Post # 1
I’m very much a planner, and lists are my friend. I was pretty excited yesterday when I bought a binder, dividers and plastic page covers to organize my ideas, store receipts, and keep track of things. I was just wondering how everybody else stays organized when there is so much to keep up with. Do you use a spreadsheet? A binder? A site like theknot or weddingwire that has a budgeter/check list? All of the above? I’m just curious what all you lovely ladies use, and if you have any tips, please share them!
Post # 3
Google docs is a Godsend. Fiance and I use it for everything, gathering addresses, guest list, our list of music we are creating for the ceremony and reception for the dj, budget stuff too. We both have androids so we can update things on the go too – which is helpful.
I also have a binder like you, with dividers and plastic sheets for saving contracts, receipts etc.
Oh yeah, and have you joined Pinterest yet? It’s fantastic (and addicting!) I have bought some bridal mags, but it’s SOOOO much easier and faster to pin stuff from the internet and have it all in one place for you. (Don’t blame me if you get addicted to it and can’t stop pinning things…don’t worry it happens to everyone I think, lol)
Post # 4
@jlc3: Oh yeah. I got hooked on pinterest really fast. I have three wedding boards! One is general wedding planning stuff, a hair inspiration board, and a photography inspiration board. I definitely like having it all in one place like that. I’ve found a lot of great ideas there, like our cake and centerpieces.
Post # 5
@Mrs. Bear Cheese Pie: I know, I love it! I’m starting to actually pin non-related wedding stuff now too, lol. I’ve started a new one for hair and makeup ideas but I should really go through and “organize” my general inspiration board. We’re doing a winter theme so I have just been grabbing stuff left right and centre.
How is planning going other than then?
Post # 6
@jlc3: We’re really just starting. Well, I’ve been “planning” for awhile, but we’re really starting to seriously look. We’re starting to look at venues next week, and I’ve contacted our photograper [I’m trying to get the lowest possible price from them]. So, it’s going ok.
You can look at my wedding boards here, if you want: http://pinterest.com/triciaanddazzle/
Post # 7
I have all my wedding stuff in Excel and I love it! I have a column for each category – cake, music, decorations, etc. and then just fill in information or to-dos in the appropriate column.
Post # 8
@jlc3: GOOGLE DOCs. for sure!
My Fiance is abit obsessed with all things google – so he found that google hasd a whole set of wedding templates/spreadsheets. It’s been so helpful – and we can add our parents to it which is great.
Post # 9
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
Love me some Google Docs. We had spread sheets for venues, caterers, guest list, and now mailing list, which will also track RSVPs, gifts and thank yous.
All the loose papers are in a file box. I didn’t use an online wedding planning list, because it doesn’t work for our timeframe-we’re half-way through a 6-month engagement, and will finalize our caterer choice next week- those websites said to do it at the 8 month mark. Also- they were a little too overwhelming for me- I looked at the one on theknot, and was ready to elope!