How guys use gadgets to help plan their weddings
Getting married in 2013? I have good news for you – planning a wedding has never been easier! In fact, that smartphone or tablet you carry around for surfing the web or checking your Facebook News Feed can be a highly useful instrument for budgeting and seating arrangements. Owning these mobile devices can be advantageous for your big day.
A little organization can go a long way, especially in helping would-be grooms keep the wedding stress to a minimum.
There are apps for that
As you might guess, there are a number of mobile apps for your iPhone or Android device that can take the pain out of planning a wedding. Whether it be keeping a budget to manage your costs, searching for venues and bands, or keeping relatives who hate each other from sitting beside one another, you can find a lot of help in app stores.
Good places to start are with Wedding Plandroid for Android and Wedding Budget for Apple’s iOS platform. And if you find you need to pay for apps, consider snagging a gift card from Target (which offers 2 percent cash back) or Staples (which offers 6 percent), where you can might be able to get cards cheaper than their redeemable value.
Leverage the power of the Internet
You may not want to buy a new mobile device to plan your wedding, but if you don’t have a computer of some kind, it’s probably worth getting one. In addition to apps and the general power of the Internet to search for florists, caterers, and everything else you’re going to need, there are also web-based services and specialty sites, like TheKnot.com, that can help you in your planning.
Lots of electronics outlets can hook you up with a decently cheap computer. Best Buy offers 3 percent cash back on its purchases, and Walmart will dish out 8 percent for a limited time. You might also try Dell, which is offering 4 percent cash back and deals such as 25 percent off laptops, and Newegg, where you can buy the components to build your own machine.
Regardless of how you do it, look around for cheap, useful technology you can leverage to help make planning your wedding as easy as possible. Finding a little electronic assistance can help make grooms a lot more useful in the overall planning, and staying organized is the key to sticking to your wedding budget and enjoying your day, rather than freaking out over it.
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