Great Wedding Organization Tips
Get a notebook and write EVERYTHING
down that has to do with your wedding plans.
Phone numbers, decorating tips you've heard, wedding vendor
information. Keep this notebook with you always! And,
whenever you get a brainstorm or question to ask a vendor,
someone to add to the guest list -- write it down.
Purchase an accordion folder
with sections or notebook with file pockets. Label the
sections (flowers, church, good ideas, bridesmaids, etc.).
Then, whenever you see an article or a picture of a bouquet
that you love, tear it out and insert it into whichever
section it belongs.
Buy a software program.
They are a useful means to track guests, what gifts people
have given you, who has RSVP'd, menu selections, table
assignments and more. It also allows you to create a budget
and payment schedules. Most range from $35-$60.
If you are good with EXCEL,
you can create your own spread sheets to track your guest
list, gifts, budget, etc.
Index cards and file. This
is very simple and a very effective organization technique.
Simply write one index card per couple/family or single
guest. Include their name, address, and phone number.
Then, include space to mark off if they have RSVP'd for
the wedding and/or shower. Write down what gift they gave
you for both the shower and wedding and whether or not
a thank you note has been sent. You can also include their
table assignment for the reception.
Keep a "Master To-Do-List"
with all the tasks needed to be completed. Then,
from your Master List, break down the tasks into weekly
or daily to-do-lists. This will make you more productive
by focusing on a few tasks and at the same time reduce
some overwhelming feelings by breaking down the larger
tasks into smaller, more manageable tasks.
Keep a wedding calendar. Include
all of your appointments with vendors and deadlines required
by your vendors (i.e. payments due, menu selections, ordering
deadlines, etc.). Be sure to include your self-imposed
deadlines as well, such as when to have the photographer
chosen and when to have invitations ready to mail.
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