Any bee's using a wedding planner/binder!?

posted 2 years ago in DIY
Post # 2
1248 posts
Bumble bee

i got the martha stewart one & it stinks lol i might have to go get that one

Post # 3
6173 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013


i got one because my mom said i needed one.  it was $19.99 so not a waste of money.  i laid them all out in the store and picked the best one.

however, for me, it was a waste.  i used the pockets to store my documents, and i did read through the questions they provided, but found most of the information on the internet.  you can print the questions for each of the vendors on many sites. 

in the end, i should have used my own binder and saved the $20.

but this was my experience,  if it worked for you, then that is great.

Post # 4
2007 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I have the same one, I looked at it the day I got it (6 months ago) and have not opened it since lol. Glad you’re finding it more useful than I did. Maybe I’ll revisit it when I get home today. 🙂

Post # 5
655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - SPRING VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB

I got one as a gift from my Boss. before she gave me the one i have, i had made one, just a regular binder with divders and pokects. Clearly not as awesome as the Hallmark one my boss gave.

I really love it, it’s very helpful and has kept me on track, and it’s beautiful to look at.

Post # 6
705 posts
Busy bee

I got one and it’s been a waste. I wish I just made my own. I only use the folders all the material was good but super out dated. 

Post # 7
1197 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I have one but haven’t really used it!  The vendor questions they provided were helpful, but like PPs said, you can get the info elsewhere for free.  I’m using an accordion file folder to keep copies of signed contracts, color swatches etc.

Post # 8
1067 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I bought one thinking I would prefer to write out notes instead of typing everything in a spreadsheet, but then I discovered Google Docs’ Wedding Planner template and I haven’t used the binder since.  I ony use the folders that were included to store documents and there are so many resources on the internet for wedding planning tips, so it was a waste for me. 

I’ll probably be giving it away to someone who may not be as internet savvy.

Post # 9
2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

i have one, but it’s not my favorite ( it’s chock full of information, but it’s massive and i didn’t feel like carrying it around. so i bought a plain white binder, and a whole bunch of page protectors. all of our contracts are in there, along with a sheet full of business cards, and a folder for random things.

i also use google drive for lists and things.

Post # 10
3846 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

simply.gould:   I have the big pink one, the Ultimate Wedding planner, and it has been of no use at all.  I’m sorry I bought it.  Poorly designed, no good advice, a real waste.  

Post # 11
232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: Aug 30th, 2014

I got one from a thrift store, then cut out the pages that were relevant and assembled them in a custom planet using the Arc binding system (I think it’s a Staples brand product line). We bought the hole puncher and I assembled a smash-book style planner that is inspiration and planning all in one…


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