If you’re reading this and you just got engaged, congratulations. I hope your day, either if you are a bride or a groom, is magical. To help you plan your wedding – and why not, take advantage of the technology in your hands – I tried some free apps available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android.
My Wedding Planner (free for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad with iOS 7 or later)
My Wedding Planner the first app I downloaded on my iPad, as it is very easy to use. My wedding’s blue and white interface may not be stunning, but it offers a free and useful hand at a time when you want to start planning your big day.
My Wedding Planner has a set of pointers for people who don’t know where to start, staged by months. By this, I mean a list of things you should be doing 6 and up to a month before your wedding.
The app is divided into seven sections that will help you keep track of your guests, vendors and most importantly your budget.
Bear in mind that because the app is free, My Wedding Planner displays pop-up ads that can be a little bit intrusive.
Wedding Planning Complete (free for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch with iOS 4.3 or above)
Wedding Planning Complete has a more appealing interface than My Wedding Planner. On the main screen, you can write the names of the bride and groom and add a countdown to your big day.
The app has a wide selection of tools that will help you plan your wedding. You can create a budget and a guest list, search for vendors, keep track of RSVPs and even have access to a planning guide to “have the wedding of your dreams”.
And if you should lose your device, the app has a backup feature that will keep all your ideas on the cloud.
I have to point out that the app offers some of its characteristics, like cloud syncing, through a $3.99 in-app purchase. That is not “too” bad considering it can prove a useful tool to plan your wedding.
Wedivite (free for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch with iOS 6.0 or later)
Wedivite’s name may imply the app is just for creating wedding invitations. It offers a lot more.
Yes, it enables you to create a free invitation and displays the “days left until the big day”. But you can also make guest and song lists, a guest book, and a wedding album.
Wedivite allows you to see on the web the invitation you create and invite guests through WhatsApp, Facebook or Twitter inside the app.
OneWed (available for free for iPad with iOS 5.1 or above)
OneWed is more of an “inspirational” app, as it provides ideas for things like wedding cakes, rings, and shoes.
To me, it looks like a “wedding” Pinterest where you can like photographs and share them on Facebook and Twitter (it indeed has a Pinterest button).
LadyMarry (free for smartphones and tablets with Android 4.0.3 or later)
LadyMarry is a collaborative app “powered by millions of brides and grooms”.
The pen button in the middle of the screen enables you to have notes, costs, and vendors while the “+” on the right corner works for adding tasks to your list.
And if you need help finding a photographer, stylist or florist, you can get help on the dedicated section. Regrettably, this is a US-only feature.
Wedding Planning App (available for smartphones on tablets with Android 2.3 or up)
Wedding Planning App has all the tools you need to plan a wedding. From dress ideas to vendors, guest lists to RSVP statistics, Weeding Planning App helps you stay on top of things.
And if you have a question, there is a community section with a forum to ask for help on any wedding-related topic.
Our Wedding Planner (free for smartphones and tablets with Android 3.0 or later)
Our wedding has a very basic interface. After you establish your wedding date and budget, the main screen displays four buttons.
You can either create a to-do list, a guest list, track your budget and add vendors. The budget option offers graphs and the ability to export your entire budget using Gmail and Google Drive.
Wedding Planner (free for smartphones and tablets with Android 2.2 or above)
This app is pretty basic too. On the main screen, you will find six buttons and a user guide.
You can create lists, keep a budget plan and schedule your wedding. The good thing about Wedding Planner is that you don’t have to create an account using an email or Facebook user.
What do you think of these apps? Let me know in the comment section below.