If you were to ask any person in this world, “What was the most memorable day in your life?” – the vast majority of them would say – “Undoubtedly, my wedding day!” Throughout their life, people tend to have a partner that will love and care for them no matter what. When you finally meet the Mr/Mrs right, the next logical step is marrying your partner. Normally you would tend to make that day a wonderful and memorable experience.
Before you can even think about walking down the aisle, you will have a little bit of planning to do. That is something most people often underestimate. Simply said, it is a big task, but on the other hand, there are a lot of resources at your disposal and some of them are right at your fingertips.
Before the smartphone era, planning your wedding meant using paper calendars and handwritten to-do lists. But now, in today’s day and age, getting ready for the most important day of your life has never been easier thanks to technology. You can now schedule dress fittings, track missing reservations or have push notifications remind you to order stationery. There are plenty of YouTube videos that can teach you and your partner simple moves so you can make your first dance perfect.
This is all great, but which mobile apps are the most reliable when it comes to managing the whole wedding preparations? In the following article, we will identify some of the best mobile apps that will help you plan your perfect day.
Image to Word Converter
Although we said earlier that people tend to use less paper when planning their weddings, there are still the ones using it. This app can come in really handy when trying to digitize important information that is in paper form. For example, you could use it to digitize your wedding invitations, guest list, notes, etc. You could also use the app to correct mistakes made on invitations, guest list or seating arrangement. Simply scan the document, convert it to MS Word using the app, correct mistakes and forward it for reprinting. It is as simple as that. Image to Word Converter could really help with last-minute tweaking and mistake correcting.
Thumbtack allows you to hire experts for all kinds of tasks, including wedding planning. Not only will the app allow you to find a local wedding planner, but you can also use it to find DJ, floral designer, band, makeup artists, hair stylists, and all other wedding-related vendors. The app has nearly 1000 different categories so we are sure that you will find everything you need there. The app allows you to get bids, read reviews other people left, send messages to the pros and much more.
Available on: iOS
The first big decision you will probably make would be deciding on the date for your wedding. Whether it is a couple of months or 3 years away from now, having an accurate countdown in your pocket will hold you responsible for wedding planning, along building anticipation in the process. This app will do exactly that. By using it you will be able to customize the countdown as you wish with your own photos and text as it counts, months, days and seconds until your big day. There is also an option to add multiple countdowns which would be really helpful for any pre-wedding events you planned like rehearsal dinners and bridal showers.
Wedding Planner by The Knot
The Knot is probably the best all-around wedding planner app available on the market. And that’s for a good reason. We found both the website and mobile application very helpful. It is a perfect replacement for the workbook people tend to have when planning weddings. The app allows you to create guest lists, find the best local vendors and create your personalized wedding website right from your mobile device. Besides that, the app also includes useful planning tools like a to-do list checklist, budgeter, timeline and more. Wedding website you create can include your registry, RSVP tools, necessary wedding information and much more.
Available on: iOS
This app is an epic all in one to-do list. So you’ve just been engaged, congratulations! But now what? Most certainly you remember all the important and big stuff that needs to be sorted like a wedding venue, dresses, suits, rings, etc. But what about all the smaller but equally important things that you might forget about? Bridebook will assist you with that. It will help you to create great to-do lists consisting of all the important things you should consider before the wedding. You can add your own personalized tasks, set and track your budget and receive recommendations for local wedding suppliers.
This app is so simple, but yet so genius! During a normal wedding, almost every guest takes an enormous amount of photos which the bride and groom often don’t get a chance to see. This app allows you to automatically share all the photos you took with everyone attending the wedding and even with the bride and groom. The app is also a great way to share pictures with people who couldn’t make it to the wedding. They will be able to see all the photos and videos live as the reception and wedding are taking place.
Paperless Post Invitations
If you choose to go completely paperless and send electronic wedding invitations, there is no better app than Paperless Post Invitations. It’s no crime skipping paper invitations for your bachelorette party, engagement party and all other wedding-related events, especially if they are on the casual side. This app has more than enough digital invites to choose from which you can also edit, customize and send right from your mobile device. There is even an option to track every RSVP and follow-up easily.
Available on: iOS
Weddings can be really expensive and without some proper planning and budgeting you could end up spending a lot of cash on it. Mint helps you monitor your spendings on the easily understandable user interface. You can link your debit or credit cards to the platform, and afterward, all your key spendings will be presented to you in the form of a pie chart. There is an option to set up budgets for each category and receive alerts when you are spending too much and funds are running low.
Available on: Android and iOS
One of the hardest parts of a wedding planning process is choosing your theme and color palette. This app is great when it comes to choosing the right color palette. Simply start with any color you like and Pantone will provide you with all the complementary color options that go well with it – a complete palette. Just keep scrolling and playing with the app until you find the mix from your dreams.
Available on: iOS
Even though you told everyone that you don’t want any wedding gifts, let’s face it, people will still bring them. So the good idea would be to at least get something you actually want or need. Honeyfund is a perfect wedding registry app for honeymoons, home and more. You can easily customize your registry and share them using their social post tool. Different registries can be linked directly within the app creating a one-stop for the givers. The best thing is, you will receive instant gift notifications.
That’s pretty much it! What is your favorite pick? With over 120 hours spent on planning the average wedding, it is safe to say that these apps will be put into good use.