In the world of smart phones and constant connectivity, it’s no surprise that there are dozens of incredible, innovative apps out there for the busy bride. From inspiration to logistics to photo sharing to shopping, there is a wedding app for just about every part of the planning process. And to help you filter through the clutter, we’ve researched, downloaded and played with just about all of them to come up with this list of our favorite wedding planning apps.

Best Wedding Apps 2013

To explore, discover and be inspired…

Pinterest (free): A no brainer, Pinterest is a must have for every bride, and their app could not be easier to use.

Lover.ly (free): A wedding search engine, you won’t find more beautiful photos than here, and their newly released iPhone app allows you to explore by category and color, and add your own photos (privately) to store. We’re quite impressed with this app.

To keep your guests in the know…

AppyCouple ($28 for couples setting up their wedding site): This nifty app allows you to compile all of your wedding information into one beautiful looking app or coordinating websites for the non smartphone users. From wedding details to RSVPs, to social network connections, to streaming and sharing photos, this truly is the ultimate wedding app for staying connected with your guests.

To help you stay organized…

WeddingWire (free): We’re big fans of WeddingWire.com so it’s no surprise that we love their mobile app, that has checklists, forums, inspiration, registry information and vendor guides.

Couple (Free): My husband and I had some fun with this app (you both have to sign up if you want to use it). You can share notes, lists, photos, videos, sketches, and you can even do this funny “thumb kiss” where your thumb print appears on the other person’s screen if you are both using the app. So if you are looking for a fun way to stay connected with your fiance – and stay on top of him/her, this is a fun little app! I thought it was super cute – just not sure how on board the boys will be with yet another tool. Case and point, my little love notes were met with – well – just see below. (Yes, I am aware that my husband cannot spell).

TeuxDeux (Free): If you’re looking for a super simple and sleek to do list, this is your app. There’s no sharing, no fancy bells and whistles, just a beautifully designed app to help you stay on to of your daily to do lists. This is my personal lifesaver.

 

For the Do it Yourself Lovers…

Craftgawker (free): The mobile companion to Craftgawker.com, this app allows you to search for hand made arts and crafts projects that are submitted from bloggers around the world. Find what inspires you and be directed to their blog post!

Brit.co (free): It’s not a wedding planning app per se, but the folks at Brit.co are expert party planners, DIY-ers and tech geeks. They have so many creative ideas – think Martha Stewart for the digital world.

MakeYourWedding ($9.99): An interactive, digital magazine for the DIY-er, this app is loads of fun. They offer DIY projects based on theme (modern metallic to rustic elegance), complete with detailed instructions, video guides and links to purchase supplies.

 

To help you find the exact thing you need…

Luxefinds (free): It’s the ultimate color shopping engine. You search by color, or even take a photo of something (like my coffee mug) to use as a guide to find that perfect dress, pair of shoes or accessory.

Etsy (free): Another must have for the bride, Etsy has thousands of unique, handmade items, many of them customizable, for just about every aspect of your wedding.

And just for fun…

Wedding Countdown (free, $2.99 for premium): This app serves no real useful purpose except to get you excited for the big day – so why not! Upload a photo of your venue, your honeymoon destination or yourselves and count down the days and hours until you say “I Do!”

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