Planning a wedding is no easy feat – but luckily, there’s a whole suite of digital wedding planning tools to help you get down the aisle!
From digital to-do lists and color generators to budget tracking and online registries, we’ve rounded up 10 of the best wedding planning apps and software tools for 2022 below.
Best App For Project Management: WedSites
We couldn’t kick off this list without mentioning our very own platform here at WedSites! The ultimate project management tool, we have everything (and we mean, everything) you need to plan your wedding in one beautiful place.
Our user-friendly platform includes a wedding website builder, digital guest list database, seating chart creator and an online wedding planner to help you streamline your to-do list. Create a master wedding checklist, set deadlines for each task, and delegate jobs to your partner or bridal party. You can even send paperless invitations and track RSVPs online with automated reminders for your guests!
Learn more about how our wedding planning software works here.
Best App For Wedding Inspiration: Pinterest
Pinterest is the OG of wedding planning inspiration, for good reason! From table centrepieces to bouquets, hairstyles and bridesmaid dresses, Pinterest is the ultimate place to find styling ideas and finesse your wedding vision.
Our tip? Set yourself up with separate “boards” for each wedding category, then create a “master” board to save your favorite pins from each one. This will help you condense all of your ideas into one cohesive theme. Your Pinterest boards can then be shared directly with your wedding vendors to help them bring your vision to life.
Along with finding visual inspiration, Pinterest is also a wealth of information for wedding planning tips and advice. Try searching for wedding vow ideas, planning checklists and suggested timelines for the day!
Best App For File Organisation: Google Drive
Keep all of your wedding admin together in one digital home with a cloud-based system like Google Drive. This free online platform is the perfect place to store things like vendor contracts, budget tracking spreadsheets, PDFs, photos and more. We’d suggest creating separate folders for each vendor to keep everything organised.
Google Drive can be easily accessed via both your desktop and mobile device, so you can browse your documents and add new files on the go – for example, during site visits and vendor meetings.
Best App For Fuss-Free Gift Registries: Amazon
From towels, bedding and linen to electronics and decor, Amazon allows you to register for just about anything you could need for your home! With a huge selection of items at different price points, free shipping for eligible items and free returns for 180 days, creating an online registry with Amazon makes it easy for guests to gift you something special.
Best App For Online Wishing Wells: Hitchd
Prefer cash in lieu of physical gifts? Hitchd is an online honeymoon registry for modern couples, allowing you to receive cash contributions and gifted experiences from your guests – from flights to AirBnB stays and guided tours.
Simply create your Hitchd registry online, choose the experiences you’d like to be gifted, and post the link on your wedding website to give your guests the heads up. Your loved ones can provide monetary donations online in a safe, secure (and classy!) way. You can even personalise your registry with cover photos, add a welcome message and choose a unique URL to give it a personal touch. Read our wedding gift registry wording examples here!
As a bonus, we’ve partnered with Hitchd to give you 30% off their one-time fee using the code “WEDSITES”. Start building your honeymoon fund with Hitchd here!
Best App For Building Your Colour Palette: PANTONE Studio
Found a photo you love on Pinterest and want to replicate it for your wedding colour scheme? Simply upload it to the PANTONE Studio app, and use the colour picker tool to find the exact colour palette match. The app will quickly extract the RGB, CMYK and Hex values which can then be shared with your stylist and stationery designer – making it super easy to build a cohesive colour palette.
Best App For Live Streaming Your Ceremony: Lovecast
Thanks to the current pandemic, virtual weddings are becoming more popular than ever. When it comes to live streaming your ceremony, Lovecast is a great user-friendly option for your guests and can be streamed using your smartphone on the day without a complicated tech setup. Simply download the Lovecast app, enter your date, and get your unique URL to share the livestream with your guests.
Their base package is free, but our friends over at Lovecast have given our readers a special 20% off their paid plans using the code “WEDSITES“!
Find everything you need to know about live streaming your wedding here.
Best App For Wedding Budget Tracking: Mint
While it’s not technically a wedding planning app, Mint is a free money management tool that can help you track your budget. The app syncs with your bank accounts and credit cards, allowing you to easily monitor your spending. You can create a wedding budget through the app and receive weekly email summaries and text reminders for upcoming payments to keep you on track.
Best App For DIY Design: Canva
Thinking about going paperless for your wedding invitations? Create your own DIY designs for free using Canva! With a range of modern templates available through the platform, you can create your own digital save the dates, wedding invitations and thank you cards – or even custom artworks and illustrations to use on your wedding website.
The standard Canva account is completely free, but if you signing up to Canva Pro you’ll unlock to some amazing add-ons which will give you access to better fonts, graphics, and even upload your own fonts and images. If you sign up from here, you’ll get a free 30-day trial of Canva Pro!
Tip: upload and send your DIY invitations via WedSites so you can easily collect RSVPs and manage your guest’s details online.
Best App For Discounts and Coupon Codes: Honey
If you’re looking to save some extra dollars, make sure you install the Honey app before purchasing anything for your wedding online! Honey is a browser extension that automatically finds and applies coupon codes at checkout. You can potentially save money on everything from shoes and bridesmaid dresses to flights and honeymoon accommodation.
Looking for more ways to streamline the wedding planning process? Read our guide on how to project manage the sh*t out of your wedding here!