Post # 1
Are there any favorite free online guest list organizers that have made your life easier? Although I stay far away from the knot, I checked out their organizer and it seems pretty archaic.
Post # 3
If you decide to make a wedding website most of them come with an organizer. I used http://www.weddingtracker.com and loved it! However, it was not free. The cost was $30.0 for one year, but I am so glad I spent the money. Not only did it help me with wedding RSVP’s and addresses, it also kept track of gifts and I used it to create my christmas card list and labels. Our site is http://www.christinaanddaryl.com (my year will be up in a week).
Post # 4
I use the guest list organizer that is FREE (yay!) on http://www.theweddingchannel.com- I love it.
Post # 5
I’ve been using the wedding planning tools on http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/ Not only can you organize RSVPs but you can do seating arrangements etc. It’s FREE too!
Post # 6
i used mywedding.com, which is free and super easy to use. i highly recommend it!
Post # 7
Not to add more confusion to the pile, but I’m going with weddingwire.com. It also allows you do track invitations, save the dates, meals and gifts as well as do seating arrangements. It took me awhile to figure out all of the gadgets, but even at its most basic, its pretty user friendly and comprehensive. (totally agree about theknot by the way, sad but true – that is what led me to weddingwire).
Post # 8
I heard martha stewart was really good too.
Post # 9
http://www.marthastewartweddings.com and microsoft excel. I used the CSV template on Matha Stewart’s wedding website, and then used that template to make a duplicate database to keep the addresses concise
The nice thing about Martha Stewart’s website (that I haven’t found elsewhere) is that they use those same tools to create a virtual seating charts where you can set up a room just like your reception hall and create tables to seat people.
Haven’t started getting RSVP’s so I don’t know how it will all come together, but so far it’s been easy!
Post # 10
I actually just used Excel, but I’ve heard of some people using different features in Google Docs for that. I didn’t start checking that option out until well after I already started my lists in Excel.
Post # 11
I’m a fan of the Martha Stewart one. It works pretty well for a freebie.
Post # 12
Actually Martha Stewart’s wedding planning is powered by Weddingwire so they are the same thing so if anyone else is trying to make a decision, the features are all the same – you’d just be going to a different page – and boosting one or the other’s registration etc.
Post # 13
I am playing with the Martha site but I have already begun my list on my own Excel spreadsheet. Will it work to export it or o I have to use the martha version oe Excel? I am not finidng the Martha site to be real intuitive but maybe I am missing something.
Post # 14
I went to all the sites and the best one I have liked so far is weddingwire.com
It easily let me upload my guest list from my spreadsheet. And I love their over all set up. Plus they are great help in keeping everything moving smoothly.
~ I like everyone else am not a big fan of the Knot. But between Martha, Weddingbees, and Weddingwire they are my top three that I seem to live in these days:-)
Post # 15
- Wedding: September 2009 - Rancho Bernardo Inn
We are using excel and I think are actually transfering everything to google docs so that we can access the documents at the same time. However, I’ve also heard good things about Martha.
Post # 16
If you have an Iphone or Ipad I found this super helpful guest list app called myGuestList. Its not free (its $1.99) but its super easy to use, you can store tons of info about each guests and it exports to excel! It has been a life saver for me. I think this is the site where I found more info – http://www.zeode.com/myguestlist/.