Best Apps For a DIY Wedding Planning

Image by Gonzalo Baeza on FlickrGone are the days of traditional, cookie-cutter weddings. Couples today are infusing their celebrations with personal touches, and they are not relying on wedding planners to do it. Instead, they are opting to save money and take active roles in their weddings by taking the do-it-yourself (DIY) route. Thanks to apps like these, DIY-ing a wedding is easier than ever before.

Getting Started

Appy Couple

When it comes to interactive and detailed wedding apps, this one takes the cake. The easy-to-use app makes it easy to inform guests about directions, news and wedding events. Also included are custom polls, messages, virtual champagnes toasts, picture uploading and even an e-introduction to the bridal party.

Make Your Wedding

Only available for the iPhone and iPad, this app is loaded with step-by-step DIY ideas and projects. Instructional videos guide couples through party planning from start to finish, and expert tips are provided by a former editor for the incomparable Martha Stewart Weddings.

Attire

Tie Right

This ingenious app teaches groomsmen how to tie the knot, literally. Two views show the men exactly how to tie the half-Windsor knot, a bow-tie, the Pratt knot and more of the most popular necktie knots.

Wedding Dress Look Book

Many brides spend hours envisioning their perfect dress, and this app makes it easier to find it. Made by The Knot for the iPhone, the app makes it easy to browse hundreds of wedding dresses according to price, style and shape. If you fall in love with one, the app will even tell you which salons carry it.

Image Credit: Edgar Barany

Hair

UpDo Styles

From the romantic to the trendy, this app has an extensive library of hairstyles to show to your stylist or talented friend. The multiple views ensure you will look great from any angle.

Makeup

Carmindy

Instead of paying hundreds of dollars to an expert to do your wedding day makeup, download this app to learn how to do your own like a pro.

Timeline

Projects

Perfect for busy couples, this app tells you where you need to be and when. Use it to keep track of vendor meetings, tastings, timelines for DIY projects, fittings and more. You can even prioritize your schedule and share it with your wedding party.

Fitness

Stacy's Boot Camp

If a personal trainer is not in the wedding budget, this app is the next best thing. Made by a master trainer, Stacy's Boot Camp includes step-by-step videos that will get you into shape for the big day.

Music

Weddings Songs Planner

No matter where you are planning your wedding, from California to Palm Beach wedding music is an important part of your celebration. A professional DJ made this app, which includes 1,000 song suggestions for weddings. You can preview the tunes, share them with friends and select songs by category, including cake cutting, last songs, grand entrances, unity candle music and more.

 

Author Bio:

Derek enjoys blogging about wedding trends and tips. When he is not blogging, he enjoys working for a Palm Beach Wedding Music company.

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