Leave it to the queen of organization to ensure that anyone getting married can take the stress out of planning. Her wedding workbook is a must-download if you want to stay on track while you put together your big day. From a checklist on what to do from six months to one week ahead, to a budget planner and guest list planner (among other helpful lists and tips), you’ll be able to keep everything wedding-related in one place and on schedule.
Over at Etsy, Gail Oliver has created a fabulous wedding planning workbook ($4) to help any bride-to-be plan her dream wedding (minus the stress). The 14-page printable PDF workbook is jam-packed with helpful features including a list of more than 430 tasks to make sure you don't forget anything important. Plus the layout and design are gorgeous to look at and ultra-easy to use.
One of the hardest aspects of planning a wedding is sticking to a budget. Going over the amount you’ve allotted for everything from dress and flowers to venue and food can be a lot easier than you might think, which is where having a budget workbook on hand can make the task easier. We suggest downloading this one from Real Simple. The easy-to-use workbook helps you keep track of what you’re spending and if you’re diligent, offers a way to ensure you don’t go (too far) overboard.
Wedding favors can get expensive, but by keeping them simple and adding a DIY element, you can cut costs while still impressing guests. We love these cute favor boxes (from the blog I Still Love You) which can easily be filled with candies (color coordinated to your wedding colors, of course), chocolate or even wedding-themed magnets or buttons. By downloading the free template and making the boxes yourself (or getting your bridesmaids to help), you can quickly cross another item off your pre-wedding to-do list.
One big wedding expense can often be the invitations, but not if you print out your own! Cut a few wedding costs by downloading these customizable invites from The Wedding Chicks and personalizing them to your tastes. If you get a friend or family member to help you pop them all into envelopes and address them, the task won’t seem quite so daunting.
If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed with the whole wedding planning thing (as in you don’t have a clue where to start) we suggest downloading and printing this comprehensive wedding timeline from Marry This! The timeline starts upon engagement and offers tips and ideas on where to go from there (narrowing down some dates, researching venues) and moves onto a monthly countdown starting 12 months before the wedding.
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