Just how essential is a wedding planner? I’m talking about the book rather than the person! Personally I think it is really important to have somewhere to keep all of your ideas and details together, accessible at a glance, otherwise it is easy to get in a right kerfuddle! Up until recently I had a scrap book where I have been keeping cuttings and pretty pictures, but I didn’t really have any where for all the detailed stuff to go. A few days ago Paper Themes sent me this pretty wedding planner book to review, and now I feel much more organised!
The book has 6 sections and each has a little pouch to keep pictures, business cards and cuttings, as well as a few polythene pockets. So what do the sections cover? Well I shall tell you;
1. Getting Started
This covers all of the basic details and provides a checklist of the most important things to do. There is a budget planner which gives a list of things to remember, and also provides space for extra things that they might have left out. It also includes a handy undated calander which spans 2 years.
2. Guests and Stationery
I think that this section of the book is going to be really useful when sending out invites and also when sending thank you cards! The guest list includes checkboxes for day or evening invite sent, if they accepted or declined and what they gave you as a gift. It also has space for their contact details. Since I will be collecting these from parents and friends this will come in very useful. There are enough spaces to include 128 people, but again there is a notes page where you could add additional information.
Something else they include, which I don’t think I would have thought of, is information on accommodation for guests that have travelled a long way.
Here is the perfect place to document the Bride and Grooms measurements, as well as the Bridesmaids, Best Man and Ushers. There is also a contact page for the shops visited.
This section covers all the main wedding day details; the ceremony, food and drink, entertainment, flowers and decoration, photography and videographer, transport and honeymoon!
Here you can write down any ideas you have for gift suggestions. Lots of people make wedding lists in one department store or another, so as to help out the guests, and make sure that they don’t waste their money on something the bride and groom already have or don’t need. If this is something you are considering, this book has space to write down anything that takes your fancy. It also has pages dedicated to the very important thank you gifts, for members of the wedding party.
6.Contacts and notes
Finally we have some pages for any contacts you pick up along the way, and a few pages for notes.
I think the planner pretty much covers everything I need it too. The only thing that might have been nice would be blank pages for sticking things in, but since I have a scrap book it isn’t really an issue for me. Now I have to get on with the time consuming business of filling it!
What does your wedding planner look like?
Disclaimer – This wedding planner was give to me free of charge by Paper Themes