Get ready for your wedding with the help of your iPhone

Mar 8, 2011
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Between the gold-embossed invitations, 18-carat sapphire engagement ring and star-laden guest list, the royal wedding of Prince William and Katherine Middleton has may in Great Britain in a tizzy. But while you won’t be saying your vows at Westminster Abbey, there is no reason why your own nuptial event can’t be just as romantic and […]

Between the gold-embossed invitations, 18-carat sapphire engagement ring and star-laden guest list, the royal wedding of Prince William and Katherine Middleton has may in Great Britain in a tizzy.

But while you won’t be saying your vows at Westminster Abbey, there is no reason why your own nuptial event can’t be just as romantic and meaningful. Don’t let your to-do list induce stress. Get organized with the help of the follow wedding planning iPhone apps, and then relax – it’s supposed to be the happiest day of your life!

A great wedding requires great planning, and often times that includes a great planner. If that planner is you, get the iWedding Deluxe – the Wedding Planner app. At $9.99 it’s expensive, but better to invest the money now and avoid disaster later. This app is the Cadillac of wedding planning iPhone apps, and includes everything from a budget tracker to a seating arrangements planner. Track meal choices, gifts received and dress inspirations – we promise you won’t regret it.

If you need help locating vendors, the free Wedding Wire app is a good place to start. Using GPS, it provides dozens of advantageously-located vendors for things like event photography, flowers, and limousines. The Bride Guide is a $4.99 app that includes a wonderful checklist with tasks such as “reserve tent company,” “consult eyebrow specialist,” “begin registry” and many, many other things you didn’t even realize you needed to do! The list is organized on a countdown calendar based on your wedding date.

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Beautiful wedding photos are a must. If you are camera shy, check out the Bride & Groom Poses – Wedding Photo Posing Guide. It consists of a huge collection of sample photographs to help spark your imagination. There are couple photos, bride photos, groom photos and detail shots. Some a bit corny, but there are lots of romantic and artistic options too.

For those who haven’t been planning their wedding since childhood, there is the Wedding Envi app ($1.99). It is a great source of inspiration, with thousands of pictures of hair-dos, flower arrangements, wedding dresses, etc. The best feature is the wedding cake section, where each confection looks more lovely and tasty than the last.

Perhaps no decision a bride makes is more important that that of the gown. The iBridal Gown: Wedding Dress Shopping Assistant app ($3.99) is the go-to guide for all things white and flouncy. Bridal salons by zip code? This app’s got it. A lesson in fabrics? It has that too.

We know you and your significant other are looking forward to growing old together, but coming up with original anniversary gift ideas year after year can be tough. The Anniversary! app (free) will help take the pressure off by filling you in on what is the traditional gift year-to-year, and suggesting a cool modern substitute if you are so inclined.

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Megan O'Neil

Megan O'Neil is a journalist and freelance writer in Los Angeles. When she isn't lounging at the beach or socializing in the Hollywood Hills, she writes for the Park Labrea New/Beverly Press newspaper and the Los Angeles Times Community News Group.

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