We've entered a digital world where results are fast, experts are accessible and knowledge is shared. So how does this help to plan something as traditional as a wedding? We asked the new-age wedding planners - the bloggers - for the best apps to get you from 'A' to 'Big day'.
1. Get yourself organised with Evernote Jen Campbell from Green Wedding Shoes blog says: 'From the start, organisation is fundamental. This is a fabulous wedding planning tool for making notes, managing guest lists, budgets and to-do lists. It syncs all activity from your phone to your computer so you can save important documents, contracts and other wedding notes all in one place at all times. You can also share it with your fiancé so you're both on the same page throughout.'
2. Search for inspiration on Pinterest Laura and Kelly from Festival Brides blog recommend: 'We see Pinterest as an invaluable resource when you're starting to collect wedding inspiration, and for sharing ideas with friends, family and most importantly your wedding suppliers. It’s essential for your suppliers to share your vision from the start and Pinterest is an easy way to do this (it’s also very handy for helping suppliers quote for your wedding too).'
3. Pick your colour scheme with myPantone Wedding & Events Jennifer Knightstep from All Women Stalk blog says: 'This app allows you to browse palettes of gorgeous wedding colours, for everything from bridesmaid dresses and shoes to cakes and flowers, and everything in between. You can share your perfectly colour-coordinated dream wedding 'styleboard' with everyone helping you plan your big day - anytime, anywhere and at any stage of planning.'
4. Discover the perfect flowers using Flowerwheel Nicola Pretorius from The Pretty Blog explains: 'If you can't distinguish your delphiniums from your daisies, then this app is must. Flowerwheel shows you hundreds of flower choices with descriptions and photos, that you can save or email to your florist or planner. Blooms can be organised according to colour so that you can then see exactly which flowers will match your colour scheme.'
5. Share ideas using Appy Couple Jess Turley at Bespoke Bride blog recommends: 'It's nice to keep your guests (and your future hubby) in the loop, so with Appy Couple you can design your very own app and showcase all of the information about your wedding day in one place. This includes sharing photos, shopping the registry, travel and hotel details, as well as the all-important RSVPs'.
6. Send your invites with Postable Naoise McNally from One Fab Day blog says: 'In all the fun of hand-picking beautiful wedding stationery for the invites, rarely does any bride remember how tedious collecting guests' addresses can be. It often takes weeks and involves lots of calls to your mother! Postable takes away the pain. Simply create a free account, add in your guests' email addresses, then send them an automated request to fill in a simple address form. The list fill should fill up nicely.'
7. Suss your seating plan using Guest Planner Amma Adjubi-Archibald from Beyond Beyond blog tells us: 'One part of wedding planning that can cause a serious amount of stress is where to seat everyone. If Uncle Lou can't stand the sight of Cousin Henry, and Aunt Millie demands to sit close to the door, no worries, this app can help you arrange everyone so that they're happy, without you losing your sanity.'
8. Find your honeymoon on Tripit Naoise McNally from One Fab Day says: 'Don't forget one of the most rewarding parts of planning your wedding, the big break! Tripit is a super little app that collects all your travel information to give you one handy itinerary and all the flight, hotel and connection information ready to go at all times. Register a free account and then add flight info, hotel bookings or email them to your Tripit acccount. It collates the information for you into one easy-to-read format. Simples…'
9. Plan the Stag and Hen parties with Big Weekend Planner Chris Lee from I Am Staggered blog explains: 'We highly recommend this app by Chilli Sauce for time saving when organising big groups. The organiser invites everybody involved to join the tool. Members can use it to suggest, vote and select locations, accommodation, activities and nightlife ideas across Europe. After agreeing on one weekend, each member can pay individually and the planner even maps out the weekend, including itineraries and contact info for venues and suppliers.'
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