Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Wedding Planning: Getting Started

getting started with wedding planning


If there's one question I keep getting (and still can't answer), it's "Have you set a date?" Pretty shortly after getting engaged, we started planning, but I've been in and out of town so I haven't had a ton of time to make decisions. I work a lot so I knew that I would need help wedding planning.

As of right now, we don't have plans to hire anyone to do wedding planning. I've checked out a bunch of tools and I think I've found the best option for me to stay organized. At work I use a project management tool called Trello (which I love) and they already have a wedding planning board set up.

I liked this over other tools because you can assign tasks to people, move them through a project flow of "In Progress" and "Done", add comments, as well as attach documents and pictures. They also have a great app that allows you to take it all with you wherever you go. You can customize any of the columns and add tasks specific to whatever you choose for your day.

I compared the actual tasks and timing on the board to several other sites and lists and it is totally in line with everything else I looked at.

I'm also using sites like Pinterest, Style Me Pretty and A Practical Wedding for inspiration and tips. I was so impressed by a recent podcast with Meg Keene that I bought both of her books on wedding planning as well.

So far we've put together a rough guest list so we can have a number to talk to vendors with and we're working on nailing down which city we're going to get married in and then from there lock down a venue and date. After that — all the fun stuff.

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