Friday, June 3, 2011

Wedding Apps: Planning your Wedding the "Smart" Way

It is hard to keep track of everything you need for the perfect wedding: planning and organizing the guest lists, date and venue reservations, color palettes and of course the search for the wedding dress of your dreams! There is so much to be done, but only one time to get it right. Need a little help? There's an app for that...

With today's technological advances, there is just about an app for everything on your smart phone. You no longer need to lug around a chunky wedding binder, but simply reach out for your smart phone. Gracious Bridal is here to introduce a few apps you might find helpful.

Inspiration: Picking out a theme and ideal color scheme is one of the first steps to planning your wedding. But with thousands of color choices, it can be hard to develop a pleasing color palette.

Color Toy: You can first generate a key color (using the "Inspire" feature) and then match complementary shades that go with it.
Save the color palette and pull out your smart phone when shopping for supplies like napkins and flowers.

Cost: Available on the iPhone for $2.99 but a free online flash version is available here.

Finding the perfect dress: Need we say more? Every bride is on the search for that perfect dress, but with hundreds of designers and thousands of dresses to choose from, it can be time consuming looking through hanger after hanger for a dress. Thankfully, a few apps are available to make shopping little easier.

BRIDES Wedding genius: You can search through thousands of current wedding gowns and refine your search by designer, price, size and more. The app also locates a store that carries the dress near you. You may also browse through hundreds of jewelry selections and honeymoon destination.

Cost: Available on the iPhone for free, a $2.99 upgrade gives you access to
the "binder" feature
  • The binder feature includes extra help with managing your "to-do" lists, assigning tasks to friends and family, sending automatic reminders and even providing you with expert advice.
Wedding dress look book: Look through hundreds of new wedding dress photos, and get suggested wedding dress search results based on your body type, wedding style, and personality. There is also access to wedding dress shopping tips, glossaries and much more.

Cost: Available on the iP
hone for free and will soon be made available for Androids.

Finding the perfect ring: This app is not only for brides, but for marriage proposers who have only one chance to get the proposal right.

Tiffany ring finder: This unique app helps brides or fiance's-to-be find the perfect Tiffany diamond engagement ring. There is a wide collection of styles, shape, metals and designs to browse through. You may save or share your favorites via e-mail, Facebook or Twitter. The best feature is the Ring sizer, that helps proposers determine the perfect ring size by placing an actual ring on the screen and align it with a circle in the guide.

Cost: Available on the iPhone for free

Help!: Don't know who to go to when you have a last minute question about how long the musical prelude should take place? Wedding 911 has immediate answers for questions like that.

Wedding 911: This app helps brides with any questions about wedding ceremonies. You can post your questions and instantly get answers from other brides-to-be. Brides can also scroll the 150 frequently asked questions and get answers from experts.

Cost: Available on the iPhone for free and will soon be made available for Androids.

Equipped with help from your smart phone apps, planning your wedding can be made a lot easier!

1 comment:

  1. wedding app is a very good planning to purchase for gift to wedding cuples. really it's the best way.