How to Organize Wedding Plans
How to Stay Organized During Wedding Planning
Even the simplest wedding involves planning an, every couple must organize a bazillion things.
You have to speak with vendors, search for venues, decide on flowers, taste cake flavors (hey, who’s complaining?) try on dresses and so much more.
Some things might slip your mind and it could crucial for your wedding.
So, before you forget to pick up Aunt Martha from the airport and neglect to book a photographer, we have a few ways to stay organized.
Our Top Wedding Planning Tips
Color Coded Calendar
This works for anyone who is planning a wedding.
Buy a monthly wedding planner and use it exclusively for all your wedding-related appointments, errands, store sales and tasks.
Choose a color for each task so that you can quickly see what you have to do next.
This way you will be able to remember when to make deposits, ask wedding vendors specific questions, and so you don’t forget important appointments like cake tasting!
Take Notes and Keep Copies
A list can always save the day. And your wedding.
It’s the easiest and most efficient way to keep everything organized.
You and your fiance have to figure out the needs of your wedding and create a customized checklist of everything that needs done or purchased.
It can be a notepad, a shared document on the computer or even a list on a whiteboard. (We love this Kate Spade Bridal Journal.)
You should revisit this list often and check the progress.
Once decisions become finalized and contracts are signed, keep everything together in a binder for easy reference.
Keep the Ideas in One Place
While organizing a wedding you might look for inspirations the old fashioned way, through bridal magazines.
This is a fun way to create a vision board, but please tell me you’re utilizing Pinterest, too!
Pinterest is hands down, the easiest and quickest way to organize all sorts of ideas for your wedding.
And the best part is that it’s free!
You can find thousands of free wedding ideas to spark your inspiration and categorize them into Pinterest Boards to keep everything organized. Score!
Pinterest has even added “sections” to Boards.
So, you could have a “Wedding Flowers” Board, but then have different sections for Bridal Bouquet, Bridesmaid Bouquets, Corsages, Boutonnieres and Centerpieces.
Plus, it’s way easier to show your vendors pictures instead of trying to describe what you want.
Especially wedding cake, bridal bouquets, hair and makeup.
Authentic Bride Guide Tip: Be sure to check us out on Pinterest!
Delegate Wedding Duties
We know that you are a Wonder Woman. You can tackle work, cooking and organizing a wedding.
But, you don’t have to exhaust yourself.
It’s ok to ask for help.
And smart brides know how to delegate!
You can assign tasks to your fiance, siblings, bridesmaids, even your mom and anyone else who is willing to lend you a helping hand.
You’ll be surprised at how many of your loved wants really want to help!
Just make sure that you assign the right tasks to the right people.
Your 90-year old Grandma shouldn’t be trusted with the reception music. Unless she’s hip like Betty White.
Start Your Engines
It might take a year before you say “I do”, but the more time you have, the better.
Besides, we’re all a little guilty of procrastination
So, if you want to book the wedding venue of your dreams, get it before anyone else does.
Being proactive and planning things ahead of time will save you from stress and last minute decisions that are rushed.
Once you handle the most important parts, you will have plenty of time to organize fun things like wedding dress shopping and cake tasting.
Plan the Plan
In order to create the perfect schedule for your wedding planning, you have to make a little bit of time each day, or a few hours on the weekends.
This will keep your focus on wedding tasks.
And, make sure to remove any distractions like social media and phone calls.
Now, let the planning begin (insert trumpet sounds)!