Planning a wedding can be very overwhelming. So much so that many brides hire a professional to help plan their wedding for them. However, there are many reasons why brides may want to take on the responsibilities themselves, such as saving on cost, being in control of the whole part of the process, or a love for DIYs.
It is possible to do it all on your own but keeping track of all the details and staying organized can be difficult when you have so many other things to worry about. If you decide to take on the daunting task of planning your own wedding, stay organized with a wedding journal. It doesn’t have to be done with physical pen and paper. There are online tools and softwares that can do the same thing. The point is organization is key to stay on track when faced with decisions, deadlines, and costs. Keeping all of your information in one place, whether online or in a physical journal, is the best way to stay organized when planning a wedding.
If you’re still on the fence, here are some more reasons why having a wedding journal is a good ideal…
It helps you keep everything in one place.
From wedding to-dos, budgets, costs, important deadlines and more, you have a lot to keep up with. The last thing you need is misplacing important information because it was a loose sheet of paper or scribbled on a make-shift notepad. By keeping everything in one place, there’s only one thing to keep track of. It makes it much easier to access all the details and keep you organized. That way when you’re speaking to your decorator or venue staff or dress designer, you don’t need to scavenge around for the details. It’s all right in front of you in your wedding journal.
Keep track of your budget and important dates.
Timelines, expenses, and deadlines, oh my! That’s a lot of numbers. Typically when people think of planning a wedding, the beautiful gowns, decorations and venues fill their head. But there is a lot of crunching involved, especially if you’re working under a budget and/or specific timeline. Recording these numbers in your wedding journal is the best way to keep track of everything. Make it a habit to check it daily to see if anything important is coming up.
Don’t feel like putting in the work to lay out your own journal? That’s okay, you don’t have to. That’s where wedding planning books come in (they have online versions of these, too). They have everything laid out for you so all you have to do is fill in the blanks, cross things off lists, and check those boxes. It’s basically a bride’s adult coloring book with a purpose.
These pre-made wedding books have it all. From inspirational photos to little mementos you can look back on. Don’t just get rid of all the hard work you put into organizing every nitty gritty detail. This book becomes a scrapbook filled with memories of each part of your planning. You’ll keep it to show future generations and maybe they’ll even use it as a guide for their wedding.