Post # 1
So, I was looking through some different sites and I found this great tool for planning the wedding. I was going to get one of those fancy books and keep everythign in there, but that just seemed like $30 to $40 that I could use toward something else and penny pinching me said no need, I will just figure something out. I had started to get a binger and some page protectors from the school supply section of my house (yes I’m the mom who buys up the school supplies after the back to school rush) and that just seemd like a big pain. So, back to the part where I was looking at sites.
Don’t ask me how or why, but I went to marthastewart.com and there it was. Wedding planning tools. There is a place for my budget, my check lists of things to do (yes, I have like 200 left), a count down with how many days, a spot for my vendors, and so much more!!
My favorite part is the guest list which allows you to enter in your party and individual guests for that party and keeps track of how many people you are inviting, how many have said yes, no, and all that. Then, from that guest list, you can do your seating chart right there! I’ve done mine a few times over just to get an idea of how many people I will end up inviting based on room.
You might want to check it out – it has really helped me out. Not to mention it’s Martha so there are tons of ideas and different things to make your wedding special.
Hope it helps!
Post # 3
Agreed!! I thought I was good with the tools I had been planning to use — mostly Excel and Google documents and other Google applications but as soon as I found Martha’s tools I fell in love like thefuturemrsjohnson. I especially love the idea of a "party" as a family — that tells you how many invitations you need!
Enjoy and happy planning!
Post # 4
I saw this today through another wedding blog. It’s almost 90 pages and free!!!
Post # 5
WOW…I just checked it out and it is the best by far. I absolutely love the program. It has everything I need and this would make planning my wedding a lot easier.
Post # 6
I like weddingwire.com! I also have a pink binder I got from xmas tree shop, with seperators, etc. I have a scanner at work so any material that comes in the mail I scan it and put on a jump drive (my binder got to be overflowing!!). I have various folders on my jump drive….flowers, djs, photographers, etc to keep everything organized on the jump drive. The jump drive is also great for when your surfing the web and find pictures of things you like cause then you can right click and save the image on your USB jump drive!
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2010 - Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery
TheKnot.com has a similar planning feature, too.
Post # 8
I go to Knot.com and marthastewart for inspiration, but when it came to organizing my guest list, I went with Google Documents. You can use their spreadsheets to keep track of everything, and allow anyone else with a gmail account to view it or change things in there (level of access you want to grant to someone is entirely your call, which is great). I’ve been able to keep it all together, and my parents and Fiance can go see it whenever they want. That’s one thing MS and knot can’t offer. I guess it would work fine if you let the others have your login and password to these websites.
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2010 - Jewel Box in Forest Park and Windows on Washington
WeddingWire, TheKnot and Martha Stewart all have free tools. Martha Stewart also has this great online seating tool, so you can set up your tables. It’s great!
Post # 10
I am using weddingwire.com as well. The tools on Martha Stewart are actually provided by weddingwire. Another great tool is Evernote.com I have a wedding planning notebook online & I use Skitch (I have a Mac but you can use SnagIt on PC) to clip pics from the internet & keep notes on every category. You can share the notebook with others by sending them the link which is helpful when communicating with vendors online. Evernote keeps your notebook online plus you can download the desktop app & iPhone or BB apps. Evernote is free or they have a premium version for $5/month. I don’t work for them, I swear! I just love it that much!
Post # 11
I love martha too. My favorite part of her site is the seating arrangement program. Planners charge a lot of money for this.
Post # 12
Nice! I’ll still have to get a paper and ink binder because, well, I like paper. But! The boy will be happy to have online tools since he syncs EVERYTHING up between his phone and his computer.