Editors' reviewThough this application has plenty of features to help you prepare for your wedding, The Wedding Assistant is not the most intuitive or easy-to-use application we've seen. The familiar-looking calendar and the friendly colors of the interface are soothing. After you add guest entries, you can invite the guests to functions such as the traditional ladies-only bachelorette party or the family's rehearsal dinner. User-definable groups provide a quick way to assemble a guest list for these side events. However, we struggled with the Guest section of the program, the most critical database a bride- or groom-to-be must manage. The setup wizard can be more confusing than helpful, asking for information without always telling you how it's used (where does the "informal family name" appear?). Creating the guest database involves many steps, and the program's awkward explanatory text doesn't help matters very much. If you're a database wizard, you might be comfortable with The Wedding Assistant. Many couples, though, will prefer a simpler tool to cut down the stress of planning their big day.
The Wedding Assistant is a tool that assists the bride and the groom in the planning of their wedding. The Dashboard displays all the summaries you need to be updated with your wedding planning status - number of guests, percentage of RSVP status, meal selection, expenses & budget, and much more. Using the microsoft office interface, windows 7 compatible, you can create your guest list, invite them to events, set the seating arrangement up to the seat number, manage your budget and expenses, and create checklist tasks, Add them to the built-in outlook-like Calendar that was designed especially for your events. With a built in Calendar to help manage your time. Intuitive, outlook-like system with direct links to the wedding events, reminders and tasks.A full demo is included, fully populated with data, demonstrating all features. Clarifying tips are spread throughout the program, self explaining every step.
What's new in this version:
Version 9.0 is the new Dashboard version, including the timeline checklist, improved budget and meal selections.