Best Wedding Planning AppsJune 20, 2016 by The Marquardt Ranch
Gone are the days of an overstuffed binder filled with magazine clippings, scribbled notes, and the guest list written on paper from a legal pad. Now you can organize your wedding with one tap of your smartphone, and you don’t have to worry about dropping it and losing all your information. Thank you, digital age.
The geniuses behind app design have several options available to help make wedding planning less stressful and as easy as a swipe of the screen.
With its five-star rating on iTunes, couples are definitely wedding happy using this organizational app. Wedding Happy offers countdowns to each event, tracks your tasks, both done and to-do, and notifies you when it’s time to start thinking of vendors for each aspect of your wedding. It will even track your deposits and payments. For those who are detail oriented and appreciate reminders, Wedding Happy will keep you from worrying over what is—and isn’t—being done.
This app, although not free, allows you to share your personal story from dating and engagement to planning the big day. You can design a customized website that will allow your guests to interact with you and each other, manage your RSVPs, upload photos, and group message with your bridal party all in one place. Also available on Android.
Popular wedding site, The Knot, knows what goes into a seamless and beautiful event. They are here to help with this app that helps you research vendors and ideas, and then save the clippings for future reference. You can setup a checklist so push notifications will remind you what you should be doing and when. There’s also a budget feature to keep your spending in check. If you build your wedding site through The Knot, the app will sync with it so you can track your guest list and other important information. Also available for Android.
While it’s still fun to stroll through Bed Bath & Beyond with the handheld scanner and build your wedding registry, there’s nothing like the ease of doing it from anywhere, anytime. Zola is a registry app that allows you to build a wishlist of items and share it with your guests so they can make their purchase anywhere, anytime as well. In addition to the classic gifts—such as a toaster—guests can also choose to give experiences, help fund your honeymoon, group share a large purchase, or gift an outdoor activity.
Now get planning!