While planning your wedding is exciting, it can also be difficult and exhausting. There’s a lot to keep track of — from just looking around wedding dress shops to the more intricate planning details. Fortunately, we’ve found some amazing wedding planning apps that’ll help with your planning in a way that’s cost-effective and stress-free.
Perhaps you’re looking to have a budget wedding and have already decided on the perfect theme and discount wedding dress. Now you need to inform your guests, look for ways to manage the remaining budget and plan the rest of your wedding. From dealing with finances and guest information to deciding on the style of bouquet, these four brilliant apps will help you stay organised and make the most of your big day.
1. Appy Couple
Appy Couple is a website building app and site that lets you create your own unique wedding page. Designed to keep you organised and your guests up to date, this app has a range of effective features, including a unique code for guests to RSVP and send messages, as well as useful travel information for guests who are travelling long distances for the wedding.
With Appy Couple, you’ll be able to keep in contact with your guests through instant messaging, RSVP notifications and other alerts. You’ll also be able to find great deals on hotels or accommodation for those who need somewhere to stay. Appy Couple’s events page will keep wedding guests informed about all occasions, such as the rehearsal dinner or the bridal shower.
This app offers two reasonable pricing plans, with its boutique collection starting at £39. Appy Couple requires a one-time sign-up fee and there are no monthly charges. Practical, efficient, and easy to use, Appy Couple is a must for anyone looking to keep on top of their wedding plans.
2. My Budget Book
My Budget Book is a useful app that’s great for managing and keeping an eye on your finances. Set your wedding budget and this app will help you stay on track, as well as notifying you of any future wedding-related payments.
If you’d prefer to break down your finances, My Budget Book can be used to create multiple, separate budgets for all aspects of your wedding. For example, you could set a budget for your music and venue, and a budget for your catering. With the app costing just £2.39, you can view all previous transactions by date or month, which will make it easier to see how much money has been spent — and what it’s going towards.
Perfect for organisation, Evernote lets you keep all your wedding information in one place. The app and website have many features that will help you easily manage your wedding planning and preparations.
You can keep your wedding party up to date by using the chat feature, and share and discuss any ideas. By creating your own personal checklists, you can stay on track and complete all necessary tasks.
Evernote’s clipper tool lets you capture images and is fantastic for inspiration. You can use this tool for many great ideas; from bouquet arrangements to wedding shoe designs. It could even save you the time of having to trawl through tonnes of wedding dress shops.
Evernote’s basic version is free and has all of the above features, so it’s well worth downloading in the build-up to your wedding day.
Slack is a website and app that is used for group messaging and lets you create and handle individual chat channels. This is a great tool for wedding planning, as the different channels mean you can manage many smaller conversations efficiently when discussing ideas and plans. You could create separate channels for the bridesmaids, groomsmen, and parents of the bride and groom.
Slack is also a great way to share pictures, and this is beneficial to your wedding plans. For example, you could send hair and beauty images to discuss with your bridesmaid channel. You can even choose different permission settings for your pictures, so the groom doesn’t get to see your beautiful discount wedding dress until you’re walking down the aisle!
Slack lets you synchronise your Google Calendar with your guests’ calendars, allowing you to keep everyone updated about all upcoming wedding arrangements. This is a useful app for keeping all conversations in one place. Slack’s basic plan is simple and free to use.
Bonus wedding app — WedPics
WedPics isn’t necessarily a wedding planning app, but it’s a great way to share photographs from any wedding celebration.
Create an account and a private wedding ID, and invite your wedding guests to share their images from the events. This is a great way for everyone to see all the photos and remember the events. You can then post these images on social media through the app, and remember everything about your wedding celebrations, from your chosen band to your discount wedding dress. WedPics is free to download and offers in-app purchases.
Technology can make your wedding preparations a little easier, giving you the chance to organise better, save money and limit the stress of having to search through so many wedding dress shops for ideas. If your wedding day is approaching and you need help with planning, these apps are sure to ease the stress a little and ensure your wedding day goes as smoothly as possible.