(Closed) I'm engaged!! Now what planner/organizer do I need?

posted 3 years ago in Engagement
Post # 2
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

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allianneguy12 :  I used Wedding Wire for guest list / seating chart stuff as well as their timeline but everything else was tracked on A Practical Wedding’s spreadsheets. You can download them for free from their blog. The weekend and day-of timelines were awesome. I also liked that I could just add in extra sheets for other things I needed (i.e. I had a very DIY wedding, so I needed a place to track all those projects). Having it as a google doc also meant I could share it with my husband and I could export just the sheets different people needed, so my DOC got the timelines but not everyone’s address, etc. It was honestly a sanity saver. 

Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

I just used a excel spreadsheet for guest list and budget stuff, and pencil and paper (and a ruler) for seating chart stuff.

I did check out some pre-made wedding checklists available online (e.g. from Martha stewart) and they were great to figure out what to put in to my excel spreadsheet.  I basically did everything on the timeline 4+ months earlier than I had to, and I think that’s part of why I felt wedding planning was pretty easy–I was never in a rush, and I rarely had to compete against other people who wanted my vendor.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

 I just logged in to say congratulations ❤💍

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Oh and congrats!!  Beautiful ring!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Google sheets = the best wedding planner in my opinion. I had excel spreadsheets for guest lists, budgets, contact info for vendors etc. The best part is I could access at no matter where I am via the app on my phone. I also liked I could send the link to my sister, dad, etc to add addresses, etc.  I also kept a regular 3 ring notebook of to do lists, etc. but thats just because I like to have lists and check stuff off, otherwise I could have easy used google drive for that too. Honestly, I had an actual wedding “planner” my mom bought and i didnt look at it once…. Keep it simple!! 

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Historical park

Congratulations, bee!

I used and liked the Knot wedding planner binder. I liked that it was a binder, so I could move around sheets/take out sheets I didn’t need/etc.

I also second the Google sheets suggestion. My husband and I had a shared folder where we dumped any and everything wedding related–e-mail receipts, contracts, guest lists, ideas, you name it.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I made my own. I just bought a cute binder, some tabs with pockets, and printed off some wedding work sheets off the Internet. Then made a cute front cover.

I had a planner and looked at so many different ones but they never had everything I wanted in it so this is why I made my own. Plus I love the pocket tabs bc I have places to put my contracts. So all my wedding details are in one place . 

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I just picked up the Happy Planner wedding insert. So far I’m loving it, most especially because you can add additional pages and items as you wish. I’m kinda obsessed with Happy Planners ATM!

 

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I just bought a customized Erin Condren wedding planner. I should be receiving it tomorrow so I’m hoping I love it! 

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