What are event planning apps?
For anyone new to event planning (or who hasn’t had to do it for a long time), you might be amazed at the variety of event planning apps that are now available to help make planning, creating, organizing, and pulling off an event much easier than it used to be. Consider the old days of event planning. You had to send out paper invites and collect paper RSVPs. Track your guest list and create seating charts on paper. Send out paper thank you notes. You had to track a budget with a calculator. Ugh, does anyone really miss those days?
Fortunately, these days event planning apps can make all of those steps a breeze. From online invitation and RSVP sites, to apps for budgeting and scheduling the different parts of the planning process, event planning apps have made organizing your big day much, much easier. Good event planning apps can help you save money, save your time, or even save yourself from awkward situations! So, whether your wedding is your first big event planning experience, or you’ve been doing it for years and are simply looking for some new tools to make the process more streamlined, we’ve gathered some of our favorite event planning apps for you to use as you put together the ceremony and reception of your dreams.
Mint – Create an event budget you can stick to
One thing every engaged couple learns is that the costs of a wedding can accumulate quickly. Everyone expects some big expenses, like the venue or the caterer. However, it is the small costs of a wedding that can add up quickly. Before you know it, all those different decorations and small costs have blown your budget away.
Fortunately, there are some great budgeting apps that can help you stay on top of your wedding costs and keep track of your expenses in real-time and on the go. Our favorite is Mint, which is one of the most popular budgeting apps out there. From Mint’s ability to integrate with your bank accounts, to creating custom warnings and notifications to let you know when you are approaching or exceeding your budget in a specific area, an app like Mint can be the nagging voice in your ear that ensures you save money for everything on your wedding wish list.
RSVPify – Everything you need to manage your guest list
From seating charts to invitations, RSVPs to table cards, the amount of paper you used to need for a wedding was stunning. Not only that, but changing a seating chart often required page upon page of legal pads. But now, not only can you move the entire process to your mobile phone, you can also send out invites, collect RSVPs, create seating charts, send out email reminders, and even organize secondary events like the rehearsal dinner or post-wedding brunch, all from the same easy app. Enter RSVPify, which has been revolutionizing wedding planning for years now.
A one-stop shop sure to save any engaged couple countless hours and headaches, RSVPify’s event registration allows users to handle all of these different elements of wedding planning in one simple place. With a dedicated iOS app that makes it easy for you to access your event on the go, you can even do your planning during your commute to work, or during any other downtime you may have. The site offers free and premium options depending on how many guests you will have. Either way, the savings in time, headaches, and costs are probably worth it.
Pinterest – Get inspired for your big day!
While it isn’t just a wedding app, inspiration is key for any event planner. There’s no better spot for inspiration these days than Pinterest. With thousands of former, current, and future brides sharing the coolest event planning ideas from around the world, there is no limit to the inspiration you can soak up while planning your own big day. You can also follow specific vendor and media accounts. This is useful if you want to follow specific influencers you love. This way, you can get a better idea of what they love.
Another great thing about Pinterest is the ability to create a collaborative board. This way, your friends and family can post the ideas they love as well. Instead of cutting out magazine articles, you simply click on links and pages you like and add them to the collaborative board. Then, you can have a dialogue with friends and family about the ideas. Even if they are across the country.