So you've just got engaged – congratulations! Chances are, coronavirus means you've had to put wedding planning on hold for the last few months, but if all goes well, the government have advised that wedding celebrations are officially allowed with up to 30 guests in the UK from 4 July. Here, we've rounded up the best apps to help coordinating your big day a breeze, covering everything from managing your budget to creating your table plan...
Where better to seek inspiration for every element of your wedding day than Pinterest? You can create boards dedicated to everything from your dream wedding dress to the beautiful flowers and decorations that will fit your theme. Prepare to spend hours scrolling through the millions of images, but your perfectly-curated boards will be ideal for showing suppliers exactly what you want, and to help refine your vision for the day.
One of the factors you'll want to consider early on in your wedding planning is your colour scheme, and Pantone Studio can help you do just that. You can build a colour palette of up to five shades to see how they work together. Better still, you can take a photo of an item you like, such as a bridesmaid's dress, and see if it matches your theme, as the app will find the exact shade.
Not strictly a wedding planning app, Evernote is a great way to keep track of your never-ending To Do lists, notes and supplier details all in one place. You can also sync across devices, so the plans and inspiration you saved on your laptop can easily be accessed while you're out and about.
The definitive wedding planning app, you can do pretty much anything with Bridebook. Want to plan your guest list, manage your budget or find out what you should be doing when? Make an account, put in your wedding date, and this clever app will help do it all for you. You can even find local suppliers and contact them via the app.
From invitations to decorations and more, you'll find it all on Etsy. Download the app to find inspiration and do some wedding shopping wherever you are.
Weddings are expensive, with the average nuptials in the UK costing £30,355, according to a 2018 survey by Bridebook. Keep track of your spending and create a budget using Mint, a free money manager and financial tracker app that brings together all of your bank accounts, credit cards and bills in one place.
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Tech-savvy couples will love this app, which can be used to create your own personalised wedding website to be used by both you and your guests. As well as sharing all the information about your big day, you can also manage your guest list, send invitations, collect RSVP and even collect your guests’ pictures after your wedding on this clever site.
Top Table Planner
If you’ve reached the dreaded table-planning stage, Top Table Planner will be your new best friend. This free and easy to use app and website allows you to add tables, manage your guest list and keep revising your seating plan until you’re happy with who’s sitting where. Once it’s all finished, you can print out a seating plan and send a PDF to your venue to produce a definitive list of attendees and meal choices.
When it comes to wedding planning, there’s pretty much nothing you can’t do with Joy. This free app not only helps you to manage your wedding schedule, guest list and send invitations, it can also be used as your very own private social network with wedding party and guest profiles, so people can connect and get to know each other before your big day. You won’t want to delete it once the wedding is over either, as guests can share their photos and memories, leaving you with a virtual wedding album you’ll love looking back on for years to come.
WedPics is the number one photo and video sharing app, and for good reason. Via this free app you’ll be able to see all the photos taken by your wedding party and guests, with unlimited downloads and the chance to order prints of your favourite photos to treasure forever.
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