These days, it's of the utmost importance for couples to plan picture perfect weddings. On the outside, planning a wedding seems fun. But in reality, it's probably more stressful and exhausting than anything else.
Lucky for us, we live in a day and age where apps can help make everything more organized and easier to handle.
It's hard to wrap your mind around everything that needs to get done. There's the cake, the dress, your guests, the music, the flowers, etc. The list is never-ending. But there's no need to frantically run from vendor to vendor while planning a wedding when you have these free and simple apps to do some of the work for you.
Personally, I think that people put way too much effort into planning just one day of celebration and ceremony. But no matter what your dream wedding is, these free apps for planning it are here to save the day:
1. For saving money, use Qapital.
It's no secret that weddings are one of the most expensive life events you could possibly have. If your parents aren't footing the bill, paying for it requires either winning the lottery (unrealistic), robbing a bank (illegal) or saving up.
Simply stashing money away might work, but how can you make sure you keep on track with your goals? Apps like Qapital are the answer to your money saving woes. This app helps users create automatic savings so you barely even need to think about. And when you're planning a wedding, saving money is probably the last thing you want to focus on.
The more you can get off your plate, the more you can focus on the fun stuff, like getting the band you want or the venue of your dreams.
2. For "shredding for the wedding," try Fitocracy.
Getting in shape for your wedding is probably one of your top priorities. Fitocracy can help you stick to your workout regimen on the days leading up to the big day. This free app helps you track physical activity, like five-mile runs or even dancing with your besties at your bachelorette party. It's basically like having a personal trainer in your pocket.
If you need motivation, Fitocracy has you covered. You can challenge other “Fitocrats” by competing to get the best cycling, running or swimming distance.
Pre-wedding fitness should be fun, not stressful. Fitocracy is the app for you when you need that extra push, or want to closely track your daily activity until the big day.
3. For a convenient way to build a registry, use Zola Registry.
Creating a registry can be super time consuming and exhausting. Zola Registry takes a lot off your plate by letting you select gifts (and experiences) all in one place. You can select gifts for your registry by swiping right or left, like Tinder. It lets you know when a gift is purchased, and you can decide whether you want it shipped immediately or not.
One of the cool features is you can enable “group gifting” for items that are more expensive, so it's not up to just one guest to purchase the whole thing. Doing all of this digitally without having to actually go to a store makes handling a gift registry so much easier.
4. For managing all of your planning to-do lists, try WeddingHappy.
This free app helps you keep all your wedding related to-do lists in one place. When it comes to planning a wedding, there are so many moving parts. You don't want anything to fall through the cracks.
WeddingHappy builds a customized to-do list for you after entering the date of your wedding. You can see everything you need to get done right on the dashboard, all clean and organized. One of the most helpful features is being able to export and email schedules and vendor information to people who need to be in the know.
5. For wedding inspo, use Pinterest, obviously.
A wedding could literally not happen without at least a little bit of Pinterest surfing. You can find inspiration on Pinterest for just about anything from bridesmaid dresses, guest sign-in books, centerpieces and anything else you can think of. From there, you can hunt vendors down and make your dream wedding come to life.
No one will judge you for creating zillions of boards just for your special day.
When planning your wedding, you should just start with these five simple apps and not get overwhelmed. There are just as many wedding apps out there as there are types of flowers to choose from. Don't waste time searching for the perfect app forever. You know what they say,"Done is better than perfect."
You don't want the stress of planning a wedding to get to the point where it's not fun anymore. Download these apps for free today, and happy planning!