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Useful apps before you say “I do”

Weddings are surreal in a bravura sort of way. Planning one is not easy though. However, with the amount of technologyido1 today, planning a wedding has become a little more convenient. Instead of purchasing wedding-related magazines, the only thing the lucky couple would probably need is the reliable Google Chrome and perhaps a few more apps to get through their wedding preparations.

Weddings are surreal in a bravura sort of way. Planning one is not easy though. However, with the amount of technology today, planning a wedding has become a little more convenient. Instead of purchasing wedding-related magazines, the only thing the lucky couple would probably need is the reliable Google Chrome and perhaps a few more apps to get through their wedding preparations.

WeddingHappy

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This is an iOS app that helps with budgeting. This app lists down wedding details, such as the venue and the dress. It keeps track of your must do tasks, like look for a photographer or church. It also shows the percentage of how much of your preparation has been completed. Having this app gets rid of the need to carry notebooks and laptops around.

Appy Couple

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This app is supported by both iOS and Android. It’s essentially a website where the bride and groom could post photos and tell their story. Only their guests can access and see all the details of the “big day”.  Guests can also make their RSVPs in this app.

Zola

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It is a longstanding tradition in the country, or even in other parts of the world, that guests bring in large boxes as wedding gifts—which are most often than not made up of appliances. These days though, some couple prefer to receive cash or they specify what they need. The Zola is a free iOS app where couples can post wish lists–it may be for a honeymoon or perhaps an apartment fund. By providing a wish list, guests won’t go crazy thinking about the perfect gift for the lucky couple.

Wedding Party

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These days guests take photos of the wedding and post it in social network sites with the couple’s designed hashtag.  This is to better collate images of the couple’s memorable day. If you’re not into sharing images about yourself and the party with half of the people you don’t even know, Wedding Party is an iOS app that creates a timeline for the whole event. With the app, guests will be able to post pictures privately and the couple will be able to collect them conveniently. However, this app is designed only for Apple users.

Jawbone UP3

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Wearable devices are not out of the equation. The bride and groom should make sure that their gown or suit would fit them perfectly. One of the recommended wearables is the Jawbone UP3. It is a wearable that collects health data, such as steps taken and calories burned.  This would definitely keep the couple on their toes. Consider it a personal investment for a healthy mind and body before and even after the wedding.

E-Invites

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E-invites was a thing a few years back before everyone started going “retro” again. But that doesn’t mean e-invites aren’t viable options. There is a large pool of freelance photoshop experts that can design your e-invite based on your style. Even OLX and Facebook cater lists of freelance graphic designers. Just be careful who you contact. Some may not be suited for your style. It’s just a matter of investing hours in finding the right one.

TripIt/Trip Advisor/Airbnb

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This one needs no explanation. Obviously, after the wedding comes the honeymoon. It’s always advisable to check apps and websites such as TripIt and Trip Advisor to scout for vacation areas and hotels they can spend time in. Airbnb is a nice alternative for budget or unique check-ins. If you’re not familiar with Airbnb, it’s an app that searches places for you to stay set up by registered home owners. From simple houses to windmills-turned-residential homes, Airbnb will show you all the unique spots to stay.

Wedding Countdown

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I know, of all the apps listed here, Wedding Countdown, would be the least needed item for a wedding. It does add some fun and excitement though during the wait. As the name suggests, this app counts the months, days, hours, minutes, and seconds, until the “big day”. The couple can customize it with their favorite photos and songs in the phone.

TheKnot/Pinterest

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This app is for the bride. TheKnot is an app that shows wedding dresses and where to buy them. The bride will be able to view a lot of gorgeous wedding gowns to which she can show her own wedding designer. Pinterest is a nice alternative too.

There are many more creative ways to make a lush wedding. Drones, action cameras, 3D printers—which is becoming more and more of a thing. Live streams may sound like a crazy idea; but if you’ve got relatives abroad who won’t be able to make it, setting up a Skype or Periscope during the event shouldn’t be too much of a hassle. Technology has definitely paved a way to make things more convenient.