Wedding planning has always been a whirlwind of activity. In this day and day we’re used to a mobile first world where results are fast. No binders; no pens, no sheets of paper strewn across your desk, because today we use apps for everything. We asked wedding planners, bloggers and recent brides about the go-to apps they used to make wedding planning a breeze. We rounded out the top 10 best wedding planning apps and have shared them here for you.
You’ll see from the list that we have everything from sites that help you find a look, ensure you stay on budget, keep a digital notebook of everything you’re working on and apps that help you get the look you’re after for your special day. We may have missed some, but hopefully you’ll find all the wedding apps you need amongst this bunch.
The Knot Wedding Dress Look Book
Every bride needs to find her dress. The folks at The Knot have come to the rescue with their app, helping you browse hundreds of dresses from your mobile device. Knot Wedding Dress Look Book app. Available on iTunes (Free).
This is the mac daddy of wedding inspiration apps. You can find inspiration for every facet of your wedding, from dresses to decorations and everything in between. You never know when inspiration will strike so download the app today and stay focused. Available on Itunes and Android (Free).
The Knot Ultimate Wedding Planner
With the Knot Ultimate Wedding Planner, users can access wedding planning details anytime, anywhere. Stay organized and manage your budget and track payments with the Knot’s easy to use budget tool. Get inspired and see ideas for your dress, hairstyles, makeup, cakes, decor, vendors, and more. The Knot Ultimate Wedding Planner offers some of the best planning tools and inspiration you won’t find anywhere else. Available on Itunes. (Free)
With Appy Couple you can design your very own app and showcase all of the information about your wedding day in one place. This includes sharing photos, shopping the registry, travel and hotel details, as well as the all-important RSVPs. Settings can be made private or public. Plus, couples can filter certain event updates for specific groups (i.e., bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner) and there is unlimited photo storage. ($28 setup fee for couple, app download free for all guests. Check it out.
Pro Wedding Planner
Are you a super-organized bride? Do you want to manage every single little detail of the wedding? We may have found the app for you. In addition to a seating-plan utility, the app allows users to create an augmented reality by uploading images of the reception site. Brides can then decorate the room on their phones to see how everything will look. When that’s done, track RSVPs, to-do-lists and budgets all in the same space. ($4.99; iTunes)
This app guests at the wedding take and upload their photos to a single site viewable on MyWedding.com. Think of it as a more private version of Instagram and you’re on the right track. (Free; iTunes & Android)
This app has tons of color palettes and wedding colors. Browse around to find the colors you want for everything from bridesmaid dresses and shoes to cakes and flowers, and everything in between. You can even create your own personal wedding ‘styleboard’ with everyone helping you plan your big day. (iTunes, $4.99)
While not a wedding app specifically, this tool may be your best best for staying totally organized and not losing your mind. It is perfect for creating wedding planning notes, managing guest lists, budgets and to-do lists. The good news is that it syncs everywhere so you can co-ordinate with your partner. Use shared notebooks and you both have access to contracts with vendors, travel itineraries, guest lists and more. (iTunes & Android. Free)
Weddings involve lots of purchases, and it’s easy to go over budget without realizing it. Those little purchases add up! The Wedding Budget app helps you stay on top of all the expenses for the big day. It gives you plenty of options to create your own custom wedding budget and track every cent spent. (iTunes, Free)
The Wedding Wire app has lots of tools built in to help you with every part of your wedding planning process. Browse for the perfect dress, find beautiful invitations, and even locate local wedding vendors. Even has a wedding to-do list, budget, guest list, and more. (iTunes and Android. Free)