Unless you’re Type A, like me, you might be struggling to streamline your wedding planning. Today I’m going to share my top tips for solving this problem by becoming a more organized bride or groom. By being organized, you’ll find that the entire planning process will be smoother and less stressful.

 

1. Hire a Planner

Yes, I’ve mentioned this in a lot of my articles. Why? I think it is extremely imperative for any bride, whether really organized or not, to have a wedding planner. Having a planner who will take care of time-consuming logistics provides so much value by reducing your planning stress. Your planner will advocate for you always. They will be there to minimize the piling amount of work on your plate and also to ensure you have the gorgeous wedding of your dreams.

Outdoor brunch reception with round tables covered in sequin linens, bamboo folding chairs with white cushions, and tropical centerpieces with palm leaves, pink anthurium, and proteas. Riviera Palm Springs Wedding by Cavin Elizabeth Photography 

2. Pick a Planning Day of the Week

If you haven’t read my entire post on choosing a single day of the week for wedding planning, you’ll find it incredibly helpful. I would consider this to be one of the most helpful tips for becoming an organized bride.

By setting aside Mondays, for example, to work on wedding plans in the evening, you’ll have a consistent night to get the work done. It will be the cornerstone of your wedding organization.

 

3. Keep Documents and Notes in One Place

Whether you favor Google Drive or good old-fashioned notebooks and folders, you must keep all of your wedding documents, notes, and information in one single place.

In addition, keep separate folders for each type of vendor. For example, you’ll have your entire wedding folder. Within that folder are folders like “Venue,” “Photographer,” “Planner,” etc. It’s also a fabulous idea to have folders for the major elements of the wedding day (ex. a folder for legal documents of marriage, one for design and decór, etc.).

By doing so, you’ll ensure it’s always easy to find what you’re looking for and won’t waste much time searching. Bonus tip: Rename every document to something you’d likely type to search for it. For example: “Photography Contract.”

Neutral architectural backdrop at Balboa Park. Black YSL handbag, film photographer Cavin Elizabeth in San Diego

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