A Smartphone Wedding: Apps to Plan the Big Day

If you’re one of the 4 million people who expect to get engaged on Valentine’s Day, get ready for months of planning before you walk down the aisle and say, “I do.” Today, many brides and grooms are throwing out their wedding binders full of check lists, inspiration photos and seating arrangements and turning to a favorite accessory — their smartphones — to make their wedding day dreams a reality.

According to the Real Wedding Survey, three out of five brides will use their smartphones while planning their weddings. In fact, most brides do their planning during the workday according to Wedding Wire.com. Here are a few apps to keep wedding planning a blissful experience.

The Knot Ultimate Wedding Planner, takes the place of a traditional wedding planning binder by allowing you to save, store and send all of your clippings digitally.

Budgeting can be a true challenge for many engaged couples. An app such as Wedding Budget easily tracks expenses and shows a clear budget status throughout the planning process.

To assist with reception planning, the SeatingPlanner+ app can make seating charts and import guests from your phone or Facebook contacts to create a seating arrangement that keeps all the guests (and your mother) happy. For music needs, create a playlist with Fun Wedding to keep guests dancing. Plus, encourage guests to take photos with their smartphones and upload them to your wedding site using WedPics, which creates a virtual wedding album that the bride and groom can later edit and share.

If you are a lucky recipient of a ring this Valentine’s Day, these apps can simplify the planning process to have all the wedding day details only a few clicks away.