Wedding planning is exciting, stressful and sometimes extremely overwhelming. Wedding apps make it easier for couples to access vital information right at their fingertips, from guest list organisation, right through to staying in shape. I have listed a variety of helpful, handy apps that can make your wedding planning process that little bit smoother. All of the apps listed are free to use, but most offer in-app purchases and upgrades.
When it comes to bridal inspiration, The Knot have created the perfect app. Browse through thousands of stunning images from wedding dresses to accessories. Save your favourites and find your closest supplier or stockist. The clever app also allows you to directly contact boutiques to arrange appointments.
The majority of your wedding guests will get snap happy on your wedding day. Capturing moments that even the photographer may have missed. WedPics is a social photo-sharing platform, allowing your guests to easily upload their images and videos. It is completely private with your own unique Wedding ID, you are then able to download your images in high resolution. Order your prints directly from the app or website and have them delivered straight to your door. I recently worked with a bride who decided against booking a professional photographer and relied solely on her guests photography skills. You also have full control over the app and can delete any ‘undesirable’ images.
Colour scheme plays a major role in your theming and design. Pantone Studio allows you to create and experiment with different colour palettes. This is also extremely helpful for your suppliers, you can simply send over the Pantone reference and you can match stationary font and design colours perfectly. The best feature of Pantone Studio, you can link your Pinterest and Instagram account, the clever app will then match your favourite images with Pantone suggestions.
Organisation and budget control are two of the most important elements when it comes to planning a wedding. Wedding Spot covers both by allowing you to create custom schedules, task lists, guest list management, and also keeps track of your payments. If you are looking for local suppliers and venues that fit within your budget, Wedding Spot list a variety of suitable options based on your wedding location, you are also able to contact vendors directly. Keep an eye out as special discount and promotions are available for app users.
When it comes to creating a wedding registry, Honeyfund has been a firm favourite with couples for many years. Honeyfund allows you to build your own ‘Wedding Wishlist’ including saving for your honeymoon, charity and cash donations, housewares and even gifting down payments on your new home. This great app allows you to create a unique registry that is also easy for your guests to use.
TripIt is perfect for honeymoon organisation. Input your travel information and send confirmation emails straight to the app, flight details, hotel bookings, car rental information and restaurant reservations. TripIt will then create a master itinerary which you can update and keep track of at all times. Sync the app to your calendar so that you are able to arrange your meetings and appointments around your travel plans. Upgrade to TripIt Pro for £38.99 and you can receive real-time flight alerts, seat tracking details and VIP benefits. This app is great for frequent travellers and you can easily share your itinerary with friends, family and colleagues.
Table plan and guest list management can be challenging. Constant changes, dietary requirements and of course ‘this person, won’t sit next to that person’. Table Plan is a simple way of keeping track of your guests and where they are sitting. Select from a variety of table sizes and shapes that fits within your venue. Table Plan will also automatically seat your guests based on the constraints that you have set.
If you want to get in shape for your big day and improve your body confidence, Zova is a great workout and fitness trainer app. Personal trainers can be pricey and if you have a busy lifestyle Zova is perfect for working around you. The clever 2×3 body program allows you to set your goals and keep track of your progress. Using a mix of cardio, strength and flexibility workouts it allows you to target different areas to improve both body and mind.