06 November 2015
Free Online Tools to Plan Your Wedding Like a Pro
If you’re gearing up to get married, chances are you’re on the hunt for ways to make things simple and stress-free.
Couples today are also interested in creating custom experiences and adding personalized, unique touches to their big day. The huge surge in online tools can help people achieve both these things. From photo inspiration to DIY designs; non-traditional wedding themes and even alternative wedding attire, couples who are planning their own weddings are aptly armed to pull them off like a pro!
Free Digital Tools to Help Plan Your Wedding
1. Gift Registry
GiftSpaces.ca: Set up a free gift registry online and add items from any store. Or if you’re like most couples and already have everything you need for your home, GiftSpaces allows you to crowd fund for big items that would be more beneficial to your life - like a dream honeymoon, home down payment or renovation.
Create your free GiftSpace registry now
2. Engagement/Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
The Bach provides you with bachelorette party ideas to create your own unique event. To simplify planning, there’s a free online platform that helps you discover the best bachelorette party locations and activities in the top 85 destinations in North America, build an itinerary, create invitations and coordinate with a group of guests.
Plan the party like a boss with the Bachelor Party Planner. This site makes it easy to find fun things to do, know who’s coming, when they’re arriving, and collect money upfront to split trip expenses.
3. Wedding Planning/Invites
Lady Marry is an online virtual wedding planner that helps you plan and organize all the details of your wedding. Your checklist can be seen from three different perspectives: timeline, timetable and by category, which makes it helpful to stay on task.
Wedivite is an all-in-one social wedding planner and digital invitation with a goal to help you “you save money and trees“. Features include a social wedding album, a social song list suggested by wedding guests, gift registries, RSVP, one touch directions through GMaps / Waze and a live wedding slideshow that is updated in real-time.
The Knot lets you create a free wedding website, manage your guest list, create checklists and monitor your budget online. Download the free app to keep wedding details at your fingertips.
Wedding Wire is a popular, easy-to-use online tool that includes a free wedding website, budget tracker, checklist and guest list planner. As well, guests can RSVP online. Free options include a customized website address, unlimited pages and 100 MB of storage for photos and wedding details.
4. Wedding Photos
WedSocial is a WeddingWire app that lets guests upload their photos from your wedding so you won’t have to worry about those moments you might have missed. After signing up, you just create a unique wedding code, enter your wedding event details through your website and share your unique wedding code with your guests.
The WedPics app is a free and convenient photo sharing app that allows you to collect all of your guests' photos & videos into one private location. Chasing down the photos of YOUR wedding is hassle that you don't want to experience!
5. Other Resource
Pinterest reigns for photo inspiration, DIY ideas, decor and more.
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*Here at GiftSpaces, we are dedicated to helping brides-to-be, new parents, honeymooners and all those celebrating life's special moments turn their visions into reality through the power of community. GiftSpaces allows users to curate one registry with anything from anywhere and have friends and family contribute financial gifts.
Create your own GiftSpace registry for free here.