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Online tools we love for wedding planning

Wedding planning? There’s an app for that—in fact, there a quite a few digital ways to take the stress out of keeping track of your vendors, creating your registry and finding an invite that’s as unique as your relationship. Check out a few of our favorites:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wedding Wire. This website and app offers so many useful functions, you might actually breathe a sigh of a relief. You’ll find info and reviews on local venues and vendors and forums on wedding etiquette, DIYs, honeymoons and much, much more. But perhaps most useful are the planning tools: Design a free wedding website that’s mobile and tablet friendly, make a personalized wedding check list and create a budget that allows you to track your spending and set up payment schedules. The site also lets you manage the guest list, experiment with seating charts and generate a color palette based on your tastes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WeddingHappy. The WeddingHappy app, available for Apple devices, puts planning in the palm of your hand. Its simple, intuitive design features a wedding countdown clock and lets you build a to-do list, sort tasks by type or date and manage vendor payments. Best of all, you can stayed connected with your fiancé, BFF or mom by sharing all the details via the app to ensure everyone is on the same page and you get down the aisle with as few crises as possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minted. Whatever your wedding aesthetic, you’ll find fitting engagement announcements, thank you notes and everything in between on Minted. The company’s community of independent artists submit designs, then you can personalize your favorite’s silhouette, color, paper and more. Your designer will provide you with unlimited rounds of proofs and custom envelopes and recipient addressing are included. Not sure where to start? Get a free wedding planning sample kit that includes a curated mix of options, plus swatches of Minted’s premium paper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zola. Gone are the days of walking around the department store with a scanner gun. For a thoroughly modern registry experience, look no further than Zola. The platform lets you choose items from more than 450 beloved and up-and-coming brands and pull in gifts from any other website. Want some help paying for your honeymoon airfare in addition to those stemless wine glasses? Create customized cash funds to list alongside gifts. And thank you notes are a breeze with the ability to export a list of who got you what when.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HitchSwitch. OK, so technically HitchSwitch comes in handy after you say “I do,” but trust us, you’ll still need a little help after the wedding—especially when it comes to changing your name. For $29, HitchSwith provides you with completed name change forms, so you can easily print, sign and send in everything at your convenience. Bonus: A portion of the proceeds from each HitchSwitch transaction is donated to breast and ovarian cancer research and autism programming for children. We’re such big fans, we have a link on our site—just click “Name Change” in the upper right corner to get started.

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