With the rise of the Internet of Things, having to plan, prepare and execute for your big day isn’t as stressful as it was then. Planning and arranging everything beforehand can take over your life for a while but with the help of numerous apps; sourcing and acquiring wedding essentials makes everything even more convenient, accessible and a lot more enjoyable.
Being a bride myself, these are the resources that made all the planning easy-breezy (me as a bridechilla and a happy groom!)
No doubt, every girl in this world has a Pinterest which they resort to for that dreamy wedding (I’ve had mine since 2010). I suggest for you to create different folders and dump everything that you fancy to help you sort out your ideas towards finalizing and ironing out the theme in the process.
Once you’ve re-visited and somehow sorted out the theme from your Pinterest. You may come up with a vision board and put together details in one frame to give you a quick reference on how you’d want everything to visually look like. Also, this will help you describe your dream wedding to the coordination and insourcing of suppliers.
3. LAZADA / SHOPEE
Sourcing can definitely take all your time but if you’ve got visual references in place, online shopping will make an enjoyable experience. Not to forget, you’ll be able to shop wisely with discounts. Just don’t forget to read reviews and be mindful of the delivery dates.
4. INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK
There are some suppliers who showcase their works on Instagram, tagged by other brides. Having direct contact with suppliers also gives you the chance to thoroughly converse, interview, negotiate and check on timelines. Most of the time, having direct contact with the suppliers also allows you to brainstorm to align with your vision.
As a WordPress and lead pages user, I find WIX as an easy go-to platform to use for my wedding needs as they have wedding templates and RSVP capabilities. If you’re someone who wants to cut down costs from spending so much on paper invites (and having to deliver them); having a website to cascade all important information is a great tool for your guests. And, you may also link hotel suggestions to its respective booking system for easy reference and booking convenience for their accommodation.
You may have some invitations which you’d want to hand-deliver to your guests or entourage. Lalamove has the capability to book several addresses to make sure your invites reached their homes and may also transport suppliers items sent to you within the day.
This app offers a customizable wedding checklist to prepare you for the big day. It organizes all movement in place, mindful of every task, budget and guest list. You can easily organize things with your spouse, wedding planner through the app, too.
8. GOOGLE DRIVE
If your wedding planner is still quite traditional and is into excel sheets, google drives allow you to have all files (contracts, files, photos etc) all in one folder – provided you get to have them all saved for everyone’s easy reference.
9. VIBER and FB MESSENGER
Most suppliers use these messenger apps as a communication tool to reach out to clients and for you to exchange files or images; messengers are also great to keep your entourage and coordinator all in one place to send out reminders, brainstorm ideas and update them on the progress of your wedding preparations.
At the end of the day, you’ll need to clear your head and stay sane.
It’s important to take a break from wedding planning and keep you at your best. Headspace is a meditation app that will teach you to meditate and then remind you to take regular breaks from the chaos.
There are more apps that can help you before you can make your way down the aisle, but, who else is going to do all the planning, right? Yes, the wedding coordinator can help you put things together but you as a couple are the core of the entire wedding ceremony. It’s your union.
May these apps help you. It’s a big task but help is right at your fingertips. The best part about these wedding apps and websites? They’re all free.