The best apps for wedding planning revealed

You may have just pulled off the perfect Christmas proposal, but that’s just the start of your planning adventure!

Whether you’ve set a date for the future or are looking to say “I do” sooner rather than later, putting those proposal planning skills to good use on an even bigger project is the key to making your, and your partner’s, wedding dreams come true.

There’s an app for everything these days, so it should come as no surprise that technology could play a vital role in the planning of your special day.

Wedding planning apps are more interactive and sophisticated than ever. As well as helping you to take control of every aspect of your wedding day with checklists, timelines and other handy planning tools, the best apps provide endless inspiration.

There are tons of wedding planning apps out there. Here’s our rundown of the best in the business so you can get on with planning your big day to perfection.


The Hitched app offers the ultimate wedding planning tool for couples with varying tastes and budgets.

With the Hitched app, everything you need is in the palm of your hand, with their planning tools and supplier address book enabling you to plan your wedding and find the vendors to make it happen.

The Hitched app provides lots of wedding ideas and inspiration. Whilst its range of forums – which gives you access to a huge community of other engaged or just married couples – provides you with the means to ask questions and get answers to make the wedding planning process as stress-free, enjoyable and special as it should be.


With praise from The New York Times, BBC, Vogue, Elle, Metro and Stylist, the Bridebook app certainly comes highly recommended.

Their checklist, budgeting and shortlisting features ensure a simple, seamless journey to the altar. But it’s the app’s guest listing capabilities that unlock the biggest advantage.

For different save the date ideas and tech-savvy wedding invitations, the Bridebook app is the one for you. On the app, you can send, track and manage your invites and RSVPs in one place and completely digitally.

You can even create gift lists for your guests to ensure you receive everything you want on your wedding day.

Guides for Brides

Another free wedding planning app that will make a difference to your wedding day is Guides for Brides.

The app is an easy to use extension of their already hugely popular online wedding planner. On the app, you can access their industry-leading wedding directory, set your wedding budget, use their ultimate wedding checklist, manage your wedding guest list (including their RSVP confirmation, contact information and dietary requirements), and plan your wedding tables.


The Joy app is a thoughtful and personal wedding planner that will come in handy as you approach your wedding day and long after.

Like our previously mentioned apps, it allows you to plan and manage information all in one place. Via the app, you can also send last-minute updates to your guests to ensure your wedding day goes to plan.

After your wedding day, there’s another in-app feature that is certain to be applauded by just married couples and their guests. We’ll let Joy explain more:

“A wedding app like Joy allows you to collect your guests’ wedding photos—before, during, and after your special day. When guests have your wedding app on their smartphones, you won’t miss any moment. With a few clicks, guests can upload their favorite candid shots. And after the celebration, you’ll get to experience your wedding from hundreds of points of view.”

Planning your wedding and enjoying your big day without a hitch is no doubt easier with a little help from technology. So, what are you waiting for? Download and start planning today!

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