It seems like everyone in our office is getting married! Jim tied the knot in April. William got spliced at the end of last month. Jenelle said “I do!” earlier this month. David and I are getting hitched in September, as is Myeasha. And Allison is engaged to espouse early next year. That’s 7 out of 26 people who work at BlueFletch, which is almost 27% of the team! So of course we are all wedding planning, talking about weddings, talking about vendors in the area, talking about ways to do the ceremonies, but most importantly, as techies often do, we talk about tech. We share the ways that mobile and web apps and websites help us in our nuptial quest.
89% of all brides in 2015 in the US used their smartphones for wedding planning activities, from researching and contacting wedding vendors, to creating a registry or wedding website, to getting wedding inspiration, according to the 2015 Real Weddings Survey done by The Knot which captured responses from nearly 18,000 US brides who wed in 2015. This percentage has likely risen this year due to the uptick in tablet and smartwatch capability. When the average wedding guest list is 139 with an average wedding cost (excluding honeymoon) of $32,641, it’s no wonder that we plan our weddings on the go! This is a moment in our lives that is very important to us, and which takes ALL OF OUR FREE TIME for on average about 6 months to accomplish, especially for the bride, especially when only 26% of couple’s hire a professional wedding planner to help them out! In our increasingly mobile world, we take those moments to plan whenever and wherever we can. And so, I compiled a list of useful mobile and web apps and websites for those of you who are also planning to take the plunge.