Shopping for anything can be a really big hassle, but shopping for wedding supplies is another beast altogether. Not only is your shopping list going to be incredibly long, the cost of wedding supplies is also much higher than other types of products. This means that it is absolutely necessary to find the lowest possible price for each item, and going from store to store can end up costing you more than you save.
Fortunately, there are plenty of great shopping apps out there that can help you find everything you need for your wedding at the best possible prices. Not only are there apps that will compare prices, but there are also apps that will make organizing your shopping list much more efficient so that you don’t forget something when you’re at the appropriate store. Here is my list of the best apps for wedding shopping to make the job as painless as possible.
Wedding Dress Studio
The Wedding Dress Studio app is by far one of the handiest apps for wedding shopping that you can find. All you need to do is take a picture of yourself and you can “try on” any variation of wedding dress that you can imagine without ever leaving your house. The app comes preloaded with over 300 basic wedding dress styles and then you can tweak almost every part of them to make them look exactly how you like it. Once you know what looks good on you in the app, choosing from the mountain of real dresses at the bridal shop will be a snap. The only downside to this app is that it only works on the iPad, so Android users will need to find an alternative solution.
If you’re not familiar with Etsy by now, then you should probably head over to their website or download their app as soon as possible. Users can buy and sell nearly anything that you could imagine in their marketplace, and a very large portion of the items that are being sold are related to weddings. You can find a very large variety of items from place holders for your sparklers to customized pillows for your ring bearer to carry, so the sky is pretty much the limit. On top of all that, the items on Etsy are all handcrafted in America, so you also get that warm and fuzzy feeling of buying locally.
If you haven’t shopped on eBay by now, then maybe you should consider finding an alternative to online shopping altogether. EBay is by far the largest online auction website in the world, and only Amazon is a larger company as far as buying and selling items goes. EBay honestly isn’t the first place most people look to find items, but when you see a certain product in the store you should always check on eBay as well. Chances are you can buy that same item for much less money on eBay, and you may even be able to find it at a fraction of the price if you’re willing to buy it used. Even if you just use it as a price comparison tool, the eBay app will help you save a lot of money while you do your wedding shopping.