(Closed) How do you stay organized?

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I went with the 3 ring binder and just hole punch everything. The front of the binder has a pocket, so I usually just stick all paperwork/inspiration pics in there. When it starts to overflow I sit down for about 10 minutes, hole punch everything and organize it. That way it doesn’t feel like I have to drag out the hole punch every 10 minutes for a single sheet of paper. 🙂

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m still in the hot-mess stage.  I have one filing folder with everything thrown together in one big, unorganized, not secured heap…lol.  My fiance’s sister gave me a little plastic expandable filing folder with different pockets to try to get me to get it together.  🙂

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Accordion folders!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Excel, plus lots of box files!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I kept everything electronically.

The only “paperwork” I had was the receipt for the dress and the written contract for the photographer, everything else was only electronic. Excel files, word files, emails, picture files, etc.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I keep all of my wedding files on a file in my computer. My mac has 10 hour battery life so I never have to worry about it dying when I’m going to see a vendor or anything like that and its a really nice way to keep everything together since I HATE loose papers.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I guess I don’t have that much stuff. If I’ve decided against a vendor, I throw their stuff away. I have my bride’s book that has maybe 6 folders for different sections. Not even all of the sections have anything in them… and I only have 1 month until the wedding. Where do y’all get all those papers from??? 🙂

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I used a three-ring binder, too, but I added in tabbed dividers and page protectors. That way anything that was oddly shaped (too small or not 8.5 x 11) could drop into the plastic sleeve and they always stayed put!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I keep a three-ring binder. But it is so annoying to lug it around because it is heavy and so FULL. So I keep a bag with me (actually the red canvas bag that Macy’s gave us when we registered at the weddingshow) that holds all of the stuff that I’m currently working on or need to reference. Once I’m done with whatever I’m working on or don’t need to reference it anymore, I file it away in my three-ring binder. Seems to be working for me. Although, I did lose my calendar booklet a couple weeks ago (hangs head in shame). Ugh, I literally don’t know where that thing went? So I have started a new calendar. That goes along with me in the red canvas bag, too.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Personally I’m not a big fan of paperwork. I’ve kept everything electronically, in folders on my computer and on an external hard drive for back up.

I also use weddingwindow.com to keep all of my guest list, budget, etc. all in one place. It has a great checklist as well!

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m with @kala_way: I keep electronic copies on my netbook of all the propsals, my budget, guest lists etc. and back them up on Google docs. My policy is to only keep hard copies of signed contracts and any final documents. I also have a worksheet of questions that I take on my site visits, but I immediately transfer the details to my Excell spreadsheet.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

my iphone is synced with my macbook and my ipad. i have an app (dropbox) that allows me to share everything between all 3 devices, so it’s like i have each one with me where i go. i am nothing without my iphone.

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