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Top Event Planning Software

Event planners have varying opinions about using event planning software. Some prefer to organize things their own way without being tied to the format of a software. Other planners enjoy being able to organize, store, and communicate the details of their events using systems that help specifically with guest lists, seating plans, to do lists, caterers, and websites.

Easy access to smartphone and tablet applications has increased the number of planning software and apps available. There are apps designed to give you every planning tool you’ll need in one place and there are apps that concentrate specifically on one aspect of planning.

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If you’re considering event planning software, ask yourself:

When you’re choosing a planning app or software, look for options that:

Check out these popular event planning apps and software!

1. Bizzabo

Bizzabo is an all-in-one planning platform that lets you build a website and create a mobile app for the event, organize agendas and emails, take guest polls, and network with guests and clients. It’s designed as a user-friendly way for planners to do everything in one place from beginning to end.

2. etouches

etouches is web-based all-in-one app, offering website and app development, budgeting tools, and networking capabilities. It was created by actual event planners, so it includes a free trial and 24 hour live support.

3. Planning Pod

Planning Pod is designed specifically for events put on by and for small businesses, but it’s also extremely useful for wedding planning. It’s a web-based software that features many different planning tools, including calendars, checklists and to-do lists, file uploading capabilities, and more.

4. Google Drive

Google Drive is a useful file-syncing service that lets you write, store, organize, and transfer text files, spreadsheets, and slideshow presentations. It’s not designed specifically for event planning, but many planners who prefer to control their own details and just need a place to access electronic files use it in their planning process.

5. Whova

Whova is an app designed to improve attendee experience. Its features are easily navigated. The app provides attendees with a detailed agenda, links to more information about the event and its sponsors or contributors, and even ways to network and follow up with other attendees later.

6. Event Alpha

Event Alpha is a web-based “tool box” of event planning and website applications. It’s a combination of all-in-one planning software and apps that only deal with specific aspects of planning, customized by you according to what you really need.

Choose what’s best for you!

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Remember that sometimes it’s better to use multiple tools that are exactly what you need to get the job done, rather than a single tool that does everything but doesn’t do it very well. Evaluate your needs, test out a few products, and make an informed choice!

Is there another event planning software you love that you don’t see on the list? Tell us about it in the comments!

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3 responses to “Top Event Planning Software”

  1. Karolina says:

    My colleague and I recently started using Aisle Planner and it’s amazing! From conversation boards with your clients to the budget planning sheet and guest list, the app is very well done and very thorough!

    1. Danielle says:

      Do you have a link to this? 🙂

  2. Danielle says:

    I actually found this great wedding planner software on confettiandcake.com
    There’s a video tutorial on how to use it on youtube
    I think it’s probably my favorite one so far

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