Post # 1
My fiance and I glanced through the wedding planning section in Barnes and Noble the other day and were…overwhelmed! How did you keep up with everything? Feel free to elaborate on your vote (especially if you chose ‘bought a planner’ or ‘other’)!
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
- Wedding: April 2011 - AnthonyÃ¢Â€Â™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
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
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
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
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 # 12
Thanks, everyone. It seems like you all used something different. I’m leaning toward the checklist on the knot as a basis and then making my own from there. I guess I’m just worried it will miss something because it is free. What do you think?
Post # 14
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
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
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. 🙂