This week we wanted to compile a short post (because we know you’re busy organising a wedding) packed with useful resources to help you start planning, so you can relax. Ok, maybe not relax, but at least feel a bit more in control!
No, not an actual person to organise everything for you (sorry), although that would be lovely! We’re talking about a little handy book you can carry everywhere with you to write down all those essential details, and make sure nothing gets forgotten.
Our previous blog post was all about the joys of writing things down with a trusty pen and paper. Organising a wedding is another great example of where this comes in so handy. Whilst we freely admit we’re a little biased, we really think that you can’t beat a physical wedding organiser to help you plan everything out and make sure nothing gets forgotten. Especially if used alongside a ring binder or folder to keep all those bits of paperwork in.
One of our bestselling products is this leather organiser, so we know that we’re not alone in loving this idea.
We also know that there are those of you who love using a good app on your smart phone or tablet. So here are some you might be interested in:
- My Wedding by Hitched helps you seek inspiration, organise all your guests and manage your budget.
- Appy Couple allows you to create your own wedding website. The app helps you to manage your guest list, communicate with your bridal party and upload photos from the wedding directly.
- Evernote and Google docs both enable you to store photos, make notes, save spreadsheets and be able to access them from anywhere. We know lots of you swear by spreadsheets for event planning.
- Weddingparty allows you to capture wedding photos, share important details about accommodation plus gift registries, and generally stay connected.
- The Knot helps you to track your budget and work your way through a checklist of things to do.
- EventBrite assists you If you’re getting married abroad and paying upfront for your guests, as this handy app allows you to track who has paid.
- Pinterest is fantastic for wedding pin-spiration. You can create boards for different aspect of the wedding, which is brilliant for collating ideas for dresses, accessories, themes, table decor and venues. The list is endless. Best of all the boards can be easily shared with others. Beware though, Pinterest is super addictive…!
There are so many wedding-related websites out there and with so much information it can feel a little overwhelming. We’ve picked our four favourites to give you a head start.
- Marie Claire has a handy 12 month planner, which gives you a month-by-month guide to organising a wedding so nothing gets missed.
- Confetti also have a 12 month planner, so you’ll be spoilt for choice.
- The Knot have a guide to planning a wedding in 30 days for those with no time to spare.
- Perfect Wedding have some really useful templates, including a simple spreadsheet for keeping track of your wedding budget.
Have we missed any resources that you would recommend? Let us know by leaving a comment.