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When weddings and technology collide, it's quite a happy moment for me, seeing as I'm an enthusiastic lover of both topics. If I may say so, they make quite a perfect marriage, especially for the many ways that technology can save couples money on their weddings!
Each month, I love to share the latest and greatest happenings and trends in this intersection of the market. These are truly some of my favorite posts to write, because I get to geek out over both of my loves. To kick off 2017, I thought I'd share some new (to me) and notable wedding apps that you should know about! These apps cover various aspects of the big day and are sure to come in handy and/or save you some cash! Hope you find these resources helpful!
Awesome Wedding Apps You Should Know About
For the couple who can't afford a videographer
One thing I personally didn't budget for when I was getting married was videography. I was surprised on the day of my wedding to find out that my maid-of-honor's parents had hired a videographer to capture our day! They supplied us with the raw footage so we could make a video with it and lemme tell ya– it is AMAZING and emotional and beautiful to be able to watch back those moments of us exchanging our vows. I am so so grateful to have that video now so I highly recommend you have something in place for videography, at least of your ceremony!
Yes, I know… videography can be quite pricey. Nice equipment and fancy editing doesn't come cheap. But thanks to WeddingMix you can get a personal wedding video shot by your family and friends for some incredibly low prices! Your guests can download the free WeddingMix app to submit any photos or videos to your event — so you'll get all the views from your big day through the eyes of your loved ones. The WeddingMix team then does their editing magic and creates a keepsake wedding video for you to watch and enjoy and relive those meaningful moments for years to come! And best of all, it's budget savvy– they've got video options as low as $99!
And guess what else? I used my savvy skills to get The Budget Savvy Bride readers a bonus when they use WeddingMix for their wedding video! When you purchase any WeddingMix package, use code BudgetSavvyInsta to get a bonus Instagram highlight video that you can share on social media! TOO COOL. You'll be the Insta envy of all your friends 😉
For the couple who wants to book an epic honeymoon for less
If there's one thing I've learned about saving money on pretty much anything, it's that your time is just as valuable as your dollars. That's why I love apps that help save you time and simplify your life, such as Mezi. Mezi is a free virtual personal assistant / travel agent to help savvy couples plan their honeymoons in an efficient and hassle-free way.
Here's how it works: Mezi asks you a few questions and then does the legwork of searching across thousands of travel booking sites to serve up the best, personalized options based on the preferences you shared. Once you decide on the location/hotel/transportation, Mezi does the rest: booking, confirming and managing your entire itinerary. Mezi can even do personal shopping for you – let her help you pick out the perfect bridesmaid gifts for your besties! Talk about luxury– and did I mention it's completely FREE to use? Yep!
For the couple who wants to see every last photo from their big day
Share Your Photos is another FREE app that allows all party guests to easily and privately share photos from special events! Any occasion can benefit from this super-easy and free way to collect and share images. It's perfect for everything from your bridal shower to your bachelorette party to the big day! Use Share Your Photos to gather and distribute pictures from weddings, reunions, birthdays, school events, holiday parties, work functions, family vacations and more! Relive every moment from your events, from every angle!
Just download the app and create your event. You and all your friends or guests can upload all the images you've taken to your shared event. You can download others' images, order prints and more! Talk about simple!
For the couple who's looking to slim down for the big day
If you're sweating for the wedding, it's important to make sure you're eating healthy as well. One of the harder aspects of dieting is being faced with choices that may not be the best when you dine out. That's why I was so glad to hear about this app, Order Healthy. This app makes navigating takeout or restaurant dishes a breeze by pointing out which items are the best nutritionally.
The app gives you access to menus from over 10,000 restaurants and allows you to view each menu item on a traffic-light rating system. Foods marked GREEN are the healthiest, YELLOW are moderate and RED are the unhealthiest options on the menu. It's great for brides and grooms-to-be who are on-the-go and have to dine out occasionally.
For the couple who wants to DIY (design-it-yourself)
If you are looking for an affordable and simple way to design things yourself for your big day, then you must download Canva immediately! Canva is a free web-based tool and app that allows you to design your own custom graphics for everything from social media to resumes and presentations. For your wedding, you can use Canva to lay out your wedding invitations, create custom signage for your big day, or even craft a custom thank you note.
Use their tools to customize your project based on tons of totally free (and totally gorgeous) templates. They even have Wedding Invitations!!! Yes, I'm totally serious. Customize and download your graphics to upload and print with the vendor of your choice. Professional, high-quality designs for free! You'll seriously love it!
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I hope these apps help you to plan your big day and save money and time in the process.