Post # 1
I’m an organizational freak and I’m trying to find the best way to organize all my wedding papers/ideas/info/etc. I bought a binder to see if that works but I’m afraid it won’t be good enough (yes I’m psycho, I know)
So what strategy have you ladies found?
Post # 3
So far, a physical folder and a digital folder on my computer are working great for me! But maybe you just have more stuff than me.
Post # 4
I’m using a google doc from the women who started the Style Me Pretty blog. It’s fairly comprehensive. I also found a couple different spreadsheets through microsoft but found the SMP to work better as I can give others access to it as well.
Post # 5
I am using a Avery 3 hole ring binder like a student. People all WOW when they look how thick it is…
Post # 6
I totally have a three-ring binder, complete with dividers (the pocket kind. ooooh.) It’s kind of sad really. Fiance calls it “The Notebook.” I’ve got it organized down to like 10 categories. Don’t worry, you’re not psycho – or maybe we both are. 😉
Edit – I also have most of it on file on my computer in Word. I have like 6 different files for that. Mhm.
Post # 7
I have a big fat binder.. I bought some wedding planners.. but then decided they were too wordy.. I used some of the organizational pages from them, used some from martha stewart, and printed out some of my own from Word. I started out having everything on Excel spreadsheets but I didn’t like it..I have to see it..have it physically in my hands..write notes on it when i’m with vendors.. I take it with me to meet with all the vendors.. and it’s nice because I can hole punch all the brochures, info, my notes and file it.. I labeled tabs for: budget, guest list, stationary, attire, bridal shower, photography, ceremony, reception, cake, music, transportation, registries, honeymoon. And I have a to-do list for all of the categories… i LOVE organization..can you tell? i dressed it up with scrapbook paper..
Post # 8
I just have a file on my computer.. I started a binder and then had nothing to put in it, its much easier for me to have everything on my computer than to print things out for the heck of it
Note: I’m planning from another country so I do pretty much all of my wedding planning online and have only visited vendors on trips to visit my parents (where we’re getting married)
Post # 9
i have a master wedding folder on my computer. in there, i have folders and subfolders (ex. budget, BMs, dress, ideas, planning, decor, etc). then in my email – since i am pretty much planning my email over email, i have several folders to organize them all. then i have one physical folder where i printed my contracts and keep them there.
Post # 10
i don’t have anything organized yet! I have a folder on my desktop called “wedding”. eeekk….
Post # 11
I have a binder where I keep all of my contracts, papers and ideas from magazines. I also have a flash drive where I keep my organizational spreadsheets- budget, task list, guest list, etc.
Post # 12
3-ring binder with dividers and a folder on my computer where I scanned all of my contracts and keep my guest list (I have an Excel sheet with names, addresses, RSVPs, meal choice, table assignment, whether an engagement gift was given and if so when I sent the thank you – and same for wedding gift)
I have nothing fancy for it – just a binder that doesn’t bring attention to the fact that I’m using it at work:)
Post # 13
I have a “wedding box” in my linen closet, I have a word document that has all of my ides and inspiration pictures that are categorized, that way I can just pull it up, type in or copy and paste what I want. I have a powerpoint I’m using to show all of my bridesmaids and family my final decisions (where the wedding is with pictures, what I’m using as centerpieces and inspiration pictures, etc). I have a folder to hold all of my documents (guest lists, table seating, power point, shopping lists, etc). Most of my planning happens on my computer so its important for me to keep everything organized on here.
Post # 14
A three-ring binder for papers, a box for small stuff and my closet for larger stuff. That’s it!
Post # 15
Wedding binder has been great. Just make sure you buy a zippy pocket to put in it and some snap-closed plastic envelopes or pouches to put in that, so you can keep all your color swatches and small loose articles organized. I have one for receipts, one for coupons, and one for color swatches 🙂
Post # 16
ha ha ha
I have a heap of papers and a folder on my computer stuffed with “wedding” things.
I don’t think I’d call this organization. Ugg