So the love of your life finally popped the question and it’s time to begin planning the wedding of your dreams! Wedding planning is a huge task and can seem overwhelming at times. But one of the happiest days of your life shouldn’t cause you stress! That’s why Awe Events wants to share these AWEsome digital wedding tools with you to make planning for the big day much easier!
1. Gathering Inspiration: Pinterest
PINTEREST. Never underestimate the power of the Pinterest. (For those of you that have been planning your wedding via Pinterest before you even met your significant other- you know what we mean!) Pinterest is an excellent source for wedding inspiration. Here you can search key wedding terms and items, then “pin” and organize all the wedding ideas you adore onto different boards (ie a board for wedding and bridesmaid dresses, tuxes, flowers, decorations, color palettes, etc) and refer to these as you plan! Narrowing your options before hitting the bridal stores or meeting with your florist can save tons of time. And for those of you looking to get crafty with your wedding, searching phrases like “unique wedding ideas” on Pinterest will find you creative alternatives for décor, traditions, and food! If you are not already on Pinterest, it’s time to check it out! (www.pinterest.com)
2. Your Registry: Keeping Things Simple & Organized
Let’s be real: limiting yourself to a single store for your registry is almost impossible. Luckily, with websites like www.zola.com, you don’t have to! With Zola you can create cash funds, add gifts from other sites by installing the ‘Add to Zola’ button on your browser, and organize your items into categories (almost like Pinterest!). Make things easier on yourself and check out Zola for your registry!
(images: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wedding-countdown/id397221725?mt=8, https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/event-ticker-countdown-to/id884095717?mt=8)
3. The Final Countdown
Download a countdown app such as Wedding Countdown or Event Ticker not only to help keep your planning in perspective, but to build on your excitement each day! After watching your countdown start from 365 days (give or take), how cool is it going to be the day you check your app and see that you are finally just ONE day away from spending the rest of your life with your favorite person?!
Wedding Countdown (for iPhone) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wedding-countdown/id397221725?mt=8
Wedding Countdown (for Android) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cg.android.weddingcountdown&hl=en
Event Ticker (for iPhone) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/event-ticker-countdown-to/id884095717?mt=8
(images: http://rhodesweddingplanners.co.uk/wedding-applications-smartphone-tablet/, www.geteversnap.com, www.weddingpartyapp.com, https://play.google.com/store/apps/)
4. Capturing the Magic: Apps to Collect Your Guests’ Pictures
See your wedding through the eyes of your guests with one of these picture-collecting apps: Wedding Party, WedPics, or Eversnap! All three are free and have unlimited space for guests to share their pictures and videos from the wedding, showers, and other wedding festivities with you! Each app has something unique to offer. Wedding Party has fun photo booth filters for guests to create photo strips and gifs, a messaging feature where you can message all guests or private groups (great for coordinating with bridesmaids or family!), as well as planning features to keep track of dates and share registry and accommodation information. WedPics also allows you to add your registry and accommodations, pictures taken on digital cameras can be uploaded to the app through the website, and you can order prints of your pictures straight from the app or the WedPics website to your door. Eversnap gives you the option to comment, “like,” and filter photos, and you can easily share your pictures on social media for an interactive experience with friends and guests. You really cannot go wrong with any of these apps! Select the app that is the best fit for you and have your guests download it to begin sharing! Read more about these apps and download here:
Wedding Party (for iPhone) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wedding-party/id494214305?mt=8
Wedding Party (for Android) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.micromobs.pkk&hl=en
WedPics (for iPhone) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wedpics-wedding-photo-app/id549402355?mt=8
WedPics (for Android) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dejami.WedPics&hl=en
Eversnap (for iPhone) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/eversnap-private-photo-folder/id492001589
Eversnap (for Android) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.weddingsnap.android
5. After the Big Day: Honeymoon Planning
Don’t let your celebrating end at the reception! Planning the amazing honeymoon you and your partner deserve will be a breeze with the help of these digital tools! Let Trip Advisor (www.tripadvisor.com) help you determine your dream destination, then from there you can also find your hotels, flights, and sights to see on your honeymoon! (And all this within your budget, of course!) Or consider checking out www.airbnb.com to see Airbnb houses available in the area for a cozy place that feels more like home! Find nearby restaurants and shops while on vacation by using the Yelp app to look up local places and reviews for a more unique dining and shopping experience. You and your partner deserve a special getaway to celebrate the beginning of your married life, and we hope these tools can help you plan a stress-free vacation!
Yelp (for iPhone) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/yelp/id284910350?mt=8
Yelp (for Android) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.yelp.android&hl=en
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Written by Anna Owens