Post # 1
A few of my friends haven’t used Google Docs, so I thought I would share in case any of you need ideas with document sharing. 🙂
What it’s good for:
- Multiple people can contribute to one document if you make them an editor. Or, you can let them be read-only and they can view the document but not change anything.
- I’m using it for our guest list – myself, Fiance, FI’s parents and my parents can all access the guest list and add name right to it. It’s a perfect solution for us so we don’t have to send a bunch of e-mails. We’re formating them with titles over who everyone is (EX: Bride’s Immediate Family) to keep it organized.
- I’m also using it to compile a song list. Fiance and I are the only ones with access to that one, though :).
- You can use spreadsheets (works like a simplified Excel) or just a word processing document.
What it’s not good for:
- Just one caution: if you don’t trust anyone with access to it, don’t make them an editor because they can erase or change whatever they’d like to.
How to access:
- Go to your Gmail account (you have to have one to use this), and click on “Documents” on the left side of your screen.
- Click the big grey “Create New” button on the left again.
- PM me if you need help!
Post # 3
I’m using it for the guest list…with Fiance and myself as editors, and it’s also coming in very handy for keeping track of who gives what gift! I’d highly recommend it!!
Post # 4
I’m using to collect addresses from people. I send them the email with the link in it. I love it! I plan to use it for a few other things.
Post # 5
We used this for RSVPs – worked great! All the RSVP cards were going to my parent’s house in IN but DH and I wanted to know who was coming. So we set up a Google doc so my mom could input “Yes” and “No” and we could look at it and be fully informed. Worked great!
We had multiple giant excel sheets during planning too (addresses, thank yous, gifts received, initial guest list, etc)! I love Excel.
Post # 6
I’m using Google docs for pretty much ALL my lists! Guest list, budget list, vendor payment timeline and log, price comparisons – everything!
I like it because I can access the lists anywhere (specifically, work). Also because I can send the lists to Fiance to review, my parents and my bridesmaids. It’s very helpful!
Post # 7
I have used our guest list Google doc for everything. It has columns for the guests’ names, addresses, yes/no RSVP, food selection, Out of Town or not (to count the number of Out of Town bags we’ll need), which hotel they’ve chosen, what gift they purchased, and whether we’ve sent a thank you card. It’s awesome, and it means that if I’m talking to a vendor, I have access to my guest list information no matter where I am. I’ve also color-coded some of the cells – bright pink means that we still need to right a thank you card, and bright green means the guest is staying at the hotel where we blocked a room but the hotel doesn’t yet have them on our list for Out of Town bag purposes. This way, my fiance can glance at it and, right away, see which people are owed thank yous.
Post # 8
Lol! I’m taking a computer information technology course and we discussed google docs. Some of the drawbacks are no security, google can disable your account and it’s very difficult to get that back (I had a running blog and they disabled it one day and I’ve since tried to get it back but to no avail), and you can’t access any of the stuff if you don’t have an internet connection. Atleast when my power goes out I have access to my standard microsoft office.
Other than that, it’s free and pretty easy to use/share.