations to small blogs, to stay up to speed with technology, especially in the creative production space. It is also addressing a social need for consumers — right now targeting mainly brides and social media junkies — to communicate with their peers and receive input in a fast, efficient manner.
One would think by texting or emailing images the approval process would be simple, but it isn’t.Emails go back and forth with every iteration, and the conclusion is that they can be burdensome.Last Look creates a space where everyone is on the same page in real-time, saving time and money and sanity.
Last Look raised an initial Angel round two years ago. What’s next for the company?
So many things!We are solidifying exciting partnerships, which we will announce shortly.We want to be the go-to platform for approving images.