Helpful Apps for Planning Your Wedding

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Every season is wedding season, and if you’re in the process of planning for your big day it may be helpful to know that help can be found at the push of a button — on your phone!

You can throw away all of those folders, binders and wedding planner phone numbers. Now all you need is right at your fingertips. Whether you have an iPhone, iPad, Android or other, this list is sure to help you make it down the aisle in style.

My Wedding Concierge

When you think “concierge,” you think of someone that will help make your life a little easier. This little app was designed just for that purpose! It’s a wedding app and a search engine all in one. The search engine feature is great! For example, if you type in “wedding colors pink and brown,” with the click of a button you’ll be whisked away into a land of pinks and browns with photos that are sure to inspire. If you don’t know exactly what you want, a convenient little “Trends” button allows you to see what’s hot at the moment, from peacock feathers to DIY guestbooks.

Wedding Budget

If you need a straightforward budgeting app to keep track of the long list of costs, down payments, deposits and final finances — and how much money you have left for that all-important honeymoon, Wedding Budget is a great app to keep on your smartphone. It breaks down costs into categories such as bridal attire, bridal party attire, flowers, cake, photography and so on. It also offers up a nicely color-coded pie chart to show you how much money is allocated to each category.

Wedding Scan

There are a few perks to getting married besides spending the rest of your life with the man you love, and one of those perks is registering! Gone are the days when you can only go to three to five department stores and retailers. With Wedding Scan, you can register for anything anywhere. This app lets you scan any barcode from any store into your phone and create a centralized registry on WeddingScan.com. From there, your friends and family can visit the site and either order a gift from one of the countless vendors on Amazon.com or retail stores such as Target and Dillards, or choose to pick up the item later in the store itself.

Shazam

What is Shazam, you may ask ? Let’s say you’re out with the girls at a restaurant, and you hear a song that you like but you don’t know its name. Shazam it!
Shazam is a handy little app that can help you identify the name of a song, along with telling you the artist’s name, the album the song is from, lyrics, artist tour information, YouTube videos, and so on. Basically, an app that everyone should have — especially for those looking to fill up their wedding reception playlists.

Colorschemer

Here’s another app you don’t have to be planning a wedding to enjoy — but it definitely helps the pickiest of planners. Download this app, and a kaleidoscope of colors are at your fingertips. All you have to do is take a photo of an item you find and this app will show you a color scheme AND give you the Pantone number to send to your designer or wedding planner. Also, there is access to thousands of color schemes and message boards. Get social and chat with other color lovers about favorite palettes!

Facebook

Next time you update your status, why not try one of these Facebook applications to help you plan your big day?
What is Your Wedding Song? – Find out which song best suits your mood and personality. From Nat King Cole to Harry Connick Jr., answer a few questions to see which tune fits you best.
Wedding Tip of the Day – You can choose from eight different wedding tip styles that you think will help you best in planning your big day!

When the wedding pressure starts to overwhelm or you just want to play around with some fun apps, whip out your smartphone and let it help you plot and plan your perfect day!