Essential Wedding Planning Apps
Planning a wedding is no small feat. There’s a great deal of work involved, and even though it’s typically spread out over a period of months or even years, it often seems overwhelming. As with many of life’s challenges, keeping on top of this huge task all comes down to one very important habit — being organised. With so many different variables to keep track of, deadlines to meet, and obligations to fulfill, staying organised is absolutely essential. Of course, this is often easier said than done. So, how do you stay organised?
There are many time-honoured ways of keeping track of your wedding plans. For example, a pen-and-paper wedding journal remains a popular and effective way of keeping track of your wedding planning ideas, and we’ve written before about how useful something like this can be. However, with advent of the digital revolution, you now have an array of new and incredibly useful tools at your fingertips. In this week’s blog post, we’d like to point out some digital tools that we think you’ll find helpful in planning your wedding. We hope you’ll agree that they’re both useful, and fun.
Our first pick, Pinterest, is not designed exclusively for planning weddings. Nevertheless, it’s incredibly useful for this purpose. You may be a dedicated “pinner” already, but if not, we highly recommend setting up an account. Pinterest functions as a sort of digital scrapbook, allowing you to bookmark, or “pin”, things you like from all over the web. You can organise your pins into different boards according to categories of your choosing, making them easier to find when you need them. Most importantly, you can subscribe to other pinners’ boards, which is an amazing way of making new discoveries. Whether you’re searching for ideas for your wedding cake, your flower arrangements, or your dress, Pinterest is a one-stop shop for finding images and ideas that inspire you, and keeping them organised for your reference. Available on more or less every platform you can think of, you can find more information at www.pinterest.com.
Appy Couple offers a great way to share news of your engagement and wedding online. The app allows you to quickly and easily create a personalised wedding website, with a huge choice of design templates to choose from. Not only a great way to announce your engagement in the digital world, your custom website can be used to share essential information and updates with your guests. Your website can be configured so share information about weather, travel, accommodation, and other essentials. With excellent social media integration, it’s also a charming way of sharing stories, images, and videos of your engagement and wedding. Available for iOS and Android, you can find more information at www.appycouple.com.
At Loving Invitations, we specialise in designing unique stationery for your big day. We’re proud of the work we do, and we’re happy to provide you with a charming and personal way of inviting your guests. However, you need addresses to send our creations to, and gathering them can be an enormous amount of work. In fact, it’s one of the most significant administrative tasks involved in planning a wedding. Postable takes the work out of collecting addresses to send your invitations to. It allows you to create a digital address book, simply by using your guests’ e-mail addresses. All you need to do is provide Postable with an e-mail address for each guest. Postable then sends your guests an e-mail with a simple form to fill out their postal address, and organises them for you in an online address book. Easy-to-use and incredibly convenient, Postable can be found at www.postable.com.
Wedding Happy is perhaps the best digital wedding planning app we’ve seen. With an easy-to-use interface and some excellent features, it’s a great way of storing all your essential information in one app. To get started, just enter the date of your big day, and Wedding Happy will start keeping track for you. From to-do lists to vendor contact information, Wedding Happy helps you to track everything with one integrated schedule. An iOS-exclusive app, Wedding Happy is available from the App Store.