(Closed) Wedding Planning Book

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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ahe87:  I didn’t use a wedding planning book, but relied on wedding planning apps on my phone. I used Wedding Plandroid and prior to that (when I had an iPhone), I used WeddingHappy. I liked using the apps b/c my to do list didn’t appear overwhelming. 

I also created an Excel spreadsheet to budget all of the costs. And I used Google Drive to organize the itinerary and what-not.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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ahe87:  I went to the bookstore and found 1) David Tuteras book (the pearly white one) and 2) A plastic organizer folder thing. It was amazing for keeping papers together.

Everything else was on Excel. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

I purchased a really good planner and used free apps on my phone.  I also use OneDrive to organize my budget, guest list, vendor contact list, contracts and payments.  I did do some research by looking at wedding planning books but my planner is awesome and I can use it after the wedding too

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I used an excel workbook with tabs for different aspects. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

I kept a manila folder, for each vendor, for the paperwork. Everything else was on my computer, including all documents that were e-mailed, the guestlist, and a thing to do vs. things to be done list.

Post # 8
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Worker bee

Erin Condren has really pretty & nice wedding planners. Pricey but nice! I currently use her everyday life planner & teacher planner. 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

A good friend of mine got me a wedding planning book as an engagement gift. It’s super cute and I think I looked at it once.  I’m getting married in a week and basically have not used it at all.  I mainly created my own timelines and a comprehensive excel spreadsheet based on what I’d seen online.  Sites like The Knot and Wedding Wire (and probably even Wedding Bee) have comprehensive 12-month planning timelines that I used as a template to put deadlines into my personalized Excel spreadsheet.  I don’t think traditional planning books are all that necessary, now that there are Google searches, wedding websites, and tailored wedding apps!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I’ve been using the Knot’s wedding planning binder! I love that it has lots of tips and etiquette rules I definitely didn’t know about! 🙂 

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I got the knot’s one off amazon for like $15. I’m not really using all the planning papers inside it (it’s really common knowledge if you go on wedding websites) but like the  section dividers and you can put your contracts and vendor cards inside it

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I used Excel for keeping track of everything, plus periodically used The Knot and Weddingwire for help with the timeline regarding when certain things should be done.

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