By making everyday tasks easier, smartphone apps have made our business and personal lives run like clockwork. Now, they're also taking the pain out of a major life-changing event that can leave people feeling stressed when they should be smiling ear-to-ear. If you're planning a wedding, learn about these great wedding apps that can make the occasion one to remember.
Top Wedding Apps For Brides-to-Be
Zola Wedding Registry
Now creating and managing your wedding registry is just a matter of downloading an app and filling it up with gifts you really want. Zola Wedding Registry is a smart app that lets you personalize your registry to your requirements; you can add photos, collections, notes, create cash funds, import gifts from stores, and get real time notifications on any of your iOS devices including the Apple Watch when you receive a gift.
The built-in barcode scanner lets you scan gifts from anywhere to include onto your registry. The Blender section lets you browse the app’s gift center and swipe to add items to the registry, while there are special features for the iPad and Apple Watch as well.
This crowd-funding app makes it easy for new couples to set up beautiful honeymoon registries. Users simply create a free registry, which they can later fill with images detailing all of their honeymoon adventures. Best of all, the app allows others to seamlessly donate money for the honeymoon, allowing brides and grooms to enjoy honeymoon adventures that might normally be outside their reach.
Dubbed the inspirational mecca for weddings, Lover.ly allows grooms and brides to discover the latest wedding trends by color, theme or category. In addition to finding inspiration, they can also shop for items from the top bridal designers.
Using Lover.ly's app, couples can share pictures and ideas with family, friends and wedding planners, allowing them to easily orchestrate the wedding of their dreams. It's a great way for brides and grooms to find what they like and then clearly convey their thoughts to planners, using images instead of words, which can often be misunderstood.
This convenient, intuitive app is revolutionizing the way guests capture photos at weddings. Remember when brides and grooms would leave disposable cameras on tables and ask guests to take a few candids? Now, thanks to the WedPics App, guests can use their smartphones to snap photos which immediately upload to your personalized album.
Besides allowing guests to snap photos of the event, the app lets couples quickly and easily convert digital albums into printed ones. This cool app has been profiled by ABC news, The New York Times and the BBC. It's also gained attention from professional wedding photographers who endorse it to a point. "Photo sharing apps are great for weddings, because they allow anyone to capture candid shots," said Arnaud Brichet, who runs the Punta Cana wedding photography studio hdcphoto.com.
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"That said, these should be viewed as a supplemental part of a wider photography plan. To capture the true essence and spirit of your wedding, you'll want a qualified, experienced photographer who has the special tools and know-how required to take crisp, professional photos."
While far from professional-grade photography, guest photographs can add a nice little element to a wedding; and thanks to the WedPics App, couples can easily collect amateur candids on custom digital albums.
The Knot Wedding Planner
?If you are looking for the best planning tools for your wedding, or are in need of some good advice and inspiration, check out the Knot Wedding planner. The app offers over 50,000 ideas based on real weddings and you can filter them by colors and category to find your inspiration.
You can find the right vendors, talk to them through the app's Inbox and book reception spaces, photographers and more from the 250,000+ wedding vendors registered with the app. To top it off, you have the ultimate wedding checklist personalized just for you, a budget calculator to make sure you track all your payments and the option to save and store all your clippings and photos. A must have app for all brides-to-be.
?WeddingWire is a website that caters to anyone who needs advice, resources, ideas, and inspiration for thier wedding. The website offers 3 popular apps that make this possible. The WeddingWire App itself helps you manage your checklist, budget, guest list and RSVPs, engage with the community forums and browse for inspiration photos.
The WedSocial App lets you collect all of your guests' photos from your wedding day into one easy-to-access place and share details of the day with guests so they make it on time on the big day.
Finally, the WedStyle App lets you browse thousands of photos and rate today's hottest wedding trends and if you have trouble deciding on a dress or bouquet, you can upload your photos and get instant feedback from the wedding community. What more can you ask for?