As a bride to be in the 21st century, it can be pretty easy to find suppliers, inspiration and actually book aspects of your wedding, without having to venture and trawl the town centre. With the rise of things such as wedding websites to collate all those RSVPs, sites such as http://yourdiamondguru.com/reviews/blue-nile/ to help you source the perfect engagement ring and https://www.hitched.co.uk/wedding-dresses/ to help you hunt down the dress, and of course, where would we be without Pinterest to plan invites and table decorations?
In fact, you can plan your entire wedding from your smartphone screen – and save lots of money in the process. These are the apps that every bride to be needs to know about and has helped me massively throughout the planning process.
Wedding invitations can be one expense that most of us wouldn’t mind saving on. We want a well-designed invitation that will delight guests and give them a taste of what’s to come, but design and print costs to have save the dates and then full invitations produced can be significant.
If you’re the creative type, take a look at Canva, an app that brings great design and customisation to your fingertips? Here you will find beautifully designed, customisable templates for everything from the menu to the thank you cards. Most assets are completely free and the app is very easy to use, letting you create professional looking graphics quickly. Then just print with the printer of your choice, or send out digitally if you prefer.
Fancy some video memories of your big day, but don’t want to pay for a videographer? As every guest these days comes armed with a smartphone, why not make the most of that and create a wedding video from footage shot by friends and family? Your guests submit video and pictures taken throughout the day, and the WeddingMix team then provide the professional editing to turn it into something you’ll love – at a much lower cost than hiring a wedding videographer. They’ll even produce a highlights video for your Insta feed!
If you find the admin of booking a multi-destination honeymoon trip a source of stress, TripIt can help you plan the ideal post-wedding getaway. Set up an account, and simply forward all your hotel, flight, car rental and restaurant confirmations on to the app’s email address. They’ll then be pulled into a smart travel itinerary for you that you can even access when you’re offline.
This is a good-send for us since we are heading to Koh Samui and Singapore for our honeymoon!
Do you sometimes feel like there’s so much planning to do, you need a personal assistant? Mezi could well be the answer to all your wedding woes! A shopping focused personal assistant app, it can really support you at a time when there are a lot of things to shop for. Whether you need to source tealight holders or find that perfect gift for your bridesmaids, Mezi can help. You answer a few questions, put in some information, and it does all the legwork of searching thousands of sites for you to help you find the best options. This can save you time, money and stress. You can even use the app to source honeymoon locations, hotel deals and that new luggage set you’ve been eyeing up for your getaway!
These apps have been hugely helpful in the planning process and have certainly put my mind at ease in the final weeks! I would highly recommend them to any bride-to-be wanting to save some pennies.
Do you have any apps or websites that should be added to this list?
As always, let me know in the comment section below!