There are several ways to plan a wedding, old school super organized planning with binders and notebooks and color collated tabs and indexes, Phone App planners, note scribblers into loose paper, and what planning? No matter what kind of planning suits your style and personality you’ll agree (or quickly come to find out) that good planning is where it’s at.
The usual question is, “we have a wedding coordinator, why do we need to plan anything?” And the best answer is that no one knows what exactly you have in mind so the best way to communicate your wishes and have the best use of your planners time is to come in with a plan.
And if you’re going without a wedding planner (you brave soul!)—– you’ll need to have every tip and trick and tool at your disposal to keep on track, on budget, and as stress-free as possible.
Let’s break it down into Planning By Personality, shall we? 🙂
The Old School Super Organized Planner
You want it in a notebook to carry around, scribble in, keep your lists and photos and to keep you on track.
From Erin Condren in a variety of cover styles $50 and up. For the Type A’s out there. You know who you are. ? Spiral bound, lots of sections to keep you on your toes.
From Paper Bound Love on Etsy:A Hardcover book, with tab dividers for each section
6 x 9 inches, with 170 printed pages to help you with the planning
26 lined blank pages for note taking, plus several blank pages all through the planner
with tabbed sections.
The I don’t need to Write Down Every Detail but Still Need Advice Couple:
Great resources that tell you what to do and how to do it should be at the top of your list.
The Wedding Book: An Expert’s Guide to Planning Your Perfect Day—Your Way by Mindy Weiss, $25
The Wedding Planner Checklist (A Portable Guide to Organizing Your Dream Wedding) by Peter Pauper Press, $8
And the must have of course:
Emily Post’s Wedding Etiquette by Anna and Lizzie Post, $35
The I Have a Wedding Planner App for That Couple:
Zola, the wedding company that will do anything for love. We’re reinventing the wedding planning and registry experience to make the happiest moment in our couples’ lives even happier.
Wedbox Planner will help you stay on top of all the planning before your wedding, and the Wedbox Photo app lets you capture everything on your wedding day.
“The Wedding App That Gets You Down the Aisle”
There are a lot of wedding planning apps. Some big and shiny, some smaller and lower tech. You’ll find some that come from larger companies and some that are just small tech startups. Search the play store to find more than you can imagine, and ask your friends or wedding planner what they love.
No matter how you choose to get your plan on————– keep up with it, have fun doing it— and remember it’s a valuable keepsake after the wedding is over!