Whatever stage you’re at, these wedding planning apps will help make your journey that little bit easier…
Planning a wedding is a goliath task for even the most organised romantics. After the elation of the proposal, the scale of the job ahead can seem daunting. Thankfully, there are tools that can help to take the strain out of the planning process. Whether you want to write a show-stopping speech or plan the perfect honeymoon, technology can be your friend and support you in shaping your dream wedding, if you know where to look.
Wedding planning and speech writing – Quizlet
Quizlet is an online learning platform, which boasts a huge amount of user-generated content, to provide you with inspiration throughout the planning process. From writing the order of service to navigating seating plans, Quizlet will have a study set to help you get ahead of the planning game. If you are struggling to keep track of your plans, then you can even make your own set of online flashcards to help keep on top of your schedule.
Additionally, for those making a speech on the big day, preparation is definitely key. Quizlet’s digital flashcards are fantastic for getting your thoughts in order and honing your speech. Knowing what you are going to say before you say it is the best way to avoid floundering or resorting to a bad joke on the spot. Reading your speech from a script can take all the punch out of your delivery, but flashcards allow you to jog your memory without simply reciting lines off a screen.
Delivering the perfect speech – Mentimeter
A rehearsed speech doesn’t have to feel stale! If you want to add a controlled amount of spontaneity to your moment in the spotlight, then you can get the audience involved with Mentimeter.
It can be a struggle to come up with original ideas for a speech but this interactive presentation platform can help you to keep your audience entertained by getting them involved. You can create multiple-choice questions, quizzes, and polls for the family and friends of the happy couple, which they can vote on via their smartphones in real-time. This allows you to get the room invested in your speech while keeping any would-be hecklers occupied.
Keeping wedding stress at bay – Remente
Planning the happiest day of your life can be a stressful affair, so it is essential to take care of your own wellbeing in amongst the chaos of wedding planning. The personal development app Remente combines psychology with mental training, helping you compartmentalise and more effectively organise your dream wedding, while still looking after yourself. Remente allows you to set yourself daily goals while also monitoring your wellbeing, so it is a useful tool to help you fight off any wedding stress.
If you have been called upon to speak at the reception then you may want to follow Remente CEO David Brudö’s advice for keeping calm on the day: “Firstly, you should allow yourself a five-minute worry session to get all of your emotions out in the open. Secondly, you should identify your worries – they may not seem as significant once you have confronted them. Finally, you can accept your feelings in the knowledge that you can deal with them. Once you have been through this process, you can breeze through the speech and enjoy the celebration!”
Planning your dream honeymoon – HolidayPirates
HolidayPirates have deals for every kind of getaway you could want, whether it’s glamping, cruising, a beach holiday, or a city break. If you are looking for inspiration for a stag-do or hen party, then HolidayPirates have deals on long weekends and mini-breaks to set the scene for your last hurrah before you start married life.
Every newly-wed wants their honeymoon to be the holiday of their dreams, but it can be hard to know where to start when planning the trip of a lifetime. With so many options available, you may want to expand your horizons and go somewhere different. The travel experts at HolidayPirates can help you find the ideal location for your honeymoon and get a good deal for it. Wherever you want to go, HolidayPirates will have a deal to take the stress out of planning your honeymoon, so that you can focus on getting ready for the wedding day.
For international weddings – Babbel
An international guest list can present extra challenges when planning a wedding, not least of which is bridging the language gap. If you are meeting your spouse’s extended family, you may want to ingratiate yourself by learning their language. The language learning app Babbel is designed to help users develop conversation skills quickly and efficiently, via tailored learning programs made by real people. Whether you want to master the bilingual speech or just have a chat with the in-laws, Babbel can help you to get a head start in navigating the language barrier.
The app comes recommended by Dave Bottomley, a Welshman who learned Spanish so that he could nail his speech at his son’s wedding in Spain. “I didn’t think an app would help much,” Dave says, “however, it was especially handy because I could refer to it whenever it suited me and I used it much more than the four hours a week we had spent in classes.”
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