Exciting as it is to first announce, the title of “bride-to-be” comes with some serious baggage. Scared? Don’t be! Yes, it is synonymous with the infamously lengthy and daunting “ Wedding To Do List,” however, we have compiled a list of the most competent, practical, and useful iPhone apps out there to help squash that pre-wedding anxiety and to preserve the magical excitement of being the “bride-to-be” that sometimes gets lost in the chaos.
Without further ado, here is our laundry list of apps for all you savvy brides!
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1. Seating Planner+ ($5)
Even hearing the phrase ‘seating chart’ brings on a headache! This app, however, allows you to create, revise, and change your seating arrangements anywhere, anytime. Seating Planner+ is the ultimate app to keep track of guests, allowing you to record RSVPs, guests’ meal choices, and more. The bride can either create an avatar of her guests, import them from Facebook, or drag and drop iPhone contacts so that she can place them around tables of her choice of shape, name, and more. For easy sharing, the entire plan can be exported as a PDF!
2. Plan your Wedding with Mindy Weiss ($8)
With Plan your Wedding with Mindy Weiss, you can have every bride’s dream – a wedding planner at your constant disposal and expert advice and guidance without the massive expense! Another bonus, – Beverly Hills-based celebrity wedding planner, Mindy Weiss, is the event planner in your pocket! Mindy provides a plethora of advice, tools, and videos keeping you up-to-date on current wedding trends, new ideas, and more.
3. iPAD ONLY: myPANTONE Wedding & Events ($4.99)
In collaboration with wedding style specialists at The Dressy Group, the Pantone color experts team devised an app that allows brides to coordinate their color scheme, accessories, and apparel and also create style boards by browsing through thousands of gorgeous, artful images all in one place!
4. Wedding Budget (Free)
As we all know, budgeting is a tricky topic in and of itself, the straightforwardness and simplicity of this app makes budgeting ALMOST easy! Wedding Budget is efficient in that it helps you keep track of costs, deposits, final payments, and more by allowing you to organize all monetary information into categories like ceremony, flowers, music, and photography. Added bonus – the app will alert you when your next payment is due!
5. Appy Couple (one time fee of $28)
This stylish, trendy app is all the rage in the world of weddings! Appy Couple literally allows you to create your very own wedding app on its easy-to-use, drag and drop interface. With a sea of gorgeous designs to choose from, you will certainly be able to find a theme that reflects you and your loved one perfectly. On your app, you can include sections for travel info, events, the wedding party, a photo gallery (where guests can upload photos instantly), and so much more! With comprehensive privacy features, you can avoid faux pas by ensuring only those invited to certain wedding events have access to their page on your app. Sharing is made easy by Appy Couple, as guests can either download the app to get details or visit the couple’s corresponding website that is synched with their app!
6. The Knot Ultimate Wedding Planner (Free)
Every bride-to-be knows the first place to go upon being proposed to is TheKnot.com. Their site is virtually anything and everything wedding. So, as you most likely will be using the aforementioned, might as well have it in your pocket! The planning resources on this app are incredible, including wedding dress galleries, registry inspiration, personalized checklists, budget tools, countdowns and more. Another efficient feature – everything you do on this app automatically syncs with your account on the website.
7. Wedding Party (Free)
This app is the ultimate techie vessel through which to connect with guests. Once your guests download the app, you are able to share logistical wedding information, like a schedule of events and occasions. The best feature, however, is the communal photo album. You and your guests can upload and view pictures throughout the entire wedding, a way to have everyone feel involved and a part of your special day.
8. WeddingDJ ($4.99)
Although music is always on your “To Do List,” besides the first dance and a few other moments, the music selection is usually left up to the appointed Wedding DJ. However, make your wedding even more you by setting the scene to music of your choice. This app lets you create a completely customizable Music Plan, comprised of your playlists and songs that you can actually play at your wedding. Additionally, it is incredibly easy to navigate, as you can assign labels to songs and playlists such as “Groom’s Procession” and “Pre-Ceremony.”
9. iWedding Deluxe ($9.99)
This wedding app absolutely does it all, and is therefore totally worth the $9.99 fee! This app covers every wedding category you could think of – and thoroughly. The guest list component has multiple selections and additions from contacts, seating planner, and meal choices. There are fully customizable general and scheduled to-do-lists, a camera and photo section, information and guides about everything wedding, a music section with first dance suggestions from iTunes, a notes section, a gift tracker, and more. With additional features like voice-memo notes and alarms for your to-do-list, nothing will slip through the cracks!
10. BRIDES Wedding Genius 2.0 (free)
This app is pure wedding inspiration. Peruse the app’s extensive collection of bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, rings, beauty advice, dream destinations, and much more. You can mark your favorites and locate retailers in your area to find them!
11. Wedding Scan ($2.99)
Building your wedding registry is fun, but with Wedding Scan, it just got better! Look no further, this app allows you to keep track of your registry all in one place. With Wedding Scan, just scan any item’s barcode at any store, any time to register for a product! Additionally, you can take a picture of it and add a brief description. Talk about easy.
Ah, the wedding diet. Ditch that personal trainer, download fitocracy, and let the games begin – literally. Fitocracy wasn’t voted “App of the Year” by Men’s Journal for nothing. With the app’s supportive community of users motivating and competing (lightly) with one another, Fitocracy gamifies your workouts. The app allows you to track your workouts, earn points, unlock achievements, and more. With hundreds of workouts for strength, weight loss, core, and more to choose from, your body won’t know what hit it. And that’s a good thing.
13. Fun Wedding ($0.99)
After you’ve used up all of your brain power planning the actual event, the last thing you will want to do is come up with playlists for the wedding. Let Fun Wedding do the brainstorming for you, providing song ideas in categories like top 200 most requested songs, all breakout hits from the 1950s to present, bride and groom, bride and father, and more.
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14. Wedding Dress Look Book (Free):
Let’s not forget for your dress. Where to start?! The answer is Wedding Dress Look Book. Browse through wedding dresses by body type, breast size, personality, wedding style, best features, problem areas, and more. With over 5000 dresses to look through, it will help guide you in the right direction as to choosing your dress!