(Closed) Best Planning Organizational Tools?

posted 3 years ago in Technology
Post # 2
70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I tried really hard to find some app or book I liked to plan my wedding and ended up just using WunderList. I also have this blank notebook I take to vendor meetings. I created my checklist by using WeddingWire’s checklist and adding things as I thought about it. I use an excel spreadsheet for my budgeting and the WeddingWire app to check my budget amounts if I’m out of my house.  

Post # 3
16 posts
  • Wedding: September 2016

My Fiance and I are using Good docs! Create a wedding folder in one of your Drives and share it with the other. Now all of the docs that go into that folder are shared. We have notes, spreadsheets for guests, invitation addresses, budget, links to resources, all sorts of useful things.

Post # 4
1009 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: The Retreat at Bradley\'s Pond

Document, document, document!

We used a combination of DropBox that we both had access to, and sent e-mails to the other person when a decision was made and put it on “wedding folder”. I also had a hard wedding planning binder that I got from Hobby Lobby or a book store I think and it had a LOT of reference information. But as I worked on stuff, I removed the reference pages any more. 

ANY TIME you get a signed document/receipt/confirmation… save it 2-3 ways. Save it to your online storage system (like DropBox) as a PDF, save it to your e-mails, and print it out for your book. 

Our venue didn’t have great cell phone reception so the last few days it was easier to have paper documentation of everything. 

Also, give your venues a back-up number to contact you for day of. Not your fiance but someone with you like a Maid/Matron of Honor or MOB or wedding planner. This will save you!

Post # 5
1350 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

We are using google docs, wunderlist and also a shared email account. 

It was easier for us to create one email address for all things wedding instead of forwarding it around to each other. 


Post # 6
5049 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

I am using excel, minted and pinterest.

Post # 7
212 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

This GoogleDoc was a lifesaver – because you could put everything in it!  And that way all of our wedding planning stuff was in one place, it was great for comparing price quotes on venues and vendors… We customized it to add our own tabs… we also started a new email account for the wedding, and did all our correspondence with vendors, etc. through that account – it made it easier for both of us to tag-team emails!


Post # 9
463 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2017 - The Tall Ship Elissa, Galveston, TX

I was just about to post the exact same Google doc that NOLABride2015 posted! That multi-tab spreadsheet wonder has been a LIFESAVER… A sanity saver, too. I feel like the most organized person on the planet with that doc, and I am sooooo not, lol. It has really made everything stupid easy. 🙂


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