Ah weddings. They’re supposed to be the pinnacle of happiness and joy for the couple getting married, filled with love and laughs and yet the actual event itself and the months leading up to it, can quickly become some of the most stressful and testing moments of life. To ease the burden somewhat, we’ve created an overview of apps and websites that will make planning the big day fun and simple from table seating arrangements to apps that source florists, photographers and other vendors and all without the price tag of a wedding planner!
Inspiration for the Big Day
Carats & Cake
Carats & Cake is actually a website that we’ve included here as it’s basically an encyclopedia of wedding ideas and just too good to skip. It contains hundreds of beautiful weddings but is also packed full of articles by industry professionals from trending colours to wedding etiquette to tips on personalising your big day. You can browse through their featured weddings and draw inspiration from other real life couples or search their vendors by category (of which there are 17!) so you are sure to find exactly what you need. Discover this invaluable resource here.
Pinterest is the #1 stop for inspiration and weddings are in its DNA. No matter the subject, you will find content and inspiration from how-tos to forums to websites all over the world in the form of ‘pins’, so it’s a no brainer for Wedding inspiration and research. You can track and follow any category or theme you like e.g. weddings, flowers, venues, etc. Images related to your selections will then be prioritised so that you can discover new relevant information. The app also allows you to create boards where you can collect all your favourite pins organised by theme and on which you can also publish, repost, or share new images. Get it for your device here.
Wedding Planning Apps to Organise the Wedding
Wedding Planner by The Knot
Ranked the best wedding planning app in 2020, Wedding Planner by the Knot is the app that does it all. From figuring out your wedding style or managing your guest list, to helping you customise your own wedding website, this app has thought of everything and will help you plan the wedding of your dreams. It includes a wedding budgeter, guest-list manager, a wedding vision style quiz, a wedding day timeline, over 300,000 vendors to choose from-the list is endless! Make your life that much easier and your wedding that much simpler and download it here.
LadyMarry Wedding Planner
Do you want help and guidance planning the wedding of your dreams? Regardless of the size of the wedding or budget, Wedding Planner LadyMarry will help you plan your big day down to every last detail. The app acts as your personal wedding planner in a fast and collaborative way including monthly wedding checklists, day-of timelines, hands-on tips and much more. You can customise your own wedding checklist as well as receiving monthly schedules from the app and a huge plus, you can organise and save all your notes in one place on the app so no detail will be forgotten! Compatible with Android and iPhone and free, you can download it here.
Possibly the most difficult and contentious subject after you’ve decided who you’re inviting to your wedding is where you’re going to put them. With Table Planner, the most meticulous and detail-orientated amongst you will figure out the perfect seating arrangement for your wedding. Aside from a super easy-to-use interface, the app offers helpful features such as tagging friends with kids or special dietary needs and preferences, languages spoken,and you can customise the shapes and number of tables on your plan and easily move individual or multiple guests around. This app makes it easy to visualise your seating plan overview allowing you to tick one more thing off your checklist. Download it for iOS here.
Celebrate Wedding Photos
Even with a professional photographer, it’s often guests who capture the most magic moments at a wedding. For the vintage ‘Kodak’ experience, try out Celebrate Wedding Photos app. Instead of leaving a camera at every table, simply download the app and share your code with your guests and they can upload all their photos and videos from the big day. No more fretting about missing out on any funny or special moments and best of all, you get unlimited data storage, unlimited downloads all for an unlimited period of time! Download it for Android or for iOS here.
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