How An Apple Watch Can Take The Stress Out Of Wedding Planning


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We can probably all agree that, at times, wedding planning can be equally as stressful as it is exciting. Keeping your appointments, budget, to-do list and your soon-to-be husband organized is a lot to juggle (and, let’s be honest, there’s only so much you can do with a spreadsheet.) So what if we told you that there was a cute accessory out there that’s part wedding planner, part secretary and part personal trainer? Yup, we’re talking about the Apple Watch. Forgo the weird personalized favours you were initially considering and for about the same price — roughly $449 — you can have the world’s coolest wearable tech piece, which will be there to keep your celebration preparations in check. Here’s how:

Find Nearby Vendors
Why wait days for vendor recommendations from your friends or wedding planner when Siri can help you in an instant? While you’re driving to check out potential venues, simply lift your wrist and say: “Hey Siri”. Follow this command with “find nearby florists” and you’ll instantly have information on all the corresponding vendors in the vicinity, their business hours and their Yelp ratings so you can see which ones are worth visiting.

Get Directions Right On Your Wrist
Your guy thinks he’s great with directions, but you know otherwise. Avoid a domestic dispute while enroute to meet your officiant with the Apple Watch’s awesome built-in map app. Tap on an address within a message as it pops up on your wrist or swipe up on the watch face to instantly access the app, then press down on the display to search for a location with voice commands. Once your destination is set, Apple Watch provides turn-by-turn directions and taps you on the wrist each time a turn is coming up.

Keep Track Of Vendor Appointments On The Fly
With everything else that’s going on in your life, who can fault you for accidentally forgetting about that meeting with the wedding DJ or vintage furniture rental company you booked two months ago? The Apple Watch knows you’re insanely busy and feels your pain. For that reason, it displays upcoming appointments front and centre on the watch face and can remind you about your meetings ahead of time so you can curate the necessary playlist requests or Pinterest boards beforehand.

Get Instant Weather Updates So You Can Plan Accordingly
Yes, the Apple Watch’s built-in weather app shows you the current temperature right on your watch face and gives you access to a 10-day forecast with just a tap on the temperature display, but that’s just the beginning. Did you know that with an Apple Watch you can also instantly track sunset times as well as moon phases to plan the perfect engagement shots?! On top of that, you can download a third-party app called Raincoat that will send an alert to your watch 15 minutes before it starts raining so you can avoid getting stuck in a downpour during your ceremony.

Set And Track Fitness Goals Without A Personal Trainer
Let’s face it: bridal bootcamp is not for everyone. And why bother spending a zillion dollars on fitness classes and a personal trainer when you can plan and track your diet and workouts right from your wrist?! The built-in activity app allows you to set personal exercise and calorie-burn goals to achieve each day — it even encourages you along the way with daily progress reports! The Apple Watch also features a separate workout app that allows you to track calories burned while cycling, running, or working out on an elliptical machine. To keep your diet in check, download the third-party app Lifesum, which allows you to achieve weight loss goals by calculating an appropriate daily calorie intake. Lifesum ensures that you stay on track to reaching your ideal wedding weight by offering up healthy meal suggestions while also tracking your calorie intake and the number of calories you’ve burned exercising.

Keep Your Love Life In Check
In the weeks leading up to your wedding, you may find that date nights often get replaced with vendor appointments and DIY projects. When you are actually able to pencil in alone time together, you’ll want to make the most of it. With an Apple Watch you can tuck your phone away for the evening while still keeping on top of any urgent messages or emails, which will pop up on your watch face (but can be easily dismissed while you enjoy dinner together). Another relationship bonus? If you and your guy both have Apple Watches you can send each other heartbeats throughout the day in lieu of text messages! What could be more romantic?!