If you are planning your wedding and have an iPhone or iPad, you have some great tools available to help with the process! Of course all the old standards have apps (hello to The Knot, Brides and Vera Wang) but here are a few of my favorite apps you might not have heard of that might useful to you during planning and even on the wedding day itself:
Evernote - Evernote is an app which you can access on your phone, iPad, internet and desktop that will help keep you organized – create notebooks with your to do list, vendor contact info, even notes about guest seating. Everything syncs across platforms and is completely mobile. I adore Evernote and use it in my personal life as well as for my business.
Flowerwheel – So often brides and grooms come to me with no idea of what types of flowers they like, let alone what they want for their wedding! Or they bring in a picture of a gorgeous bouquet but only like one or two of the flowers – the listing names all the flowers but they don’t know which flower is which! Flowerwheel is a great visual of all different kinds of flowers sortable by date and color. Be warned, there is some frustration in that the flowers aren’t named until you click on them and it isn’t searchable by name but overall this is a great tool. I use this app in client meetings quite often!
Pinterest – Okay so you have probably heard of Pinterest but did you know that it is now available to anyone with no invitation needed? Pinterest is basically the ultimate bulletin board and a HUGE help in wedding planning. They just added an iPad specific app that is gorgeous – now you can pin from anywhere! Make group boards with your bridal party to pin attire ideas, DIY projects (that you’ll likely never do but you want to save anyway. ), and decor ideas. This app is also AMAZING for bringing your ideas to meetings with your florist, rental company, designer, planner, etc – being able to show them a picture rather than trying to describe things you love is so very helpful!!!
WineStein Pro – If you love good food and wine, you know how much the right pairings can enhance a meal. Creating those pairings can be tricky so unless you have a sommelier in your bridal party, this app can help you decide what wine to serve with the first meal of your married life.
AppyCouple – AppyCouple is still in beta but you can request an invitation. AppyCouple is basically a wedding website in the form of an app! You set up the site, your guests download the free app and your guests can access info about your bridal party, your proposal story, directions to your ceremony and reception, even your registries. You’ll get a matching online website for those guest without a smartphone. It is a great way to keep your guests informed!
Wedding Party – Cameras on phones are so common nowadays, your guests are bound to capture some fun moments but how do you gather all those pictures for yourself? Sure some will be on Facebook spread among your friend’s pages but they won’t be gathered in one spot unless you put in a considerable amount of work, right? Not with this app! Wedding guests download the app and when they take a picture, it gets downloaded to a central album for you and you can create a Facebook album with a click.
How to Tie a Tie – here’s one to slip onto his iPhone in case his wedding day jitters get the most of him and he forgets how to tie a Windsor knot or that bow tie isn’t pre-tied. The pro version also has a section on different folds for pocket squares – not going to lie, I use this app pretty much every wedding.
While all these apps are for the iPhone and/or iPad, many of them have Android counterparts as well. Any apps that you love that I missed? Feel free to let me know!