Wedding planning can be a bit overwhelming, even for the most laidback of bride and grooms. Hiring a wedding planner can certainly help take some of the pressure off, as can delegating tasks to family and friends who have volunteered their help. But thanks to modern technology there are also quite a few handy apps and other devices that can help make wedding planning a bit more fun, and a lot less frightening. Check out some awesome, high-tech tools and tricks of the planning trade.
Streamline and Simplify
- Whether you choose to develop a wedding website or not, you should definitely set up a wedding specific email address. It can help keep all the planning details in one place you and your soon-to-be-spouse can both easily access. Plus, if you start signing up for wedding newsletters or register to try to win a free honeymoon, you probably don’t want the inevitable backlash of spam ending up in your work email!
- Most couples end up registering at two stores, or more, in an effort to make gift buying more convenient for guests that may be working with different budgets, and located all across the country. Simplify the registration process by downloading an app like WeddingScan, which allows you to register for any item at any store, simply through the use of your smart phone! Finally, no more dragging your fiancé around a home furnishing store with a price gun.
- From save-the-dates to shower invites, you’re going to be sending a lot of mail over the coming months. Make your life much easier by starting a simple spreadsheet of names, addresses, and other pertinent information. It takes a bit more time upfront but it will pay off, big time, when your aunt needs a last minute guest list for an impromptu pre-bridal shower party, and you don’t have to go scrounging through a mix of contacts, Facebook messages and old school phone books.
- While there are a number of apps and social media sites that specialize in wedding planning, limiting yourself to one or two can help make sure you don’t lose important details or decisions down the rabbit hole that the internet can sometimes be. Many brides make planning extra simple on themselves, especially if long-distance friends are involved, by simply starting a private shared board on a site like Pinterest or a closed message group on Facebook.