Post # 1
Hi ladies – I’m new to the boards and seriously love WeddingBee! After a couple months of lurking, I decided to come out and say “hi” =) My Fiance and I got engaged in February and are getting married June next year. We are still in the early stages of planning. Yes “we” 😉 He is amazingly involved and supportive.
It might be a little silly for a newb to start giving planning suggestions but I wanted to share how we’re keeping track of our to do list. Miss Unicycle was my inspiration =)
We are using a shared Google Doc. Screenshot below is the To Do tab of our multi-tab spreadsheet. I took Miss Unicycle’s idea and modified it to show # months left, label the different columns, color code who is responsible for which tasks and progress of the tasks. I based major timelines on the “experts” from my current bible (Bridal Bargains by Denise & Alan Fields). The pros of this method is you can drag a task to another cell if you need to revise due dates. Also, with the categories, it helps us figure out if there are tasks that we’re forgetting to include and how different tasks are inter-related (e.g., need to take engagement photos before creating the save the dates).
How are you keeping track of everything?
Post # 3
Also, how do you tag other Bees? I replied to a couple threads trying to tag someone but it failed… I typed @ and the Bee’s name. Help!!
Post # 4
@lululime: Welcome to the Bee! In order to “tag” someone, you click on (reply) (I JUST figured that out yesterday, and I’ve been on here for a few months lol)
Fiance is VERY organized (probably a tad on the OCD side, but I love him anyways!) and insists that we keep organized via google docs spreadsheets! It’s been working out great so far! My Maid/Matron of Honor is also a wedding planner, so she’s helped us keep on track of the timeline of events (i.e. what we should have done by 8 months prior, 7 months prior, etc) thus far, and it’s been very very helpful!
Post # 5
@lululime: First of all, welcome to the Bee! Don’t ever feel silly about sharing advice…even “newbs” can have some great tips! 🙂
I will second your Google Docs post. It was especially helpful for Fiance and I during the majority of our planning. I live in our hometown, where our parents live, and he was living 5 hours away (he will be home for good on Friday!!). We kept track of our guest list, addresses, a calendar for scheduling appointments, copies of surveys that couldn’t be saved digitally…Google Docs saved our lives! It was also helpful because we were able to share it with both sets of parents. This way, everybody was able to stay in the loop. We just had to give them a few lessons on how to access documents :-).
Plus, if I’m out and about and need to see a document, I can pull it up on my phone, lickety split. I took a class all about Google Tools last summer…very informative!
Post # 6
We’ve been using Google Docs to keep organized as well. 🙂
Post # 7
just wanted to say that I LOVE google docs too, I have shared our guest list spreadsheet with our siblings who have helped us fill in addresses and it has been an absolutel lifesaver! Welcome to the Bee!
Post # 8
That’s fantastic! It’s also how we planned our wedding last year! Welcome to weddingbee, btw!
Post # 9
@Snowflake011913: awesome! Thank you for showing me how to tag 🙂
@keepsmiling19: Love being able to pull up on the phone too!
@Aure: Google docs is seriously amazing!
@globalmargaret: Such a great idea to share with ppl to fill in their addresses. I’m going to steal that idea =P
@pengoala: How did ppl plan before Google docs 😉
Thank you all for the warm welcome 🙂 I’m excited to be part of the community