These wedding planning apps will become your virtual best friend as you plan your perfect big day
Wedding planning apps are almost an essential in 2020/2021 when you are trying to put together the big day of your dreams. They eliminate stress, keep you organised and in touch with those you love and need during every step of your wedding planning. Throw in the fact we’ve been dealing with a global pandemic this year, and a virtual BFF in the form of a wedding planning app, is absolutely necessary.
Traditionally a bride would surround herself with notepads, physical scrap boards and binders full of contacts - these days that clutter does not cut it, if you want to plan a big day successfully you need some tech. Transferring your current chaos of paper and scribbles into a virtual environment can help streamline things and make the process of wedding planning actually enjoyable. Luckily, a lot of the wedding planning apps are free, giving you scope to splash out on that extra tier on your wedding cake!
7 Wedding Planning Apps to Download Today
- For all aspects of wedding planning
If you want a solid all-round wedding planning app, Wedding Happy is the perfect free app. Founded by a husband and wife team, the app instructs couples to input their wedding day, and then tailor a multitude of to-do lists with each task having a specific date of completion.
Luckily, the app implements some sort of tech magic that inputs a generic, but extremely thorough check list, which is fully customisable. The dashboard overview helps keep couples on the right track, showing what percentage of tasks are completed, last task completed, and the next task on the agenda. It can also be used to budget and store suppliers. See! The perfect all-rounder!
Zola Wedding Registry
- Gift registry
Of course, you will be happy with any wedding gifts you receive on your big day. However, there is no harm, in giving guests a nudge in the right direction, right? That's where Zola comes in!
Obtaining three food processors may be the dream gift for some, but for most it would be nice to subtly suggest to your wedding party the sort of thing you may be lusting over. The clever barcode scanner technology allows you to add items on-the-go, but you can also import gifts from any of the stores within the app. There is space to leave a note about colour preference or size, and you will receive a notification when somebody has purchased an item from your wish list!
- Wedding Invitations & Addresses
Unless you are having a more intimate big day, collecting guest addresses to send out wedding invitations can be a modern nightmare. You have the bespoke, hand-crafted invites to send out, but aside from a handful of addresses from close relatives, you have hit a brick wall.
Although it may not be ideal for more senior wedding guests, Postable allows you to create a free account, pop in your guest’s email addresses, and send them an email containing an extremely simple address request form. You can then sit back as the addresses come rolling in and send them out accordingly.
The Venue Report
- Choosing a wedding venue
With so many gorgeous wedding venues in the UK and further afield, it would be near on impossible to visit every single one on your favourites list. Whether you’re opting for a destination wedding or a luxurious stately home, even just narrowing down a short list can be tricky.
The Venue Report‘s directory contains over 3000 venues, each researched by dedicated venue ‘reporters’ which can be filtered by region, price, and capacity - you can even read real reviews of your chosen wedding venue.
- Wedding budgeting
Not just limited to sorting out your wedding budget, mint.com is a money management service that is the perfect tool to have in your wedding planning app arsenal (as we all know weddings are a pricey business).
Mint not only helps you manage your money, it can also help you find some useful savings along the way. The app automatically updates and categorises your budget information. From your bank accounts and credit cards to pension accounts and more, it can really help you crunch the numbers and help you work out where you stand with your wedding budget.
- Connecting with absent guests and socially-distant planning meetings
This year we’ve all become very familiar with FaceTime and one of the video calling apps that has really stood out has been Zoom.
Photo by Julia M Cameron
Whether you're self-isolating and need to make progress with your wedding suppliers via video chat, or you’re virtually bringing in some of your relatives for the main event, every bride-to-be needs Zoom in her wedding planning app catalogue. P.s It's also the perfect tool for a Virtual Hen Party!
- Honeymoon fund registry
With the cost of weddings seeming to ever increase and the fact that international travel has been off the cards for a while, more and more bride-to-be's are ditching the traditional wedding registry for a honeymoon fun.
A Honeyfund page enables wedding guests’ contributions to become cash in your hand to experience all the world has to offer with a simple touch of a button.