The list of top 10 wedding planning apps was one of the most difficult to compile, simply because there are SO many amazing apps out there to help brides and grooms (okay, mostly brides) plan their special day. Perhaps the abundance of apps comes from the fact that there are so many different aspects of a wedding: the bridal dress, bridesmaids, color schemes, guests, seating, budgeting, registries, general organization, and more. Naturally, brides want every single aspect to be perfect.
While some wedding apps offer many services all in one, others have a specific focus, like AllSeated, designed for photo sharing, and Pantone Studio, for choosing the perfect color scheme. Pinterest, on the other hand, is ideal for inspiration. Then there are apps like The Knot Wedding Planner and Appy Couple, which are more comprehensive. These offer checklists, RSVP management, vendor tracking, wedding websites, and more.
The app you choose will depend on your immediate needs. Not everyone needs help with everything, and if that sounds like you, you can choose a niche app for the areas you do need help with. If the thought of planning your wedding makes you feel totally overwhelmed, an app that offers comprehensive organizational tools can help keep you grounded, not to mention sane.
Planning a wedding can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, it can be fun, and that’s exactly what the top 10 wedding planning apps are all about. When you have something in the palm of your hand that can help you with finding vendors, to-do lists, budgeting, guest lists, and more, everything suddenly seems less scary and more doable. Remember, it’s your special day we’re talking about. Give yourself some time to enjoy it!
WeddingHappy is the virtual equivalent of a wedding planner. Just plug in your wedding date and WeddingHappy will create a customized timeline so you can accomplish everything you need to before the big day. Other features include a wedding day countdown, payment tracking, a spending summary, the ability to share with your partner, vendor tracking, and notifications. All can be managed from an easy-to-use dashboard. And it’s free, which means you can try it with no commitment.
Joy is the ultimate wedding guest/invite manager. It allows you to create a beautiful wedding website and add your guest list. It sends Save the Dates and invitations, accepts RSVPs, and even offers a wedding registry. Joy also acts as a private social network, allowing you to create guest profiles and share photos. Joy can be used on desktop or as a mobile app, and it’s completely free.
The Knot Wedding Planner is one of the more comprehensive wedding planning apps on the market, and believe it or not, it’s free. It starts out with a Wedding Style Quiz that helps you define your vision, then offers a multitude of features to help you get there. Features include a network of 300,000 vendors and venues, a wedding guest list manager, wedding website, registry, checklist, budgeter, wedding countdown, and finally, a wedding day timeline. If you feel out-of-breath just from reading all the features, don’t worry, The Knot’s Wedding Planner organizes everything so you have time to breathe.
Zola offers several wedding planning services, including creating a free wedding website, printed invitations (at cost), a guest list, wedding checklist, wedding boutique with bride dresses and more, pre-screened vendors, and a registry.
The registry is where the app stands out, since it comes with several special features. First, it allows you to register at Zola and other sites, but when you register at other sites, the items can be added to your Zola registry so guests only need to shop in one place. Zola also allows options for group gifts and setting up cash funds (for honeymoon, charity, etc.). Zola also excels at customer service, offering free returns, easy exchanges, and a 20% discount post-wedding. Zola can be used on desktop and as a mobile app.
Mint is one of the not-strictly wedding apps that has made it onto the list, and it got here due to she