Stressed out brides can finally rejoice. That's right, we've found the awesome wedding apps that turn “swiping time” into productive “wedding stuff getting done” time. The best wedding planning apps will save you a ton of time.
From sites that help with creating a wedding website, wedding planning and organization, creating wedding vows, finding a wedding dress, creating wedding song lists and everything in between. We've got everything you need to organize every aspect of the big day. This is the ultimate list of wedding apps to digitize your entire wedding planning process.
Essential Wedding Apps.
Like just about everything else in life, smartphones and tablets are taking over. Gone are the days of writing guest lists on paper and losing it later, trying to get inspired by tearing up magazines or begging your mom for aunt Grace's address.
There are literally hundreds of wedding apps on the market and each one can help make life a little easier for brides. Having apps for planning a wedding isn't in itself all that exciting unless you can get more productive and save yourself time and/or heartache. Browsing wedding dresses on the bus on the way to work or creating your wedding website using an app like Weebly while watching TV can really help reduce stress and get more done.
We reviewed all the wedding apps we could find. Overall, we included only the best wedding apps, basically the ones we found to be genuinely useful. We've included a bunch of other apps that aren't necessarily wedding apps, but you will see how they can be used in the wedding planning process.
The 10 Best Tools to Plan Your Wedding
Pinterest is the perfect tool for wedding inspiration. You can search through images of wedding dresses, flowers, decorations, accessories and just about everything else. It's absolutely ideal for finding inspiration (join our followers – check out our Pinterest boards) and collecting things as you pull together the ultimate look for your wedding day.
Changing to your married name can take 13 hours and involve endless office lines. Skip the stress with the MissNowMrs easy online name change service. They’ll auto-complete all the necessary legal forms and give you the inside filing scoop for each…condensing the process into 30 minutes so you can focus on the fun of being a newlywed!
Weebly Wedding Websites
Weebly is by far and way the easiest way to build your wedding website. Weebly gives everyone the freedom to start a site, blog or online store (for your registry) that works brilliantly across computers, phones and tablets. Content elements (like text, photos, maps, and videos) are added to your wedding website by simply dragging & dropping them into place.
Planning a wedding involves a lot of information, not just for the couple, but for the guests as well – accomodation and travel options, directions, maps, RSVP details, wedding gift info, contact details for various members of the wedding party etc, etc. Appy Couple lets you share all this info with guests with an app. so they have all the info at their fingertips. One of our favorites.
Top Table Planner
Top Table Planner
The promise of Top Table Planner is simple. Just drag and drop your guests and tables to create the perfect plan. Most people use spreadsheets or paper and it just isn't necessary any more. Just add guests drag them onto to tables, it really is that simple. When you are done you can print out the table plan diagram and the list of names and tables that they are assigned to.
Thik of it as Wedding Pinterest but so much more. You can save your favorite wedding ideas and inspiration into bundles to stay organized. When you find things you like, you can easily shop for them (Lover.ly has over 200,000 big day must-haves from invitations to your wedding dress). Plan your wedding with our expert advice, trend reports, DIYs, and celebrity scoop.
The perfect app for choosing your wedding songs and organize your playlists. Whether it is for the wedding itself or the afterparty, having your wedding music chosen and ready is so much easier with Spotify. You can select from millions of songs, build up a playlist and on the day it's simply plug and play. If you've a great friend who's into music, ask them to organise a playlist and share it with you, it couldn't be easier.
Eversnap app and website help you to collect all your guests' photos AND videos in one online album. Eversnap iPhone & Android apps can help an event, wedding, mitzvah, or any company event to collect all their guests' photos and videos in one online album. Eversnap is the best wedding app for photos as well as the number #1 rated event photo app for other parrty categories too.
Stay organized across devices and individuals with Evernote. Share your notes with your partner and work off the same list of items so you're on the same page. You can also assign items to your fiance and check of items (which sync). Evernote can become the single plan and items you need to complete and the system of record. Warning: It starts with wedding planning but quickly escalates.
Apps and Gadgets for Wedding Planning
There is a sub-category of wedding apps that we felt deserved their own section. These are the planning apps. While Pinterest is great for getting inspiration and Weebly is awesome for creating a wedding website, sometimes you need to knuckle down and get the planning done. These apps hit the spot. Planning a wedding is hard work and means juggling hundreds of things at once. These wedding apps shine under these conditions.
Wedding Wire Apps
Wedding Wire Apps
WeddingWire App helps you manage your Checklist, Budget, Guest List and RSVPs. WedTeam App lets you easily search reviewed wedding vendors by location and preferences. WedStyle App gives you the ability to browse thousands of photos and trends. WedSocial App lets you collect all of your guests' photos from your wedding day into one place!
Developed by Gilt founder Kevin Ryan and several other former Gilt Groupe-ies, Zola is a (quite gorgeous) digital solution for curating a registry. See something you like in store? Use the app to scan barcodes. You can also add cash/honeymoon funds to your wishlist or enable guests to pool funds for big-ticket gifts. Zola Registry is FREE to join & use.
Wedding Happy is a simple but robut app. You enter the date of the big day and it builds a customised to-do list for you to work through. You get a handy dashboard and it works offline (which isn't true for most apps on this list). The ‘Export & Email' feature is really helpful and lets you send your schedule and vendor information to everyone.
What's a money management tool doing in a wedding app list? Mint's budget-tracking automation ensures you don't overspend too much. Manage your purchasing as it happens and even trigger alerts so you know how much you have left in the budget at all times. Mint is great when you have those crazy ideas to have an afterparty that includes way too much top shelf alcohol and expensive cigars.
Wedding Planner For Brides
This wedding app helps you to plan easily, quickly and efficiently. Network your respective plans on this journey together and stay in constant communication about the organization of your individual dream wedding. Based on the prospective date of the wedding day, the app calculates your personal wedding countdown and assists you in taking care of all upcoming tasks in a timely manner.
Knot Wedding Planner
The Knot Wedding Planner
This free iPhone app is for busy brides-to-be. Think of it as your on-the-go source for expert wedding advice — from when to cut the cake to how to line up your wedding party at the ceremony. You can also post your wedding questions and instantly get answers from other brides-to-be. It’s the new go-to app for last-minute wedding advice. Find your wedding dream team.
The Bride has her dress ordered, and now it is time to really plan. If you are looking for a digital Wedding Planning assistant, iWedding Deluxe is ready and waiting. This app has a built-in budget, gift tracker, guest list, invitation tracker and much more. Designed for ease of use, all of your details can be recorded along with inspirational images. Even the rehearsal dinner can be organized with iWedding Deluxe, and you can post to Twitter and Facebook right from the app!
One of the biggest challenges faced by anyone who ever organised a wedding is keeping within budget. This app is a great help, allowing you to keep track of expenses and giving you a clear view of your budget status and whether you're a splurger or saver. Adjusting the budget of each wedding component as planning goes along is easy too. Used from the beginning of your planning, this app puts you in control and may well save you a lot of stress too.
With Instaprint, you can print your guests' photos on the spot, as they're taken. These rentable devices will even impart branding onto the prints, so if you've created your own wedding logo, add it as a watermark. Make these photos a source of entertainment — use Instaprint's projection feature to stream a live feed of your guests' images to any screen or projector.
Vera Wang App
Vera Wang App
Vera Wang helps you plan your wedding with her new iPad, iPhone and iPod touch app! This unique resource — recently named Apple's iPad App of the Week! — includes Vera's personal style advice, planning expertise, thousands of images and much more. A must-have for all brides!
Tiffany Ring Finder
Tiffany Ring Finder
Find your perfect engagement ring with Tiffany & Co.’s Engagement Ring Finder. Browse styles, view actual carat weights, determine your ring size and learn why a Tiffany engagement ring is the best there is.
Just a few more items and you should be all set! You’ve picked out your flowers, but perhaps you want to go all out and have more decorations than just flowers. Etsy is a great app to find unique items that complete a wedding.