When it’s comes time for your wedding, it will no doubt be one of the most expensive events you’ll be a part of. Whether you have help from your parents, or in-laws to be, wedding planning is incredibly stressful because of the finances involved.
Below is a Wedding Cost Calculator that will help estimate cost. By no means are the calculated numbers what you’ll actually pay though.
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Please note. Costs are just estimates based on Averages from popular sources like WeddingWire, TheKnot, and others.
You should also hit up Thumbtack for Quotes on Makeup, DJs, Officiants, and More!
Best Wedding Gift Registry Apps
There are many joys of planning a wedding, but there are also many annoying parts of planning a wedding. A gift registry, for example, can help you fill your home with necessities that will stay in your house forever.
Picking the right stuff for your home may come down to an emotional choice and sometimes you end up with too many bowls and silverware. Luckily there are so many different registry options out there, pick one that best suits you, as a couple!
Choosing Honeyfund will focus your wedding gift registry into a crowd-funded Honeymoon! Wouldn’t you instead go to Paris for a week then wash a cheese grater or fine silverware?
By choosing the Honeyfund app as your registry service, you are picking a one-stop place for your friends and family to gift you. Some of the significant benefits are:
- Register Home Accessories
- Pick a Honeymoon Destination rather than Stuff
- Get 2% Extra on an Amazon Gift Cards
- Discounts on Hotels and Travel
- Consolidate Items and Trips into one platform!
2: Amazon Registry
Amazon has certainly stepped up it’s Wedding Registry game as of late and offers a direct competitor to Honeyfund. Here’s why you might want to choose Amazon!
- Everyone uses Amazon!
- Easy Returns on Items (Extended to 180 Days)
- Easy Thank You Cards (THIS IS MAJOR)
- Group Gifting (for Trips and Expensive Items)
- Biggest Product Selection Online
- Trips and Vacation Group Funding is Available
We admit, that we might have to rank Amazon #1 after this cool perk: The X-Ray Option will allow you to see what’s in a box by scanning it’s bar code. As gifts pile you, you can easily keep things in order!
While it seems like the other apps above will consolidate registries, MyRegistry will actually do it! In other words, you can add items from a Target, Amazon, Walmart, IKEA and others and place it into one actionable registry! Other benefits include:
- Scan Barcodes from Stores to Add
- Add a “Cash” fund as a gift
- Add a customized message and Registry Landing Page
- Baby and other Gift Registry Options
- Call or Chat Online for Assistance
You should definitely consider MyRegistry a Top contender for your Registry. They have all of the features of the top two, yet also sport amazing customer service and a massive amount of options! Remember this: People don’t always shop on Amazon or Target, so having an app that includes all may be best!
If looks and user interface are important to you, the the ZOLA app makes a terrific option. You can customize a full wedding website along with a registry in minutes! If you live in New York City, they also have a branded Town-home where they showcase a full array of ZOLA received gifts. Here’s why you should consider them:
- Custom Website
- Ship Items When You Want
- It’s a Store so Friends and Family won’t be confused to shop elsewhere
- Price Matching on Popular Stores like Target and Amazon
Another solid option for your time is ZOLA, and because it’s an actual store you’ll have friends stay on your wedding page and not jump around!
Another beautifully designed option would be Blueprint registries. This company realized that looks are important and elegance should always match what your wedding could and should be! You can design your own custom Wedding Registry fairly easily along with integrating stores like Amazon and Walmart. You can also take advantage of these benefits:
- Add Products from Anywhere
- Group Gifts (Crowdfund a Gift)
- Seamlessly Turn Unwanted Gifts into Cash (should you change your mind)
- 100% Free!
Blueprint is a good choice because not all items may be purchased on your registry, and with Blueprint, you are eligible for 10% off specific items a year after your wedding!
Other Neat Wedding Based Apps
The new way to book professionals, Thumbtack is your primary solution to finding DJs, Photographers, Videographers, Priests, Rabbis, you name it. Just enter in your project and have vendors bid on them, it’s that simple. Reviews, Business information, and plenty of suppliers are provided on each professional that offers on your wedding projects.
This website is dedicated to helping you find handmade goods like cards, gifts, groomsmen gifts, bridesmaid gifts, and much more.
Hosting a bachelor party? Go to this site to help you find some unique groomsmen gifts for a decent price.
Sort through the web’s most popular Visual Search Engine and find unique Wedding Ideas like different cakes, wedding song lists, and other cool ideas. It’s simple to use, and there will certainly be an idea out there for you!
Planning transportation to and from hotels to venues, or something along those lines? Look to UBER Events to take care of this! This feature from UBER goes unnoticed but could be a real lifesaver for those who are planning transportation. Primarily, the service acts as a one-stop place for wedding hosts to purchase UBER passes to and from an event.
Get Tips From Wedding Blogs
Don’t have a wedding planner or looking for ideas? Here are some great wedding blogs that you can search for inspiration:
- The Man Registry (You know…because guys have a say too!)
- The Wedding Chicks
- So You’re Getting Married
- Groovy Groomsmen Gifts
It’s easy to save money during your wedding planning, don’t fall into the trap of keeping up with your friends and family.