Today’s guest post comes from Genevieve Coates and we’re so pleased to have her reviews of the most popular wedding planning apps!
Whether you are currently planning your wedding or plan to plan a wedding in the near future, chances are that you will need a little help. Keeping track of guest lists, ordering the cake, finding a venue, saying yes to that dress, and keeping your mother off your back can be exhausting and frustrating. But you can alleviate some of that stress with a little help from these seven crucial wedding apps.
I’m a little color blind (not actually color blind – more color challenged). If you’re looking for a little direction on which colors to use in your wedding, look no further than myPantone Wedding & Events. The color experts from Pantone and the wedding style specialists from The Dessy Group teamed up to bring you this cheap app, which helps you coordinate colors, apparel and accessories for your wedding. The app includes thousands upon thousands of images to help guide you, as well as the option to upload your own images to get that custom feel. I hear seafoam and salmon are really in this year.
See the rest of the reviews of wedding planning apps after the jump…
Wedding planners can cost thousands of dollars. But you can get all the advice of a wedding planner in Plan Your Wedding with Mindy Weiss. Known for her long list of celebrity clientele, this app provides videos, tools and advice to help you keep that planning moving and in a direction that you want it to go. Now you can say that you got a celebrity wedding planner for eight bucks. Your friends will be jealous.
The Knot Ultimate Wedding Guide (online, iOS)
I know that when I was planning my wedding, The Knot was the first place I stopped. With The Knot Ultimate Wedding Guide, you can access the full list of tools from the website, including your checklist, your budget tools and your list of ideas. Tying the knot has never been this easy.
Etsy for Android (online, Android)
It’s like visiting the Vatican if you’re a Catholic. Etsy is the place to go for brides that want the DIY look for their wedding, and now you can do all that with the Etsy for Android app. This app allows you to link to your Etsy account, which will allow you to keep track of your favorites from your online escapades, and will even allow you to grab items from Etsy.com when you feel like making the leap. Aaah-some.
Ultimate Wedding App (Android)
Though there are only a few great wedding planning apps out for the Android system right now, the few that are great are really great. International wedding and party planner Sarah Haywood (she was CNN’s Royal Wedding Expert) brings you the Ultimate Wedding App, which brings you a complete wedding planner & checklist, a budget tracker (in multiple currencies), guest manager (with RSVP and Table Assign capability), contacts directory and wedding day schedule. Get it, girl!
iWedding Deluxe (iOS)
We all love when we get everything we need in one place. With iWedding Deluxe, you get guest list organization, multiple to-do lists so you can keep track of all facets of the planning, budgeting tools, gift trackers for after the whole thing is over with, and a seating plan chart. And you thought you couldn’t juggle…
If you want your wedding planner to work and work for you, WeddingLovely.com has put together one of the best, cheapest full-service wedding planning apps out there. You get a one-stop shop that includes venues, catering, photographers, officiants, videographers, entertainment, dresses, bakeries – the list goes on and on… and on. But my favorite part (as I am a technology writer) is that you get a free professional website with your registration to the planner. This is a great place to put your registry (or registries, because everyone wants the gifts), you and your spouse-to-be’s story, and a breakdown of the schedule for your wedding (when you’ve got it ready). Trust me – just browsing it on my T-Mobile Android tablet makes me want to get married again.
Remember, planning your wedding doesn’t have to be as stressful as the brides on Bridezillas make it seem, so say yes to these apps and give yourself some room to breathe and enjoy the experience. You’re getting married after all!
Genevieve Coates is a freelance technology writer that recently got married to her college sweetheart. When she’s not writing or snuggling, she’s tending to her massive “app garden”.
Editorial note: The positive review of WeddingLovely.com was not compensated for nor was compelled to be written by us to our guest writer. We’re very pleased Genevieve thinks so highly of our app!