Thursday, July 21, 2011

Is There An App For That?

In a day and age where smart phones rule the world, it should come no surprise that almost everything you need to know when it comes to wedding planning is right at your fingertips. You may be thinking, there is no way that apps could possibly cover all the stages of plannig your wedding, but don't be too quick to draw that conclusion. Thanks to a great The Knot Texas article, we are thrilled to share with you our top five favorites in wedding planning technology.

#1 Problem: The Budget

Mint is a website that allows you to track where your money goes acting as your own personal accountant. By using Mint you can make a wedding budget to calculate what you are spending in every category of the process. This will not only help you to stay within your budget, but can also help you keep track of what still needs to be completed.

#2 Problem: The Dress
    Solution: The Knot Look Book

The Knot Look Book app allows you to search gowns of all shapes, sizes, colors and designers! It also lets you narrow down your search by price. Although we know an app can not completely replace dress store shopping, it can definitely lend a hand to cutting down the number of shops you visit. The Look Book allows you to find spcific dresses in your area by searching bridal salons in your city. This app can be a huge asset when it comes to relieving some of the stress that dress shopping creates!

#3 Problem: Gift Registry

This great tool allows you to consolidate all of your wedding registries into one! No more need to register at several different individual sites, just simply visit giftregistry360! Not only with this save you time, but your guests will appreciate the simplicity as well. They can now find all of your registry items at one place. The Knot's favorite feature (which we have to say is our favorite too) is that your smarthphone acts as your scanner gun! All you have to do is scan the bar code with your phone and GR360 locates the products and adds it to your registry list!

#4 Problem: Communication
     Solution: Dropbox
Dropbox allows you to connect with your bridal party at all times online or through your phone! Maybe you wants your bridesmaids advice on cakes or floral arrangements; no problem. With Dropbox you simply upload your idea and then your friends and family can give you immediate feedback even when they can't be with you! Men hear me out on this, you will LOVE this feature. Maybe your man is a little worn out on linen shopping, this way you can send him your idea and allow to him to veto or approve something without dragging him along!

#5 Problem: Everything
     Solution: Wedding911

The Wedding911 app is absolutely essential no matter where you are in your wedding planning process. This tool provides answers to numerous crucial questions that will arise during this process. From simply ettiquette questions like how to word your invitations to questions about the actual ceremony, Wedding 911 has the answers you need. Think you have a question that will stump the app? No chance. If you cannot fnd the answer your looking for, you have the ability to post a question on the app and receive feedback from brides across the country. This app is my personal favorite!

So whether your planning your budget or simply browsing through dress options, allow the experts and their handy apps to help guide you!

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