Technology has improved our lives in many ways. Just about everyone carries a smart phone these days and there seems to be an app for just about everything. If you are planning a wedding and have no idea where to start, you might be thinking, “I wish there was an app for that!”
Well, today is your lucky day, because there is an app for that! In fact, several. We live in a world that keeps driving us toward technology and using apps has infiltrated just about every facet of our lives. There are already many utility apps that help with daily business and personal tasks. There are even movie apps where you can stream and track movies and TV shows. In this article we’ll highlight some of our top finds for the best wedding planning apps that will help make your big day a major success.
Best Wedding Planning Apps
You can plan everything with Evernote, including weddings. This versatile app will allow you to organize your event using virtual planners and notebooks. You can take notes, create reminders, collect websites and images, make to-do lists, etc. This would be a great place to make a list of all the things your wedding DJ needs to know.
Would it be helpful to have an app that can help you create your wedding’s color scheme? That’s exactly what Palette Cam does. It even has inspiration photos you can use or you can use your own photos. Once your scheme is set you can save it in the app as a reference to make sure all the wedding choices you make match your color scheme.
Do you have ideas for incorporating unique and one-of-a-kind items into your wedding? Then Etsy is for you! You’ll find handcrafted items, supplies and an abundance of inspiration to make sure your special day showcases your unique style.
And speaking of inspiration – you’ll find plenty of it on Pinterest. Whether you want to DIY or you are looking for your dress, your rings or even the decorations, you’ll find a bottomless well of ideas that you can post to virtual “boards” within the app to save and use whenever you need.
Staying on Budget
With everything that’s on your mind, the last thing you want to worry about is money. It’s a well known fact that weddings are expensive and staying on budget is never easy. With the Mint app you can establish your budget and then track all your wedding expenses to stay under your limits. You’ll make sure it all gets done without breaking the bank.
Taking a Breather
Although planning a wedding is a wonderful experience, it can be incredibly stressful. Luckily, the meditation app Headspace is here to remind you to take regular breaks and relax. Not only does it offer classic meditation, but also offers meditations to help with stress, patience, appreciation and even your relationship.
Help your guests give you what you actually want through Honeyfund. This is one of the best wedding apps for guests! Instead of giving you a gift you might not like nor need, they can use this app to help with your honeymoon. They can purchase specific meals, excursions, or contribute toward the cost of your honeymoon.
Your Guests’ Photos
Without an app like The Guest, you would probably never get to see the hundreds of photos that will be taken at your wedding by your guests. This app allows all those pictures to be shared with everyone at your wedding, especially you. You can even share with those that aren’t able to attend. Now everyone can enjoy the special moments of your big day that might have otherwise been lost. Speaking of your guests, pre-planned activities will help entertain guests between all those photo ops.
Figuring It All Out
Get connected with other brides planning their weddings through the forums on WeddingWire. This wedding planning app incorporates essential tools like a checklist, a budget planner, a vendor manager, a guest list planner and even a registry. You can generate some great ideas by browsing their photo galleries of flowers, dresses and of course, honeymoon suggestions.
Among the best wedding organizer apps, we can find Zola Weddings. From the most basic of tasks to the most complex, this app will help you plan your wedding from A to Z. Basic tools include checklists, guest lists, and schedules but it will also help you create your wedding website and it has a special app for creating a universal registry that doesn’t depend on any particular store.
All In One Place
Yes, we’ve saved the best for last. The Knot app should be at the top of the list of essential apps on your phone. It includes all the elements you need for planning a wedding. There’s a wedding checklist, and tools to help you manage your budget, the timeline, your guest list and more. You can create a special website for your wedding and get local vendor suggestions all inside the same app! This is our top find for overall wedding planning.