The Best Wedding Planning Apps: Our Expert Picks for 2023
Don’t miss this list of the Best Wedding Planning Apps to gather inspiration, organize your plans, and save money on your wedding!
Modern couples are busier than ever. You’re already busy trying to balance your social life, your relationship, and your career when all of a sudden, wedding planning gets thrown into the mix.
One of our best tips for planning a wedding and sticking to a budget is to be as organized as possible. This means utilizing the tools and technologies you have at your fingertips to keep track of your wedding plans and spending. What better way to do that than by using that little portable computer you carry around with you everywhere: your smartphone!
When weddings and technology collide, it’s quite a happy moment for us, as we’re enthusiastic lovers of both topics. If we may say so, they make quite a perfect marriage, especially for the many ways that technology can save couples money on their weddings!
The Best Free Wedding Planning Apps for iPhone and Android Devices
Below we’ve rounded up the best wedding planning apps to keep you organized and on track while on the go, no matter if you’re an iOS or Android user.
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Best Wedding Planning Apps
If you’re looking for a wedding planning timeline or master wedding to-do list, these apps have helpful features built in to keep your plans organized no matter where you are.
The Joy app is a free, easy-to-use app to share all the details of your wedding. With Joy, you get your own beautiful website and app to manage guests, RSVPs, and more—all in one place. It’s a fun and easy way to share everything important about your wedding with your loved ones. Read our full review of Joy here.
The Knot Ultimate Wedding Planner
This comprehensive app includes a wedding countdown, a wedding checklist, a budget tracker, a dress finder, an idea collector, and registry suggestions– and it syncs with your account on TheKnot.com! Simply enter your wedding date and you’ll be able to view a detailed to-do list full of everything from selecting your wedding venue, hiring wedding vendors, to schedules for ordering your wedding suits or bridesmaids’ dresses. They’ll make sure you don’t miss a beat on your journey to the aisle.
The Appy Couple app allows you to create your very own wedding app to give your guests all the info they need to know about your wedding! The app is free but includes a one-time fee of $49 to set it up and utilize the features. With this app, you also get your own wedding website and the ability to email your guests!
The LadyMarry Wedding Planner app is free for on-the-go DIY wedding planning. LadyMarry has monthly wedding checklists to keep you on track and hands-on tips and day-of timelines. It even offers suggestions for trustworthy vendors, tracks your budget, and so much more!
Best Budgeting Apps
If you don’t want to rely on excel spreadsheets, these handy apps can help you manage your personal budget and your wedding savings goals!
Best Wedding Planning Inspiration Apps
Obviously, you MUST know about Pinterest already! (Shameless plug, follow BSB for affordable wedding inspiration!) so if you’re an avid pinner and collector of wedding inspiration, don’t miss the Pinterest app for your mobile device! Perfect for pinning on the go! Create boards for all the different aspects of your day to keep your ideas and inspiration organized!
Use the Pantone Studio app to discover and bring along the perfect color palette for your wedding! Use it while shopping for all the items to put together the perfect wedding. You can even use this handy app to identify an exact shade by taking a photo– making it super easy to color-match everything from your bridesmaids’ dresses to napkins to flowers for your big day.
Best DIY Wedding Apps
Do you want to learn a new skill or DIY something for your wedding day? Check out these handy design and DIY apps!
If you are looking for an affordable and simple way to design things for your big day, 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 layout 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! (Make sure to check out our free wedding printables that feature Canva editable templates!)
Wedding Music Apps
Create the perfect playlist for any occasion with these wedding music apps!!
If you want to save money and DJ your own wedding, Spotify is a great option. Create the perfect wedding reception playlist, or curate lists of songs for the morning of your wedding, bachelorette party and so much more.
Money-Saving Wedding Apps
Looking for ways to save money while planning a wedding? Check out these savings apps! See more helpful money apps to help with budgeting for your big day!
Here at The Budget Savvy Bride, we’re HUGE fans of Rakuten. We use it to save on everything we buy online, and you should, too! Learn more about Rakuten so you can save money when you shop for your wedding!
Save money and earn cashback on every purchase when you start with Ibotta. Download the free Ibotta app and save on the things you buy every day. Saving money is easy when you get rewarded with cashback every time you shop. See our feature on Ibotta here. Unlike most coupon apps, Ibotta lets you grow your savings — just shop, redeem offers, and you’ll see cashback in your account!
The RetailMeNot Coupons app makes it easy to save with thousands of deals at your favorite stores and restaurants! Whether you’re hungry for food deals or looking for in-store offers while shopping, RetailMeNot scours the Web for all the best deals so you don’t have to.
Wedding Shopping Apps
We’re obsessed with shopping for wedding items on Amazon. Not only do they have a HUGE assortment of affordable products, but you can also get FREE 2-day shipping with Amazon Prime. Check out our favorite wedding items in BSB’s Amazon Storefront!
The Etsy app is a mobile-first version of our favorite handmade marketplace to get unique wedding decor, gifts, and so much more! We’re properly obsessed with shopping on Etsy because it means you can get unique and one-of-a-kind products from talented artisans around the world! Check out some of our favorite Etsy Wedding Items here.
The Wedzee browser application is viewable on any mobile device! Browse this unique wedding marketplace to find new and used wedding decor, gifts, and much more! Shop items from handmade sellers or purchase gently used items from previous brides or grooms! Check out Wedzee today to save money and style your wedding the savvy way.
Wedding Registry Apps
The Honeyfund app allows you to experience the world’s favorite universal wedding registry on the go! Create a honeymoon registry, or register for cash funds for a home down payment, charity gifts, housewares, and more, with the ability to add anything on the web from any store. You can even register for gift cards for your favorite stores!
Customize your registry with powerful design tools and create cute engagement announcement graphics! You’re a modern couple, you need a modern registry that works for you- check out Honeyfund today!
The Zola app is the easiest way to both plan your wedding and register for the items that you want. With the Zola app, it’s a cinch to create and manage your wedding website, keep track of wedding registry gifts, manage your guest list, view your wedding checklist, and even order wedding invitations!
Zola is the wedding company that’ll do anything for love, and they’re reinventing the wedding planning and registry experience. Wherever love leads you—from engagement to wedding and decorating your first home— Zola combines compassionate customer service with modern tools and technology to help you through the wedding planning process.
We hope these free wedding apps help you to plan your big day *and* save money and time in the process. Just remember, the best wedding app is the one you actually use, so find the option you like the best and stick with it!
Happy Planning! Join us in the community to discuss your favorite wedding planning resources and tools!
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