App-ily Ever After
My fiancé and I are in the throes of planning a Summer 2013 wedding. I spend free evenings checking out local wedding vendor blogs, building our wedding website and scouring Pinterest for inspiration, and often find myself wondering: how did people plan these things before the internet?
But even I am doing things a bit the old-fashioned way it seems. Today’s brides are turning to mobile apps to help them do everything from creating a color palette to figuring out who’s going to sit next to Great Aunt Pearl at dinner. Here are just a few of the mobile tools that brides and grooms can put on the iPhones before saying “I do.”
It’s the rehearsal dinner and you just realized you don’t know how everyone should be lined up. The Knot’s Wedding 911 app is a hub where brides-to-be can get their most pressing questions instantly answered by those in the know in order to avoid a premarital meltdown.
If people look bewildered every time you tell them your colors are persimmon and robin egg blue, you might want to try the myPANTONE™ Wedding and Events. This app lets brides create and share the color styleboard for their big day, helping their palette-challenged friends and family members understand their vision.
There was a time when having disposable cameras on every table was a perfectly acceptable (and fun) way to get your guests in on the wedding photography. Now guests can download mobile software like Our Wedding App and upload pictures directly into a designated photo album for your wedding. So even if you are talking to Dad’s work friends at table 7, you won’t miss crazy Great Aunt Pearl doing the electric slide.
Better yet, just create your own official wedding app to guide guests through your special day. Like Our Wedding App, Appy Couple lets guests upload pictures to a shared album. But it also helps guests find your venue, remember when the cocktail hour starts, find a nearby diner after the event and so much more. This app is still in beta testing, but is set to hit the market this fall. I’m eagerly waiting on an invitation, so when people ask us all about the wedding, I can tell them “there’s an app for that.”