We're happy to present this guide of gadgets to help plan for the big day from WeddingChannel.com.
You've read all about them; it's finally time you got one yourself. We know it's easy for your purse to quickly reach the weight of a bowling ball when you're constantly tearing out photos from magazines, carrying books, and lugging around wedding ideas with you. So why add one more heavy book to the mix? The newest Kindle from Amazon lets you download books in under 60 seconds and is so thin it could fit right inside your smallest clutch. With over 500,000 books currently available, plus newspapers, magazines, and blogs at your disposable, we promise you won't run out of things to read either. And let's face it — there are some pretty fashionable slipcovers for this gadget as well. Kindle, from $259, Amazon.com.
Electronic Calorie Counter
What's the first thing brides all too often think about after getting engaged? You guessed it: fitting in to that wedding dress. That means hitting the gym and consistently eating right. We know it can be tough to keep track of your calories when you're so busy, which is why an electronic calorie counter is such a great idea. You can look up anything from carbs and fiber to protein and fat, all while keeping a diet diary of everything you eat. You'll be more aware of your choices and probably a bit surprised to find out where those hidden calories can creep up. With the help of this gadget, you'll be in wedding day shape in no time. CalorieSmart handheld calorie counter, $59, Coheso.com.
To see the rest of the must-have list for brides, keep reading.
Dream Day Wedding
We know planning the biggest party of your life can start to pull anyone down — which is why it's important to have a little fun throughout the process. That's where this game comes in. "Dream Day Wedding" lets you blow off steam by making another bride's dream come true. You'll navigate through 12 levels while making all the important decisions — from the gown to the cake -- and you'll even have to deal with a "Wedding Day Crisis." You can try the original version or the destination version, "Bella Italia", "Married in Manhattan" for the urban chic bride, or even "Viva Las Vegas" for the bride who really wanted to elope. Dream Day Wedding, from $7, iplay.com.
Between dress fittings, cake tastings, meeting with your coordinator, and picking your flowers, it's easy to get lost even driving around town (and let's not even get started if you're living in a big city!). Make your appointments more efficient by having a guide. A handy GPS tool will let you punch in addresses, view maps, and get voice prompts for step-by-step directions to your destination. We know they've been around for a while, but if you don't have one yet, now is the perfect time to invest. TomTom Go Live Portable GPS, $349, TomTom.com.
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