If you’re soon-to-be engaged, newly engaged, or walking down the aisle in a few short months, listen up: you need a wedding organizer / binder right away. In January, you’ll be hit with that wave of let’s get proactive and do this thing and we want you to be as well-equipped as possible when planning your wedding.
Today we’ll show you how to tackle that checklist and make it look stress-free with a wedding organizer. This isn’t just any organizer; it’s the wedding binder every couple could use. Let’s get started!
First things first…
What is a wedding organizer?
A wedding organizer / binder / planner is a book with individual sections, notes, calendars, and checklists to help you plan your wedding. Even the most well-organized, on-top-of-it-all people swear by a planner or binder to keep things in place and on paper; disorganized people will find themselves turning a new leaf, crossing things off in a now easy-to-tackle checklist and seeing those accomplishments grow.
In a simple Google search for “wedding organizer”, you’ll find many results and we’ve seen/tried countless wedding organizers on the market… but this is one wedding binder we know benefits everyone who uses it. And since we’re so crazy over details here, you’ll love how each book is custom-made just for you by PurpleTrail.
It isn’t just the beautiful eye-catching designs they offer; these wedding organizers include the most helpful sections and checklists every couples needs while planning a wedding. Here’s what sets this wedding organizer apart from others.
Create Your Own Wedding Planner Book
Pick three different cover options
If you like variety, you’ll love this wedding organizer: choose from three different wedding binder options including hard cover, laminate cover, or synthetic cover.
My top choice? Hard cover. I would carry mine around everywhere and would really depend on the type of durability a hard cover provides.
Choose from two size options
You can also choose two sizes to fit in your favorite bag: 8.5×11 inches or 6×8 inches.
Dozens of designs
Choose your favorite design from their collection… and then customize it even further, if desired. Include a favorite photo printed on the cover, a favorite pattern or design, element of your wedding theme, or color palette.
To top it off, your wedding planner design can actually help you find EVERYTHING you need (paper-wise) for your wedding. They offer coordinating wedding invitations, save the dates, and more in the designs you love!
Optional Pocket Folder
You can include a pocket folder on the inside of the book, near the back. This folder is great for tossing in business cards from potential vendors, packets of information given to you by vendors, dress swatches, color samples, wedding invitation samples, etc.
P.S. Add stickers! I swear, stickers have sort of weird magical power when it comes to reaching goals and accomplishments, for me at least. Adding stickers to your wedding planner will make it lively and fun.
You can see more stickers here.
Once you’ve selected your wedding binder cover, size, and design (+ stickers!), you’ll see from the first page how helpful this organizer truly is, starting with the monthly notes section. There are twelve comprehensive sections to help you plan, stay organized, stay on budget, and keep your sanity. :)
Wedding Organizer Binder Sections
1. Month at-a-glance
On your binder, you can choose 18 month or 24 large monthly grids. Pick the starting month — or order it undated, if you prefer — and start planning! The boxes are large enough to scribble in the big ones: “meet with venue”, “wedding dress shopping”, “mail invitations”, and “head count due” are a few you’ll be writing in. :) The monthly grids are a great way to see your month to-do’s at a glance, right at the beginning of a new month or week.
2. Budget tracker
There’s an individual section in your wedding binder for budgeting, as well as payment tracker. This keeps your finances in check and E V E R Y O N E knows you always refer back to the budget, so it’s good to have with you at all times.
3. Bridal checklist
Keep your most important tasks close at hand with a special section just for bridal to-do’s, from picking out your dress and veil to picking out comfortable shoes. Write down your dress fitting times, dates, and even tape in a swatch, if needed.
4. Bridal Party / V.I.P. contact list
This section of your wedding organizer includes everything you need to know about your bridal party: write in the names, contact numbers, notes about hobbies/favorite things (helpful for picking out bridesmaid / groomsmen gifts later), etc.
5. The Dress
Your dress is so important it gets its very own section in this wedding organizer. Include your favorite wedding dress silhouettes, what you’ve tried on, favorite designer names and dress styles, wedding dress boutique appointments, and more.
The research section is where you’ll write in everything you need to know / ask questions about / refer back to for your venue, menu, dress, caterer, baker, invitation printer, etc. For instance, as you visit venues, you can make notes about what you liked / disliked, pricing per plate, available dates, etc. This is where you’ll make the most notes, so it’s extremely helpful to have inside this binder.
7. The Big Day
Plan your ceremony and pick out what will go on your playlist while getting ready with your bridesmaids. From the schedule of events to what time your hairstylist is arriving to make you aisle-ready, you’ll include it all right here.
8. Vendor Notes
What time is the cake tasting? How much do you still owe for the DJ? What is the phone number for the caterer? These questions are easy to answer when you have a place — like this! — to jot it all down.
9. Invitations / Paper
EVERYTHING related to paper goods will go in this section! Since PurpleTrail is such an expert in paper goods — from invites to thank you notes and everything in between — there’s a huge section dedicated to keeping your printing info in order. And let’s face it, the paper goods can be overwhelming if you’re not organized.
Plan out your rehearsal and dinner in this wedding binder section. Who is invited? Are you sending invitations? Choose guest list and menu, head count, when to give gifts, etc.
11. Registry Worksheet
Include when you’ll register, where, what to register for, etc. Registering for your wedding is really fun and you’ll love writing in this section.
Where will you go? What will you do? Write down your dream honeymoon locations, costs, itineraries, etc. in this area.
A sturdy back cover keeps everything protected.
And… when you want/need something, you really dream of it at your doorstep right away. With this wedding organizer, you can count on super-fast shipping (so it makes an awesome gift for the holidays!)
As you can see in examples above, these wedding binders are quite lovely; there are so many designs from which to choose. Here are a few more of our hand-picked favorites from their collection.
Round-Up: Our Favorite Wedding Binders
If you like these, you’re going to love the entire collection of wedding organizer binders / books at PurpleTrail.
We hope you’ve found the perfect wedding planner for you! Which style is your favorite? I’m torn between the black-and-white stripes with gold heart design, as well as the classic “Miss to Mrs” with blue stripes. Every cover is exceptional, to be honest! You really can’t go wrong. :)
Where to Buy a Wedding Planner
Are you ready to buy an organizer of your own? Excited to get planning + stay organized? Do you know someone who is newly engaged and would love one of these? Buy yours here!
This is a sponsored post in collaboration with PurpleTrail.