Wedding planning can feel a little all over the place at times, and it’s sort of the nature of the beast. There are a lot of things to nail down: a venue, date, vendors, guest list, just to name a few. But just because planning a wedding has a tendency to devolve into mass unorganization, doesn’t mean it has to.
Staying organized during the wedding planning process is pretty essential to sanity and an effective event. But if you’re not naturally organized -- or even if you are -- it may be a daunting task. Well, we’re here to tell you that it’s ok, and to help you believe that, we’ve collected some tips to help you stay organized while planning a wedding.
Keep It All in One Place
Seriously, y’all. This is crazy important. In this digital age, with so much info flying around so quickly, it’s easy to lose track of an email password or a certain calendar. So why add to it by mixing your personal, work, and wedding all together? The answer: you shouldn’t.
While planning your wedding, it’s a good idea to create a separate email address solely for wedding planning purposes. This will allow you to keep all that communication separate from, say, your work email.
On top of that, any physical materials -- brochures, printed PDFs, sample stationary -- keep in a binder specific to your planning. Trust us, you don’t want to have to go on a massive hunt for “that one thing -- you know…”
Use Technology to Your Advantage
While the digital age can sometimes bombard you with info, it’s also super useful to help store and organize that information. This is super important when planning an event. There are tons of free tools out there to stay organized and communicate to your crew: Slack, Evernote, Google Drive, etc.
We always like Google Docs: it’s super simple, easy to share information and feedback and it’s easily accessed from your computer, tablet, or phone. Plus, it’s like super free and everyone has a Gmail account. If you’re not already using it, you should.
“Well, that’s pretty ambiguous,” you may say. Let us explain. Being intentional with your wedding planning is basically saying: “plan to plan.” A lot of times work or life will get in the way of wedding planning and it can go by the wayside, causing more stress in your already busy life. But, if you’re intentional about when you plan and with whom you trust to help, the process can be a lot easier. Our advice: set aside time at a coffee shop every Saturday morning to really grind out some details over a delicious cup. That way you’re going somewhere on a mission and you have the proper fuel to make sure you complete it.
It’s important to note that being intentional with your planning also means being an effective delegator. No planner is on an island and if you source a good planning crew, your life will be way easier.
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