If you like your apps low-commitment and hassle-free, Wedding Happy is a great choice for your planning software. It doesn’t even require a login; you put in your wedding date, and it starts pulling together to-do lists, checklists, budgeting, and the works. It can integrate with your email, Facebook, and Twitter so you can keep your social world appraised of developments in your wedding planning. It also helps you visualize how much you’ve done and how much is left to do.
There’s something to be said for a simple-but-customizable app that does one basic thing but does it very well. Wedding Countdown does what it says on the box: it counts down to your wedding day. You can count it in months, days, seconds, even heartbeats if you’re so inclined. You can also make the countdown more romantic by adding a photo slideshow and music from your phone’s playlists. What is the best part? It resets the countdown on your wedding day and becomes an anniversary countdown.
These days, pretty much everyone at your wedding is going to have a camera phone, and they’re all going to be taking pictures throughout the reception (hopefully not during the ceremony). Some of those pictures will be gems that you may never get to see like candid photos of your guests using wedding sparklers or just acting goofy at their table. Unless, that is, you hit up WedPics. It lets you consolidate all the pictures anyone takes of your wedding into one place. You can organize them into albums, and even get dead-tree versions through the app.
This app won’t magically turn you into an experienced DJ fully-equipped to keep a dance floor full, but it will help organize your music and play it during the wedding and reception. You can set up playlists for each part of the day, fill it with music from your iTunes, and then all you have to do is hit “next” at the end of each playlist. Call it a music sequencing tool or a playlist--or just call it not worrying that “Who let the dogs out” is going to play as your recessional music.
While no app can write the perfect vows for you, or keep you from blushing during the best man’s toast, these apps can help cover some of the basic tasks of planning a wedding. With these choice helpers, you can stay organized before, during, and after the big day.