Technology has had a massive impact in all aspects of life and has changed the way we would traditionally do things. We simply can’t survive without our smartphones nowadays and the main reason for this is the vast array of applications that we have come to use and rely on. Apps can be extremely useful when planning and preparing for your wedding, as they offer a service directly from your phone, are accessible 24 hours a day and give any bride-to-be the control needed to stay organised!
Is 2013 the year you tie the knot? Check out these 8 great apps to help plan and prepare for your dream wedding.
Wedding UK is the perfect app for finding a range of wedding services that are located near you. The app uses your current location, combined with the GPS to find a range of venues, bridal shops, car services, cake shops, photographers and wedding service providers, all within easy reach. From the list of suppliers, users can then access links to their websites, locate them on the map, email and contact them. The ‘guest list’ feature is also a useful tool, as it allows you to enter the name of each guest and select whether they are a guest of the bride or groom. This allows you to keep track of wedding invitations and RSVPs.
Developer: Wedding UK
WeddingHappy is the ultimate app for helping to organise your entire wedding. Once users have entered their anticipated or actual wedding date, the app builds and customises a complete to-do checklist, included suggested due dates for each task. All tasks and dates can be altered and adapted to meet your specific wedding requirements. If your wedding date changes, the app will simply adjust all due dates accordingly. The app adds tasks to your calendar to help you stay organised and also includes a wedding day countdown, with the in-app purchase. A fantastic feature of the app includes the notification alerts, which alert you when any task is due, enabling you to stay ahead in the planning process. The export and email feature is also very useful, as tasks can be sent to your friends, family and even your wedding planner, to ensure everyone is exactly on point. You can also print out any of the tasks and schedules and post updates to both Facebook and Twitter. The app can be used anywhere, as no network connection is required. This WeddingHappy app is ideal for any bride-to-be.
Developer: Fuphie, LLC
Price: Free, but includes some in-app purchases for £1.99
Vera Wang is the ultimate wedding dress designer with her styles and designs adored by women and celebrities worldwide. As the ultimate guru in weddings, her amazing app is a must have for any bride-to-be. It features exclusive videos of Vera Wang sharing her personal thoughts and style, her amazing bridal collection and stunning images of cakes, flowers, dresses and real weddings. The inspiration boards allow you to build a favourites gallery, which you can then share with family, friends and external wedding service providers. The app also includes a wedding organiser that helps you to organise guest lists, seating plans, RSVP lists and accommodation.
Developer: Vera Wang Bridal House Ltd.
Most brides begin their wedding preparations by investing in the latest bridal magazines. Interactive magazines are the latest trend due to their interactive nature. Compatible with iPhone and iPad use, this fantastic bridal magazine is packed with all the latest bridal gowns, hair and make-up looks, reception themes and honeymoon ideas. The interactive nature means brides can be directed straight to company websites for browsing and to make contact with them, as required. Users will also save money by subscribing to monthly issues.
Developer: Immediate Media Co
Price: Free but also includes monthly subscriptions for less!
Wedding Hairstyles is the ultimate app for helping brides with their all-important hairstyle choices. The app presents 150 fabulous bridal hairstyles ranging from vintage curls, classic buns, elegant chignons and gorgeous ideas for long and short hair. The app also contains an accessories section to find the ultimate pieces to compliment any bridal hairstyle. A useful feature of this app allows its users to save images to their favourites folder, which can then be emailed to your hairdresser! Now all that’s left is for you to book your hair trial!
Developer: Immediate Media Bristol Company
Pronovias is a trusted and well-known bridal store, so you’d expect nothing less from their fantastic app. Users can locate their nearest Pronovias boutique and request an appointment at their nearest store, directly from the app itself. Their stunning array of bridal gowns is also available within the app for you to browse. The task list will help you control your wedding budget and manage all tasks and details of your wedding. Pronovias is a must-have app for any future bride.
Developer: Pronovias 2012
This stunning wedding cake app by Katharine Cunningham is sure to inspire you with its variety of cake ideas. The extensive galleries feature a variety of contemporary, multi-tier, modern, vintage, celebration and cup cake designs. A wedding cake is a focal point on this special day and this app has enough variety and themes on offer to suit you and your wedding. Katharine herself also recommends some great wedding venues, restaurants and chauffeur driven cars to compliment your wedding.
A deliciously great app!
Developer: Luke Cunningham
Wedding Flowers is the ultimate app for finding the perfect flower arrangements and bouquets for your special day. It covers seasonal flower trends, stunning images and advice from expert bloggers. It captures the floral looks happening on the catwalk and even offers alternative ideas to fresh flowers for your wedding. You’ll find everything from centrepieces, bridal bouquets, floral embellished cakes and delicate buttonholes.
Developer: Tri Active Media Ltd
Price: Free, but also includes some in-app purchases.