Even if you find it easier to be organized with pen and paper, these wedding-related apps can make your life much easier. Best of all, the majority are free and available on both iPhone and Android systems. If there’s one thing you always have with you, it’s your phone. So, why not put it to good use?
If you’re looking for a basic, easy-to-use planning app, WeddingHappy is a great one to try. All you need to use it is your wedding date—the app will do the rest! Once it knows how much time you have to plan your big day, it’ll give you a list of to-dos and dates by which you should accomplish them. Among other useful features, WeddingHappy will help you track your spending according to your established wedding budget and keep all vendor contact info in one place. The app also allows you to sync with other people, so everyone who’s helping you plan will be on the same page.
2. Wedding Planner by The Knot
A popular choice, Wedding Planner by The Knot comes with similar features as WeddingHappy, but more! If you don’t know where to start, this app gives you all the tools you need such as a massive database of vendors, and a style quiz for inspiration. In addition, the app makes it easy to keep track of your guest list, including RSVPs and dietary restrictions. You can also manage your wedding registry from here, and update your wedding website.
3. Wedding Planner by WeddingWire
Like many other all-inclusive planning apps, Wedding Planner by WeddingWire comes with all the basics such as budget planning, guest-list tracking, a vendor directory, and registry management. It’ll even tip you off to sales and discounts for items on your registry. You can also use it to create your wedding website.
One of the key highlights of this wedding planner includes an extensive gallery of Pinterest-like photos, which you can browse for inspiration. It also allows you to take virtual tours of popular wedding venues, which can save you a lot of time traveling from one place to another. Another favorite feature of this app is that it allows you to access the WeddingWire forums, and chat with other soon-to-be-married couples for planning advice.
If you’re planning on having a registry, especially one that’s not focused on tangible items, Honeyfund is one app that’s worth looking at. It makes it much easier (and less awkward) for guests to donate cash or contribute to your honeymoon. They can, for example, pay for your hotel or buy you a day pass to a spa to use on your honeymoon. (In addition, it also gives you the option to register for gift cards or physical gifts from your favorite stores.) Alternatively, you can also ask guests to contribute to a charity of your choice.
5. The Guest
This is one app that’ll come in handy at your wedding or any other wedding-related event. No matter the occasion, there’s sure to be lots of photographs, and it’s a hassle to ask all those in attendance to send them to you each time. The Guest solves that problem. It’s designed to automatically upload all photos taken during the event to a shared online album. Thanks to auto-share, they can all be viewed right away by everyone who has access. It can also be used to share photos in real-time with guests who couldn’t make it to the event.
Postable makes invitations, save-the-date cards, and thank you notes so much easier to deal with. The app offers a splendid selection of predesigned cards, but you can also customize one yourself. And if you’re picky, you’ll appreciate that they can send stationery samples before you order. Afterward, each is printed (on 100% recycled paper) and sent out to everyone in your address book.
7. Appy Couple
This app is free to download, but costs to use. However, the money may be worth it. As a wedding planning and coordinating tool, Appy Couple goes above and beyond. Not only will you create a beautiful wedding website, but you’ll also create an interactive app for people to download. Guaranteed, guests will love it.
With an app, guests can easily be notified of any changes or updates, and you can easily stay in touch with them, too. You’ll instantly know when someone RSVPs or asks a question. If you have guests coming from out of town, you can use the app to create a custom travel guide for them. At a destination wedding, this is even more important. Best of all, you can use it for all wedding-related events as well as the day of. You can also use the app to send out digital invites to any happenings.