There’s no getting around the fact that wedding planning is a big job. But as with most things today, there are apps to help you out.
There’s no getting around the fact that wedding planning is a big job. But as with most things today, there are apps to help you out. Here are five to start your search for the perfect app to plan the perfect wedding.
Stores: iOS, Android, Web
With a database of 200,000 professionals, from bands and photographers to florists and planners, the Wedding Wire is hard to beat, especially if you are still in the first steps of planning. If you’re looking for some inspiration, it has a photo gallery so you can check out other users’ weddings. If you’re into crowdsourcing, the community forums let users bounce ideas off each other. Lastly, its checklists are designed to allow you keep things prioritized by date to ensure you’re always focused on the most pressing decisions.
Stores: iOS, Web
Who doesn’t like to do a little window shopping?
Zola is a wedding registry app that makes it easy to select, manage and maintain you and your intended’s wish list. Visitors can organize your registry by item category and price range. The app will give real-time notifications when gifts are purchased and provide options for shipping or transferring purchases for cash funds. Items will also have a nifty green check mark if someone else has already fulfilled your request.
For iPad users, the app gives a 360-degree virtual tour of the products, so you can get an idea of how they’ll look in your home.
And if you haven’t already started a countdown clock, Zola provides one for Apple Watch users.
If you’re serious about walking down the aisle without the help of a wedding planner, this one is a must-have. Wedding Happy is an all-in-one app that will help you organize every detail from selecting floral arrangements to managing your budget. Wedding Happy keeps tabs on your spending, provides a customized schedule based on your needs and will notify you as deadlines approach. Whether you need to talk to the caterer about what kind of fondant you prefer or you’re researching the question of band or DJ, this app has you covered.
iOS, Android, Web
With technology becoming less a luxury and more of a way of a life, wedding websites are practically a given. While there are plenty of apps out there to help you design a website, Appy Couple has a wedding in mind. From group messaging and travel plans to coordinating emails and invitations, Appy Couple helps you create a central hub for all things wedding.
Beyond that, it encourages guests be involved, whether it’s sharing opinions in polls or compiling photos.
iOS, Android, Web
The big day is not over just because the guests have gone home. There’s still the honeymoon flight to catch. That’s where TripIt comes in. It will sync your plans with other digital calendars, let you access your information using the closest device and keep travel documents together. The destination is up to you, but TripIt will keep the details organized whether you’re traveling domestic or going abroad. N’siyah tovah!
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