The thought of planning a wedding can be overwhelming for some couples, and balancing all the elements from the guest list to the budget can be difficult. Luckily, the digital age makes it easy to find and use tools that make the wedding planning process less stressful. Here are some wedding planning tools every couple should use.

Wedding Checklist

If you Google ‘Wedding Checklist’ you’ll get hundreds of hits. Choose a checklist that will simplify everything you need to do to plan your special day. Many checklists are organized by day, type of task, and who is responsible for it. This will keep you and your partner, and everyone in your wedding party on track.

Budget Calculator

Whether you find one specifically for weddings, or a general budget calculator, this tool can help ensure that you don’t break the bank. Utilizing a budget calculator will keep you on track with all your expenses.

Guest List Manager

With all the friends, family members, coworkers, neighbors, and acquaintances in you and your partner’s life, narrowing a guest list can be impossible. By using a guest list manager you can see exactly how many people are invited and narrow down the most essential people. Most guest list managers also let you include their contact information and RSVPs.


Pinterest is a great source of inspiration for couples. The site lets you browse thousands of pictures, which can be saved to boards and help you make your dream day a reality. You can share your board with your wedding planner or friends so they get an idea of the style you’re going for.

Wedding Seating Chart

Sometimes envisioning the space can be difficult. By creating an easy to read seating chart, you can assign guests seating and print or email the chart to the venue.

With these tools and the help of your partner and wedding party, planning your special day doesn’t have to be overwhelming. What are some wedding planning tools you think every couple should use?

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By: Venue One North Shore

Venue One North Shore is the only all-inclusive meeting and event center of its kind in the Chicago suburbs. The venue offers 85,000 square feet of customizable event and meeting space. The venue space is ideal for corporate functions, weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, galas, experiential marketing events and a wide variety of other social and corporate events. Venue One North Shore was imagined and designed by Chicago’s leading event professionals at Event Creative, a full-service event design, and production agency with the ability to design, fabricate and execute any size event, branded environment or tour.

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