A difficult economy hasn’t stopped anyone from falling in love and planning a future together. And of course that means weddings haven't stopped either; however, it has made wedding planning a more budget-conscious, tech-assisted affair. Advances in technology, including smartphones and social media, are making it easier than ever to plan a beautiful wedding as an economical, do-it-yourself project. Take a look at some fun and easy ways to use your smartphone for wedding planning.
There’s an app for everything these days, and that includes wedding planning. Make that “apps” because there are a lot of them out there.
Once you have the engagement ring and the bride-to-be has said yes, it’s go time for planning a budget, creating a guest list and making a wedding checklist. Use the Wedding Wire App to organize your initial wedding plans, get ideas, talk to others and much more.
Don’t know where to begin to find someone to make your wedding cake, take the pictures or prepare the flowers? Try Wedding Wire's WedTeam app. This handy app helps you find any wedding vendors you need, provides reviews and helps you keep track of who you’ve booked.
If you’re at the very beginning of your wedding planning and want ideas, inspiration and information about what kind of wedding you want, WedStyle will help. Learn about the latest wedding trends, see photos of dresses and bouquets and get feedback on your photos to help you create your own unique wedding style.
Tech Tools Keep You Organized
It’s all in the details and even the simplest of weddings involve lots of those. Use your smartphone to keep track of everything so you don’t leave anything out. The Huffington Post outlines essential apps for brides:
- Feedly helps you subscribe to wedding and design blogs so you have visual and informational inspiration at the touch of a button.
- Cozi organizes your appointments for all things wedding-related so you won’t miss a fitting, styling or rehearsal.
- Gracious Eloise helps you quickly and easily get your thank you notes done and out to gift-givers.
Make Your Wedding Planning a Social Affair
Be sure to let your closest family and friends know about your engagement in person, and then take it social. An official Facebook announcement extends your happy news far and wide. Of course, social media announcements should be limited to people you will invite to the wedding. Create a list in your friends section titled wedding guests and post your engagement and any future announcements in this list to keep everyone up to date.
If you want to incorporate social media in your wedding, make it a part of the planning early on. Use tools like Wedding Party, which lets you and your guests put all wedding photos in one place. Ask a Tweet-savvy friend to tweet about your wedding on your behalf, and create a great hashtag to use on invitations.
Were these tips helpful to you? Do you use any of the apps mentioned, or others? Please share with us what you use, would use for your wedding planning.
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