(Closed) Tell me about your wedding binder!

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I had a wedding organizer for my wedding planning, and it was one I bought at a bookstore. So it already had dividers, tips and places to write things down, in it. I added clear page protectors to it and in those I added pages from magazines/online of things I liked, that way I could flip through and see it all easily. I also included contracts from vendors, info on potential things I may want, I kept a notebook in there too with all my guests and their address, then checked them off as I received the rsvp. I didn’t take it everywhere with me but I used it A LOT and I still have it for keepsake reasons. I had that thing packed full! You could always buy a binder (i suggest the 3 inch one) and add dividers, page protectors and have sections for Music, Food, Guests, Ideas, Flowers, Gifts, Invitations etc and add some paper too because you will need to write a lot down, I had sticky notes galore in mine! Oh a section with phone numbers of wedding related things was very helpful too. Good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@smiles4jo:  I just noticed we have the same wedding date just a year apart ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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505 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I also have a binder…  I carry mine everywhere.  LOL.  I just bought sheet protectors to put my contracts and contact info in.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

i used to carry mine all of the place… i had a 3 ring binder i started using then my kids thought that binder was for them to color on and what not… so i got one from barnes and noble it has a bride on it and they KNOW NOT TO touch anything with wedding related pictures ,words ect. lol

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I have one for organizational stuff…it includes all proof of payment and all contracts. I never really sought out inspiration from magazines or anything so that’s all I use it for. Most information is also in a “wedding” folder in my e-mail.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My wedding bingder is a 3 inche wedding binder with divissders and page protectors. each vendor and section of the wedding has its own section. I keep all contracts ideas/pictures and printed voided deposit checks. So I know when and how much was paid to each vendor. I take it to every wedding related appoinment as many of them over lap and the very front I have a excel spread sheet of how was put as a deposit and the date, how much is owed to each vendor and when.

 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

MY wedding binder is an absolute atrocity. I ran out and bought it when we first got engaged, and I was so excited that I wrote anything I could possibly think of in it.  

Now its disorganized, and filled with every business card, flyer, and expired coupon I’ve ever gotten since.  Most of my records are electronic, and I could probably go ahead an chuck the whole binder, save for a few key receipts…which I should probably go ahead and find before they’re swallowed whole…

Kuddos to all of you who have an organized system going.  I’m sure I’ll be paying for this in a few months. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My wedding binder is empty.. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper

I have a HUGE wedding binder. The first page is my wedding plan (provided by wedding planner) then the guest list and a calendar to note all appointments.

I have a section for Vendors/Contracts, Venue (seperate from other vendors) with menu ideas/cake details etc, Ceremony, Reception, and then my “look” ideas and purchases.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

i have a pretty binder i bought at staples and put high qulaity sheet protectors in.. no dividers currently but i might add some in… everything is organized though starting with ceremony going into reception then catering and then contracts and in one of the folders on the side i have my running budget. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

i mostly used pinterest for my ideas until i finalized certain things i wanted for my decor etc

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I started off with a wedding binder.  But then it got emptied and given away.  Way too many ideas went into it, and it go stuffed too quickly.

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