App-iest day of your life

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 10 May, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 10 May, 2012, 12:00am


Hosting a wedding is a massive undertaking that requires countless hours of planning. So, for brides and grooms who could use some extra technological help, a slew of wedding apps are available to make the big day a breeze.

iWedding Deluxe

(US$9.99, iPhone and iPod touch)

iWedding Deluxe has it all. The feature-packed application is a comprehensive planner designed to compile every minute detail of your big day. It has a wedding-day countdown timer, checklists such as 'start the guest list' or 'reserve the photographer', customisable to-do lists, budget planning with a percentage of money spent; guest lists with RSVP status report, seating planner, notes; photos, wedding guides, and inspiration pages.

Wedding Budget (free, iPhone)

If you are worried about overspending on your wedding, this wedding-budget app helps you keep track of every dollar. Input your target budget and it will break down expenses into categories, including bridal attire, flowers and decorations, honeymoon, photography, stationery and wedding rings. Each category can be further divided by customisable subcategories, showing how much it represents of your total budget. The app has red alerts to show at a glance if you have gone over budget.

The Seating Planner+

(US$4.99, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad)

Sorting out seating arrangements for hundreds of guests may give you a huge headache. To make life simpler, The Seating Planner+ can import your guests from Facebook or your iPhone and drag them onto their appropriate tables, each represented with coloured pictures of people and their names. Depending on your venue, you can choose round, rectangular or head table shapes, and lock each table when you are happy with the placement of guests. Additional features include marking each guest as male or female, adding food requirements, contact information and whether they have replied to the invitation.

myPantone Wedding (US$4.99, iPad)

Create the perfect wedding by using the myPantone Wedding styleboard. Pick out a Pantone colour, then browse through thousands of inspirational images on the internet that can be uploaded to the application. Brides-to-be can search through the Dessy Group's photo library of bridal dresses, flower girl dresses, accessories and swatches that are filtered by colour selection. Once the images are on the styleboard, they can be moved, resized and rotated. You can also share your styleboard with friends through e-mail or on Facebook.

Ultimate Wedding Planner

(free, iPad)