Users can create an account on the app with their email address or alternatively social sign-up options allow them to login with their Facebook credentials.
During the sign-up process, users are asked for their name, as well as that of their partner, along with their wedding date and estimated wedding budget.
Task & Budget management
Once inside the app, users can begin adding tasks and due dates to their list. Where applicable, tasks with an associated cost can be marked as paid or unpaid, with tasks marked as paid being automatically deducted from their wedding budget. In the budget planner view, users can flick between two views: budget remaining and budget spent.
The most complex feature of the app is the collaboration element. Not only can couples add tasks for themselves to the app, but they can also assign tasks to other collaborators in their wedding party, from the mother-of-the-bride to the best man or wedding planner.
For security, and to avoid non-verified collaborators joining a couple’s wedding, the wedding couple can generate a unique code within the app and share it with their friends or family, who are then sent a link to the App Store to download the app and join the wedding party. Where required, couples can promote collaborators to an admin role, where they can then assign tasks and manage the wedding budget themselves – particularly useful where a couple has hired a wedding planner.
Alongside the key features of the app, Debrett’s also provide users with access to a curated list of articles, aimed at helping couples to plan for their big day. Amongst them are articles on budget management, seating plan arrangements and schedule planning.
The Guides feature of the app was built using a custom API, connected to a bespoke CMS that Debrett’s can access to dynamically create and add new articles to the app at their leisure.