15 best tools to help with your wedding planning

Love wedding planning, but hate the wed-min? We get it… It’s A LOT. But the good news is, there are some fantastic online tools out there, designed to help you get on top of everything from wedding gift and honeymoon fund websites (hint… this one’s Prezola! ;)) to guest lists, checklists and more.

So let’s get down to it – here are our top 15 best wedding planning websites and apps!

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Wedding Websites and Apps

Appy Couple

Here at Prezola, we love a good wedding website and app. It’s the easy, online way to keep your guests in the loop with any updates or need-to-knows ahead of your big day. It’s also great for sharing details of your wedding gift list or honeymoon fund, so guests can come back to it later and access it any time! Appy Couple combines digital invites, RSVP manager, website and personalised wedding app all in one place. It’s slick, stylish and super easy to use.

Minted Weddings

Fancy designer online wedding websites and stationery with a big, juicy discount?... Allow us to introduce Minted Weddings! It’s *technically* a member’s club for wedding planners… BUT it’s free to join, so nothing is stopping you from signing up and getting your hands on all those yummy industry insider discounts! Sign up to create your FREE wedding website using one of Minted’s hundreds of stunning designs and easy-to-use wedding website builder, then coordinate your entire paper wedding suite – save the dates, invites, on-the-day printables… the lot. So, what are you waiting for?

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Hitched

Looking for a wedding planner online, a one-stop shop for all your wedding wishes, wants and needs? Hitched has got you covered. Not only do they offer you a completely customisable wedding website for FREE but they also have SO many useful tools to help with wedding planning. Checklists, budgets, seating charts, wedding supplier directories, wedding guest managers… you name it, they got it!

Hostology

Planning a wedding is a marathon, not a sprint. It’s also very much a team effort. What with coordinating your venue, suppliers, guest RSVPs, dietary requirements, transport and accommodation… the phrase ‘logistical nightmare’ springs to mind… But that’s where Hostology comes in. It’s the best collaborative wedding planning tool around, which allows you, your venue, suppliers and guests to share ideas and info quickly and easily. Ask your wedding venue if they’re signed up to take advantage.

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Gift Lists and Honeymoon Funds

Prezola

If you are looking for an alternative to wedding gifts, well… Not to toot our own horn or anything… but there’s a reason Prezola is the UK’s favourite wedding list and honeymoon registry.

It’s easy to set up, and easy for your guests to use. With a fantastic choice of brands, funds and other fun stuff to add, why not mix it up and have both a fund and some useful honeymoon wedding gifts, too? You can combine homeware, experiences, cash and honeymoon funds all on one list.

We’re also the lowest-cost cash and wedding honeymoon fund on the market – so it’s really a win-win! Fund the honeymoon of your dreams or raise a deposit to put down on your first home together. Create the wedding registry you need…as flexible and alternative as you want it…the sky is your limit.

Add lots of lovely homeware gifts to your gift list to fill your new place with everything you need... because every home should have a wood-fired pizza oven you know… in case of pizza-related emergencies.

And if you need some help choosing, our inspiration section will give you plenty of tips, advice and wedding gift ideas.

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Tools To Plan Your Wedding Music

Spotify

It may seem like an obvious one, but Spotify is perfect for organising the music you want to hear on your big day. You and bae can have fun together creating playlists for the different parts of your day, from getting ready in the morning, to background music for your wedding breakfast, to a party playlist for the evening.

To get you started, check out our dreamy playlist of perfect ceremony music.

Fix The Music

You can’t beat live music at a wedding. Whether it’s a classic string quartet for your ceremony, a jazz band for mingling or a surly Scotsman in a kilt with a set of bagpipes for… you know… reasons… Fixthemusic.com has got you covered. It’s super-easy to use – you enter the date and location of your wedding, your budget and what kind of music you’re looking for, then watch the quotes come rolling in. Then all that’s left is to listen to the demos and pick your fave!

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Wedding Planning Advice and Inspiration

Rock My Wedding

For our money, Rock My Wedding is one of the best tools to help with wedding planning. It’s UK based and busting at the seams with real wedding inspo, planning tips and tricks. One of our favourite features is their recommended wedding suppliers section, where you can browse everything from wedding venues and photographers to caterers, flowers, celebrants and more. And you can filter by location, which is super handy.

And while you’re browsing, don’t miss Recycle My Wedding – their eco-friendly (and budget-savvy!) second-hand marketplace. It’s the perfect place to buy and sell pre-loved wedding bits, from wedding décor and accessories to bridesmaid dresses, shoes and designer wedding dresses! So you can feel smug about saving the planet AND saving some pennies while you’re at it!

P.S. The Rock My Wedding Podcast is another fantastic place to get inspo and insider wedding planning tips.

The Wedding People Podcast

Speaking of podcasts… if you’re a podcast person and you’re planning a wedding, you’ll LOVE The Wedding People Podcast! Rianna and Rebecca are two professional wedding planners and they will talk you through the whole wedding planning process - from trends, tips and budgets to flowers, décor, logistics and more. It’s well worth a listen!

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Bridebook

Bridebook is another excellent and completely FREE wedding planning app. Their extensive UK venue and supplier directories are a fantastic resource, and they also offer several super-useful tools to help with wedding planning. From a wedding planning checklist to keep you on top of those pesky to-dos, to a guest list tracker, supplier shortlist and an ingenious wedding budget tool that gives you personalised cost estimates based on thousands of previous budgets.

Pinterest

When it comes to inspiration gathering platforms, Pinterest is the OG. The undisputed inspo Queen. You can create boards for everything from tablescapes and decor to wedding dresses and bridal accessories. And whether you want to share your boards and collaborate with bridesmaids and wedding planners or you prefer to keep it safe, keep it secret… they’ve got features for both!

While you’re at it… why not start a home mood board or gather some travel and adventure ideas for your Prezola gift list and honeymoon fund?!

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Instagram

One of the best wedding planning apps to research likes and trends, good old Instagram is great for wedding research. And the much-maligned algorithm… as much as we may claim to hate him… won’t take long to figure out that you’re engaged and start serving you ALL the wedding-related content. And, well… if he insists that we Insta-stalk other people’s weddings instead of answering emails… who are we to argue?

Guides for Brides

Another great resource for ideas and inspiration, GuidesforBrides.com pretty much does what it says on the tin… they have a lot of guides… for brides. You can find expert advice, tips and info on pretty much every aspect of wedding planning. They also have great venue and supplier directories and a free wedding website-building tool to boot.

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Rock n Roll Bride

If your vibe is anything but traditional, you’ll love Rocknrollbrides.com. Planning a Mardi Gras style queer carnival wedding? How about a drive-thru Vegas elopement? Or a rock n roll – Halloween - wedding mash-up… whatever it is, if you’re looking for wedding inspo that’s a little bit ‘out there’… you’ll find it here – it’s the ultimate tool to help with wedding planning for alternative brides.

Smashing the Glass

If you’re planning a big, fat, Jewish Wedding, first – Mazel tov! Second, you need to make friends with Smashingtheglass.com. It’s the ultimate Jewish wedding blog, with hundreds of real Jewish weddings for inspiration as well as “jew-ish” weddings with great ideas about how to combine Jewish traditions with those from other cultures, religions and countries to make your wedding truly unique to you as a couple. We love it.

And that’s all she wrote! We hope you’ve enjoyed our round-up of the best tools to help with wedding planning. Just remember, wedding planning should be fun… You’re GETTING MARRIED… it’s REALLY EXCITING! So, try to focus on the big picture and don’t get too bogged down in all the logistics… that’s what the online wedding planning tools are for!

Happy planning you crazy love birds!

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