5 Essential Apps for the Modern Bride


He pops the question, you say yes, and just like that – you’re engaged! Now comes the hard part. From creating and maintaining a guest list, to deciding on every little detail, to finding the best vendors for you and your venue – there’s a reason people get paid for this! But luckily, smartphone apps can take your wedding planning from a hectic nightmare, to something simple, seamless, and fun!

Here are five outstanding apps to help keep you sane from “Yes!” to “I do.”

For finding your perfect dress…


Pronovias App via pronovias.com

Pronovias App via pronovias.com


This free app, developed by the globally renowned bridal firm of the same name, allows you to browse thousands of bridal and cocktails dresses, create a personalized lookbook of your favorite gowns, and sync with your calendar for seamless wedding planning.  Then, head down to their stunning NYC flagship store on East 52nd Street to try on your selected gowns in a private space with an expert personal stylist.

For mastering your wedding website…

Appy Couple

Appy Couple App via howheasked.com

Appy Couple App via howheasked.com


You want a wedding website that keeps your guests informed and at ease, lets them know exactly what to expect, and gets them excited to celebrate!  For those who are less than tech-savvy, the idea of building a website can be quite intimidating.

Enter Appy Couple, the super slick app that will guide you through the development process seamlessly, while giving you total creative control over the look and functions of your personalized website and wedding app.  Travel, accommodation, specialized group chats, in-app RSVP, registry, and beautiful photo albums – this app truly has it all.

Appy Couple starts at $39, with a Premium package that unlocks additional features for $89.

For tracking your tasks and budget…

Wedding Happy

For all you obsessive list-makers out there, this is the app for you.  With a clean, simple, and all-around practical design, this app has all the essentials for keeping track of tasks to do, vendors to hire, invites to send out, and every penny spent.  Collaborate with your partner to sync contacts, exchange task assignments, and track everything in a calendar.  Plus, Wedding Happy works everywhere, with or without WiFi, so you can plan on the go.

Wedding Happy via weddinghappy.com

Wedding Happy via weddinghappy.com


For receiving exactly what you wanted…

Zola Wedding Registry

Zola App via zola.com

Zola App via zola.com


We all know how impersonal it can feel to browse traditional registries.  When you’re working under one brand and one brand only, your options and your guests’ options for gifting something that expresses their congratulations are limited.  Well, Zola is here to change the game.  With personalized registries that allow you to express your taste across multiple brands, experiences, and cash funds, building your registry has never been more fun.  Zola also allows your guests to group-gift, so multiple friends can pitch in for pricier gifts or trips.  You’ll be alerted by mobile immediately, so you can accept, exchange, or hold on shipping ’till you’re ready to receive.

For capturing every moment…

Wedding Party

Wedding Party App via apracticalwedding.com

Wedding Party App via apracticalwedding.com


It’s never fun nudging your friends and family to send you their pictures of your special day. Mobile or email? Dropbox or Drive? Facebook or Instagram? Wedding Party is here to do the work for you.  From your engagement party to your wedding day, with the click of a button you and your loved one’s photos are collected and organized into beautiful, seamless albums.  There’s even a mobile photo booth feature, that lets you and your friends create adorable strips and gifs and share them directly to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or by private message.



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