I believe that the use of iPhones, Androids, iPads, and Tablets (from inception) almost shadowed the process of exchanging business cards, but not quiet! I enjoy exchanging business cards during networking meetings or conferences, I believe there’s something regal about a physical business card and it provides a connectedness and professionalism that Virtual Cards (“vCards”) do not. However, the vCard also provides benefits (i.e. decluttered areas and easy access to a specific contact). Additionally, if you are planning your special day, one less item to physically “handle” may be your preferred method.
Rather you prefer the traditional method of receiving a physical business (like I do, my wedding guestbook was actually a Rolodex) or collecting them virtually, both methods work. However, an easier way to maintain your physical business cards (regardless if you decide to keep them, share them, or discard them) is to capture them virtually.
In addition to the vCard format, CamCard and Flexadex can also be used to save and manage business cards virtually and it is free to use either software. However, there are caveats to using either program (i.e. CamCard can be installed on iPhone or Android devices, however, the software will need access to your camera, naturally since you will need to scan the business card into your device, and a few other materials on your device and Flexadex is not a secure website, however, if it is needed to just store and maintain business cards then this software may be a good fit for you).
Happy Halloween and Happy Planning!
Bride on a Budget (Felicia)