In this day and age, it's impossible to by-pass the internet and social media when doing anything - including planning a wedding! These five apps take away the stress of wedding planning without a hired planner, and even add some fun to the whole gig.
If you're not using Pinterest, are you even really planning a wedding? Pinterest is probably the most popular app when it comes to wedding planning. On the app, you can create boards to categorize the ideas you find as you scroll through the different categories. With millions of users, you're sure to find a color pallet or DIY project you hadn't thought of yourself.
The Knot Wedding Planning App
This is probably the end-all-be-all of wedding apps. Being the #1 wedding website, The Knot created this app to help the bride and groom centralize their planning. The app includes features such as a wedding checklist, wedding vendor search, an internal vendor conversations feature, wedding budgeter, wedding countdown, and over 50,000 ideas to scroll through. Visit your app store on your mobile device to download.
According to techradar.com, this is one of the best wedding planning apps you can find. Wedding Happy is both free, and simple - what more do you need in an app? After downloading the app, set your wedding date and sit back and let the app unfold. Wedding Happy builds a customized to-do list for you to work through, with a dashboard overview available at all times. The handy 'Export & Email' feature lets you send your schedule and vendor information to everyone who needs to know. Facebook and Twitter integration get it a final thumbs up too.
TripIt is invaluable when planning a honeymoon. "This handy app lets you have all your plans in one place and cleverly takes all your trip details and creates one truly helpful itinerary that's stored on your iPhone or iPad, sync'd with your calendar, and also online at tripit.com," says Rachael D'Cruze , a writer for www.techradar.com. Once you've signed up (which only takes a minute) use the service by simply forwarding confirmation emails to firstname.lastname@example.org. The app even allows you to share your plans with friends and family on Facebook.
Last but not least, communication is key. Having an internal communication app such as GroupMe allows you to categorize communication, ultimately giving the planning process structure. GroupMe allows you to categorize conversations and keep them all in one centralized place. For instance, you can create a chat for you Bridesmaids, Family, and Groomsmen, and overlook all of these conversations with the swipe of a finger. Find this app in your mobile device's app store!