Post # 1
I was getting ready to buy a planner and figured ~ HEY, I bet there are a lot of brides that have done a DIY planner or can suggest a great one. Post any links and photos if you have them! Also any helpful lists or what to def. include is appreciated. THANKS, YALL!
Post # 2
I started using a scrapbook planner, but it was just too bulky for me to use, and when I was out and about, I couldn’t look at it quickly to see what was still needed.
I purchased this to carry in my purse and keep all of my contract cards, vendor phone numbers, appointments and contracts in. and I also use weddingwire for budget/reminders/payments/website/addresses and pretty much everything else wedding related.
Post # 3
CallMeMrsG: I’m not engaged yet LOL but when I do get engaged I already have mine picked out..its an Erin Condren wedding planner (erincondren.com). I have her life planner and I am in looove with it! Can’t wait till the day I need her wedding planner 🙂
Post # 4
I really like this pdf one! Its super detailed and FREE!! Its more binder appropriate though. http://www.russellandhazel.com/PDF/WeddingTemplate.pdf
Post # 5
mrsaxachef: This is great! I just printed it out to use for mine 🙂
Post # 6
A friend of mine had bought a PDF planner on Etsy, and when I got engaged, she emailed the file to me! It’s an 18 page checklist 😮
I’ve also printed off a bunch of forms for wedding party contact info, venue contact info etc.
I have it all in a binder, with I think 15 sections in it, as well as a few business card holder pages, a poly zippered pocket for samples and things and a folder for pages I rip out of magazines 🙂
I will check the name of the Etsy shop she got the checklist from when I get home from work
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Post # 8
CallMeMrsG: I used a bunch of different online ones (including the Russell and Hazel mentioned above): “A Practical Wedding” for their spreadsheets, This blogger, for the setup and checklists. Basically, I just printed everything I could find, and I pulled and sorted until I had everything that fits my style and needs.
littlekay111: But, wow! I just spent an hour on Erin Condren’s website, lol. Thanks for the link!
Post # 9
StephanieElise: Thanks so much for the helpful info. I think I am also going to just start printing and then just put the stuff I want in a binder.
Post # 10
StephanieElise: Haha I know right! I have her life planner and it has been a HUGE help this year. They are pricey but I find that it is worth it. I’m already looking into which planner I will get when my current one ends 🙂
Post # 11
After combing through ALL of the planners at B&N, I liked different aspects of each one. So, instead I just went out and bought a binder, about 10 dividers, some paper, and enough coversheets for it. I also printed lists and information from various Websites (the Russell+Hazel is great!). It was less than $10!
I also bought a few books with checklists in them, so I still have something like that to reference. The Knot Checklist, Bridal Bargains, and A Practical Wedding. With all of those, I should be covered… hopefully!
Post # 12
plumpaper.com has wedding planners thru their etsy store. i have their daily planner and it’s great!