If you’re planning your own wedding one of the first steps is to get ORGANIZED!
I am a relatively organized person - but this was a bit of a feat for me. There were so many ideas and details - it was hard to know where to begin.
If I’m being totally honest - the first month and a half were kind of a blur, I had a “kinda-sorta” system going in my paper planner, another on a spreadsheet, and I had notes on my phone! Talk about feeling overwhelmed!
I decided to do a “brain dump” meaning I typed out any and every wedding detail, to-do, question, etc. I also googled wedding checklists and perused Pinterest to get an idea of what needed to be done. Then, I looked over the list and decided which things needed to be done asap - example: Securing a venue, purchasing my wedding dress, etc.
*Depending on your wedding timeline your list will look different. I had 6 months to plan mine, so securing a venue and purchasing a dress were some of the first things I needed to do!*
My friend Hannah shared her wedding spreadsheet with me, via google docs which I then customized and added each of the items from my brain-dump, and added a due date based on which things needed to be done first.
*I am usually a paper-planner kind of girl. However, using an online spreadsheet like a google doc, allowed me to share it with family and friends that were helping me plan the wedding! They were also able to update it - that way we were all on the same page at all times!
I would also recommend creating Pinterest boards to help get an idea of what you have in mind for decor, bridal party attire, wedding invitations, and overall feel for your big day! Invite your friends and family to these boards, so everyone will be on the same page!
Here’s a link to the spreadsheet I used! Please feel free to copy it and use it as you need! :)
What’s your favorite way to stay organized? Do you have any tips, tricks, and/or recommendations for staying organized for your big day? Please share them with us! :)