Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wedding Planning Notebook

It has been quite some time since I've posted! At the request of my cousin, I am going to begin a new section  entitled: DIY Wedding. Which sure is fitting because... I'm GETTING MARRIED! Let the countdown begin to September 14th.

So, if you're like me, a DIY, penny pincher, you are going to want to plan everything- as well as MAKE everything. This first blog is to get you organized. You're probably asking yourself, "where do I start?". Don't you worry your pretty little head. Here are links to FREE PRINTABLES. All you have to do is keep these organized in a notebook, and you're off!

Item number one: Pinterest. Need I say more? If you don't already have one, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?!? This will inspire your every detail. Trust me, you'll have more ideas than you'll ever need.

Item number two: Organization! Get yourself a binder and dividers. You'll need roughly 10-15 tabs for each section, depending on your organization style. I have labeled mine in the following manner:
- Important
- Budget
- Ceremony
- Reception
- Guests
- Attire
- Photog
- Rehearsal
- Vendors
- Appointments/ Calendar
- Day of Wedding
- Honeymoon

Then, to help you stay organized here are the printables for each of your tabs:
Wedding Party Contact Sheet
Vendor Contact Sheet
Wedding Timeline and Checklist (This link has EVERYTHING you need to plan your wedding. Emergency check list to reception seating plan. Print what you like, as many times as you like after reviewing the .pdf file)

If you'd like more information and ideas, I found this website useful.

Item number three: Create a wedding website. You friends and family will be able to read about the wedding party, view photos, and sign a guest book. It's a great resource for 'all things wedding'. There are several websites to use, so choose the one you feel most comfortable with. I used Go ahead explore!

Next on the list, booking a ceremony and reception venue. Consider having this at the same location for simplicity on the day of your wedding. These venues might also offer you a deal if you book your rehearsal dinner at the same location.

Happy Organizing!!



  1. Hey!! Your wedding planning book is so interesting. I really liked your managing ideas and skills. Have to arrange my daughter’s wedding at one of amazing Los Angeles wedding venues. Will use your notebook there for planning the day.

    1. Glad you could find value!! It was an absolute time saver! xoxo


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