5 of the Best Wedding Planning Apps
Do you own a smartphone? If the answer is yes, then you are not alone; more than seven in ten people use a smartphone in the UK! Armed with this sophisticated piece of everyday tech, you have a powerful tool to assist with organising your wedding. The best wedding planning apps are simple to install, convenient to use, and help to reduce the stress that accompany the excitement of getting married. To inspire and help, here’s a list of 5 particular favourites of mine!
1. The Knot – Free (Android)
Linked to the popular wedding website theknot.com, The Knot app is primarily used to help brides find the perfect wedding dress. While nothing can replace the thrill of trying on luxurious gowns in person, The Knot allows you to do your research first – viewing dresses by style, shape and price. Our favourite feature is the search option – so you can find particular designers and dresses in shops local to you.
2. Wedding Party – Free (iOS/Android)
If you’re planning a wedding with lots of guests, the Wedding Party app could solve your logistical headaches. Allowing you to share your event schedule, wedding registry and guests accommodation details, alongside a nifty countdown timer, it also boasts the ability to capture your guest’s photos in one place. If you like to be super-organised, then this app is well worth a look.
3. Pinterest – Free (iOS/Android)
If you don’t already use Pinterest, it’s time to experience the wonders of this virtual Pinboard for yourself! For wedding planning, it is a fantastic way to gather ideas and gain inspiration for every detail of your big day. Hair and makeup tutorials, cake topper ideas, wedding cake recipes, templates for invitations – there is so much to discover. You can even create a private board, and invite collaborators (perhaps the bridal party or mother of the bride) to add their own pins too.
4. MonkeyWish Gift Registry – Free (iOS/Android)
MonkeyWish is a social network for people who enjoy making gift lists. While not specifically aimed at the wedding market, this app can be used to create a custom wedding gift list. They pack it full of functionality, but the barcode scanning feature makes MonkeyWish stand out from the rest. If you spot something you love while out and about scan its barcode and add it to your gift list! The app will also curate gift ideas for you, based on your interests and activity.
5. Brit + Co – Free (iOS/Andriod)
Brit + Co is a fantastic app that will appeal to those who love the creative, DIY approach to weddings. Allowing users to find step-by-step guides and DIY tutorials, you can favourite and share the ideas you love the most. Its ‘make and do’ approach is not exclusive to weddings either; you’ll be able to use it long after the big day with ideas for health, food, technology, pets and general living too!
So there you have it; 5 of the best wedding planning apps around today. There are always new apps coming onto the market – so be sure to let me know if you have more recommendations!