Molly Price and fiancé Erik Sorensen also utilized AI tools to write their wedding website and toast speeches
Like many engaged couples, Molly Price and Erik Sorensen were daunted by the thought of writing their wedding vows — so they outsourced the task.
The Denver-based couple, who got engaged in December 2022 and are set to marry in October, turned to artificial intelligence (AI) tools ChatGPT and Joy's Writer's Block Assistant to put their love for each other into words.
"I mean, we've been together for a while. We've been through a lot, so there's a lot of things that I want to include," Price, 28, told Insider of her vows to Sorensen. "It's kind of a Frankenstein culmination for me."
The bride-to-be said she began testing out the intuitive technologies a few months ago, and now she and her fiancé have not only outsourced their vows to AI but also their wedding website and their toast speeches.
Price told Insider she is partial to Writer's Block Assistant, a free feature launched in March by Joy, a wedding platform where couples can design their invitations, create a registry, and more. Joy's AI assistant promises to "inspire you in writing your toughest wedding-related wordage."
Price, who works as a customer experience coordinator, said that unlike ChatGPT, Joy's assistant provides a structured set of questions about the desired content and tone of the vows. Users can input personal details about their relationship and future spouse according to prompts such as "Our shared values" and "What you love most about your partner."
Additionally, the "In the style of" prompt allows users to select from a list that includes a friend, a romantic, a therapist, a pessimistic ex, a TikToker, and even poets Rumi and Shakespeare.
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Once Joy's AI assistant gave Price the foundation of her vows, she then turned to ChatGPT to liven up the love message with humor, emotion, and colorful details. "I use ChatGPT to kind of change the tone-of-voice and make it a little less robotic, which is weird because it's coming from AI," Price told Insider.
While some people might scoff at the idea of using a machine to communicate a message from the heart, Price insisted that utilizing AI tools has helped alleviate the tremendous stress that comes with planning a wedding.
"Essentially, to me, coming up with a speech felt like having a big research paper, so it definitely took the stress away from that," Price, who admitted that she's not always good with words and doesn't enjoy public speaking, told Insider.
In fact, she said without ChatGPT and the Writer's Block Assistant, she would have stood at the altar and simply said, "Thank you, Mom and Dad."
Price is in good company. Joy conducted an online survey of more than 1,350 people in February and learned that 89% of respondents — who included both users and non-users of its platform — found it "somewhat overwhelming" to write their wedding materials. More than half the survey respondents said they would consider using ChatGPT or a similar AI tool to help them with the writing process.
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