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The 17 Best Wedding Planning Apps, Websites and Tools

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From take­out to trip plan­ning, tech­nol­o­gy has tru­ly rev­o­lu­tion­ized the ways in which we live our lives. Lucky for you, wed­ding plan­ning has also entered the dig­i­tal age. The mod­ern world of apps, dig­i­tal tools, and niche web­sites have turned wed­ding plan­ning from an all-con­sum­ing task to a large but man­age­able respon­si­bil­i­ty.

If you’re tying the knot in the not-too-dis­tant future, take note: these apps and web­sites are absolute game-chang­ers.

1. Mint

We are firm believ­ers in cre­at­ing an air­tight wed­ding bud­get as soon as you get engaged. With­out one, it’ll be impos­si­ble to real­is­ti­cal­ly make any plans or to exe­cute your dream wed­ding suc­cess­ful­ly.

Mint isn’t actu­al­ly a wed­ding plan­ning app at all; how­ev­er, their sim­ple, easy-to-use bud­get­ing tools will help you and your part­ner get your wed­ding finances in order. Mint syncs up to your own finan­cial ser­vices (bank­ing apps, cred­it card apps, etc.), so it can prop­er­ly track what you spend and how much you have left each month. Mint will also send you help­ful reminders and sum­maries so that you don’t fall behind on any of the impor­tant details.

2. Pinterest

Like most peo­ple in the events or wed­ding indus­try, we’re huge fans of Pin­ter­est. This user-friend­ly site allows you to draw inspi­ra­tion from wed­dings all over the world, orga­nize your ideas in a stream­lined way, and col­lab­o­rate on mood boards with your fianceé or wed­ding par­ty. Pin­ter­est can even pro­vide ways to learn new wed­ding hacks and DIY tips for every­thing from brides­maid flower crowns to hand­made cen­ter­pieces. Both the Pin­ter­est app and web­site are easy to use and are com­plete­ly free. 

3. The Knot

The Knot is one of the most famous wed­ding web­sites out there, and it’s remained pop­u­lar for one major rea­son: it’s incred­i­bly com­pre­hen­sive. Engaged cou­ples can use The Knot to cre­ate a wed­ding web­site or reg­istry, access plan­ning and man­age­ment tools, cre­ate a bud­get, and to find answers to most wed­ding-relat­ed ques­tions that they may have. Plus, the Knot has infor­ma­tion on hun­dreds of local ven­dors and venues, mak­ing your wed­ding search­es much eas­i­er. We rec­om­mend down­load­ing their Wed­ding Plan­ner app— it’s free! 

4. Generation Tux

When it comes to rent­ing wed­ding suits or tuxe­dos, this is your by far your best option. With online rentals, there’s absolute­ly no rea­son to spend unnec­es­sary time get­ting mea­sured and sift­ing through slim pick­ings at tuxe­do shops. Instead, Gen­er­a­tion Tux allows grooms to cre­ate their own look online— their selec­tion includes over 20 meri­no wool suits and tuxe­dos from 3T to Big and Tall, as well as a pletho­ra of acces­sories in all sorts of col­ors. This makes match­ing things like brides­maid dress­es and wed­ding col­or palates a breeze.

Once his ensem­ble has been cre­at­ed, the groom can copy his grooms­men mea­sure­ments over, get fit­ted, and try on his ensem­ble, all from the com­forts of his own home. With inno­v­a­tive vir­tu­al tai­lor­ing tech­nol­o­gy, advance com­pli­men­ta­ry deliv­ery and pick­up straight to your door, flex­i­ble turn­arounds, and a handy free Home Try-On peri­od, it’s chang­ing the face of for­mal­wear rental for­ev­er.

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5. Rent the Runway

Rent the Run­way is an excel­lent choice for all of your wed­ding dress needs. The site offers a spe­cial concierge ser­vice for women and their brides­maids, and the bride’s selec­tion includes plen­ty of options and fun perks.

6. The Guest

Back in the day, cou­ples had to wait weeks, even months, before they could catch a glimpse of their wed­ding. Today, almost all guests will come with their own cam­era phone— and there are bound to be hun­dreds of videos and pic­tures tak­en as the event goes on. The Guest app allows your atten­dees to auto­mat­i­cal­ly share their snaps and clips with you and your part­ner in real-time— no hash­tags or posts nec­es­sary.

7. Zola

Plen­ty of new­ly­weds cite Zola as one of the rea­sons that their wed­ding was so easy to plan, and we can see why. Not only is Zola an expan­sive and easy to use choice for your wed­ding reg­istry, but Zola also offers many oth­er help­ful plan­ning fea­tures. At Gen­er­a­tion Tux, we are par­tic­u­lar­ly fond of their RSVP and guest list fea­tures— the site even col­lects everybody’s address for you! Address col­lec­tion may seem like a tiny detail, but here’s the thing with wed­dings: every lit­tle thing adds up. The more lit­tle time-savers you can find, the eas­i­er your life will be when you’re down to the wire. And speak­ing of wires…

8. WeddingWire

Wed­ding Wire is an inter­na­tion­al suc­cess, and for good rea­son: there isn’t much you can’t do on this site. We real­ly enjoy the site’s forums which enable you to post ques­tions or read about oth­er peo­ple’s expe­ri­ences in a way that’s both inter­ac­tive and edu­ca­tion­al. You might even find that you have some new “mar­ried friends” when your wed­ding is fin­ished. Dou­ble dates, any­body?

9. Aisle Planner

Aisle Plan­ner includes all sorts of tools, help­ful blogs, and inspi­ra­tion, but we are most impressed with their exten­sive list of local ven­dors. Every­thing from your hon­ey­moon to your cer­e­mo­ny script can be tak­en care of through Aisle Planner’s curat­ed direc­to­ry of ven­dors. With ven­dor lists for most cities in the world, Aisle Plan­ner even makes des­ti­na­tion wed­ding plan­ning eas­i­er and less stress­ful. 

10. Google Sheets Wedding Planner

Google loy­al­ists, we’ve got your back. Don’t wor­ry about down­load­ing a new app or mak­ing a new login. The Google Suite has their own wed­ding plan­ning tool on their ever-pop­u­lar Sheets pro­gram— and it’s fan­tas­tic. Every­thing from your seat­ing chart, playlist, and day-of-sched­ule can be found here— and since it’s con­nect­ed to your Gmail account, it’ll be con­ve­nient for you to pull up what­ev­er you need, when you need it. 

11. Minted

When it’s time to order your invi­ta­tions or save-the-dates, you have plen­ty of options, but there’s a major rea­son we pre­fer Mint­ed: it fea­tures inde­pen­dent artists. Not only is this a great way to sup­port small, pri­vate­ly owned cre­ative endeav­ors and busi­ness­es, but it makes it eas­i­er to find a unique design that res­onates with you, your part­ner, and the theme of your wed­ding. Mint­ed also offers a free wed­ding web­site cre­ation tool, which makes it easy to cre­ate a land­ing site that will wow your friends and fam­i­ly.

12. Paperless Post

In the age of zero-waste efforts, many engaged cou­ples are try­ing to reduce their car­bon foot­print. For some, that means send­ing a vir­tu­al save-the-date or wed­ding invi­ta­tion. If that’s the route you’re plan­ning to take, we high­ly rec­om­mend Paper­less Post. Paper­less Post has plen­ty of amaz­ing options for e‑vites and makes details like RSVPing and guest man­age­ment a breeze. 

12. LadyMarry Wedding Planner

Are you the anx­ious type? If so, we can­not rec­om­mend Lady­Mar­ry enough. When you cre­ate an account, this genius ser­vice cre­ates an inten­sive and cus­tomized check­list for you— so you can for­get that nag­ging feel­ing that you’ve missed some­thing. Lady­Mar­ry stays on the ball so that you can focus on more impor­tant things…like find­ing the per­fect suit or dress.

14. Carats & Cake

Carats & Cake is all about inspi­ra­tion, exe­cut­ed in a prac­ti­cal and help­ful way. Engaged cou­ples can find local ven­dors and browse through real wed­ding gal­leries to see what oth­er cou­ples in the area have done. The Carat & Cake site is beau­ti­ful­ly designed, easy to nav­i­gate, and chock full of love­ly wed­ding ideas that will have you fan­ta­siz­ing about the many things you can do with your own spe­cial day.

15. The Glam App

Lots of brides find them­selves so busy plan­ning the big pic­ture details of their wed­ding that they for­get the smaller–yet important!–things like book­ing hair, make­up, and nail ser­vices. The Glam app takes care of all of that for you— in fact, they even have a spe­cial­ized bridal ser­vice. With this app, the bride, her par­ty, and even her flower girl can pre-book beau­ty appoint­ments straight to their door. That’s right, the ven­dors work­ing with the Glam app come to wher­ev­er you are, cut­ting out the stress of try­ing to cor­ral every­body to a salon or spa last minute.

16. WeddingHappy

This free app is prac­ti­cal and use­ful with­out being con­fus­ing or com­pli­cat­ed. We love that Wed­ding­Hap­py allows you to invite your grooms­men and brides­maids to your “event,” so nobody miss­es impor­tant details. We’re also solid­ly impressed by WeddingHappy’s exten­sive check­list. For­get to pay a deposit or arrange your cater­ing tast­ing? No wor­ries! When Wed­ding­Hap­py notices that you’ve missed an item on your to-do list, they send you noti­fi­ca­tions and alerts to keep you on sched­ule and on task!

17. HotelPlanner

Are some of your guests com­ing in from out of town? If so, they’re going to need a place to stay and the bur­den of find­ing accom­mo­da­tions should real­ly be on you and your partner…not on them. Many cou­ples choose one or two hotels near their venue, work­ing which each site to secure a block of rooms at a spe­cial rate. Most hotels will be hap­py to arrange a dis­count for your guests. Feel­ing phone-pho­bic? Apps like HotelPlan­ner make it sim­ple to find and coor­di­nate group rates at most major hotel chains. 

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