Use the free wedding planning apps for iPad and iPhone to plan the wedding, sure, but there is so much more that you will need to plan and the wedding planner apps can help you do it well. Once the question is asked, your life will seem to go into hyper drive. There is so much to do. Things get off to a good start with the engagement party. This is traditionally the time that the happy couple gather together the family and friends that matter the most and announce the happy event.
Why an engagement party?
Let’s face it a wedding party is a lot more fun than a phone call. You can introduce people that you are planning to include in the wedding on both sides to each other. These people may have never met before and this is an opportunity to begin to build a relationship since they will be working together over the next few months. This makes getting to know one another easier in a more intimate fashion.
The first engagement party is generally hosted by the parents of the bride. These days with families being so spread out several parties may be thrown. People meet that are from different parts of the country, sometimes even the world and this calls for some creativity. Many couples are opting to host the party themselves. Whoever hosts will be responsible for the bill. Use the wedding iPhone app to plan the details and to keep everyone involved on the same page.
When to have the party?
The engagement party should be held before the rush of the newness wears off. It is generally the signal to all that the serious wedding planning is about to begin. Typically the party is held 6-9 months before the actual wedding.
The wedding planning app is a great tool to use to plan the wedding but it can also serve to plan the engagement party. The budget calculator and seating charts will be items that you will use over and over again. You can use the wedding planning apps and wedding website to send email invitations.
In the past the engagement party would only include those people who would for sure be invited to the wedding. What with tighter budgets for the wedding and reception this is an excellent opportunity to share your happiness with a lot of people. This is where you can let them know that they may not be included in the wedding due to constraints. It shows them that they are important to you and prevents hard feelings.
Find great engagement party ideas on the iwedplanner wedding website and while you are there download your free wedding planner iPhone app. Once you use these wedding mobile apps you will wonder how you ever thought you could do it without them.