“Today’s bride is tech-y. She will Pin from her phone and search for vendors as well,” said bridal consultant Natalie Good of A Good Affair in Tustin, Calif. A search of iTunes for wedding apps spews out more than 2,000 platforms that help communicate with guests, ensure details and deadlines are met and capture moments via mobile device cameras.
Here are a few apps for the altar:
• Carats & Cake: Founded in November 2012, this app connects bridal couples with high-end wedding vendors. With reviews posted to categories such as catering and music, the app enables users to narrow down vendors to a desired location. Carats & Cake also allows users to view wedding photos from actual weddings. Brides can click on the weddings they like and find out how to locate the pictured items.
• Yapp: For those looking to customize communication for guests, Yapp allows users to make their own mobile apps on a tablet or computer. The created wedding app can track schedule changes, introduce the wedding party, link maps to directions and capture a QR code to enable guests to upload wedding photos to the app’s Crowd Pics page. According to Yapp, many bridal couples are opting out of paper altogether and including all invitational details through the app.
• Wedding Party: I often hear from brides that, amid the flurry of the wedding, they hardly remember conversations with guests or how the cake tasted. A lot of moments can be missed. This app enables guests to log in with a custom wedding name code provided by the bride and groom. Wedding Party app provides a platform for guests to upload photos during the wedding and “like” favorites. Not only are bridal couples treated to more photos from their nuptials, but they also gain different perspectives and feedback from guests.
• Wedpics: According to Wedpics, more than 35,000 photos are uploaded to the app every day. The media app provides unlimited video and photo storage for guests and bridal party to upload. Useful for engagement parties, wedding showers or bachelorette/bachelor parties, Wedpics also offers printing services.
Be sure to check the details and fine print of wedding apps.
Yapp, Wedding Party, Wedpics and Carats & Cake are free and compatible with IOS and Android.