Weddings and Wills Go Online in U.K.

[London, ENGLAND] Two more Internet services launched in
the U.K. on Monday — a wedding planner at hitched.co.uk,
and, for the less optimistic, a will writing service named
WillWizard at moneyextra.com.

Hitched, the wedding planner, says it believes that a wedding
should be “the best and brightest day of your life.” To
help achieve it, the site offers a wealth of information,
including to-do lists for guests, speech-writing tips,
a guide to invitation etiquette, a shop for gifts and a
selection of what it calls “jokes and pranks for bride and
groom.”

Dean Yardley, managing director of Hitched — who speaks
as if from experience — said that weddings are complicated
enough without having to wade through pages of meaningless
text.

“The Hitched planner can be ready to go in under thirty seconds
and it covers eighteen of the most frantic months of many
people’s lives. For once technology really is making life
simpler,” claimed Yardley.

It may take only thirty seconds to plan your wedding, but
writing a will on the Internet takes around five minutes.

Using WillWizard, people in England and Wales can prepare
a simple will by following 10 steps, thus avoiding all
the complications and expense of consulting a solicitor.

Mark Bogard, managing director of moneyextra.com, noted
that fewer than one in three people in England and Wales
have made a will, leaving their families open to possible
problems with inheritance in the future.

“Now there’s no excuse thanks to moneyextra.com. Our
WillWizard service is quick, easy to use and free, ideal for
people wanting to write a straightforward will with minimal
hassle,” said Bogard.

With an admirable sense of responsibility, moneyextra.com
points out that wealthy individuals looking to minimize
inheritance tax should consult a lawyer.

And, being under different management from Hitched, there
are no jokes and pranks for the bereaved.

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