The date is set. You’ve told your family and friends, and now comes the real trouble of saying I do: planning the wedding. Whether it’s finding a dress that feels like the one, coordinating with florists and caterers or even just figuring out where you want to tie the knot, there’s a lot to do.
Luckily, technology is here to help, and there are a ton of apps to help you have the wedding of your dreams on time and on budget. Here are the nine happy brides swear by.
1. Wedding Planner by The Knot
Wedding Planner helps you create a wedding to-do list, set up a countdown to your big day, create a wedding website, get an auto-generated wedding day timeline and manage your guest list, budget and registry all from one app.
WeddingHappy allows you to build a customized schedule based on your wedding date, keep track of payments, get an overview of your budget and money spent and put all your vendor contacts in one place.
Excellent for tech lovers, AllSeated and its add-on app for day-of planning does require VR goggles to use. Create a guest list and seating arrangement and most important, see your reception area floor plan in 2-D and 3-D.
Want do your part to save the planet? Send totally customized save-the-dates and wedding invitations through the Greenvelope app, where you can also host a website full of your wedding details, like hotel information, maps and gift registries. If you prefer tried-and-true physical invites, the Greenvelope desktop version has stamp-included options for those too. Both options include RSVP tracking so you’ll know exactly who’s attending.
Everyone takes photos at a wedding, but fewer people remember to actually send photos along to the bride and groom. Veri solves that problem by allowing you to create a shared photo album where guests can upload their smartphone photos in real time.
6. Wedding Spot
Wedding Spot is like the Travelocity of wedding planning. If you’re still figuring out where to get married, simply enter the city you’d like to consider and filter by date, price range, guest count or style to find a ton of options that fit your specifications. It also allows you to get a price quote and book appointments through the app so you never have to pick up the phone.
7. Style Me Pretty
Style Me Pretty is like your own wedding-specific Pinterest board with a whole lot more. Save style inspiration from real-life weddings, follow wedding vendors and photographers you love, and get a daily feed of new inspiration.
Joy combines a lot of what other apps do separately. It allows you to collect photos from your wedding guests as well as share them, puts all your wedding info for guests in one place, links to wedding registries, allows your guests to RSVP and even lets you create your own miniature social media platform where guests can get to know each other before your big day.
9. Wedding LookBook by The Knot
Need some wedding dress, bridesmaid dress or wedding ring inspiration? The Wedding LookBook app is the place to be. Sort through thousands of styles and narrow down the looks you like. Search by neckline, length and more.
10. Pantone Studio
Take photos of dresses and decor you love, and Pantone Studio will tell you exactly what color it is and help you build palettes so you can create a consistent, stunning color scheme through your whole event.