Let’s face it, planning a wedding can be a monumental task. Sure, you’re energized with the excitement of the occasion, and buoyed by the promise of the future, but there’s no denying that you have your work cut out for you.
There are venues to book, guest lists to compile, and caterers to hire. You have to interview florists, decorators, dressmakers, photographers, entertainers…The to-do list can be downright dizzying.
So, what does the savvy modern couple do to simplify their wedding planning so that they can actually focus on enjoying the big day? Well, they turn to technology, of course. Because, even when it comes to weddings, “there’s an app for that”.
We’ve scoured the market and cherry picked some of the best new wedding apps out there. We’ve found apps that will help you manage your guest list, apps that help you stay on budget, and even a few that will liven up the wedding day itself. Click on the image in each section below to do directly to the iTunes store.
The Wedding Party App is an all-in-one planning solution, with dedicated features that cover every aspect of your wedding. The app effectively coordinates all of your wedding details, so that you remain on track throughout the planning process. Just look at some of the features included on the Wedding Party App:
- Up To Date Wedding Details – All of the particulars of the wedding day are available through the app, including venue location (and necessary maps), dates and times, and the schedule of events.
- Email and Instant Messaging – Keep friends and family in the loop at the touch of a button.
- Gift Registry – Guests can log in to the app to track your gift registry, making it easier for them to find the right presents.
- Mobile Photo Feature – Guests can use their smartphones to take photos on the big day, with everyone’s photos accessible through the app. There’s also a selection of Instagram styled filters that allow you to have a bit of fun with your digital photo library.
Awesome Note is an all-in-one general app, but it’s outstanding feature is its shopping list functionality. With Awesome Note it’s easy to keep track of everything your need to purchase for the big day. Simply input information on all of your wedding vendors, and you can remain in constant contact ensuring that everything is on schedule and meets you specifications. More importantly, Awesome Note makes it easy to track your spending, so that you don’t accidentally go over budget.
Partyology is one of the most comprehensive party planning apps on the market today, helping subscribers plan and stage virtually any type of event. The app guides users through all stages of the planning process, from initial concept to day of event emergency solutions. Wedding planners will find this app particularly useful, as it covers more than just the wedding itself, but also includes dedicated sections for planning –
- Bachelor Parties
- Bachelorette Parties
- Bridal Showers
- Engagement Parties
- Rehearsal Dinners
ReBloom is a much more specific wedding app, and while it only does one thing it does it extremely well. ReBloom helps couples source their wedding day floral arrangements. However, there is a twist. The creators of the app have dedicated themselves to the task of repurposing previously used floral arrangements, extending the life of the blooms and saving couples money in the process. Following an event, ReBloom staff gather up the unneeded flowers, pack them in coolers, and sell them at a discount to a new customer. Couples can save up to 70% on their wedding day flower arrangements, and proceeds go to support worthy charities. Not bad for a money saving app.
Finally, we come to another money saving app. This one focusing on wedding stationary. Ordering invitations, save-the-dates, and thank you notes can be be expensive, and it’s a hidden cost that many couples overlook in the wedding planning process. Paperless is a dedicated app that makes ordering your wedding stationary simple and cost effective. You can choose from a wide range of customizable designs, or upload one of your own creation. Paperless’ products are available on paper (with optional engraving, foil stamping, and thermography) or as online e-cards. Paperless wide range of products cover all of your stationary needs, from wedding announcements to shower and bachelorette party invites.
Software applications are probably the last thing couples think of when it comes to planning their wedding. But apps have spread everywhere over the last few years, and it’s hardly surprising that technology should applied to something as traditional as a wedding. These are just a small sampling of the wedding apps that are available on the market today, all of which aim to take the headache out of planning your special day so that you and your guests can better enjoy the moment.