From maps to phone numbers and even your home calendar, Google’s determination to dominate all aspects of everyday life continues with an unexpected push into holy matrimony.
The new Google Weddings online wedding planning portal lets you create websites with prefabricated graphic templates from Google Sites, design invitations or edit photos through Picnik or plan budgets, schedules and invite mailing lists with Google Docs. Users can also share pictures related to their happy day (hint: lay off the vodka cranberries at the reception) via Picasa’s online photo albums.
A one-stop hub for wedding plans and related activity, it’s less an original service than clever articulation of how to utilize online tools to help get hitched. Alas, the jury remains out on whether divorce, alimony and child support payment utilities will also eventually be offered for when the honeymoon is over.