Are you feeling a bit disorganized while planning your wedding? Maybe you don’t know where to start, or you’re having trouble staying motivated. It happens! We’re here to help with basic wedding organization tips to make planning a whole lot easier.
Let’s get started!
How 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.
To stay organized for your wedding and have a lasting keepsake afterwards, we recommend these planner books by PaperPeach. They’re beautiful — but also very helpful, with to-do lists, budgeting, monthly and weekly lists, honeymoon planner, and so much more. You can see the books here with examples of what’s inside.
A proper wedding book makes all the difference.
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. Utilize our FREE wedding checklist and “what not to forget” list.
Both are free to download and they’re helpful when figuring out what you need — and when. The biggest reason brides feel overwhelmed about wedding planning is when they feel behind on certain things. A timeline will keep you right on track, rockin’ this whole bride thing. You got this!
• Download: Get your FREE Checklist
4. Keep a list of vendors.
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).
5. Save Your 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).
6. 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.
7. Organize Your Stuff.
If you’re going to be moving to a new place together, or you’re already living together and need to make room for those awesome registry gifts, now is the time to get rid of useless things 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.
Take action and the rest will follow! (And listen to our wedding planning podcast for fun, stress-free planning tips and shenanigans!)
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