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 tools, websites and apps!
Wedding Websites and Apps
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.
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?
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!
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.
Gift Lists and Honeymoon Funds
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 gift 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.
Tools To Plan Your Wedding Music
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!
Wedding Planning Advice and Inspiration
Saying "I do" should be stressful. Get through your wedding planning in a breeze with our Inspiration & Tips section! From a comprehensive wedding budget checklist to everything on wedding insurance and even a guide on registry office weddings, we've got you covered for planning your dream wedding.
But wait, there's more! If you're already drooling over cake and cocktail ideas, check out our articles on how to choose the perfect cake and 25 top signature wedding cocktails and recipes. Let's toast to the ultimate wedding planning resource!
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!