(Closed) How did you organize your wedding binder??

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Busy bee

I actually made my own – I have a section specifically for information, one for contracts, one for budget/receipts, one for inspiration (so for example, all the girls hair styles printed out), one with timeline stuff (both my own start to our timeline and the DOC timeline, along with things I’ve found in magazines that say what you should do and when), and then I have a final section for just notes/a to do list. It’s helped me stay organized so far… 🙂 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I bought mine from barnes and noble…..it pretty much guides you through.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

I refused to have one.  In this day and age, there are so many great online tools that you don’t need a big binder for inspiration.  Between Pinterest, WeddingWire, and ProjectWedding, I had all the checklists and reminders I needed.  I just kept a folder for contracts and a Moleskin for notes.

Paperless Wedding Planning

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I also got mine from barnes and noble. I am in love with it! It has everything and anything I need!!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Um, I bought one and shoved things inside it…

Helpful, right?

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center

Ha, mine is more of a wedding BAG with magazine clippings of dresses, all kinds of cards and brochures picked up from expos, and the only couple contracts we do have stuffed in it.  There’s a binder in there too, but it’s mostly empty…

BUT!  I have a googledoc that I use that is amazing.  I can’t even remember where I got it, but I think it is made by Style Me Pretty?  I just searched for a wedding planner thing on google, and this one has a million spreadsheets, which I absolutely love.  They aren’t all applicable, and I’ve added and deleted spreadsheets and sections as needed, but it really helps to have all the info (especially all my research on potential vendors) in one place that I can share with my FI.  

I also made a wedding email address that I save all the important things in so I don’t have to worry about finding it in my personal email, and then I can give out the address willy-nilly and once the wedding is done – bam, deleted, no more spam!  

Post # 10
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Busy bee

@Mrs. Mink:  Did you also use apps to help you plan/did they have apps available? I’m trying to find a way to have everything both on paper (which works best for me) but on my phone as well so if I don’t happen to have my binder on me, it’s fine.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I made mine.  Fi had a bi offie type binder lying around.  I rpint up the pages from a website that was shared by someone on theknot (russeland hazel.com) and oranized the paes. It is so great and i LOVE it.  I made a little pocket on the binder to stuff all my ideas and pin important receipts.  It has everything: a month by month checklist, budet sheets, vedor info, floral details, dress info page, etc. 

I also have a planning notebook.  It was the very first thing I bought… I write all my ideas down in there.  

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

spreadsheets!! they are the best, most portable way( given you have a smart phone and who doesn’t these days) to store all of the info you will need. Kept multiple tabs of guestlist and info, budget ..I created my own dorky template but there are several online, to do lists, vendor info you get the idea. I still have the template if anyone wants it. as long as you are semi familiar w xls it should be of benefit to you. Lmk and ill pass it along. =)

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