With the plethora of wedding planning apps out there, it’s like trying to find a needle in a haystack, except the needle is a helpful app and the haystack is a digital jungle.
Planning a wedding comes with its own set of challenges. Finding the perfect venue, selecting vendors, and choosing the perfect gown that it might be tricky to avoid missing key details.
Fear not, for we have everything under control! We asked our newly married couples and got the inside scoop on their favorite apps. If you are looking for an inspo app or an online registry these apps will make your journey from “I do” to “I did it!” a breeze. Check them out!
1. Digital Save the Dates
Elevate your save-the-date game with digital options that offer a modern twist on tradition. Share the excitement with your guests via email or text for a hassle-free and eco-friendly approach.
No more worrying about snail mail getting lost or delayed! They formally announce your wedding date and keep your guests in the loop that they should mark their calendars accordingly.
Pro Tip: make sure to send out your save the date cards at least 6 months in advance to avoid any confusion or double invitations. This provides substantial planning time for guests busy juggling multiple events and tight schedules. The correct etiquette is to keep them concise, as they are announcements, and to send them only to the final guest list. Just like in a regular email, you want to catch the reader’s attention and avoid your email ending in the bin; so, guests might have a clue already in the email subject line, stating Save the Dates.
Digital Save the Dates should include:
- Heading stating Save The Date
- The couple’s names
- Type of event
- Wedding event date and times
- The wedding location (though the venue is optional)
- A reminder that formal invitations will follow.
It might or might have not included a wedding website with further information, as chances are you do not have a lot of details to give to your guests at this point in time, but you can definitely include this information in the formal invitations.
2. Best wedding hack for inspiration – Pinterest
Pinterest is a great place to find inspo for every aspect of your wedding day and create moodboards for EVERYTHING! From ceremony pics to floral decor, wedding gowns to sunset shots – trust me, it’s a game-changer!
From ceremony pics to floral decor, wedding gowns to sunset shots – trust me, it’s a game-changer! Discovering the ideal suppliers and refining your vision for the big day is an absolute game-changer! Get ready to be inspired by real weddings and get useful guidance and tips from the top wedding pros out there!
3. LoveStream – Dubbed the new kid on streaming apps world
LoveStream has come up with an awesome solution for couples who want to live stream their weddings to as many guests as they want, without any hassle or confusion. You won’t have to worry about relying on Facebook, Zoom, or any other platform that might let you down.
Whether you have elderly guests that couldn’t attend or guests that live on the other side of the world, this piece of genius app ensures they feel part of your day.
LoveStream was designed for weddings, not meetings so it keeps your guest’s experience in mind and allows you to stream parts of the day or the entire day .
It was founded during the pandemic to bring families together for weddings, and it has grown from strength to strength since then. The service’s creators wanted it to be “Grandma-proof.”
They desired an universal, all-inclusive for live streaming weddings that was easy to use to couples and much more suitable for wedding guests – AND did not cost a fortune. LoveStream has done just that after three years and 500+ marriages. Tell your guests to get popcorn and tissue ready.
4. Zola wedding planning platform
The ultimate digital wedding hack has been redefining the wedding registry world. Zola started as a gift app but now, you can can also create a wedding website, send save the dates, shop int their boutique, build your wedding website and loads more. It’s a total wedding planning platform. You need to do is input your wedding date and then get planning!
5. wedding speech builder.com – app(ish)
Okay so we must confess that this one is a web page and not an app, nevertheless we’d be doing you a disservice by not telling you about it.
The weddingspeechbuilder.com is the largest provider of original, crowd-pleasing wedding speech content. When you sign up you get unrestricted access to 10,000+ one-liners, anecdotes, quotes, toasts, and pre-written wedding speeches.
All tastes are catered for, allowing you to develop a wedding speech to please Aunty Sandra and your best mate Dave in equal measure. They’ll even teach you how to make your wedding speeches so good, your guests will forget all about the free bar!
Last but not least, our couples’ number one reason they mentioned made them choose our Wedding Vibe, our signature digital wedding sketch to truly translate your unique vision into your wedding day before your eyes.
Have you tried any of them? Which one is your favourite digital wedding hack?