5 best iPhone apps for wedding planning
If stress from wedding planning isn’t keeping you up at night, consider yourself lucky. Most brides-to-be need a little (okay, a lot) of help leading up to the big day. Thankfully, these handy apps make handling even the most stressful tasks — like tracking your wedding budget, finding your wedding gown or planning your seating charts — look easy.
Between the useful functions your iPhone serves and the entertainment it provides, you might have your iPhone glued to your hand during your waking hours. We do, too. You've heard the saying "There's an app for that" — and there is! We're bringing you fun and useful apps for your iPhone every week. Today, we're sharing five apps for planning your wedding.
1. Wedding Countdown
Let’s just start with the big stuff and work our way backward. Plotting out your total wedding timeline can be grueling, which might be why so many blushing brides think this app is the bee’s knees, based on its glowing iTunes reviews. With Wedding Countdown, you can easily track how many days are left leading up to your wedding and what needs to be done before the big day (eek!). At the very least, the oversized wedding day countdown clock with a customizable love song is reason enough to get the app.
2. The Knot Ultimate Wedding Planner
Most brides are familiar with The Knot's wedding planning website, so downloading the The Knot Ultimate Wedding Planner app is the next obvious step. Perfect for on-the-go planning, this app features their ultimate wedding checklist, a budget tool, thousands of wedding gowns and much more. You can save, store and share all your clippings and photos, plus get ideas for cakes, decor, hairstyles, flowers and just about any other aspect of your wedding.
3. Wedding Planning Complete
Based on the best-selling wedding planner in North America, The Ultimate Wedding Planner & Organizer, this free iPhone app is a favorite among brides-to-be. Wedding Planning Complete features detailed checklists, budget guidelines, spending tracker, guest list tool, customizable seating charts and everything else you need to plan your big day.
4. Appy Couple
If you’re wondering how all of your friends got those adorable wedding websites up and running within minutes of putting a ring on it, here’s one way to streamline the process and make it easy. Appy Couple lets you design your own personalized wedding website (through the official site) to share important wedding deets, as well as your engagement story, through the app. This is also a handy way to keep wedding guests updated as the plans unfold — or change — leading up to your big day.
5. iWedding Deluxe Wedding Planner
One of the most comprehensive wedding planning apps available, iWedding Deluxe Wedding Planner features extensive features ranging from budgeting and to-do lists to seating planning and gift tracking. If you are willing to spend a few bucks, this app is all you'll need to plan your picture perfect wedding.
Updated by Bethany Ramos on 2/23/2016