Tips for Wedding Planning Organization

It is no doubt that wedding planning can be overwhelming. You might have ever wondered why some professionals can make it their full-time job when there are a lot of details that go into making an event like this. These following tips will help you keep track of your to-do list, spendings, and communications to prevent everything from slipping through the cracks.

1. Create a wedding binder

Besides apps and online features, sometimes it’s also great to just go old school. Having a physical copy of your inspiration, vendor research, contracts, to-do lists, etc. helps you keep nothing get lost in the interweb. It also helps you have a nice memento to look back. Just imagine flipping through the pages with your daughter when she plans her special day.

Moreover, combining everything into one binder helps you know exactly where everything is. For example, if you forget what color napkins you have chosen when you are looking at chair sashes, you won’t have to dig around to find it because all your information is kept in one handy-dandy wedding binder.

2. Use spreadsheets

Spreadsheets are a wonderful gift to everyone. Keep track of your guest list and who has RSVPd. Enter formulas to automatically calculate your budget. With Google Sheets, you can also share bridal shower ideas and more. Additional, if you want to delegate any tasks to your family and friends, you can keep track of what is getting done with online checklists.

3. Make a wedding email

Having an email dedicated solely to your wedding communications has a lot of benefits. First, when you tie the knot, you don’t have to unsubscribe from all the newsletters, vendor lists, and advice columns that you have been getting. You can easily deactivate or sign out of that address. Second, you don’t have to dig through a variety of Skimm updates or Bath & Body Works coupons to find the DJ you were emailing. Third, you can easily sort through your emails by creating folders within your inbox, including one folder for budget, one for contracts, one for appointments, one for invoices, one for helpful blogs, etc.

The Simple Wedding Planning Checklist (part 2)

 

Step 5. Have The Parties Before the Wedding Party 

Before you’re in the final stretch of wedding planning, get ready for any escape, especially with your friends. Now it is the time to plan a bachelor party! Take time to celebrate you and your hard work with your support group, even by just a relaxing night with your friends and BBQ.

Step 6. Make Final Tweaks

The final portion of planning for wedding is the time that you have to buckle down and get through the minutiae. Now that you finalize any rental orders and catering updates, have your guest count confirmed. Move to the step of final dress fitting and make sure it’s what you had exactly envisioned. Put all your thank-you gifts and those favors together. Send your photographer a detailed shot list so that he knows exactly what to anticipate.

One important tip: In case you’re overwhelmed, this period is the perfect time to call upon your family members, friends, and wedding planner to help you manage all the remaining items on your wedding checklist. Set final expectations with the wedding party team, go through those arrangements, meet your officiant, and make sure any premarital counseling to be completed. In addition, finesse any legal details such as your marriage license, name change documents, etc… It might feel like a lot, but you’ll cherish this period of time once it’s over.

Step 7. Rehearse, Eat, and Be Married

Finally you made it! The days next to your wedding day should be as stress-free as possible, so if you realize that you forgot anything at this point, let it go (especially if it’s small). Because you tackled the biggest decisions first, your wedding will be yours. If there is anything that goes wrong during the wedding festivities, designate a point person in advance, for example, a planner, a maid of honor, or your best friend to suppress the stress.