7 Wedding Planning Apps Every Bride and Groom Needs

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After you say “I do” and before you start the heavy lifting of wedding planning, consider arming yourself with a handful of digital apps to breeze your way to the big day. Even if you have the funds for a wedding planner, navigating the planning process with your own tools right at your fingertips can help you stay on track, plan more and stress less.

Here are seven helpful wedding planning apps to get you started:

1. Zola – Wedding Registry App

Not everyone loves to shop until they drop. And even if you’re an avid shopper, sifting through china choices alone can leave couples wanting to eat off paper plates for the rest of their lives. Enter Zola, a free tool that doesn’t tie you down to one store, helps breaks down categories and can direct users to items by price. Guests can purchase gifts online or from their mobile device. It also lets couples notify their guests if they’re looking to fund a honeymoon or need cash.

2. Wedding LookBook by The Knot

This wedding dress guide is like a virtual best friend in which you can confide your best features, your problem areas, your personality and the style of your wedding. So you can find dresses tailored to your specific needs along with a myriad of dresses categorized by color, price and designer.

3. WeddingWire – Vendor App

This handy app is like a mashup of Yelp and Houzz for the wedding industry. Access more than 2.5 million reviewed vendors from DJs and photographers to officiants and wedding planners. Find out vendor pricing, availability and other answers you need utilizing the listed contact information. Get other replies to burning questions in the couples forum.

4. WeddingHappy – Organizing App

This app is a virtual binder of tasks, especially helpful if you’re operating without a wedding planner. The task management tool lets you maintain notes on vendors, provide a dashboard to-do list and keeps track of how much you’ve spent. You can upgrade to add more tasks and print a copy of your information for peace of mind.

5. Appy Couple – Wedding Website Creator

Appy Couple can help set the tone for your wedding by presenting your digital wedding website in a host of designs with a section detailing how you and your honey met. Other useful features include a timeline with advice (e.g., at the 12- month marker: “Have the conversation: figure out who’s paying for what”), a budget manager and even inspiration boards to nail your theme. Pricing for the integrated Web site and app starts at $39.

6. WedPics – Photo Sharing App

Before the wedding and related festivities begin, guests can join this free photo and video-sharing app in order to share their shots from the wedding shower to the reception. Couples can keep them organized in albums and order prints directly from the app.

7. Honeyfund – Honeymoon Registry App

This free honeymoon registry lets couples create their honeymoon wish list. Couples can co-opt example itineraries, which break down suggested gift donations for airfare, meals and hotel stays. Guests then select a gift, print a certificate and present the gift with a check or cash at the wedding. For a small fee, guests can send the funds directly to the couple via PayPal or WePay.

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