If you’re planning your wedding by yourself or without the help of a professional wedding planner, then organization is a must. Without it, you can quickly begin to feel overwhelmed and stressed out with the planning. Here are a few great tips that will help you get super organized so your wedding planning goes smoothly.
Create a Wedding Binder
The first thing you want to do is create a wedding binder. You can get the binder at any supply store, and make sure you get some tabbed dividers as well. This will allow you to section off the binder for different aspects of your wedding planning. You might want to label them with sections like décor, attire, venues, etc.
Create a Timeline
Nothing will help you more than a great timeline of your wedding day. While it can be impossible to make sure everything goes according to the timeline, it will certainly help you as you plan. You’ll want to start several hours before the wedding so you can plan time for getting ready, pictures, etc.
You will want to create a checklist early on so you know exactly what is taken care of and what still needs to be done. There are plenty of sample checklists available online, but yours might include things like:
- Book the caterer.
- Interview DJs.
- First dress fitting (date).
- Bridal Shower (date).
- Confirm the caterer.
- Place deposit on the venue.
Finally, in the back of your binder or somewhere where you can access them easily, keep a list of phone numbers. The list should include all of your vendors and the venue phone numbers so that you can easily get in touch with them if you have a question or you’re worried about something.
By using these tips, you can really take advantage of good organization to make your wedding planning easier.