Wedding Happy :: Plan Your Wedding With Your iPhone
April 23, 2012
I didn’t find a wedding app that actually helped me plan my wedding. Honestly, most of the planning apps on the market are filled with far too much information which render it practically irrelevant to me and my wedding. Honestly though, SO much has changed since I got married, example, I didn’t even have Pinterest. I know, back in the old days, right?
I came across Wedding Happy and my love of apps + weddings took over and I had to find out what this was all about. I spent the night playing with it, and I have to say, I quite liked most everything about it.
First and foremost for me was the app icon. (Here is a little peek into my iPhone home screen :) Wedding Happy is that colorful little icon to the bottom left). I swear, as a fan of good design, I was intrigued the moment I saw the icon. The app is nice and clean without much filler, which is really important when you have bridal-brain. You really don’t need unnecessary stuff crowding your brain. The main screen (the shot on the right) only has 3 windows complete with a simple textureed background. This means you can easily focus on the things you need to, and nothing that you don’t. (On that note, I don’t think the “Completed Task” window needs to be there. Seems irrelevant and sort of a waste of space to me.)
The “tasks” list tells you about everything you should be doing and when you should be doing it. If something is irrelevant to you, it is easy to just mark it and go on to the next thing. No need to have it sitting on a list forever and ever. For the task “book venue” I checked the complete tab and listed “Holman Ranch”. Holman Ranch then jumps to my “Vendors” page and allows me to associate it with a contact in my phone. Well, doesn’t that just make life easier!
These next two features are definitely not for everyone and something that could easily become a newsance (or something you get really into and get excited about). Not sure how achievements help me plan my wedding, but maybe they help you remember to keep using the app (it worked for Foursquare didn’t it?). And of course, you can tweet your progress quite easily right through the app. This isn’t a feature I would use often, but would be kind of fun every once in a while.
I love how detailed the task list is, but more importantly, how it allows you to store so much information in the app so you don’t forget all the billions of things that need to be done (bridal-brain!).
There are a few things I would love to see improved about the overall experience though. First up, the ads are insanely obnoxious. Most of the time I don’t mind the occasional ad, but these are always listed all the time, and kind of take away from the overall experience. But, that is the price you have to pay for a free app I guess.
Overall, this is the best app I have seen thus far. It is even better than most online resources I have seen. There is definitely potential. if you are a bride who needs some organization in your life, especially if you plan to do your wedding yourself sans planner, this app is a great resource to help you navigate it all.
Would love to hear what apps and other fun resources you all are using to plan?!! Spill the beans!