Advice: Turn Your Smartphone Into Your Personal Wedding Planner

Zola Wedding App

Hey Brides and Grooms to be! Put your smartphone to work for you, as you plan your wedding! Here are some tips and great app recommendations to share with you, such as Zola, Our Wedding Planner, Trip Advisor and other helpful apps! I'm a huge fan of Trip Advisor and recommend to many for selecting destination/honeymoon locales!

Check out the suggested apps below, and let us know if you've used any of these, or might consider any!

After the excitement of a romantic proposal and gorgeous engagement ring, reality sets in. It's time to plan a wedding. Wedding planning is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that many women have dreamed of their whole lives. Yet, the process can turn from excitement to stressful in no time.
If you're in the midst of planning your dream wedding and want to avoid the stress, turn to your smartphone to help manage and organize all of your tasks with quick clicks and simple swipes.

Coordination and Communication

From bachelorette party planning to bridal shower preparation, group communication is not only necessary but inevitable. GroupMe is a free group messaging app. Like a private chat room for your small group, GroupMe connects you with your bridesmaids, family members and bachelorette party guests from the same location. You and your friends and family also can share photos and videos, like messages, send direct messages and mute notifications (for when messages are distracting at work or while driving).

Quick Note Taking

With a phablet like the Samsung Galaxy Note5, you can jot down a quick memo or make note of information whenever, wherever and without waking your phone. Forget about typing in your password and opening a note-taking app. Instead, use the S Pen to write down a vendor's contact information, wedding style inspiration or a last-minute appointment with the photographer in an instant. The S Pen is all about quick and easy access that makes your wedding planning more efficient and ensures you don't miss any details.

Guests, Vendor and Budget

Our Wedding Planner is one of the most useful apps for brides and grooms. In addition to a to-do list section, you can count on this app for organizing your guest list, managing your vendors and staying current with your budget. Mark guest statuses as "invite sent," "will be attending" or "will not be attending." Add optional vendors and allocate your expenses into categories like food and drinks, entertainment, venue and photography. You also can refer to a pie chart of your current spending for a quick visual of where you're spending the most.

Dream Honeymoon

Trip Advisor is the most trusted and used travel app. It provides you with real reviews and honest opinions by those with firsthand traveling experiences. Peruse hotel and restaurant reviews, photos and videos as research to ensure you're planning the honeymoon of your dreams. Check out all your options, compare flight prices, download maps and ask other travelers questions.
Once you've picked a destination and made appropriate reservations, rely on PackPoint, a free travel packing list organizer and planner. This app creates a packing checklist according to the length of your trip, weather and activities.

Smart Wedding Registry

Zola is one of the best digital registry resources because of its ability to build the perfect gift list. Use this site to explore top brands, home essentials, excursion ideas and experiences, such as a wine club, brew club, coffee subscription and ingredient/recipe delivery service. Its funds feature gives you the option to create a cash fund for airfare, hotel and resort, your honeymoon, charity and a down payment on a house. Unsure what to register for? Check out Zola's starter guides that have suggestions for everything from outdoor entertaining to household upgrades.


If you're like most brides-to-be, your time and money are valuable, so working out can fall down on the priority list. The Fitocracy app serves as your free virtual personal trainer that motivates you to exercise and makes it fun, especially during overwhelming wedding planning. By using the workout tracker, you can track your workouts, earn points and badges, beat quests for bonus points and unlock achievements to visualize how far you've come. Add Fitocracy to your wedding app folder as a tool for overcoming stress and looking (and feeling!) your best on your dream wedding day.