9 Wedding-Planning Apps & Websites to Take Your Day From Trendy to Trending
So you're always on your phone—so is everyone else. And now that you're engaged, you're probably logging even more screen time. Hello, you have to scour sites for wedding inspo and keep your wedding website up-to-date. Everything is going digital these days, which is why wedding websites and hashtags are huge in the wedding world. And if you already have your website up and your hashtag trending, why stop there? Wedding apps promise to keep you organized and on task during wedding planning, whether you're picking flowers, coordinating seating, or creating playlists. We compiled our favorite apps and sites that actually work well and help streamline the process. Take your wedding to new tech heights with these nine fresh tools that make prepping and celebrating a byte easier. Go on, find out how to take your big day from trendy to trending ... You know, technically speaking.
The Bouqs Company
For $500 and up, you can buy flowers sourced from sustainable farms—à la carte or in curated wedding collections—and do your own arranging (saving lots of cash in the process) by using The Bouqs Company. If you want to support the business model without the hands-on work, try the company's Artisan Floral collections, custom arrangements by florists across the country.
Hate to see flowers tossed after just a few hours? This online service, with the help of participating local florists, connects couples so the same flower arrangements can grace two weddings. Savings all around! Bloomerent is available in 13 states and expanding fast.
Want the chicest threads for engagement to honeymoon but you're short on time? PS Dept., the personal-shopping app, finds accessories, shoes, and clothes in your size and budget—even those hard-to-find pieces—and all you pay is a (discretionary) gratuity. Launching soon is a text and email-based concierge service: For a small fee, you can send requests directly to your personal shopper on the fly.
If you haven't tapped into the services of TaskRabbit's approved "taskers" yet, your wedding is a great time to try. They can help you cross items off your to-do list—even the same day. Brides have used the app-based service to get help with addressing and stuffing envelopes, picking up pizza for an after-party, flipping a venue from ceremony to reception, and much more—all for a rate that's agreed upon in advance.
Another tried-and-true app, Evernote can be a bride's best friend. House ideas, tasks, images, spreadsheets, and more in a "notebook"—then choose which ones to share with others, all for free.
The newest version of this free DJ app mimics professional-grade turntables and holds more than 50 million tracks and 20 DJ effects. You can tap a friend to deejay your party without compromising sound quality or personality. All you'll need to rent is speakers.
Your guests can live-broadcast video from your wedding via this free Twitter-owned app. A boon for absent loved ones, it's as close as they can get to actually being there. Plus, you can save the streams to your camera roll and relive the memories later.
Upload personal photos right from your phone into one of this app's wedding-specific designs, then send custom five-by-seven-inch thank-you postcards via mail for $2 ($2.99 internationally). If you want to be fancy, you can upgrade to Premium for thicker card stock and stamped envelopes.