(Closed) My wedding planner binder! Do you have one?

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - Rockfield Manor - Bel Air, MD

We’re starting our planning in two weeks, so I don’t have a binder yet, but I’m commenting so I can follow this thread 🙂 Looking forward to seeing everyone’s binders!

Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I thought about doing one, but having a physical paper copy drives me nuts! I’ve set up a digital version in Google docs so I can access it from anywhere. 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I bought a wedding planner that is made by the Knot fron Barnes and Noble with a giftcard I had! It has been very helpful so far! And had deff helped me stay organized! 🙂

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I made one that was very in depth. I’ll get a list of everything when I leave work. Commenting to follow/remember.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

That’s cute! My friend gave me hers that she didn’t use, but my fiance and I ended up hiring a wedding planner. I got an Erin Condren Life Planner for Christmas that I’m customizing so the “morning” section is wedding-related stuff like appointments and when deposits/payments are due (I am a paper planner – having things electronically drives me nuts! I blame high school and college for giving us amazing planners each year).

Post # 9
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Busy bee

I’m someone who likes having a physical plbanner, rather than just on computer or tablet or phone. I just used a spiral notebook though, anything else would’ve been too much for me to carry around! It’s kept me organized though!

Post # 10
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Busy bee

Oh and the most helpful to me was writing down names and addresses as we found them out. I liked having a single place for everything!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

 

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Kaites4:  Yep, I have one! Filled with all the contracts, to do list, guest list and music. I don’t have pictures of anything in there since I have everything picked out already. But I do love my binder and find it helpful!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I have both actually.. I bought the Mindy Weiss Wedding planning binder (best thing ever)

In Excel I started a list of guests and budget (obv cause it can automatically add and I’m lazy)

That Excel sheet has also been my go to for everything I don’t have in my binder (expenses, guest addresses and numbers…) I’m a bit OCD  with it…

Another tip: Something I found VERY helpful is both me and my Fiance downloaded an app called “Couple”. We share a celndar in there and I add appointments, payment due dates and wedding lists.. it’s great!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I had nothing better to do just now at work, so I took pictures of my binder. I haven’t put anything on the front yet.. But I plan to. With less than 9 months to go I take it with me just about every where lol. 

I keep my contracts in each individual section so they aren’t all in one place  I can flip right to the section. My binder is a Martha Stewart one, and so are my pouches. 

I have tabs for:

-“the basics”- which I keep just little tid bits of information in

-budget- self explanatory. 

-ceremony/reception venue(s)- mine are both at the same place so this makes it extremely easy. 

-bridal party attire- I made a spread sheet of each person, it shows what they wear, price, pick up/delivery date, etc. For the ladies I also have pictures of the dresses they chose. I included the MOB/G and FOB/G as well  

Inspiration- for invites, reception, ceremony, etc  

entertainment- dj

photography- right now I only have the contract but I will have pictures/a list of the “must have” Pictures  

-guests- the guest list  in working on the master list with addresses currently, along with spaces for bridal shower, RSVP, etc  

 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I have the knot binder and I love it! We use that as our planner, then we also have the jcrew wedding binder that we use to store contracts/magazine clippings etc. Then we use google docs to keep track of costs and guest lists. I also use the knot website Checklists in conjunction wich is super helpful in the go! and I have like ten pinterest boards. Lol 

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