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Planning a wedding can be very stressful and, at often times hard. Lucky for today’s brides, there are a myriad of “apps” that can be used on your smartphones and tablets. So all of your wedding planning is now at your fingertips (literally!). All of the paperwork (think: budgets, guest lists, seating charts, etc…) can now be found in digital form within an app. We’ve decided to sort through the masses (and we mean MASSES!) of wedding related apps out there to help you find the most helpful and relevant apps to plan, document, and have fun with your wedding!
(Note: Most of these apps are for iPhone and iPad and are available through iTunes. Some are available on Android devices as well.)
My WeddingDJ – $1.99
If you’re on a tight budget and a wedding DJ isn’t high on your list of priorities- Check out the My WeddingDJ app for your iPhone. My WeddingDJ is the best way to run music for your wedding on your iPhone or iPod Touch. Running music on an iPod can be great, but not if the wrong song comes on or the music cuts out. That’s why WeddingDJ helps plan out all the music you need at your wedding, using the songs and playlists you have in iTunes. When the big day comes, you had it off to your MC, who simply needs to slide “next” for each part of your wedding.
Wedding Snap – Free
Say goodbye to the days of placing disposable cameras on each table and hello to Wedding Snap! This handy little app allows pictures taken through the app to be not only saved to your phone, but also sent instantly to the bride and groom’s online album. There are three packages you can purchase: Basic Package– $99: This package includes unlimited photo uploads during and after the wedding to and unlimited photo storage for one year to automatically receive all your wedding photos in one private album. Original Package (which also includes the Basic Package)- $129: Keep all your pictures organized and create unlimited albums for other occasions e.g. Bachelorette Party, Bridal Shower, Rehearsal Dinner. Download All your Pictures with an easy Click. Luxury Package (which also include Basic & Original Packages)- $149: You get everything listed in the prior packages PLUS live projection of photos taken at your wedding and 250 customized information cards to inform your guests about Wedding Snap.
Wedding Scan -$2.99
Launched in June 2010, this application and companion website unify and simply the wedding registry process by closing the gap between physical store registries and online registries. After downloading the WeddingScan iPhone app and registering for a free account at WeddingScan.com, users can go to any store, whether a major department store or a small locally owned store, and scan the bar code of an item on their iPhone. The item’s information is then collected and categorized in the couple’s WeddingScan registry, both on the iPhone app and the website. This means that couples have only one registry for which to invite guests, no matter how many different stores they visited to register items.
When visiting the registry of a couple at WeddingScan.com, guests can either purchase the registered item from one of Amazon.com’s numerous and trusted vendors and retail store partners, including Target and Macy’s, or choose to buy the item later in the store it was registered.
WeddingScan was developed to give engaged couples the freedom to register on their terms, whenever they want, wherever they want, and whatever they want. With flexibility and simplicity, this easy-to-use iPhone application offers a cohesive, fully contained wedding registry in the palm of your hand.
Appy Couple – By Invitation Only
Appy Couple is a unique, online platform that makes it possible for an engaged couple to easily create their own mobile wedding app, to share with a private circle of guests, family and friends. It’s totally cool. A super simple, drag-and-drop interface makes it even easier than creating a wedding website—and way more fun. Imagine getting your guests’ wedding pictures all in one place, in real-time, on the day itself and before. Imagine giving everyone all the travel info they need to carry with them, on a device they never leave behind. No more forgotten invitations or complex direction cards. Imagine being able to private message your invited guests about wedding updates, get virtual champagne toasts, share your story, your inspiration for your wedding, and more. And all in a password-protected mobile environment that coordinates beautifully with your wedding theme, style, and colors. How? Appy Couple has scores of gorgeous designs to choose from. Right now, it’s in invitation-only beta, and it’s free forever if you use an invitation code. You can request an invitation code by clicking here. After that, whether you have 20 guests or 2,000, guests download the app free, from the App Store or Android Marketplace. Worried about guests who don’t have smartphones? Don’t! They throw in a free, coordinating wedding website.
Wedding Countdown – Free
This app is self-explanatory. It’s just that- a countdown to your big day. Wedding Countdown can countdown your wedding in many different units: Years, months, days, hours, minutes, seconds, heartbeats or kisses.
Brides Wedding Genius 2.0 – Free
Brides Wedding Genius 2.0 is the go-to app for brides-to-be. Download this app and browse hundreds of dresses, jewelry selections, and honeymoon destinations. The Digital Wedding Binder upgrade keeps everything organized and offers expert advice.
100 Best Wedding Tips – $0.99
(This is an iPad app.) Take the stress out of planning your wedding with this app. They’ve compiled all the best ideas available on video from wedding planners, wedding stylists, florists, and caterers. With the best advice at your fingertips, planning your dream wedding will be a breeze! Also, we’re unsure why they named this app 100 Best Wedding Tips when there is actually over 200 tips available in the app.
Wedding Budget – Free
Whether it’s $1,000 or $1,000,000 most brides today have a budget when it comes to their wedding. Keeping your wedding within budget is one of the major challenges during wedding planning. The Wedding Budget app is an excellent tool for today’s bride and groom. It allows them to set up their wedding budget, keep track of expenses and shows a clear view of over/under budget status. And you can easily adjust the budget of each wedding component as planning goes along. Don’t get stressed out on budgeting your wedding anymore. Get this free app and enjoy your perfect wedding!
iWedding Deluxe – $5.99
iWedding Deluxe is a little bit pricier, as far as apps go but it seems to have everything you might possibly need all wrapped into one app. iWedding Deluxe is the wedding planner app that will organize, guide and inspire you while keeping all the vital information at your fingertips. It is a feature packed planner with To Do lists, Budget Planning, Notes, Photos, recording of nearly every business detail imaginable, Guest lists, Seating Plans, Wedding Guides, Inspiration, Blogs and Twitter. Their goal is to make iWedding Deluxe the only wedding app you will ever need!!
myPantone Wedding Styleboard – $4.99
(iPad app) A perfect marriage of color and creativity – the new myPANTONE™ WEDDING Styleboard iPad™ app lets you create the perfect color styleboard for your wedding or special event and share it with those who can make your day spectacular!
myPANTONE WEDDING Styleboard is the first color styleboard application developed specifically for a mobile platform. Created by Pantone fashion color experts in conjunction with wedding style leader Dessy, myPANTONE WEDDING Styleboard helps brides-to-be choose wedding colors and accompanying apparel and accessories for a perfectly color-coordinated wedding – from inspiration to “I do.” Providing all the design features that professionals use – but with easy and intuitive functionality – myPANTONE Wedding Styleboard gives you full creative control of your wedding’s design.
myPANTONE WEDDING Styleboard comes preloaded with 200 PANTONE WEDDING™ Colors – the color language of top designers around the world. Choose from thousands of inspirational images or import your own photos for limitless creativity. Build your palette and vision just the way you like – then share your finished colors and styleboards with event planners, florists, caterers, family, friends and all the key players who can make yours a truly memorable and color-coordinated event! You can even share your styleboards on Facebook and Twitter or upload them to The Dessy Group’s online Styleboard Gallery at www.dessy.com/pantone.
Wedding Party – Free
Wedding Party is another wedding photo sharing app. Once you have downloaded the Wedding Party app and set it up, you simply email your family and friends and invite them to download the app and register with your wedding name. After your wedding guests have downloaded the app, they then take pictures at your wedding using their phones. You and your guests can watch an instant timeline of all the photos. And the best part is that the makers of the Wedding Party app have joined up with MyWedding.com so now you can stream all of your wedding pictures to your MyWedding free wedding website too!