I LOVED the wedding planning process! Being an Atlanta, Georgia Wedding Photographer, there were aspects about weddings I already knew and there were some I had never considered until it was my turn! Of course, Pinterest and Instagram were incredibly helpful when searching for inspiration, but beyond those, I found a handful of other apps super essential to keeping me on track and sane. Read on to find the 5 apps I couldn’t have survived wedding planning without!
Once you becoming engaged, you’re sure to hear of Wedding Wire. It’s a free app couples use to find wedding vendors, read reviews from real couples and interact on their wedding community boards. The forums were especially useful to me when we were planning our wedding. I’ve really never participated in forums before but having this community of brides-to-be and ladies who’d recently experienced their wedding day was a godsend! Engaged couples may not always have lots of friends around who understand the ups and downs of wedding planning. Posting on the forum about your current struggles proved to be valuable for me.
One of my personal favorite parts of wedding planning was creating our wedding website. (Side note…I just realized our website is still accessible so I added a link for those who may want to check out what Appy Couple offers!) I did a ton of research on the various options and created accounts on multiple sites to determine which I liked best. Appy Couple was the best option for us. I can’t say enough how much fun I had creating our site and app. With Appy Couple, you can import your guest list, create a page with fun facts about your wedding party, registry, share images, and tons more! Guests at our wedding complimented us on the website and app in the weeks leading up to our big day!
Even if you aren’t engaged, you’ve most likely heard of Etsy. There are thousands of talented artists on Etsy, especially in the wedding industry. Items I purchased from Etsy were a custom necklace, my custom hanger for my gown, our cake topper, vintage stamps for invitations, lapel pins for Chase and his groomsmen to wear in place of flower bout’s, gifts for our parents, just to name a few. Had I not had the Etsy app, I wouldn’t have found the beautiful items I purchased for our wedding.
This app isn’t a wedding planning app, but if you appreciate organization and order, I bet you’ll love having this one in your phone. Cozi is an app that helps users remain organized with the option of adding other family members. Multiple family members can interact on the app by creating shared schedules and collab’ing on lists. Chase and I benefited from using Cozi. In fact, we are still using it a year after our wedding.
Ok this was a big one for me. I had no clue there were so many amazing resources for wedding planning in podcast form! While there are tons of options in the podcast app, here are some that helped during the months of planning.
Bridechilla – This podcast remains one of my favorites! Couples send in questions to the host (who is also a comedian) and she gives her advice on each episode.
Cocktails and Confetti – Cocktails and Confetti is a newer podcast that wasn’t around when I was engaged. This podcast is on the list for its great advice and ideas.
Wedding Planning Podcast – Short, sweet, and to the point episodes that range from 5 to 29 minutes
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