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In an age of personalized wedding websites, hashtags, and social media etiquette, more and more brides are turning to online resources to help sort through wedding planning mayhem. Whether you want help finding an ultra-designed wedding website template that reflects your style, help organizing seating arrangements, or just need a simple database to keep your guest's addresses in order—there's an app for that. To simplify your wedding planning process, we've found five apps that you should download before you plan another thing.
Just engaged? You'll need to create a gorgeous website to keep all of your wedding details in check! For $28, Appy Couple helps brides-to-be (and their grooms) seamlessly create a personalized wedding app and website in just a few easy steps. Sift through hundreds of designs, then personalize your pages with your story, photos, bridal party, and wedding logistics like travel and lodging information. Once you're done, you'll have an app and website that your family and friends can download for free. The best part? You can customize which guests see what event details (since not everyone will be invited to your bachelorette party), and guests can interact with one another before the big day! P.S. Appy couple also hosts stunning designs drawn from inspiration boards featured in Brides very own glossy pages.
This completely free (yay!) app takes the tediousness out of collecting guests' addresses for save-the-dates, invitations, and of course, thank you notes. Postable lets you create an address book where friends can fill in all of their information for you. (Read: no work required on your end!) Once that's done, you can select cards from stationery designers across the country (Rifle Paper Co. is among the mix) and, for $2 a pop, even have Postable address, stamp, and send out your cards for you—so you can focus on finding your dream dress.
If you're on the verge of a Bridezilla breakdown, consider downloading Headspace. Think of it as less of a sleek and simplified to-do list, and more of an essential tool for staying sane on your journey toward the altar. Founded by a former Buddhist monk who brought his practice back to teach everyone the benefits of meditation, with this app you'll get a daily dose of calm via a personalized meditation program that you can do anytime, anywhere. De-stress in between meetings with your wedding planner and your florist? Why not?
Worried your wedding guests will snap shots of your ceremony, dress, or reception before you're ready for the world to see them? Wedding Party aggregates guest's photos into one mega photo album on a private website, which you can sift through before they're posted onto a social media platform. Guests are also allowed to caption photos and write kind wishes. Before the big day even happens, this app is a great way to keep everyone informed. Most importantly, you'll have these memories—including never-before-seen shots from your friend's and family's perspective—for years to come!
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We couldn't write a wedding app roundup without including our very own mobile resource! Whether you want to sift through thousands of designer wedding dresses by silhouette, style, or price; browse sparkly engagement rings and wedding bands; or find the flowers, cake, and honeymoon destination of your dreams, this app gives you all of the stunning inspiration you've come to know and love from Brides, on-the-go. Oh, and you can save your favorites for later!