Budgets, guest lists,Â important dates, to-do lists, and more can flood your mind and make what should be a fun and exciting time feel quite the opposite. Don’t worryâ€”thanks to digital documents andÂ smartphones, you can stay up-to-the-minute organized in an easy way, keep everything you need to know on you at all timesâ€”and ultimately save your sanity. Enjoy wedding planning a little bit more by keeping these four running lists.
Guest List & RSVPs
Once the dreaded initial draft of the guest list has been decided upon, create a Google Doc or something similar that is editable and instantly saved and shared and that includes names, guests, and addresses. You’ll be grateful you’ve done this on a few occasions: once it comes time to assemble andÂ mail invitations, as you track RSVPs as they come in, and when it becomes time to make the seating arrangements. Mikolo has a guest list planning tool that we are sure will come in handy for you.
All Type-A’s out there, rejoiceâ€”this one’s for you. Every single bride should keep a running list of tasks, even if she has enlisted the help of a wedding planner or coordinator. If you usually think nothing is more satisfying than crossing things off your to-do list, it’s 10 times better for overwhelmed brides-to-be. Whether you prefer to go old-school and use a trusty notebook or keep an app for your planning needs, as long as you have one, you’ll be organized and accomplished daily.
While traditionally yourÂ maid of honorÂ or bridesmaid will be tasked with writing down what you receive and from whom at yourÂ bridal shower, you will likely receive gifts outside of that occasion too. As a gracious and thankful bride, keep a running list so that writing out thank-you cards is a bit less overwhelming. It’s also great to save this list as an upcoming reference for when you’re a wedding guest!
“Day Of” List
It will be here before you know it, and to keepÂ your wedding morningÂ focused on beauty, mimosas, and excitement, you’ll need to make sure you have every single thing you need for the night before, day of, and morning after you say “I do.” You may be surprised how much stuff you will need on hand for your big day, from the more obvious items like your gown and undergarments to other details like reception decor, toothpaste, and makeup remover. Be sure you are prepared! Nothing is worse than a last-minute errand or snafu to throw off your positive pre-wedding vibes.