The Best Shopping Apps for Wedding Planning

The Etsy app open on a phone.

When you’re planning a wedding, you may or may not be surprised by how many items you need to purchase both for the big day and along the way. There are lots of things that are obvious—like a wedding dress, for example—but then there are some that maybe aren’t quite as obvious. With that being said, perusing items can be made easier with certain apps on your phone, and some of them can even help you score deals to help stay within your wedding budget. Here’s three apps that make shopping for all your wedding needs easier.

Rue La La: Shop for Fashion Deals

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This popular website is a great one for designer deals! If you’re a bride or groom with an eye for style, this is the perfect app to download. Each day, the website releases different “boutiques” encompassing items that are on sale at deeply discounted prices—but only for a set amount of time and in limited quantities. The boutiques are usually a certain brand or a certain theme. The site also has limited inventory of each item. You’ll be able to find fabulous deals on clothing items and accessories alike, and the site also features home buys, too. Find all those white outfits you’ve been searching for, or even check here for a great price on bridal shoes or other accessories. There will never be a shortage of items to look at on Rue La La, since there are multiple boutiques released each day. Another great thing about using this app and site is that once you pay their $9.99 flat rate shipping once, you’ll get free shipping for 30 days to come.

Rue La La is a great place to search for outfits for your engagement party, engagement photos, bridal shower, bachelorette party, or even your honeymoon. It’s also a good place for accessories, shoes, and jewelry. Finally, check here for makeup, skincare, and hair care items as high-end products are frequently featured on this site for a deal.

Let Go: Shop for Second-Hand Reception Decor

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Let Go is an app that’s gained popularity in recent years, probably thanks to their clever advertising. This platform allows individuals to sell unwanted items to people in their area. Using this app is easy: you take photos of the item and post them directly to the app, where they’ll show up in a feed to anyone browsing within your zip code. Then, users can message each other to make offers on items they’re interested in purchasing and choose a meeting point or method of delivering the item as well as how to pay. After that, buyers and sellers can rate each other, helping to give people a reputation on the platform.

This app is a great place to shop for a wide range of items, simply because you never know what will pop up on there! Since sellers are motivated to get rid of their items, you can snag some great deals. Shop for wedding decor items people may be looking to get rid of that you can use at your own event such as table cloths, signage, battery-operated candles, and centerpieces.

Etsy: Shop for Vintage and Customized Accessories

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Etsy is an online platform that allows artists and makers to sell handmade or vintage items to people everywhere. People own individual “shops,” in which Etsy itself acts as the middleman financially to conduct sales. This means that individual shop owners never view your payment information, keeping you protected. On Etsy, you can find virtually anything, from vintage vases for your reception tables to customized cups with your wedding hashtag. The app makes it easy to browse, save favorites, and purchase items.

There is no limit to wedding-related items you can shop for on Etsy, but there are a few things in particular to look out for.

There are many shops that sell a range of bridal accessories, from reasonably priced veils to bridal hairpieces. If you want anything vintage for your big day, Etsy is the perfect place to shop. Here, you can find vintage candlestick holders, vintage jewelry, and even vintage bridal gowns.

If you’re looking to accessorize your big day in any way, search Etsy for inspiration and ideas. Custom cocktail napkins, monogrammed drink stirrers, coasters, and a wide range of other creative accessories are available on the platform. Furthermore, if you’re seeking an artist to create any custom pieces for you to use on your big day—like a signature cocktail sign—you can source one from this platform.

Finally, if you’re looking for unique wedding stationery, there is perhaps no better place to start than Etsy. You can spend hours perusing the app and surely you’ll find at least one thing (if not many) that you love.

Shopping is always fun, but with so many things on your list to purchase, it can feel overwhelming during wedding planning. These apps make shopping easier and more convenient, and they can also help you to score some deals and save some green.

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