(Closed) Your Planner?

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: How did you plan?
    the knot online checklist : (8 votes)
    22 %
    bought a planner : (4 votes)
    11 %
    made my own planner : (12 votes)
    33 %
    hired a consultant : (5 votes)
    14 %
    other (please explain) : (7 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2404 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    i did a combo of buying a planner and making my own! its so funny to see this post because i am working on a blog entry about it! ha! 

    Post # 4
    Member
    420 posts
    Helper bee

    I bought a planner initially, but found it to not be helpful for me. My venue takes care of most things, so there wasn’t much in the book i really needed. I also have a consultant so of course that helps.

    Post # 5
    Member
    1194 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I bought one from Barnes and Nobles, and it was essentially the thinnest and least stuffy looking option there.  Honestly, I only use it to store my paperwork.  I don’t use or reference it for anything else.  My primary source of organization comes through google.  I set-up a wedding gmail address and use google’s calendar and docs to store all of our dates, lists and contracts.

    Post # 6
    Member
    571 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I bought a planner that I basically never use.  I bought an accordion file folder that is small enough to fit in a tote bag and had room for a yellow legal pad and a pen.  I take it with me everywhere.  I also use the knot checklist.

    Post # 7
    Member
    321 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011 - Anthony’s Fine Dining

    I got a planner because 1) I was excited and 2) I had a coupon to Borders.  I’ve written some things in it, and I use it for the timeline, but mostly everything else is on my computer!

    Post # 8
    Member
    6661 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    We had such a long engagement, I didn’t need to buy/hire/anything a planner. I’ve been doing wedding planning for a year and a half and I’m sick of it. I want to get married already!

    Post # 9
    Member
    29 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    i’m an organizing queen so i bought the biggest binder i could find, page protectors, dividers, and other office stuff.  i have found it very useful and i love having everything in one place.

    Post # 10
    Member
    2634 posts
    Sugar bee

    I bought a pretty binder and dividers and made my own.  I did take my cue from many of the pre-made planners out there, but mine is truly my own.  I do have a lot of checklists from various sites.

    Post # 11
    Member
    476 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I bought the Bride’s Book of Lists: Things to Do and Question to Ask.  It was about as useful as the knot’s checklist.  It did ease my mind about what I need to ask each vendor though.  Before meeting with someone new, I would read the questions, some I used and some I didn’t.  So…it wasn’t very helpful, but it did ease my mind.

    Post # 13
    Member
    3344 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    weddingwire.com

    Post # 14
    Member
    1148 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I glanced at the prices and realized that I could make do without the planners they sell. I just made my own with lists off of the internet and I just got one that MightySapphire made that is really awesome.

    Post # 15
    Member
    3539 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I downloaded off a site called http://www.truebride.com.au – granted its australian. But it has been the most helpful check list ever!!Giving me a budget planner and a very detailed wedding calander of when to have things done.

    I have followed it and it has eased my mind greatly and I feel on top of things or at least I know where Im heading.  I did get given a wedding planner.. and it sucked… so big and clunky and not enough pages!

    So I bought myself a diary that can fit into my handbag and each month and I print out my month tasks of the website.. and go for it. 🙂 Also, I keep an A4 spiral notepad, and I glue and cut things as I go along, inspiration and stuff. Also blogging helped me alot too!

    Post # 16
    Member
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I mostly use the checklist on Real Simple’s wedding section (it’s less overwhelming than the Knot). Actually my time spent here on the ‘bee helps a lot too – there’s stuff I never would have thought of that I see mentioned here and then I’m like, “Oh. We have to actually buy crap to make centerpieces. Gotta decide what I want to do.” and run with it. 🙂

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