Your wed­ding web­site is up and run­ning, and your hash­tag is al­ready trending on In­sta­gram, so why stop there? Here, nine fresh tech tools that make prep­ping and cel­e­brat­ing a byte eas­ier.

Martha Stewart Weddings - - THE PLANNER - TEXT BY BECKY MICKEL


For $500 and up, you can buy flow­ers sourced from sus­tain­able farms— à la carte or in cu­rated wed­ding col­lec­tions—and do your own ar­rang­ing (sav­ing lots of cash in the process). If you want to sup­port the busi­ness model with­out the hands-on work, try the com­pany’s Ar­ti­san Floral col­lec­tions, cus­tom ar­range­ments by florists across the coun­try.


Hate to see flow­ers tossed af­ter just a few hours? This on­line ser­vice, with the help of par­tic­i­pat­ing lo­cal florists, con­nects cou­ples so the same flower ar­range­ments can grace two wed­dings. Sav­ings all around! It’s avail­able in 13 states and ex­pand­ing fast.

PS DEPT. ps­

Want the chicest threads for en­gage­ment to hon­ey­moon but you’re short on time? The per­son­al­shop­ping app finds ac­ces­sories, shoes, and clothes in your size and bud­get— even those hardto-find pieces— and all you pay is a (dis­cre­tionary) gra­tu­ity. Launch­ing soon is a text- and email-based concierge ser­vice: For a small fee, you can send re­quests di­rectly to your per­sonal shop­per on the fly.


This share­able on­line tool (and new app) lets brides, fam­ily mem­bers, and ven­dors co­or­di­nate seat­ing, event floor plans, RSVP lists, and more. Ev­ery­thing is up­dated in real time.


If you haven’t tapped into the ser­vices of TaskRabbit’s ap­proved “taskers” yet, your wed­ding is a great time to try. They can help you cross items off your to-do list— even the same day. Brides have used the app-based ser­vice to get help with ad­dress­ing and stuff­ing en­velopes, pick­ing up pizza for an af­ter-party, flip­ping a venue from cer­e­mony to re­cep­tion, and much more—all for a rate that’s agreed upon in advance.


An­other tried-andtrue app, Evernote can be a bride’s best friend. House ideas, tasks, images, spread­sheets, and more in a “note­book”—then choose which ones to share with oth­ers, all for free.

EDJING 5­jing5

The new­est ver­sion of this free DJ app mim­ics pro­fes­sion­al­grade turnta­bles and holds more than 50 mil­lion tracks and 20 DJ ef­fects. You can tap a friend to dee­jay your party with­out com­pro­mis­ing sound qual­ity or per­son­al­ity. All you’ll need to rent is speak­ers.


Your guests can live-broad­cast video from your wed­ding via this free Twit­ter-owned app. A boon for ab­sent loved ones, it’s as close as they can get to ac­tu­ally be­ing there. Plus, you can save the streams to your camera roll and re­live the mem­o­ries later.

INK sin­

Up­load per­sonal photos right from your phone into one of this app’s wed­ding-spe­cific de­signs, then send cus­tom fiveby-seven-inch thank-you post­cards via mail for $2 ($2.99 in­ter­na­tion­ally). If you want to be fancy, you can up­grade to Pre­mium for thicker card stock and stamped en­velopes.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.