Saturday, July 20, 2013

And So it Begins...The Plan!

Anyone that knows me well, knows I'm the furthest thing from a procrastinator there is. When I know something needs to be done, whether it's tomorrow or a year from tomorrow, I'm always eager to get it done right now! While at one time I thought of it as one of my vices, I've learn to accept and embrace it.  I even remember in Elementary School when assigned Book Reports, I would rush home and do them that night, regardless of when they were due. And as soon as I graduated college I needed a job right away and started my career that same month [in between meeting my fiance ;) ].

Anywho, as soon as we got engaged I started thinking about ALL THE PLANNING. I have been blessed enough to be in a handful of weddings, so I know there is a lot that goes into this big day. Being the organization lover I am, I knew I wanted a "plan book". I searched around & couldn't find one I of course I made my own!

I headed to Staples to get a small binder (since I know I'll be traveling across country with it, and throwing it my purse/overnight bag a lot!) and found some cute little paper, along with some pocket dividers. Unfortunately they didn't have tabs on them, but that didn't stop me! I grabbed some washii tape my sista had & made my own tabs. For the cover, I used a Martha Stewart "chalkboard" label, with a gold paint pen.

I simply cut the washii tape the length of the tabs I wanted, then set in on the divider, and folded it in half and created the tab to then write on

And of course, my cute Ring Bearer was eager to help...he adds such a great point of view :)

I made a tab for each of the "large" vendors I know I'll have, and one for all the other miscellaneous stuff:

1. The Place (venue)
2. The Blooms (flowers)
3. The Jams (DJ)
4. The Eats (yummy food)
5. The Stuff (every other vendor/thing)
I know this little book won't keep me from some of the crazy-ness associated with the planning, but hopefully it will at least help me keep track of all the contacts, details, and inspiration that I collect up until our big day! I can't wait to start filling it.

What are/were your wedding planning tricks?!


  1. Such a cute idea! It came put perfect! And yes it is so important to keep all those phone numbers and names written down and handy! I kept a pocket folder with all my important things!

  2. this is the cutest!! I love it, and I love your labels for all the tabs :)

  3. Your planbook is so cute! The one I ended up buying is kind of giant, I should have thought of a smaller since I'm going to be traveling with mine a lot too. Good luck planning!