13 Great Wedding Apps to Help You Plan Your Big Day

January 11, 2019

A wedding can be a real challenge. Either you organize a party for 300 guests, or an intimate family dinner, each of these options requires dedication of your attention, time and a little planning and organizing skills. Nowadays, it’s hard to imagine life without a smartphone. Thanks to this, you communicate with your friends, check news from the world and even do shopping. Although you can feel sometimes like you want to throw the phone out the window, it is more often your friend than the enemy. Try to use it as an ally when organizing a wedding! The newbie in planning, but also experienced wedding and event planners can use some of the applications we chose to present here.

Test our choices and let us know which one you like best in comments!

1. ZankYou – organizer for all brides

With the Zankyou App you can easily create your cash wedding registry from your mobile, adding whatever you want, whenever you want. And best of all… It’s free!

What Zankyou can offer: 

Vendor directory: Find the best professionals in the industry (venues, wedding planners, photographers, among others). Read reviews, request quotes, visit their website and much more!

Magazine: Inspiration, advice and global updates. Discover the real weddings of couples like you and articles on how to organize each and every aspect of your wedding. Your most reliable reference!

Free Wedding Website: Discover our useful tools to help you communicate your wedding details: Table arrangements, recommendations for local hotels and salons, guest RSPVs and much more!

Registry: Get 100% of the cash value of your gifts directly to your bank account and spend it on your heart’s desires. The modern and simple way to receive your wedding gifts.

2. Wunderlist – to do list which keeps your tasks on par.

Wunderlist is the easiest way to get stuff done. Whether you’re planning a wedding, sharing a shopping list with a partner or managing multiple other projects. Wunderlist helps you tick off all your personal and professional to-dos. If anything springs to mind when I’m out and about I simply open up the Wunderlist app and jot it down. It couldn’t be any easier! 

Features of Wunderlist:

Possibility to create multiple lists for absolutely any chore or life event!

Receive notifications for when an item is added, crossed off a list, or schedule your repeating tasks. You can even set it up so that you receive an email to your inbox when the deadline is due.

Share lists with anyone you like, so they can be updated immediately with new task you or them add to the list. 

Possibility to assign different list to different people. For example share your list with your vendor or wedding planer (example: list of guest names and phone numbers for those you wish to invite!)

Wunderlist instantly syncs between all your devices. This way you may do changes anywhere on any device: phone, tablet or computer.

3. Pinterest – visual ideas

The undisputed king of inspiration and ideas. I certainly do not need to present this application – millions of downloads and enormous user activity speak for themselves. Although the application has not been created for honeymooners, it can not be hidden that it is a real mine of ready-made projects or DIY instructions. Mandatory, on the smartphone of every future Bride!

This free app (and its corresponding website) is an addictive online scrapbook/bulletin board. You will find unlimited categories like photos of cakes, dresses, decorations and honeymoon ideas. Set up your own account and collect your own inspirations with this easy to use the board. Start pinning your favorites! You can also follow brides-to-be with similar styles or your favorite photographers and sign up for daily inspiration. Don’t forget to follow us at https://www.pinterest.ca/bozenavoytkophotography/

4. miMind – a Planning app which will make a great blueprint for your wedding!

miMind is a mind mapping tool designed to create and share ideas and activities, such as, project planning, brainstorming ideas, designing, thought structuring, summarizing ideas, discussions, poster presentation, project demonstrations and many other creative applications.

From the order of service to the wedding ceremony, the wedding plan miMind help you to cover it all. Make some sense of the mess and start grouping branches together. We recommend you create “Elements of your wedding” mind map! Create groups like vendors, service, reception, pre-wedding, honeymoon, the Bridal Party, miscellaneous however works best for you. Create sub-topics within these, such as clothes, or transport, and wherever possible use an image instead of text to keep the map visual and dynamic.

If you decide to use this app we will be happy if you would share your design with us in comments!

5. Appy Couple – all in one app

An amazing app for keeping everyone in the loop: Appy Couple (paid app around 69$ to 169$ – one-time fee)

With this app, none of your friends and family will be left in the dark.  You can share details about your big day or send save-the-date and invite emails, build your guest list and share information about your gift registry, wedding party, and event, like date, maps, and directions. You would send the special unique access key to all your guests (anyone with this key has free access) which will give them access to your unique app created for your wedding. They’ll be privy to all your plans! They can even RSVP through the app. This application is very intuitive and has all you need in one “appy” place!

6. Trello – best organization tool

Another great organization tool ( and free!) to help you on your journey to happily ever after is Trello. This is my favourite actually and I use this app for all my business and life related stuff. Trello can help put all the moving parts into order and keep your team (yes, even your in-laws) in the loop on ideas, details, and to-dos big and small.

In Trello you can create different boards for any subject you like. This amazing application has pre-built templates for your wedding planning!!! Isn’t that awesome! It is soo much easier to customize something already provided than get all going with now app on your own:

Board: Ultimate Wedding Planning:

This board has the master list of wedding-related tasks, broken down by how many months out you are from the big day. Copy it and customize to fit your event. In addition to lists named by their time frame, you can add all relevant attachments, like invoices and contact information, to the card for each task. There is a possiblilty to add any person of your choice like wedding planer or whomever is hellping to organize your big day. Use the Package Tracker, Costello, and Calendar Power-Ups to track packages, add up costs, and keep important dates top-of-mind.

Board: Wedding Day Timeline:

With a lot of nitty-gritty items during the wedding day, you can keep all under control when you create a well-detailed timeline. Any photographer will tell you this is a crucial part to have stress free wedding. There is a lot of applications which can help with that and Trello as well prepared a bord to make this task easy. This board is perfect for referencing on your mobile device while running around making sure everything is set (available only in the apple store, such a shame this is not for Android users 🙁 )

Board: Bridal Party

Use this board to coordinate logistics, plan bachelor/ette parties and showers, and discuss other ideas like outfit coordination. To have a wedding headache free it is crucial for all bride and groom’s party to be on the same page. You can easily collaborate and share ideas, assign different persons to tasks, comment on the tasks and enable the Voting Power-Up so it’s easier to see consensus on decisions.

Board: Reception Setting Chart

Keep your RSVPs in line and organize each table with a Trello board. As the RSVPs roll in, there is often lots of maneuvering to do to make sure the seating arrangement is set. You can drag and drop last-minute changes faster than you think!

Board: Wedding Thank You Cards

Once the dust settles, there’s still the last quest we need to complete. To make sure you don’t miss anyone, the trello board allows you to manage that with ease, especially if you are planning to do it in more then one day.

7. Zeekit –  a new App will allow you virtually try on wedding dresses!

8. WedShoots – Save, share and let your guest’s share with you all your wedding photos in one place.

Since we’re at the pictures … In this category we have a specialist in our list. Available on both Android and iPhone, the app makes a sensation around the world. It is used not only to exchange photos from the ceremony, but also (just like Instagram) allows you to work on and apply the most fashionable filters. Until you want to boast them!

9. OURmusicplaylist – app

Handy music suggestion app designed by 9x award winning wedding DJ that will help make picking your wedding music a whole lot easier! You have no idea for the music to cut a wedding cake? Download it! In this application you will find soundtrack tips, for every occasion – to catch a bouquet, enter the room or, of course, the first dance.

10. Wedding Cutdown Widget – the name says it all!

A small peculiar widget used to count down how many days, hours, minutes and seconds you are divided into this great day. Interestingly, we can also set less standard units of time, such as heartbeats or kisses. For fans of personalization, there is also an option to add music or photos that we associate with a given moment. Of course, our timeline can easily be published on Facebook and other social media channels if we choose so.

11. Fast Budget – Expense and money manager

Although the Fast Budget is not dedicated to planning a wedding, it’s an app that’s just worth having on your smartphone. Fast Budget is a popular platform for managing money: it is easy to use, synchronized with your bank account and credit card. With it, you can monitor expenses and control transfers. Create a wedding budget and easily update it with the help of weekly summaries. You do not have to worry that you will forget about any payments – the application will remind you about it using an e-mail or text message.

12. TheGlamApp – Best Hair and Makeup App

If you still don’t have your ‘glam‘ squad that is the perfect application for you. You have the dress and rings, you booked your band and photographer. but you still don’t know who will get you ready for this amazing photos? TheGlamApp will help you book the best of the best with just a swipe.

13. My life – Stop, breath & think – Best Take-a-Break-From-Wedding-Planning-and-Chill App

My Life Stop, Breathe & Think is an app dedicated to emphasize the emotional relationship between meditation, relaxation, and happiness. In the free version, we have 15 free videos which are a great introduction to meditation and what it’s all about, but the paid subscription is really where it’s at. Users can pick meditation exercises based on their current mood and feelings. It as well offers a  legitimate check-in display that’ll record your emotional state and recommend relevant exercises as per responses you provided. Especially on that stressful time of planning your wedding, you have two options, either get a professional wedding planner or simply install this app! It will be useful throughout the day to manage stress and negative emotions. The wide range of topics, voices, techniques, reminding you of things You have learned but often neglect. Oh, and the app is just thoroughly beautiful. 

This is all what we found interesting for you today. If you have any cool application you know about please share with us in comments and we will check them out and add to our list.

Of course, we encourage you to follow us on Instagram or Facebook or check our Wedding Tips for Couples on our site where you will receive a lot of great inspiration every day.

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