The Top 4 Must-Have Wedding Planning Tools
Now that you’ve said “YES!!!” to the big question, planning begins, and it can be stressful. Venues, tastings, fittings, florists, the list is endless. But, with these five tools, you can keep organized (and sane), and it’s almost as good as having a wedding planner (and a great accompaniment if you choose to have one).
This is a free service and is an efficient place to direct your friends and family. Put up photos, video, the story of how you met, links to your gift registry…you can even collect RSVPs in this centralized hub.
You probably have a list of tasks, but LadyMarry organizes the jumble into an actionable timeline and checklist. On the about page, their first line is “We are geeky, and romantic.” This app helps you become the project manager of your wedding, and you can organize and track to-dos; share it with your fiancé(e) and family/friends; and find/add vendors.
Put together the perfect color palate with this app by the iconic color company. Find all the colors in 15 guides; receive suggestions on color harmonies, values, and cross references; extract colors you love from images and your phone camera; and mix and test them all out. Color is a very powerful tool in any context, and it can be a strong guiding scheme while you’re planning other aspects of your wedding.
If you want fun (elegant, cool, but always personal) invitations, head to Paperless Post. For the environmentally-conscious, send these electronically. They’ve got collaborations with the likes of Brock Collection, Sugar Paper, and Anthropologie. And if you’re still into the good old-fashioned paper, you can find Paperless Post’s collection at Paper Source.