Wedding planning takes a lot of time and energy, and, if we’re being real, can tend to get a little overwhelming; but fear not, because there’s a vast pool of digital tools out there that can help make easy work of your wedding planning. Whether you’re just beginning the wedding planning process or you’re nearing the finish line, here are a few great websites and apps for wedding planning that just might change your life.
If you’re feeling a little wedding clueless and don’t know where to start, jump on WeddingWire for a little preliminary inspo. Find vendor inspiration, reviews from real-life couples, and more through this helpful hub of all things wedding. Also, check out WeddingWire’s Wedding Planner app, which can help you manage your guest list, vendors, to-do checklist, budget, and registry, all in one convenient place.
Appropriately coined “the wedding app that gets you down the aisle,” WeddingHappy is an easy-to-use app for managing wedding planning tasks, as well as vendors and payments in the time leading up to your big day. Take some of the stress out of planning with this helpful app.
For all things color scheme, make use of the Pantone app. Available for iOS and Android, the Pantone Connect mobile app allows users to browse the endless bank of colors organized by palettes and systems. The app can also be used to assist in the creation of personalized color palettes based on your inspiration and vision for your wedding. Plus, your designer friends will be so proud.
Addressing envelopes has never been so fast, easy, or beautiful. No, seriously, your snail mail tasks just got a lot simpler because of the Minted app. This app makes the generally arduous process of organizing contacts incredibly easy. Manage your address book digitally, and easily send out save the dates, wedding invitations, thank you cards, and more without all the hassle.
Thanks to Zola, you can also manage your wedding registry digitally. Keep things mobile, and make changes to your registry lists from anywhere you happen to be with just the swipe of a finger or a quick barcode scan. You can even get notifications sent to your device any time you receive a gift. How cool is that?
Many of us use project management software tools at work to keep track of all our tasks and projects. Well, why not use the same useful applications when it comes to your wedding planning? The Trello app is a great tool for helping you stay on top of all the moving parts for your wedding, plus you can share boards and tasks with your vendors, bridal party, and family who may be helping you pull the whole thing off.
Similar to Minted, the Postable app allows you to browse cards or upload your own, and send them with ease to your friends, family, and wedding guests. Skip that ever-present line at the post office, and let Postable handle the menial parts of sending mail for you. All you do is select your card, type your message, and let them handle the rest.
Streaming your wedding day has become an increasingly popular option over the last year or so, and WebWed mobile can help you accomplish that piece of the puzzle with ease. This service offers live streaming support, then archives your special event for 30 calendar days so it’s downloadable and available for all the people you care about most. No one – NO ONE – has to miss this big day.
Seating charts can be a headache, we know, but AllSeated can help with that. This handy app allows you to make the most of your event space with 3D renderings that allow you to digitally arrange tables, chairs, bars, and more. This app can help you achieve the perfect layout for your big day, then share it with your vendors so everyone is on the same page.
Budgeting doesn’t come naturally to all of us, and when it comes to your wedding day, it may be a little easy to get carried away on the spending. That’s where the Mint app comes in clutch. Manage your wedding budget, track spending, and sync the app to your bank accounts or credit cards so you can easily move funds as needed. You can even set up auto email summaries and text reminders for due payments to help keep you organized.
It’s also important to remember your self-care during the exciting, yet sometimes stressful process of wedding planning. One great way to practice mindfulness during this time is to use the Headspace app! Meditation has the potential to help alleviate stress, promote better sleep, and even improve overall focus. Learn the life-changing skills of meditation and mindfulness in just a few minutes a day with this cool mobile app, and keep your wedding planning light and fun.
Our team at Howe Farms hopes you find this roundup of great apps for wedding planning useful, and that your planning process is exciting, smooth-going, and productive. If you’re looking for the perfect Chattanooga wedding venue for your big day, check out the many options we offer – all located on our charming Tennessee property. Best of luck with your planning!