Top 5 Must-Have Wedding Planning Tools

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Planning a Wedding?  Make Your Life Easier with These Apps!

No bride or groom can ever say planning a wedding is easy. Even with great organizational prowess, weddings can be extremely stressful. Fortunately, several wedding planning tools can make planning for your big day a lot easier.

Pinterest has been a great blessing for wedding inspiration (but also an overwhelming curse, sometimes). Instagram is also useful for discovering a vendor’s style.

However, when it comes to the nitty-gritty like creating your budget and devising your Morgantown wedding venue seating plan, what tools should you use?

Here are the top 5 must-have wedding planning tools.

1. Online Wedding Registry

Gift registries add a bit of class when receiving generous cash gifts, vouchers, etc. for your wedding. People are likely to start asking where you’re registered following your engagement. It is therefore advisable to register as soon as possible.

Pick an excellent registry service that allows you to choose your gifts either in-store or online, helps with tracking what’s been purchased, arranges delivery of gifts and coordinates the details of ‘thank you’ notes. Some registries include Williams Sonoma, Bed, Bath and Beyond, Target, Walmart, and Bloomingdales.

2.  Google Drive Spreadsheets

Many couples use Google Drive spreadsheets to keep all their wedding documents together and manage guests. You can actually use spreadsheets to compile your guests’ addresses, managing your budget and even record dietary requirements.

Other people may prefer Microsoft’s Office 365 cloud services for online productivity. Pick an application suite that you’re comfortable with, and is easily accessible, sharable and editable.

3.  Wedding Website

Wedding websites are a modern-day essential. They offer your guests a go-to place for all the information they need concerning your big day. Such information includes dress code, start times, registry links, and travel to your best wedding venue in Morgantown. You can use Joy, a free wedding website creation tool to create paperless invitations, collect playlist requests or dietary requirements.  The Knot also has a list of super website building resources.

4.  Task Management Tool

Get a task management tool to help you complete your tasks within time. An invaluable task management tool is Trello. While this tool is commonly used in workplace settings, it can also be used for wedding planning.

You can decide to create a master list. Add anything you need to buy, make, plan or book into the list and divide the tasks between the two of you. After each week, add every completed task into the ‘done’ list. This way, you can move with speed and avoid time traps.

5.  Wedding Planning App

Downloading a wedding planning app is like having a personal planner in your pocket. A wedding planning app lets you chat with vendors, peek at gifts, accept RSVPs, manage guest lists, update content on your wedding website and much more.

A variety of apps can help you do this like The Knot, WeddingHappy, and LaddyMarry. All these apps can make your planning experience smoother.

Planning a wedding is fun but intimidating. However, these wedding planning tools can help you streamline the process, making it less daunting.

If you’re still shopping for a wedding venue in Morgantown, consider The Lake Manor Bed & Breakfast and Event Center and check our premier indoor and outdoor wedding packages.

Questions?  Call Katie… She knows!  304.777.2594