It was the perfect moment — suddenly, he dropped down on one knee and asked the big question, "Will you marry me?"
Even if you could barely get a word out, you managed to somehow pull yourself together enough to say "yes," before sharing the excitement with all your family and friends.
But before you can both finally say "I do," there are lots of other questions that will come up during your wedding planning process. Do you want a big wedding? Do you want it in a place of worship? Who will be the best man? Will there be a honeymoon?
Getting engaged is one of the most exciting events to happen in your life. But as you start to plan your wedding, you and your fiancé(e) may become overwhelmed by your never-ending to-do list and all the decisions you will have to make.
Before you know it, you'll have paperwork stacking up from your venue, addresses of your guests everywhere, and random budget lists for just about every aspect of the wedding. Step away from the binder — you soon-to-be's can plan your weddings in an organized fashion by going digital.
Wedding planning should be fun, not stressful — so declutter, stay on top of your budget and find inspiration by downloading and using the best wedding apps out there.
Now that you are officially engaged, it's time to spread the news! Appy Couple allows you to design a website to share your love and engagement story with family and friends, as well as keep your wedding guests updated as you begin to plan your big day.
WeddingHappy, a pocket wedding planner, is one of the best organizational apps to use when planning your wedding. Even if you and your fiancé(e) intend to have a long engagement, the app will let you know when you should start doing research on a particular aspect of the wedding, such as the photographer, and when you should book a specific vendor.
Enter your wedding date and you will see a wedding day countdown. How many tasks you have completed and how many you still have to do are clearly displayed, along with a pie graph. The app tells you which task you should tackle next, and allows you to enter in all the info for each vendor. Download the app for free for iOS.
Wedding Budget Calculator
You may have dreamt of your wedding day since you were a little girl or boy, but making those dreams a reality costs money. According to the annual "Real Wedding Survey" by popular wedding site The Knot, the average cost of a wedding is $31,213. Stay on top of your wedding budget by downloading the Wedding Budget Calculator app for iOS. The app costs $2.99, but gives you a list of over 50 wedding expenses to keep in mind, allowing you to enter the amounts for despots and final payments, and helps you avoid overspending.
Android users may want to download the free Wedding Budget app, which is a basic budget log.
Setting up a wedding registry is one of the exciting things you and your fiancé(e) get to do while wedding planning. And who doesn't love to shop? This app puts a new spin on the traditional wedding registry, allowing guests to buy you two experiences and services instead of just kitchen dishes.
Free to download on iOS, Zola allows you to add a honeymoon fund or other outdoor activities to your wish list, along with traditional registry gifts. You can scan barcodes from your phone and turn on group gifting to let guests spilt the cost.
The Knot Wedding Planner
Need some inspiration? The Knot Wedding Planner gives you wedding ideas from dresses to venues and decorations, while also providing countdown, checklist and budget tools. The app syncs to your TheKnot.com account, so you can save all your wedding clippings and access them anytime.The Knot Wedding Planner is free to download for iOS and Android.
Wedding LookBook by The Knot
Possibly the most important thing for any bride-to-be is finding the perfect dress. This cookbook app from the No. 1 wedding website allows you to browse through wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, flower girl dresses and dresses for the mother of the bride for of all styles, shapes and prices. Save your favorites to show during shopping, request an appointment at your local bridal store, and browse and buy wedding day accessories. The Wedding LookBook is free to download for iOS and Android.
It's the biggest day of your life — so of course you want to capture every moment of it. WedPics is the best photo- and video-sharing app to document your special day. Invite your guests via email, text or Facebook. They get to take unlimited photos (which are private unless they use a hashtag) of the wedding and reception, so you can see all the pics and videos in one place.
You can then order the prints, share them or delete the ones you don't like. Users can also create separate albums so your engagement party, bridal party, reception and honeymoon photos are all organized. WedPics is free to download on iOS and Android.
Manage all the details that go into planning your dream day by downloading these apps — and make your wedding planning process as stress-free as possible. Happy planning!
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