Top Planning Apps


For the Couple That’s Just Getting Started: Wedding Planner by The Knot (free app and website)

The Knot is one of the original wedding planning websites, and their app puts thousands of resources at your fingertips. In one spot, you can create your wedding website, add your registry and take quizzes to help you make choices that are smart for you. Enter your wedding date and The Knot provides you with a custom timeline to help you stay on track.

For the Tech-Savvy Couple: Joy (free app and website)

Joy instantly builds a wedding website that keeps your guests in the know. From a day-of schedule to a digital guestbook and RSVPs, guests will love having everything in one easy place. Joy even allows them to get custom directions or find hotels and Airbnbs in the area.

 For the DIY Planner: WeddingHappy (free app, premium features optional)

This app is like a to-do list for your entire wedding. It tracks everything you’ve still got to check off in order, showing you at-a-glance how close to “I do” you are at all times.

For Wrangling the Registry: Zola (free app and website)

Build your registry with Zola and your guests will enjoy free shipping. You’ll enjoy free returns, worry-free exchanges and 20% off registry items after the wedding date.You can register for items from a variety of brands, from airline gift cards to KitchenAid mixers to cash! You can also build a free wedding website.

For the Scrapbooker: The Guest (free app, fee for downloading photos)

Collect photos from your guests in real time without relying on everyone remembering to use a hashtag. This is a fun way to get all your guests’ pics and see your special day through their eyes.

 For the Couple That’s Gotta Do It All: Google Drive (free app suite)

Imagine having your budget spreadsheet, RSVP list, inprogress vows, rehearsal dinner slideshow and digital invitation proofs all in one place. Not only will Google Drive make it accessible 24/7 from your phone or desktop, but it you can also collaborate in real-time with your maid of honor, partner, mother-in-law, wedding planner and nosy cousin. Or, ya know, whoever.

 For Remembering to Say Thanks: Postable (website, $3.49/each)

Import your address book, fill out a heartfelt thanks and hit send. Every guest will be mailed a real card written in a “smart font” that looks like handwriting. Choose an artist-created design or upload your own design so that the cards match your invitation suite.

For Guests Who Can’t Make It: Facebook or Instagram (free app)

Livestream your wedding for guests who can’t make it on your big day! Enlist a trusted friend to set up your phone on a tripod and start a Facebook or Instagram Live recording of the ceremony.