We know wedding planning can seem like a daunting task, but don’t worry – there are plenty of digital tools to help you through the journey. From budget tracking to photo sharing, you can find an app for almost anything you need to plan a stress-free celebration.
Whether you’re looking for an app to help you manage your task list, source inspiration, or build the perfect wedding website, we’re here to help. Read on as we round up 8 of the best wedding planning websites and apps for couples in 2023!
For Building a Beautiful Wedding Website: WedSites
We’ve made guest communication simple with our personalized wedding website builder here at WedSites. Choose from our modern suite of wedding website templates, then use our drag-and-drop website builder to change fonts and colors, add and remove pages, upload photos, answer guest FAQs and much, much more.
The best part? You can also track RSVPs online via your wedding website and keep all of your guest’s details stored in one digital place. Read our guide on building a beautiful wedding website in 6 simple steps here!
For Sourcing Inspiration: Pinterest
You can’t beat Pinterest when it comes to sourcing inspiration for your wedding day. From unique wedding cakes to bridal hair and makeup, Pinterest is the OG for finding new and creative ideas.
The platform is completely free and can be used to bring your entire wedding theme and vision together. You can search for specific ideas, create dedicated boards for different categories, and even invite people to collaborate. The website also has a mobile app, so you can hunt for inspiration anywhere, anytime.
For an Effortless Online Registry: Hitchd
Not keen on a traditional gift registry? Hitchd is an online registry that allows you to receive cash funds, charity donations and honeymoon contributions from guests in a safe, secure way.
Simply use your online registry to choose the experiences you’d like to be gifted (think: airplane tickets, spa treatments or Airbnb stays!) and share your registry link with guests via your wedding website. The website also allows you to customize the look and feel of your registry, and even send digital thank you cards for a personal touch.
Lucky for you, Hitchd has generously offered WedSites a special deal where you can get 30% off any of their paid plans by using the code “WEDSITES” at check out!
For Designing DIY Stationery: Canva
From invitations to place cards and mood boards, Canva is a free platform that allows you to create DIY designs for your wedding. You can build your own designs from scratch, or choose from the wide range of templates available on the platform.
By upgrading to Canva Pro, you can also upload your own fonts and have greater access to graphics and other design features. Want to go paperless for your wedding? Simply download your invitations and RSVP cards, then use a digital platform like WedSites to send them out to your guest list in the click of a button.
For Finding Group Accommodation: Hotel Planner
If you’re planning a destination wedding, Hotel Planner is a great resource for finding the best group hotel rates. Simply input your chosen destination and travel dates, and the website will provide you with a range of competitive quotes as hotels bid for your group booking.
Once you’ve secured a hotel block, you can share the details with loved ones via your wedding website. Read our guide to wedding guest accommodation etiquette here.
For Managing Your Wedding Budget: Mint
Create a comprehensive wedding budget and track your spending online with Mint. This clever app syncs with your bank accounts, so you can easily monitor where your money is going. You can also use the app to schedule upcoming payments (for example: vendor invoices) and set text reminders to keep you on track.
For Group Photo Sharing: Google Drive
Looking for an easy way to collect photos from guests after the day? Google Drive is the answer! Simply create a new folder and generate a unique sharing URL for your guests. You can then send this private link out to your loved ones, and encourage them to upload their photos and videos directly to the shared folder. You can also use this method for sharing your professional wedding photos with guests after the day, too.
For Wedding Planning Support: WedSites
Yes, we’re sneaking back into this list again with our digital wedding planner here at WedSites! Not just a wedding website builder, our online wedding planner has everything you need to project manage your wedding. Create a digital checklist of tasks (with automated reminders to keep you on track), build your wedding runsheet, and use our drag-and-drop seating chart tool to map out the perfect floor plan.
Learn more about our digital wedding planning tools here, or sign up for your free account to get started!