Planning a wedding can be a wonderful bonding experience or an intimidating, nerve-wracking process. Luckily, the advancement of technology has made planning your wedding not only much simpler, but also more fun. Many brides-to-be have a smartphone from which they can access their wedding information and notes, making it easy to always be on top of wedding planning tasks. If you’ve got an Android phone, there’s plenty of apps (both free and paid) that will help you plan your dream wedding. Here are 8 of the most helpful and entertaining Android apps to help with your wedding preparation.
Our Wedding Planner
Created by Wepala, Our Wedding Planner is a free Android app that any bride or groom will find incredibly useful. The app home screen has four convenient mini-apps: a To-Do List, Guest List, Vendor Directory and Budget. The To-Do List has several preset to-do items in appropriate categories. The Guest List allows you to add guests and update their statuses to “Invite Sent,” “RSVP Received” and “Will Be Attending.” There is also the option to add contact information and a table label. The Budget section will help allocate your total budget into categories such as Food and Beverage, Location and Entertainment, visually keeping your spending in check with a handy pie chart.
WedTeam by WeddingWire is extremely beneficial when planning your wedding. With this free app, you enter a zip code and have sudden access to an array of vendors for all of your wedding needs. Vendor directories are broken down into appropriate sections such as Venues, Photography, Transportation and Officiant. Sections that are not necessarily location specific, such as Invitations and Travel, will also list online vendors. The WedTeam app will let you mark vendors as favorites and create your own wedding team. You can even compare vendors. This is especially helpful as it contains all of your vendors’ contact information at your fingertips.
When looking for inspiration for your big day, it’s hard to find a better free app than Pinterest. With an endless supply of ideas, a bride-to-be will have no trouble finding unique ways to make her day special. For those new to Pinterest, users create boards where they pin and share images. Some boards offer suggestions on standard topics such as Wedding Makeup and Bridesmaid Dresses. Other boards, like Bachelorette Parties and Unique Wedding Favors, provide more entertaining inspiration. When collecting ideas for your dream wedding, there’s no better place to collect them than Pinterest.
Nuptools Wedding Music Assistant
When planning your wedding, there are many little details to remember such as the music. Nuptools Wedding Music Assistant is a handy free app with an extensive collection of songs appropriate for the various dances and processions. The three major categories of Ceremony, Reception and First Dances are broken down into specifics such as the cake cutting and garter toss. Although the app is free, in order to download the actual songs, the app will direct you to Amazon to purchase the MP3. This is a great app to have in addition to a DJ or band during the reception.
Unique Wedding Dresses
Although there are a few apps that showcase a collection of wedding dresses, Unique Wedding Dresses has a collection that is obviously quite unique. This free Android app has literally hundreds of images of stunning wedding inspiration. The distinctive selection has photos of gorgeous dresses for brides and bridesmaids. Along with the beautiful dresses, the images also present ideas for accessories and hairstyles. Whether you’re in the pre-shopping phase or even after you’ve selected your gown, this is an entertaining app to scroll through at any time.
Wedding Cakes Ideas
The free app from ZaleBox, Wedding Cakes Ideas is simply a visual collection of common and unique wedding cake designs. Although simple, if you are having any hesitation in conceiving a wedding cake idea, this is the app for you. Scroll through the images and save your favorites to show your caterer for inspiration. You can also gawk in awe at the amazing cakes that have been created, including those that are almost too pretty to eat! Similar free apps available from ZaleBox are Wedding Decorations Ideas, Wedding Bouquet Ideas and Wedding Centerpiece Ideas.
Wedding Countdown Widget
Wedding Countdown Widget by SevenLogics is simple to use with fun customizable options. The free version lets you set a custom background photo and music. The phrase and date you choose can be shown in a variety of colors and fonts. Upgrading to the premium version costs $1.99 and includes extras such as 4×4 home screen widgets, multiple countdown dates and a slideshow background instead of a single picture. Start counting down to your special day with this fun app!
Wedding Party is an all-inclusive free app that has everything from a wedding page for invited guests to gift registries linked up with popular selections like Kohl’s, Target and Macy’s. This app does require a login either through Facebook or with an email address and password, then you are able to invite friends and family to join your wedding party where you can share wedding accommodations and upcoming events. During the preparation, ceremony and reception, encourage your guests to take pictures and upload to Wedding Party for a collection of photos from the eyes of your guests.
Instead of being stressed out about all of the plans to be made, have fun and enjoy the preparation of your wedding. There’s so many different aspects to the wedding day that need to be kept track of. Download these fun apps on your Android phone to do everything from finding and booking your vendors to drawing inspiration from amazing cakes and dresses. With the help of these apps, wedding planning becomes just as mobile as you are.