Planning a wedding can be difficult and it’s a cause of significant stress for many couples, and perhaps even more so for same-sex partnerships because of the potential for discrimination. However, the following apps can help LGBTQ couples get through their wedding planning process successfully, reports Equally Wed equallywed.com. These apps provide gender-specific advice and inspiration for ceremonies and receptions, and help users easily determine if a vendor is equality-minded and willing to help plan their big day.
The Knot Ultimate Wedding Planner
Created by the editors of The Knot, a wedding magazine and website, The Knot Wedding Planner app is a tool for couples planning on-the-go. Whether users want to check off to-do’s on the wedding checklist; keep the wedding budget in check; track conversations with a chosen wedding venue and wedding vendors; or make a quick update to their wedding website, the app has capabilities for each of those options. There are also quick notifications, an all-in-one registry and photo-sharing capabilities for use by everyone on the wedding guest list.
14 Stories is a wedding planning app specifically for LGBTQ couples. The app includes planning advice, a detailed vendor search and connection to the 14 Stories Facebook and Pinterest links for inspiration and helpful preparation tips.
The WeddingHappy app focuses on shareable and extensive to-do lists and offers some accepting vendors in the search function. Within the app, users can count down to the date of their wedding, create customized checklists and track its budget. There isn’t any gendered language when the app asks about the couple, but it does ask whether each person is planning to wear a dress or a suit.
Wunderlist isn’t wedding specific but it’s used by millions of people around the world to capture their ideas, notable things to do and places to see. Whether users are sharing a grocery list with a loved one, working on a project or planning one of the happiest days of their lives, Wunderlist makes it easy to share lists and collaborate with others. Wunderlist instantly syncs between a user’s phone, tablet and computer, making lists accessible almost anywhere.
Users can count down to the big day with WeddingWire’s down-to-the-second wedding countdown feature. The free app can help set up a wedding checklist helps users stay organized by helping in booking wedding venues to the final wedding dress fitting. Additionally, the customizable wedding checklist can help users stay on top of every task, even making it possible to set the wedding budget and managing it directly via phone. Users are also able to use a wedding directory of over 250,000 vendors to find top-rated wedding professionals.
It’s not a wedding app specifically, but LGBTQ couples planning a wedding should know how to manage their finances and Mint is a free money managing and financial tracker app. From the makers of TurboTax, this app brings together bank accounts, credit cards, bills and investments so users know where they stand. They can see on a macro scale what they’re spending, where they might save money and track their bills in advance. Users can also keep track their credit score without putting in their credit card information.