Wedding Planning Made Easy
After you get your ring insured and decide on a date, get something to organize yourself. I bought a wedding planning book and signed up for a Wedding Window website.
The book, Easy Wedding Planner Organizer and Keepsake, is great! I bought so many wedding magazines in the first few engagement months and would tear out pictures of dresses, flowers and centerpieces which I would stick in the folders of the book. It is a binder as well so I can add receipts and copies of checks. It also has a place for business cards. You’d be surprised how many people “dabble” in things and want your wedding to be their starting off point!
Wedding Organization with the Help of a Wedding Website
In addition to buying a wedding organizer book, I signed up for a wedding website on WeddingWindow.com. A mutual friend used the site for her wedding and I thought it was great to have a customized website that I could design myself without having to actually build the entire thing. Since then, I have used my Wedding Window site for almost everything! The best parts of the website are the planning tools.
My favorite tool, in particular, is the checklist. I love lists because I feel I have accomplished something whenever I put that little check by the completed item. At first glance, the list may look a little overwhelming because it has a lot of items. However, this initial list is a very helpful starting point and you can then customize the list by taking things off or adding them on to fit your personal needs. I have to admit that seeing the red font when something is overdue can be daunting, but if need be … I simply change the due date! A lot more goes into a wedding than I originally expected. The planning tools that I have access to from my Wedding Window website have really helped me to keep track of all of the unexpected ideas and plans.
Now, you may not like lists. In fact, I know people who avoid lists all together. The truth of the matter is if you’re not organized, your wedding is going to become more stressful as the day approaches. Please take note that I said organized, not controlling. Hopefully, you’ll decide on your organizer pretty quickly because you know your own style and you know what will work best for you. If by chance, you know you can’t organize your closet let alone your own wedding … you may want to think about hiring a wedding coordinator!