Post # 1
Wasn’t sure where to file this one, but I need some advice on how you other bees kept yourselves organized during the planning process. I feel like since I’m early on in the planning stages (picked a date, venue, photog), I’m constantly emailing different vendors for price quotes, information, etc. How did you keep your emails organized? Did you print them and put them in the wedding binder? Did you organize them a certain way before deciding on each vendor? I have a “wedding” gmail folder, but it is already pretty crazy. Just looking for some inspiration here. Thanks!
Post # 3
I created a wedding email address actually. Then I created folders for caterers, photogs, etc…I also kept and still keep a very detailed binder. Once I narrowed down everything, got all the details, made decisions, etc. my binder turned into the contract keeper binder, I added in pics of the venues, an ideas sections, etc. It is now my favorite thing in the world. But honestly the BEST thing I did was create a yahoo account solely for wedding related materials, it keeps everything right at my fingertips and I don’t have to delete anything, I can always look back.
Post # 4
@June42011 – That’s brilliant! I so wish I had done that…
The most useful thing I did for keeping organized was start a blog that only FH and I have access to. I post ideas, venue profiles, reviews, menu options, photos, inspirations, to-do lists, etc. That way everything is in one place, FH can look at when he feels like it (and it keeps me from sending him a thousand emails a day), and we always have one place for all of our information.
Post # 5
I have a ‘brainstorming’ folder on my ddesktop where I file away all visual & text inspirations.
I have a binder filled with excel spreadsheets (guest lists, budget stuff, etc).
I will be putting the ‘concrete’ visuals/texts in the binder as well when it gets to that point (as well as swatches & etc).
I will also use it for contracts.
Post # 6
I did the exact same thing as june42011. It’s been working wonderfully!
Post # 7
thanks for the great ideas! i’m still early on in the process so i might try the alternate email!
Post # 8
I got a binder. With dividers 😀