The Best Wedding Planning Apps for Your Smartphone
Plan your wedding on your smartphone with these wedding planning apps! Don't miss this list of must-know apps for planning your wedding the savvy way!
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 that 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, seeing 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 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 for Planning
If you're looking for a wedding planning timeline or checklist, these apps have helpful features built in to keep your plans organized no matter where you are.
This is a comprehensive app that includes a countdown to your wedding, a wedding checklist, budget tracker, dress finder, idea collector, registry suggestions, and syncs with your account on TheKnot.com!
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. With this app, you also get your own wedding website and the ability to email your guests!
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 that is important about your wedding with your loved ones. Read our full review of Joy here.
The LadyMarry Wedding Planner app is a free wedding app for on-the-go DIY wedding planning. LadyMarry has monthly wedding checklists to keep you on track, as well as hands-on tips and day-of timelines. It even offers suggestions for trustworthy vendors, tracks your budget and so much more!
Best Wedding Planning Inspiration Apps
OneWed is the ultimate wedding inspiration app! Browse 1000s of gorgeous photos by any number of categories, styles, designers, colors, etc – use your favorite photos to create inspiration boards, and share your photos with your friends, bridal party, vendors etc! You can even purchase the items that are shown in photos or contact the vendors whose work is featured. This app lets you gather inspiration, plan, book and shop for your wedding!
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!
This app is the mobile companion to weddinggawker.com– where you can browse tons of wedding inspiration! weddinggawker is a photo gallery that allows you to visually search and discover inspirational wedding ideas. They publish wedding photography submitted by wedding bloggers from around the world- you might even see some inspiration from right here on BSB!
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.
Wedding Photo Sharing Apps
Automatically get all of the photos and videos guests take at your wedding, reception or celebration with The Guest by The Knot! No uploading, no tagging, no separate camera apps. With The Guest (formerly known as Veri), all guests need is their normal iPhone camera to join in on the photo-sharing fun. Simply create an event, invite guests via phone number or email address, and The Guest does the rest— for free!
Best DIY Wedding Apps
Want to try your hand at learning a new skill or DIYing 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 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! (Make sure to check out our free wedding printables that feature Canva editable templates!)
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 Ebates. We use it to save on everything we buy online, and you should, too! Learn more about Ebates and start saving money when you shop for your wedding!
Save money and earn cash back on every purchase when you start with Ibotta. Download the free Ibotta app and save on the things you buy every day. Money saving is easy when you get rewarded with cash back 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 cash back 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.
Read this: How to Set Your Wedding Budget
Wedding Shopping Apps
We're obsessed with shopping for wedding items on Amazon. Not only do they have a HUGE assortment of affordable products, 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.
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 home down payments, charity gifts, housewares and more, with the ability to add anything on the web from any store. Plus, 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, wedding registry, guest list, checklist, and even 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 is there, combining compassionate customer service with modern tools and technology.
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I hope these apps help you to plan your big day and save money and time in the process.