4 Apps Every Bride Needs

September 23rd, 2014

Congratulations – you’re engaged! Now the questions start and the wedding planning anxiety sets in. Luckily, in today’s tech-savvy world, your phone can be your portable planner. Search “wedding planning” in the app store and you’ll come up with numerous results. We’ve made it easy for you by listing the 4 apps every bride needs, which cover the 4 most important areas of wedding planning.


Checklist: Wedding Happy Wedding Planner


This free app will help you get organized right from the start by building a customized schedule based on your wedding date, with suggested tasks and due dates. You can assign items to specific vendors and sync your phone’s calendar, in addition to sending the schedule and vendor contact info to friends and family. The app is very simple to set up and has a convenient dashboard overview to give you a quick snapshot of today’s to-do list. With a 4.5 star rating from over 250 users, and ratings titles such as “literally the most perfect app”, “my hero”, and “OMG life saver”, how can you go wrong?


Budget: Wedding Budget Calculator


This app, created by Wedding Ideas Guide, comes with a standard list of over 50 expense items to track your wedding planning progress. You can compare budget numbers to actual amounts spent, and the totals automatically update. Add notes about specific expenses and add/remove budget items as needed. You can also email your wedding budget to friends and family, or send to your computer for printing. This app is $2.99 but well worth the few bucks! With the wedding budget being the number one priority for many couples, this app can keep you on track so you’ll know if you have leftover funds for an ice sculpture or, more practically, a longer honeymoon!


Website: AppyCouple


Once your checklist is organized and your budget is set, you can share all of the important information with your guests by creating a personalized wedding website. Keep everyone informed about the wedding day details and also share fun information like your engagement story. With AppyCouple, a free app with a 4-star rating, you can not only create a wedding website but also send messages to guests, collect RSVPs, check out guest photos, and coordinate your travel plans. There is a one-time website fee of $35, which is a significant savings compared to hosting your own site, plus this app is known for their great customer service.


Inspiration: Pinterest


Now that all of the practical items are done, the fun begins! Pinterest has been around for a few years, but this free app is still the best out there for getting inspired and organizing your ideas. In fact, as of August, there were 70 million users and over 80% were women. If you haven’t yet started pinning, this is a bandwagon worth jumping on! By creating a wedding board, you’ll have a visual of your colors, dresses, tuxes, flowers, décor, and more, all in one place. You can also add friends to your board, so your bridesmaids and other important people can contribute. Most pins will link to websites where you can purchase essential wedding items or get instructions on DIY decorations. This app is amazing for wedding planning, but you should proceed with caution – before you know it, you’ll spend hours searching through pins!


Of course, every bride is different so you may find another app that better fits your needs or style. The good news is that there are several to choose from, so your phone will make wedding planning a breeze. Stick to apps within the 4 above categories to keep those anxiety levels down and those happiness levels UP! You’ve already found a great man, and these apps will let you have a great wedding planning experience as well. Happy planning to you!

Contest for Cutest Kid Wedding Moment

September 22nd, 2014

Sometimes the most memorable moments at a wedding come from the kids in attendance. It can be a flower girl sharing her petals with guests, a ring bearer stumbling down the aisle, or maybe it was the best man’s son throwing down some killer moves on the dance floor.



Have you witnessed an adorable experience at a recent wedding? Brides Entertainment is holding a contest to find the cutest kid moment caught on video. To enter, just upload your video to their website for a chance to win a Nikon D3200 DSLR Camera with two lenses, valued at $550!

Brides Entertainment is a new resource for brides, offering everything you’ll need to plan your wedding. From original webisodes with wedding experts to complete planning tools and videos from the community, you will be guided through the whole wedding process.


Make sure you get your submission in by October 6, 2014. Entries can be made here.

Hottest Summer Wedding Trends

September 12th, 2014

Anna Sekula, Editor-in-Chief for BizBash Magazine joined “The Juice”, Veria Living TV Network’s flagship talk show, for a guest segment and revealed the hottest top 5 summer wedding trends:




Make your open bar unforgettable by providing guests with specialty custom drinks! To take this trend to the next level – name the drinks…One “Tied-The-Knot Tequila Shot” please!



When it comes to centerpieces it’s time to shake things up – Combine floral arrangements with crystals, glass, pearls, beading or rhinestones! This look will give the reception room an elaborate vibe.



Now, here’s a funky D-I-Y trick that’s fun and fancy. You can ‘Write Your Own Wedding’ by dipping the stems of your wine or champagne glasses in chalkboard paint that matches your wedding colors.



Finally, the number one wedding trend this summer is to let your cake go naked! Be a part of this classy and super new trend by leaving the outside of your cake unfrosted.


Bonus Trend*

Make your own hashtag that uses both of the newlywed’s names and encourage guests to upload photos form the night! After all, these are moments you won’t want to miss and iPhone photos from friends and family capture much more candid shots than the wedding photographer will!



About: “The Juice”

The Juice is a live lifestyle audience talk show squeezing in a fast-paced mix of celebrity guests, pop culture headlines, food, fitness, fashion, beauty, health, and more! From meal makeovers to simple secrets to dropping a dress size and looking ten years younger, The Juice is a fun-filled hour that gives viewers the tools to transform their lives.


Recent celebrity guests include: Goldie Hawn, Dr. Oz, Zendaya, Russell Simmons, Rocco DiSpirito, Susan Lucci, Alison Sweeney, and Jackie Collins.

Infinity Tungsten Rings

September 7th, 2014


Are you worried about spending a lot on a ring that your husband may scratch or lose immediately?

Rings from Infinity Tungsten are perfect for the bride on a budget, or the active groom who could easily damage a ring. These stylish tungsten carbide rings are so strong they can literally withstand being driven over. Watch the Extreme Scratch Test here.

And to help with sizing, Infinity Tungsten has a Ring Size Finder, on their website, which offers a few ways to find the correct size for your ring. You will love your Infinity Tungsten ring, but just in case, they each come with a 60-day money back guarantee. Act fast! Because all rings are just $39.99 each for a limited time during an inventory blowout sale!

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