If you’re just starting your wedding planning or just checking off some of the last things on your wedding checklist, here are some helpful Wedding Planning Websites and Apps to use as you plan your wedding while still maintaining your sanity.
Latest trends and etiquettes
- Brides.com will keep you up to date with the latest trends and etiquettes. You will also be aware of some overlooked, expenses, formalities issues, and planning suggestions as you plan your wedding.
Do a quick search and narrow results by type
- If you don’t know where to start WeddingWire is a comprehensive venue and vendor database. There you will find more than 200,000 local listings and 2.5 million reviews by real couples. If you’re clueless about where to get married and who to hire, you can do a quick search and narrow results by type, location, price, and/or rating. When you’re finished locking in the big-ticket items, you’ll find checklists, budget templates, and etiquette tips as well.
Your personal assistant
- If you’re planning not to hire a Wedding Planner, WeddingHappy is a free app that can serve as your personal assistant. It’s preloaded with tasks to guide you through your to do task list. It even alerts you as you approach deadlines for things like when to mail invites or pay deposit for your DJ or band. The same way a planner would do in real life. You can share your events with your fiancé, parents, or maid-of-honor/bridesmaids so everyone is up to date and has access to the same info.
- For awesome invitations that won’t break the bank try Minted. This site works with indie artists and graphic designers to offer chic, ready-made invites, save-the-dates, ceremony programs, and escort cards. Templates can be customized, down to the card size and paper stock. If you are on a tight budget you can print your suite at home. You can even take the file to a local copy shop. Minted also offers bespoke invitation design in case you don’t have an illustrator on speed dial but still want a hand-drawn map of your wedding location or a watercolor rendering of you and your fiancé.
Custom wedding website
- For a custom wedding website that looks totally different try Riley & Grey. It is where design-minded couples go to create their wedding hubs (reasonable $35 per month). Modern templates are added every few months, so you won’t use the same one as your friends or family members who are getting married after you. Your site will not only be beautifully laid out but also user friendly, with zero clicks required. Simply scroll down to go between tabs like close “People” tab for bios for those involved in your wedding party. Even a “Place” tab for tips on where to stay, eat, and drink near your wedding venue. You can also embed links to travel site Kayak for flight bookings and Google Maps for directions to your ceremony & venue.
Free money management site
- For tracking your wedding (and life) budget you can use Mint. While not made specifically with weddings in mind, Mint is a popular free money management site. It’s easy to use, syncing with your bank account and credit cards so you can monitor your spending and move funds around as needed. (And it probably will be needed.) Create a wedding budget and stay on track, thanks to weekly email summaries and text reminders when payments are due.
Keeping your planning crew informed
- For keeping your planning crew informed and on point use Google Drive. Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PDFs, photos, etc, can be uploaded, stored, and shared in Drive for seamless viewing and editing by anyone with a Gmail account. You can pull up your guest list, budget, or vendor contacts during a venue walk-through. The mobile app is there in a pinch. Need to share important dates with your fiancé, parents, and planner? The hub links directly to Google Calendar, so no one can complain about being left out of the loop. Hopefully some of these helpful Wedding Planning Websites and Apps will be what you need to keep everything organized.