While swoon-worthy magazine tears will always be an old-school bride’s best friend, for the modern woman it all comes down to what’s on the screen. With the advent of smart phone apps, from vendor scouting to dress renting and event streaming services, the 2015 wife-to-be can move mountains at the swipe of her thumb. Here, we list our favorite mobile finds that will make you think twice about hiring a wedding planner!
Download These Apps Before The Big Day
1. Vow To Be Chic
Bridesmaids rejoice! Offering designer dresses for every budget, this ingenious app ships options directly to your door for you to wear and return. Why didn't we think of this?
2. Appy Couple
A website-app combo, this seamless service allows you to manage all of your wedding details, including guest list management, photo sharing and event info, both from your computer and on the go.
Like Yelp for weddings, WeddingWire is the ultimate source for finding and booking everything from vendors to caterers and DJs.
Smile: you're on camera! LiveLens provides a full stream of your nuptials as they happen — ensuring your out-of-town loved ones don't miss a moment.
5. Zola Registry
Think Tinder, but for wedding gifts! This sweet app allows users to simply swipe through coveted items to create a stellar registry, then makes it a breeze for guests to treat you with features like "group gifting".
6. Wedding Party
Combine all of the photos from your special day in one place with this user-generated streaming app. Hashtag: amazing.
7. City Maps 2Go
Planning a destination wedding? This worldly app will come in handy to you and your guests, thanks to comprehensive city guides that can be viewed offline.