Post # 1
I’m starting to put together my wedding planning binder and I’m getting kind of stressed out. I’m making lists of things I think I should include, but these lists have sublists, which are starting to get sublists, and I’m feeling so overwhelmed, all to put together a binder!
I went to Michaels and bought some stuff to help me, some cheap scrapbook paper on sale in various colors (.19 each!) I was originally going to get my wedding colors, and maybe I still will for future pages, but I couldn’t beat a .19 sale! Anyway, I put them in page protectors and I just have a basic binder that I’m going to keep everything in. I also found some of these cute notepads and things on sale from around $1.99 to $3.99 that I’ll use to comment on things throughout the binder.
Anyways, does anyone have any ideas on how I should break this binder up?
I was thinking
ETC. I’m just getting overwhelmed! Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated!
Post # 3
I’m using an accordion style file that I keep on my desk. I have a tab for budget to keep track of expenses, guests which include addresses and contact info, a tab for ceremony, a tab for reception, a tab for receipts/contracts from all vendors, and then I have tabs for every month from now until August. In each month section I include any do lists and checklists of things that need to be done. I find this system works really well and I keep on top of everything.
Post # 4
That sounds like a really good and organized plan. I just find myself getting really stressed out just thinking of the categories!
I know I have a lot of time, but I just like to stay on top of things and organized.
Post # 5
I have a binder as well. I split it up into many categories and within that I have subcatergories.
My main tabs are:
Important (for lists/contacts)
Ceremony (pastor and ceremony info)
Reception (dinner and drinks)
Guests (guest list, hotel info)
Post # 6
I got lucky… I found The Knot Wedding Planner in a pile of free stuff at a yardsale!
The sections in mine are:
Post # 7
@mkelove: thanks for the advice, it sounds like you have a good system there! 🙂
Post # 8
@BrandNewBride: I actually just found the knot wedding checklist, so I’m going to print that off and include it, to givemyself a timeline and guidence! Thanks so much for the advice!
Post # 9
I found this website where you can download and print all kinds of planner pages (hair worksheets, guest list sheets, floral planners, etc). If you went there and printed out the pages you felt were useful it might help you to decide which sections you need to divide your planner into so that it will work well for you.
Post # 10
@NLbride: that is an amazing site! This helps a lot, thank you!
Post # 12
I used those main categories listed and also used little sticky notes as dividers at the top for contracts so they’re easy to find! Different colors for different vendors. Just start out as general as possible and you’ll find the right way to do it as you go. I tried to anticipate that I would need tabs for things I ended up not needing.
Post # 13
@starz88962: yeah thats a good idea. I think I’ll start with general things, and get mre detailed as i go.
Thanks for the advice! It seems like the easiest way to go, along with printint out some of the check lists and whatnot!
Post # 14
I have a binder as well, although I need to re-do it. It had alot of old ideas that i’m no longer using.
Post # 15
This site with the template that @NLbride suggested has almost everything I can think of! It’s 57 pages long, so I went through and found the pages that I really thought I needed and cut out the ones that I don’t think I’ll use, and I’ll print off the pages I actually want and my binder is pretty close to being set, other than adding pictures of bm dresses, wedding dresses, decor ideas, and other wedspiration of course!
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