Wedding Planning Apps

3 Must-Have Apps for Your Destination Wedding


September 25, 2023
Words by Jessie Allen
Photos courtesy of various

From sending out beautiful invitations to preserving precious memories, modern technology has made the process of planning a destination wedding easier and more enjoyable than ever before. 

We are sharing three apps that can make your entire experience smoother and more memorable. We’ll also share insights from a recent interview with Ariel Faulkner-O’Brien, the CMO of the app’s conglomerate, Sincere Corporation, shedding light on how these apps can enhance your special day.

Punchbowl: Your Wedding Invitation Solution

One of the most crucial aspects of any wedding is the invitations. Punchbowl offers a convenient, eco-friendly solution to this age-old tradition. Ariel Faulkner-O’Brien, CMO of Sincere Corporation, highlights the key features of Punchbowl: “Punchbowl offers couples a simple, easy way to send gorgeous wedding invitations by text or email. There’s no paper, no postage, and no hassle.”

The 2023 collection by Punchbowl includes stunning designs inspired by popular wedding destinations like Tuscany, the Southwest, and the Bahamas. These online invitations have the look and feel of paper, making them the perfect choice for a destination wedding. “Personalize your invitations in minutes, and deliver them instantly,” says Faulkner-O’Brien. “Our best-in-class technology allows you to add a co-host, organize the guest list together, track and manage RSVPs right from the app, include links to important travel information, and even poll guests for important details and activity planning.”

But Punchbowl doesn’t stop at invitations. It also offers a convenient way to send digital thank-you cards to guests, loved ones, and vendors who contributed to your special day. With heartfelt video messages and handpicked gift cards, you can express your gratitude in a unique and thoughtful way.

Memento: Collect and Preserve Your Memories

Destination weddings are all about creating unforgettable memories, and Memento is here to help you cherish them. Memento’s Shared Albums provide the easiest way to collect and share destination wedding photos with your guests. Faulkner-O’Brien explains, “Couples can create a Shared Album (100% free) and invite contributors with one simple link or a QR code printed on wedding signage.”

Guests can upload their candid photos and videos to the album from any device, ensuring that every special moment is captured. Memento also offers privacy controls, allowing you to review and approve photos before they appear in the album. “You can download high-resolution files, share the album with a link, or display a real-time slideshow at your reception,” says Faulkner-O’Brien. This makes it the perfect tool to collect and preserve precious memories from your special day, together.

Memento goes even further by enabling you to create a group video guest book. Invite guests to contribute heartfelt video messages with congratulations and words of wisdom for the newlyweds. After the wedding, Memento makes it easy to combine all the video clips, customize the video, and create a special digital keepsake that will last a lifetime. This thoughtful gesture also helps guests who couldn’t attend the wedding feel included in your celebration.

Timehop: Relive Your Wedding Memories

Your destination wedding will undoubtedly be a day to remember, but why not keep the memories alive for years to come? Timehop is an app that allows you to do just that. Simply download the Timehop app and relive your wedding memories on your anniversary, whether it’s one year from now or a decade down the line.

Timehop curates your photos from the past and presents them to you on significant dates. “This app is the perfect way to reminisce about your destination wedding for years to come,” says Faulkner-O’Brien. With Timehop, you can easily stroll down memory lane and cherish the moments that made your special day unforgettable.

As Faulkner-O’Brien aptly summarizes, “These apps can truly enhance your destination wedding, making it an unforgettable experience not just for you but for your guests as well.” So, why not embrace these technological tools and make your destination wedding truly unforgettable?

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