The Best Apps for Planning Your Wedding
Keep yourself and your fiancé blissful and sane.
We can’t imagine that more than a handful of proudly type-A brides-to-be actually enjoy the process of planning a wedding—the venue, the caterer, the dress(es), the beauty treatments, the photographer! The list goes on and on. Luckily, there’s nothing we love more than finding the newest tech solutions to make our lives a little bit easier. Odds are yourself or someone you know is not far off from planning a ceremony, so we’ve rounded up some of the absolute best apps to help any couple navigate the massive (think $300 BILLION) wedding industry. Covering everything from balancing the obligatory budget and booking a cake tasting, to figuring out what to do with your dog while you’re away on vacation, these apps are perfect for making the experience as stress-free as possible.
Weddings involve a lot of nitty-gritty details that are, quite honestly, tough to keep straight. But as a bride of the digital age, there are a ton of apps that let you book vendors, share to-do lists, and set future reminders that prevent you from becoming Bridezilla.
Doo: This app turns your checklist into cards so you can stay on top of everything at once. No one will even suspect you’re in the throes of wedding planning.
LadyMarry: You can absolutely plan everything from your phone with LadyMarry, whether it’s customizing a checklist or finding vendors.
Todoist: Since you are most likely collaborating with multiple people on the bulk of the wedding details, this app lets you easily share your to-do lists with everyone involved in real time.
Finances are probably the least enjoyable part of planning your wedding, but unfortunately, sticking to a budget will benefit you both in the long run. These apps make it easy to stick to your financial goals and track your expenses, so after the ceremony you still have funds to spare.
Venmo: The OG app of the bunch, Venmo is the simplest way to transfer money instantly to anyone in your network, including friends, family, and bridesmaids.
LearnVest: Before you even start writing checks, LearnVest will help you build out a budget and offer useful pre-wedding advice.
Mint: Keeping all your different vendors straight can be a challenge once bills start rolling in, so Mint makes it easy to track all of the accounts, from the DJ to the caterer. It also sends notifications on low balances, due dates, and large payments.
You’re going to look gorgeous no matter what size you’re at, so don’t put too much pressure on yourself to hit the gym excessively. But if you’re feeling motivated to get in shape before the big day, it can be hard to figure out where to get the most bang for your buck. These three make it easy.
Sweat with Kayla: If you don’t have the time or budget to join a gym, this app has 28-minute workouts you can do at home with minimal equipment.
LARK: Working out can only get you so far in terms of healthy living. LARK helps you monitor your sleep, diet, and exercise for all-around wellness before your wedding.
Simple Habit: Wedding planning and stress have become almost synonymous, so use this meditation app to relieve some of those lingering anxieties.
Aside from hiring a great photographer, it’s tough to not feel overwhelmed with all of the photos your guests take for various social media accounts. These apps offer different ways to store and show off the best pics from your big day.
WedPics: Sometimes candid photographs turn out to be the best, and this app lets you store them all in one place. Guests can enter your Wedding ID number and upload pics and videos to a digital album.
Pasted: If you’re not super crafty but love the idea of a wedding scrapbook, this app creates simple collages from your favorite photographs for you.
Picky: After your wedding, you might be left with THOUSANDS of photos to choose from. Picky uses a photo-rating algorithm to find the best of the best in your camera roll and turns them into editable collages.
After all the wedding stress and reception partying, the long-awaited honeymoon is going to feel especially satisfying. These apps make sure that every detail is taken care of so you don’t have to focus on anything except pure relaxation.
One Night: In case you can’t wait for the post-wedding vacay, One Night, the Standard Hotel’s booking app, lets you snag last-minute rooms at discount prices.
Lola Travel: Kayak is by far the easiest way to book flights, and this app was created by one of its original founders. Lola Travel is a personal travel service that connects you to a team of 24/7 agents who can book everything from hotels to airline tickets for you and your fiancé.
Rover: While your pet might be the most important member of your family, it’s probably not going to join you both on your honeymoon. This app finds local pet sitters in over 34,000 cities globally so that your cat or dog can remain at home and comfortable while you’re away.