(Closed) The Knot or Martha to organize guest list, etc.?

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’m using wedding wire.  It’s really cool and easy to use.  We are also using the wedding website from there.  My Fiance is a software engineer and even he is impressed with the graphics and stuff.  You should check it out.  I think the Martha Stewart site is linked to the wedding wire or something like that.

http://www.weddingwire.com/

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Im finding The Knot very helpful, but I haven’t tried Martha Stewart… But I like the knot because it also has the notebook, etc. So it’s all in one neat little bow!! 🙂

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Martha Stewarts is simple and easy to use. 

I personally am using PerfectTablePlan’s softwarea and it is amazing!

Post # 6
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2009

i used weddingwire and was very pleased.  it even helped us do the seating charts and with they wedding website you can get rsvps through your website.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I am using iDo software.  My fiance did all sorts of research and it’s rated very highly.  I am mostly using it now to keep track of our spending and our vendor info.  It has a whole section for keeping track of guests and the gifts and if you send the Thank You card….  It also has a seating chart thing.  I think it was like $20??

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Martha Stewart and WeddingWire are essentially the same (maybe you could say that MS wedding tools are "powered" by Wedding Wire). I have my guest list on Martha Stewart, mostly for the seating feature. I also like that you can print out "reports" of guests according to groups – for instance, all the groom’s family, all the bride’s family, and so on. I also have an Excel list going as the "Master" – so hopefully it doesn’t get too confusing!

Post # 9
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Helper bee

I used the Knot for guest list upkeep…and actually, i used whatever they have over at Bed Bath and Beyond for table set up.  Seriously!  It worked great and was stress/hassle free!

Post # 10
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Helper bee

I love Martha. It’s really easy to use and I need that. I didn’t go with The Knot because I just didn’t haha…

Post # 11
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Newbee

I’m using Wedding Wire and I love it.  It’s easy to use and you can print out great reports!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

If you register at Bed, Bath, and Beyond, they have bridal tools as well. I like them best I think because you can plug your own numbers into the budget categories and I like the set up of the guest list.

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I found them both kind of annoying. I used Excel and I can color code….that made it easier. Most of my guests couldn’t figure out how to RSVP online anyways

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’m using google docs spreadsheets. It’s been a blessing putting together the guest list and addresses as sharing the documents is easy to do and all our families can edit and help find info. We’re going to have a column for #of RSVPs, and the only drawback is not being able to put together a seating chart from there.

 When I’ve planned other events, doing seating charts on a BIG piece of butcher paper was the best. I just printed out my spreadsheet in a big font and cut out the names, little roll of tape on the back and they are super easy to move around.  I’d done them with computer programs before, but it gets hard to change things on a little 8.5*11 piece of paper, especially on the day of. Guest lists change a lot! 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I”m with Opus, Google Docs is most convenient for me.  I can access the spreadsheet at any of the 4 computers that I use on daily basis.  I also like that it keeps my budget, gifts and contacts.

FYI- I’ve <span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”font-style: italic”>heard that the Knot website is not secure, meaning your guests names, addresses and phone numbers are on the web for all to see. 

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

If you have an Iphone or Ipad I found this super helpful guest list app called myGuestList. Its super easy to use and it exports to excel! While it does not do seating charts, it does let you enetr info about each of your guest. It has been a life saver for me. I think this is the site where I found more info about it http://www.zeode.com/myguestlist/.

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