When you’re planning your wedding, there is nothing better than some inspiration and fresh ideas scrolling across the screen of your smartphone or tablet. Even if you’ve been planning your wedding since you were very young and have many of the details laid out in your head, having some things that you’ve never before considered shown to you can really get your creative juices flowing. The fact is that there’s no way for you to have thought of every possible thing that you may like, so even if you think there is something that you want, you’re not really sure until you’ve seen all the options.
Fortunately, there is a great solution to this problem that comes in the form of a variety of free apps. Though there are tons of great apps out there that allow you to talk with people and exchange ideas, not all of them will provide the amount of inspiration you need to successfully plant the perfect wedding. Here are a few of my favorites that I’ve found over time and now use on a regular basis.
If you have a pulse, then chances are that you’re already using Pinterest to keep track of all sorts of great images. If you’re not familiar with this app, it is essentially an online bulletin board that allows you to collect related images into galleries from all over the internet. This means that you can easily keep track of pictures of all the different wedding dress you like, but it also means that you can look at other people’s pictures for inspiration such as ideas for displaying wedding sparklers or what color flowers to use with a burgundy tablecloth. No matter what you’re looking for, chances are that you’ll find some great photos and ideas on Pinterest.
Brides Wedding Genius
As a soon-to-be-bride, the odds are pretty good that you’ve already picked up a subscription to Brides magazine. The magazine itself is a great source of inspiration with lots of real life testimonials and large pictures, but they also have an app called the “Brides Wedding Genius” that puts all of their resources in the palm of your hand. Not only will you be able to find some much needed wedding inspiration using their app, but you can also use it to price check various wedding items to ensure that you’re paying the right price. It even has expense tracking features so you don’t run over budget on a particular item.
Wedding Row is an app that is pretty much the pinnacle of wedding inspiration technology. It combines all the great features of Pinterest such as image collection with the best features of the Brides Wedding Genius app such as budget tracking and online price comparisons. On top of that, it intelligently offers up inspiration to you based on things that you’ve already marked as interesting so you are always seeing new and unique ideas that are specifically catered to your existing tastes. The only downside is that it isn’t a free app, but for only $1.99 it’s hard to complain with all the great features and wedding inspiration it bring you right to your phone or tablet.