Our 15 Favorite Wedding and Party Planning Apps Slideshow

Fear not: these smartphone apps will keep you organized as you plan your bash

Appy Couple

Appy Couple creates a personalized wedding website that syncs with the app and provides your guests with all of the details they’ll need, from dress code to RSVPs and who’s who in the wedding party. Guests can share photos directly through the app. The app and the corresponding website are updated in real time, so guests (and friends who couldn’t make it) can celebrate your wedding as it happens.

Free for iPhone, iPad, and Android.

Postagram Postcards

Looking for a creative way to send save-the-dates or thank-you notes? Postagram Postcards will turn photos from your phone, Instagram, Facebook, or Dropbox into postcards with a personalized message. The recipient can pop the photo out of the card for a keepsake. While the app is free, postcards cost $0.99 each — but that’s still less than the price of most postcards and postage.

Free for iPhone, iPad, and Android.


Organize your recipe collection and plan menus with this sleek app. Import recipes from websites or add your own, then sort them into categories or combine them into party menus. You can plan menus for the week or the month ahead, create shopping lists, and set cooking timers — all in one place.

Free for iPhone, iPad, Android, and Kindle.


How many times have you found yourself scrambling to assemble a party playlist minutes before your guests arrive? Never again: Songza will curate a playlist for you based on the time of day and the occasion (for example, on a Friday night, it might offer you playlists for "Entertaining Cool Friends" or "Putting on Your Party Dress"). You can also browse its entire library of playlists.

Free for iPhone, iPad, and Android.

Speakeasy Cocktails

Not sure how to make a lemon twist for that Old Fashioned? Not sure how to make the Old Fashioned itself? This app includes instructional graphics and videos, not to mention more than 200 cocktail recipes from cocktail experts. 

$9.99 for iPhone, iPad, and Kindle.

Wedding Happy — Wedding Planner

This app will help you stay on track as you plan your wedding: give it the date of your big day and it will build a customized to-do list (complete with suggested due dates). It also lets you see how many tasks you’ve already finished (or not) in an easy-to-understand pie graph.

Free for iPhone and iPad.

Hello Vino

Hello Vino helps you pick a wine to go with a food, occasion (for example, "Pizza & Vino"), or taste preference; or, alternately, helps you choose a food to pair with a wine. It also has a feature that recognizes wine labels and gives you information on the wine. You can also save your favorite (and least favorite) wines.

Free for iPhone and Android.

KitchenPad Timer

Manage your menu timing with this easy-to-use app. Set as many as nine timers — five stovetop timers and four oven timers — simultaneously, and save favorite timers (and their cooking information) for later reference.

$1.99 for iPhone and iPad.


Create guest lists or import them from Facebook or your phone contacts; then, drag and drop guests to places at tables. You can easily choose your table sizes and shapes. The app also keeps track of guests with dietary restrictions and infants. When you’re done, you can export and print your seating plan.

$1.99 for iPhone and iPad.

Pro Party Planner

Pro Party Planner is an all-inclusive party planning app, with options for planning and managing everything from seating maps, menus, and shopping lists to favors, decorations, and an event timeline. It also has direct access to online invitation websites and your Pinterest boards.

$4.99 for iPhone and iPad.

The Knot Ultimate Wedding Planner

It says it right in the name: this app, by the popular wedding website The Knot, has everything you’ll need to keep track of your wedding planning, with sections dedicated to the guest list, vendors, budget, and to-do list. There are also inspiration boards for choosing a wedding dress, flowers, reception décor, and more.

Free for iPhone and iPad.

Holiday Recipes & Party Planning Guide, by Food52

Food52 designed this app with holiday parties in mind: simplify your party planning by following their pre-made specialized menus for each major holiday of the year, which cover main dishes, brunch items, cocktails, snacks, and more. It also includes more than 100 minutes of video tutorials (like how to build a gingerbread house or truss a turkey) and more than 800 food and technique photos. 

$3.99 for iPhone and iPad.

Simple Soirée Party Planner

Simple Soirée Party Planner has everything you’ll need to plan your party in a simple and easy-to-understand layout. Make a plan for your party, come up with a guest list and invite your friends, keep track of shopping and to-do lists, and automatically receive RSVPs. You can also save your party information for future reference, or email the information for viewing or printing.

$1.99 for iPhone and iPad.


It’s easy to feel like you’re drowning in to-do list items in the days before you host a big party. Clear is an app that makes it easy to keep your lists organized: use it for a guest list, a grocery shopping list, or a to-do list in the last hours before the guests arrive.

$1.99 for iPhone and iPad.

Wedding Party

Wedding Party is a personalized wedding-centric social networking platform. The app is sleek and well planned: couples download the app, input details about their weddings, and invite guests to access the weddings online. On your wedding day, guests have the information they need and can upload pictures they take to the app — updated in real time — so that all the photos are instantaneous and in one place. It will also sync with your mywedding.com wedding website.

Free for iPhone and iPad.