Some people love planning things, and naturally don their cruise-director cap when planning vacations, college reunions, and weddings. I am not one of these people. Planning my wedding was one of the most stressful experiences of my life. Luckily, the best apps for wedding season can make your planning experience a little more enjoyable than mine. Necessity is the mother of invention, and the creation of wedding-planning apps can help you streamline the eleventy-million things you need to keep track of.
These days, apps can help you keep track of everything from your budget to your glam squad so you can get out of the weeds and actually enjoy the process. Many of these apps were created because a stressed-out maid of honor, or bride, threw her hands up and screamed, "there's got to be a better way." Gone are the days of the giant wedding binder, the out of control email inbox with quotes from zillions of vendors, and the stack of bridal magazines.
Everything you need to plan the wedding of your dreams fits into the palm of your hand in the form of your trusty smartphone. If your phone isn't already your best friend it will be after you explore the best apps for wedding season.
So you're getting married. Now what? If you have no idea where to begin with your wedding planning, WeddingWire can help. In addition to compiling a list of wedding vendors, WeddingWire offers free, easy-to-use wedding planning tools like customizable wedding checklists, wedding websites with more than 120 different design templates, and a comprehensive wedding registry. You can also create a calendar to remind you of tasks that need to be completed leading up to the big day, manage the guest list, develop a budget, and more. They even offer Snapchat filters for your wedding.
Need a hair and makeup genius? The Glam App can deliver one right to your door. Offering services that range from a blow dry, to make up applications, to manicures, get your own wedding party glam squad. With locations in more than a dozen U.S. cities this app can save you time, and help you look stellar for your big day.
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If you don't want to look through a trillion websites to search for wedding inspiration, Loverly has put everything in one place. While this one isn't technically an app, it's still pretty great. Dubbed the Pinterest of weddings, this helpful haven is a place couples can come for the well-rounded wedding support for everything from bridal-shower ideas to alternative wedding options.
If you've got guests coming in from out of town for the wedding Skipper can simplify and streamline the hotel booking process. This app is like a dating service for finding the perfect hotel for your needs. Enter the size of your group, what you're looking for and Skipper returns rated matches based on your preferences. Then simply block the rooms from the app. Easy peasy.
5Wedding Dress Studio
When it's time to say yes to the dress try on your favorite styles virtually with Wedding Dress Studio. This app allows you to choose the style, neckline, materials, details, and more. Upload a full-body photo to try on the dress right from your phone. This is a godsend if you hate shopping. And, each dress is shaped and tailored for every bride so no two are alike.
If you're looking for experiences versus kitchen appliances, fund your dream honeymoon with the Honeyfund app. When you create an account with Honeyfund friends and family can deposit money into your account for your honeymoon so all you have to do is pack your bags and head to paradise.