Your wedding is one of the most memorable days of your life. But it can also be quite stressful to plan. Luckily, I’ve found the best wedding planning apps for iPhone that make the task a lot easier.
Use these to efficiently manage every aspect, from ideation and budgeting to creating a guest list and gift registry, finding wedding professionals, etc. So, carpe diem and tie the knot with these apps to plan the big day of your dreams!
1. Zola: Editor’s choice
Zola is the go-to personal assistant you need for everything related to your big day and beyond. It is the easiest way to plan your wedding and register for gifts you’d like to receive. Moreover, it covers every aspect you might want to look into, from your custom wedding website to the guest list, detailed checklists, and even the all-important invitations.
You can use it to plan out and oversee everything from your engagement to your wedding, honeymoon, and even decorating your first home.
My favorite part is the gift tracker, where you can choose when to ship gifts and when to transfer funds. It also documents who gave you what item so you can quickly send thank you notes too. The simplistic, easy-to-navigate interface is the cherry on top.
You can also export your lists into spreadsheets for seamless handling. Further, it offers superior customer service, and the representatives are always happy to help you out with the minutest details.
2. MyRegistry: Best wedding gift registry
Worried about receiving a ton of well-meaning but useless wedding gifts? Enter the MyRegistry Universal Registry App that makes it easy to create a curated list of the things you want. This means your loved ones can get you something that you will use and love.
This gifting app is incredibly versatile because you can add items from any store in the world. Moreover, if something is not available online, you can simply click a photo and add some info about where your guests can buy the gift.
Further, if you prefer cash over worldly possessions, this app can help with that too. This way, you can use it as a crowdfunding app to pay for your dream home, a well-deserved honeymoon, or even your future child’s college education.
MyRegistry also doubles up for other events such as birthdays, baby showers, and more. It’s a must-have when planning any event.
3. Pinterest: Best for wedding inspiration
Pinterest is inspiration central for all good things in life! It’s a great party-planning app for any occasion because you can find the best ideas that’ll make any special day an extra special success.
Use its nifty search functionality to find thousands of ideas for every aspect of your wedding, from flowers, cakes, and decor, to outfits, venues, themes, invites, and whatever else you need.
It’s super easy to use, allowing you to save and share the ideas you love. Collaborative boards make planning a breeze! Even after your big day, you can continue using Pinterest for travel planning, home-decoration, and other creative projects!
It’s a must-have in every planner’s toolkit.
4. Wedding Planner by WeddingWire: Best all-in-one wedding app
Wedding planning can be a daunting task. But WeddingWire is here to help with this super handy app. From checking out venues to finding your dream wedding dress, and everything else, this all-in-one wedding planning app has got you covered.
It lists over 250,000 local wedding professionals, including photographers, florists, caterers, DJs, and more. Further, it creates a list of tasks and reminds you to complete them so you don’t miss anything. Of course, budget is the most crucial factor, and this app lets you track how much you’re spending on each aspect and schedule payments.
For inspiration, check out the photo galleries of real weddings, wedding dresses, invitations, flowers, favors, cakes, jewelry, and more. Plus, you can interact with other couples who’re also planning their weddings. This ensures you’re never lost for ideas or info.
Oh, and did I mention, it also lets you set up a wedding website and gift registry? Pretty incredible!
Price: Free ($9.99 per month for Pro subscription)
Bonus: Although WeddingWire is our top choice, an honorable mention is Wedding Planner by The Knot. This is also an all-in-one planner app that can work wonders for your big day. Further, if you’re planning a big fat Indian wedding, you’ll want to check out WedMeGood, especially well-suited to the unique needs of Indian wedding planning.
5. Azazie: Budget bridal and bridesmaids’ dresses
Your wedding photos will serve as memories of a lifetime, so it’s essential to look the part. Azazie is a great place to find your dream bridal dress as well as your bridesmaids’ outfits.
It’s the only fashion app that lets you customize a dress to your specifications and even try it on before buying. Try sample outfits for $10-$15 each in the comfort of your own home and keep them up to a whole week before returning or making them yours with final payment.
Moreover, it’s budget-friendly, with outfits ranging from $69 to $169. Bridal gowns start as low as $199. It also offers custom sizing at no additional cost to ensure your dress fits perfectly.
What’s more? You can also browse a collection of gorgeous accessories for both groomsmen and bridesmaids. This includes handkerchiefs, sashes, wraps, neckties, and more.
The app also offers an exciting Sample Program in which you can build your virtual showroom to share and vote on outfit ideas with family and friends!
6. WeddingHappy: Most inclusive wedding planning app
Most wedding apps are visibly targeted towards brides, but WeddingHappy takes a different approach. It’s perfect for grooms too to pitch in with the planning. Start by giving your anticipated date, and the app will build you a customized schedule and to-do list with suggested dates for completing each task. You can edit this plan as you like and track your progress as you go through the process.
Find wedding professionals from within the task and associate tasks with specific vendors. At the same time, stay organized and know which payments you’ve made and which are coming up. I love the dashboard that gives you an overview of your planning process and the flexibility to make changes as needed.
Moreover, this app also supports same-sex weddings, a welcome change from most other top wedding planning apps. Share your planning progress on social media and unlock extra functionality when you opt for the premium version.
With premium, you can sync your wedding plan across multiple Apple devices. Share details with your partner, friends, family, and wedding vendors, export information, and have a backup if something goes wrong with your phone. It has everything you need to keep you wedding happy!
Price: Free ($4.99 for premium)
7. Minted: Best for wedding invites
Don’t stress yourself out over wedding invites. Let Minted take care of it. This company works with indie artists and graphic designers to offer elegant customized save-the-dates, ceremony programs, escort cards, and invitations.
Along with the design, you can even choose the card and paper stock to fit your budget. Moreover, you can use it to efficiently manage your address book, guest lists, and contacts to send cards throughout the year for any occasion.
Collect contacts’ addresses by email, text, or by merging existing contacts from your phone. Or you can request addresses from others by text or link.
8. The Guest: Best for photo sharing
When it comes to your wedding, you don’t want to miss even a moment. Here’s an app that helps you with that. It helps get all the photos and videos that guests capture at your wedding or other events easily.
No uploading, tagging, or separate camera apps are needed. All you have to do is invite guests via a phone number or email address, and the app will handle the rest.
It will automatically create a web album of all the photos and videos guests take on their iPhones during your event. This happens in real-time and will save you the effort of following up with everyone to send you the shots they took. No more waiting weeks to get your photos organized.
Further, everyone can see, download, and share all photos. As for privacy, don’t worry because guests control their content and can delete their pics or pause their auto-sharing at any time.
I hope you’ll be putting a ring on all these iOS wedding planner apps as you prepare to walk down the aisle. Let me know in the comments below if you have any questions. Here’s wishing you the happily ever after you deserve!