February 20, 2014 | 5 Comments
Are feeling a bit disorganized while planning your wedding? Having trouble getting plans in place because you can’t seem to get motivated? We’re here to help! Emma here… and, guess what? A + I are having a baby boy (!!!!) in a little over a month! We couldn’t be more excited… and we couldn’t have found a better reason to get organized, clean everything, and get rid of a bunch of useless stuff we don’t need in preparation for little one’s arrival. When I was going though boxes of stuff, I remembered the last time I was doing this overhaul was while planning our wedding. Needless to say, I knew a post about getting totally organized for your wedding would be a fantastic way to share some of my favorite ideas + inspire you, too. Read on to uncover six surefire ways to get (+ stay!) organized for your wedding…
6 Ways to Get Organized for your Wedding
1. Start with a Planner.
I’ll admit it: I’m a total list-making nut. I love carrying a planner, making notes, and crossing off to-do lists. Having a planner that’s as functional as it is portable is key. And, look for one that has a calendar view AND a weekly view, since you’ll have more space for writing.
2. Make a budget.
Even if it’s just an estimate, you’ll want to make a budget. It’s easier to plan and stay organized when you have an idea of how much you’re able to spend.
3. Keep Contacts Close.
As you begin to work with wedding vendors, keep a list of names, phone numbers, and email addresses just in case. It’s much easier (and will keep you sane) to have everything written down in one place. You may want to record them in the inner cover of your planner (see #1 above).
4. Save Those Receipts.
Save your receipts! You know… that quick trip to Target, Michael’s, the pair of shoes you found, and that hair accessory may need to be returned. It’s easier to return anything with a receipt (and you’ll save money rather than waste if you end up not using something).
5. Ask for Help.
You may feel like the Unstoppable DIY Bride now, but there may come a time a few months in that you feel overwhelmed by tackling everything yourself. If people are willing to help, and you need it, go for it. This will make for a stress free wedding day knowing it’s one less thing you have to worry about.
6. Organize Your Stuff.
If you’re going to be moving to a new place together, now is the time to get rid of useless stuff you no longer need or want. Set aside three boxes: keep, donate, and trash. Be honest with yourself. Realize the more things you get rid of (that you really don’t need or use anyway) means you’ll have less clutter in your life. Less clutter = less stress. And, when you receive those new gifts, you’ll actually have a place for them to go where they can be enjoyed.
And… on a personal note, I’ve been totally nesting. I’ve been washing every square inch of my house, as if the baby is going to notice. I’ve never been happier, though — our house is becoming a new home, free of clutter which means there’s less stuff to clean up. And, everything finally has a place. Change is good!
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