Planning a wedding can be a nightmare. There’s so much to get done, and a lot of brides-to-be don’t even know where to start. If you’re like me, and you haven’t been planning your wedding since you were five, wedding planning can seem like a unachievable task.
Luckily, in this digital age, there’s literally an app for everything; and wedding planning is no exception. We’ve compiled five free wedding planning apps that will help you organize all the little details. Which one is best for you? Well, it really depends on what’s most important to your planning style.
The Knot has long been a top name in wedding planning, offering a comprehensive site that allows you to manage every single detail of your wedding. The Knot Wedding Planner app can be used alone, or as a companion to the site.
The Knot’s integration with vendors and venues is key here. They have a large database of local vendors and venues and they provide the option to communicate with vendors through in-app services. You can chat with vendors through an in-app chat service and schedule venue tours with an in-app contact form.
The app also provides a task list for your wedding. When you enter your wedding date the app will pre-populate tasks with due dates. This is especially useful for brides who have no idea for their wedding planning timeline. You can also customize the task list with your own to-dos, and use push notifications so you don’t miss a thing.
The Knot Wedding Planner app is perfect for instant confidence for your big day.
2. Appy Couple
Appy Couple is the perfect app for the digital age bride. Invite your guests, or at least your wedding party, to download the app and share everything wedding related. You can share your engagement photos, the story of how you met, and photos from the events related to the wedding.
The app also allows you to set up multiple events, like the bridal shower and bachelorette party, and manage all the details and invites for these events in addition to the wedding. You can make task lists for each of these events in addition to the pre-populated task list for the main event.
The best thing about the app is that it’s interactive for all your guests. They can upload their own photos of you and your partner, and participate in group chats that allow you to plan in real time. There’s even a travel guide for your guests that assists them in finding flights and hotels in the area.
WeddingHappy blends attention to detail and interactivity for the perfect wedding planning experience. WeddingHappy allows you to assign tasks to your wedding party, as it syncs with other phones that have the app. Tasks can also be associated with vendors so you can keep track of what vendors are responsible for delivering when. Tasks integrate with your phone’s calendar as well, so all important dates will appear on your calendar, not just in-app.
The app also offers a convenient dashboard which shows your progress through the task list, what tasks are due next, and even what payments to vendors are coming up. This progress can be shared on social media as well so you can share the hype with all your friends. If you like a nice visual to keep your organized, WeddingHappy’s dashboard is just what you’re looking for.
Like the other apps on this list, a budgeting tool is also provided and vendors may be contacted through the app.
LadyMarry offers all the basics that the other apps in this list do: a pre-populated task list, a budgeting tool, and notifications to keep you on track. The thing that makes LadyMarry stand out is the interactivity it allows you to have with your vendors. LadyMarry boasts a large database of local vendors for you to hire on your big day. There’s even a tool to help you find vendors that specifically fit your budget based on LadyMarry’s budget recommendations.
LadyMarry also allows vendors access to the app so that you can assign tasks to vendors, they can add their own tasks with due dates to your list, and they can keep you updated on their progress. Their app syncs with yours to make sure all information is up to date.
LadyMarry also has a note function that allows you to keep track of information within the app as well so you’re not constantly opening your notepad app or trying to find that piece of paper you scribbled the florist’s phone number on.
The app is also one of the only apps on this list that provides in-app resources to help you get inspiration for your big day. This includes links to blogs, wedding planning websites, and photos that will help you solidify exactly what you want your big day to look like.
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by everything that goes into planning your perfect wedding day, but these apps will help you keep track of everything you need. The months before your wedding should be filled with joy, not anxiety. Download one of these apps today to make wedding planning that much easier!