I’m not just a DJ, I’m a wedding DJ. This means when I meet my clients, they’ve never been more stressed. Planning a wedding is beyond difficult, and if you can’t afford a professional wedding planner to help you stay on schedule, it’s easy to get overwhelmed.
Like any good wedding DJ, I try to take as much stress off of their shoulders as possible. I take care of the entertainment, move the event along as an MC, and work with the other vendors to keep things running smoothly during the event-packed reception. Despite this, I’m still not a wedding planner. For those who can’t afford a professional wedding planner—or even those who just want to plan the wedding on your own—here is a list of some helpful apps to help you plan your big day. Some of them are basically a wedding planner in your pocket!
Wedding Planner by WeddingWire
With a 4.8-star rating and 5K reviews, this app is meant to get things done. Not only does it include a wedding checklist, wedding registry creation, and vendor directory, but this app allows you to go on 3D tours of different wedding venues. So if you want to avoid unnecessary viewing trips, this could be the app for you. Additionally, you can sync the app to your account on WeddingWire.com. With this app, you will have access to a community of other engaged couples, as well as galleries of wedding photos. With this support, it’ll be hard to run out of ideas when it comes to personalizing your wedding.
Wedding Planner by The Knot
This “all-in-one” wedding planner app will help you personalize your wedding, find venues and vendors near your, and stay on budget—which is arguably the hardest part of planning a wedding. Keeping the months leading up to your big day as stress-free as possible, this app has many features, including a wedding checklist, wedding countdown, style quiz, all-in-one registry, and guest list manager. Additionally, this app will sync with your account on theknot.com. With 4.7 stars and 2.53K reviews, this app has been tried, tested, and approved by many engaged couples before you. It’s a wedding planner in your pocket!
Zola Weddings by Zola
Zola describes itself as “the wedding company that will do anything for love…Wherever love leads you—from engagement to wedding and decorating your first home—we’re there.” With this app, Zola will definitely be there for your wedding. This app includes access to their website where you can share photos, stories, and wedding details, as well as access to registry experts that will “help you kickstart newlywed life.” The app will also help you build a wedding checklist and guest list. With a 4.8-star rating and 2.76K reviews, the Zola Weddings app is definitely a competitor when it comes to virtual help planning your wedding.
Hobnob Invitations & Text RSVP by Hobnob
This organizational app will help you make amazing invites, get “lightning fast” RSVPs, chat with guests, and see photos you didn’t take. It’s the perfect companion to any wedding—or large event really. An hour before your wedding, the app will send your guests a text with directions to the venue, as well as send event update notifications. Most importantly, the app will automatically ask all guests to share their photos from the party—no more hunting around for your favorite photo! While this app isn’t strictly for weddings, it would be a great addition to your wedding planning process. With a 4.7-star rating and 8.33K reviews, the Hobnob Invitations & Text RSVP app has been used to plan many events.
Mint: Personal Finance & Money by Intuit
The Mint personal finance app is one of the best apps out there when it comes to help you budget and organize your personal finances. With a 4.7-star rating and 234K reviews, this app has a solid reputation for helping people manage their money. The Mint app allows you to see what you’re spending, where you can save money, and stay on top of bill payment. When planning a wedding, it’s important to keep track of your spending and stick to your budget. This app will allow you to do just that—for free.
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