(Closed) Wedding Planner/Binder

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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 # 5
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430 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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)

Budget

Ceremony (pastor and ceremony info)

Reception (dinner and drinks)

Attire

Music/Flowers

Decorations

Paper

Guests (guest list, hotel info)

Honeymoon/travel

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I got lucky… I found The Knot Wedding Planner in a pile of free stuff at a yardsale!

The sections in mine are:

Checklist&Budget

Ceremony

Reception

Invitations&Guest List

Attire

Transportation&Lodging

Gifts&Registry

Honeymoon

Love&Life

Lovenotes

Post # 9
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839 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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.

http://www.russellandhazel.com/content/wedding-templates 

Post # 11
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255 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

reception

bridal party

bride’s attire

venue

calendar 

catering

 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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 # 14
Hostess
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

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.

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