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.
THE BOUQS COMPANY thebouqs.com
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. psdept.com
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 5 edjing.com/edjing5
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.
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.