Post # 1
It has become painfully obvious to me that I need a wedding binder for all my stuff. Tell me about yours! What do you keep in it? How is it organized (dividers, pockets, etc?)? Do you carry it with you everywhere you go?
Post # 3
I had a wedding organizer for my wedding planning, and it was one I bought at a bookstore. So it already had dividers, tips and places to write things down, in it. I added clear page protectors to it and in those I added pages from magazines/online of things I liked, that way I could flip through and see it all easily. I also included contracts from vendors, info on potential things I may want, I kept a notebook in there too with all my guests and their address, then checked them off as I received the rsvp. I didn’t take it everywhere with me but I used it A LOT and I still have it for keepsake reasons. I had that thing packed full! You could always buy a binder (i suggest the 3 inch one) and add dividers, page protectors and have sections for Music, Food, Guests, Ideas, Flowers, Gifts, Invitations etc and add some paper too because you will need to write a lot down, I had sticky notes galore in mine! Oh a section with phone numbers of wedding related things was very helpful too. Good luck! 🙂
Post # 4
@smiles4jo: I just noticed we have the same wedding date just a year apart 🙂
Post # 5
Wait! You can buy pre-paid wedding binders? I obviously haven’t been spending enough time in that section of the store!
Very cool about the dates!
Post # 6
I also have a binder… I carry mine everywhere. LOL. I just bought sheet protectors to put my contracts and contact info in.
Post # 7
i used to carry mine all of the place… i had a 3 ring binder i started using then my kids thought that binder was for them to color on and what not… so i got one from barnes and noble it has a bride on it and they KNOW NOT TO touch anything with wedding related pictures ,words ect. lol
Post # 8
I have one for organizational stuff…it includes all proof of payment and all contracts. I never really sought out inspiration from magazines or anything so that’s all I use it for. Most information is also in a “wedding” folder in my e-mail.
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
I wrote a post on the blog about my binder that I made myself: http://www.weddingbee.com/2010/05/12/best-wedding-organizer/ hope it helps!
Post # 10
My wedding bingder is a 3 inche wedding binder with divissders and page protectors. each vendor and section of the wedding has its own section. I keep all contracts ideas/pictures and printed voided deposit checks. So I know when and how much was paid to each vendor. I take it to every wedding related appoinment as many of them over lap and the very front I have a excel spread sheet of how was put as a deposit and the date, how much is owed to each vendor and when.
Post # 11
MY wedding binder is an absolute atrocity. I ran out and bought it when we first got engaged, and I was so excited that I wrote anything I could possibly think of in it.
Now its disorganized, and filled with every business card, flyer, and expired coupon I’ve ever gotten since. Most of my records are electronic, and I could probably go ahead an chuck the whole binder, save for a few key receipts…which I should probably go ahead and find before they’re swallowed whole…
Kuddos to all of you who have an organized system going. I’m sure I’ll be paying for this in a few months. 🙂
Post # 12
My wedding binder is empty.. 🙂
Post # 13
I have a HUGE wedding binder. The first page is my wedding plan (provided by wedding planner) then the guest list and a calendar to note all appointments.
I have a section for Vendors/Contracts, Venue (seperate from other vendors) with menu ideas/cake details etc, Ceremony, Reception, and then my “look” ideas and purchases.
Post # 14
i have a pretty binder i bought at staples and put high qulaity sheet protectors in.. no dividers currently but i might add some in… everything is organized though starting with ceremony going into reception then catering and then contracts and in one of the folders on the side i have my running budget.
Post # 15
i mostly used pinterest for my ideas until i finalized certain things i wanted for my decor etc
Post # 16
I started off with a wedding binder. But then it got emptied and given away. Way too many ideas went into it, and it go stuffed too quickly.