In an age of personalized wedding websites, hashtags, and social media etiquette, more and more brides are turning to online resources to help sort through wedding planning mayhem. Whether you want help finding an ultra-designed wedding website template that reflects your style, help to organize seating arrangements, or just need a simple database to keep your guest’s addresses in order—there’s an app for that. To simplify your wedding planning process, we’ve found five apps that you should download before you plan another thing.
- Best for planning without the planner: WeddingHappy
Think of this free app as your personal assistant. It’s preloaded with tasks to guide you through your to-dos, and it even alerts you as you approach deadlines for things like “mail invites” or “pay deposit for the band” — same as a planner would do in real life. Share your “event” with your fiancé, mother, or hands-on MOH so everyone has access to the same info.
- Best for tracking your spending in life — and on the wedding: Mint
While not made specifically with weddings in mind, Mint is a popular free money-management site for a reason: It’s easy to use, syncing with your bank account and credit cards so you can monitor your spending and move funds around as needed. (And it probably will be needed.) Create a wedding budget and stay on track, thanks to weekly email summaries and text reminders when payments are due.
- For Photo Sharing…Capsule
The key to collecting wedding photos from your friends and family is simplicity. That’s where Capsule comes in. Use it to create an album on your wedding website and have it pull in all of your wedding hashtagged photos from Instagram too.
- For Honeymoon Planning…TouristEye
It’ll help you put together an amazing one-of-a-kind travel itinerary — from picking the best restaurants to finding those out of the way sightseeing spots you might not have known about. You have the option to invite friends to your trip so they can recommend things to do on your wishlist (there’s a private setting too).
- Again, be carfeull with the money!
Those little purchases add up! Stay on top of all the expenses for the big day with WeddingHappy (free). The app lets you track your payments for each aspect of the wedding with a lot of detail. You can also email certain tasks to anyone who’s part of the planning process.