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The Busy Bride’s Guide to Planning a Wedding

Published on July 12, 2016 . Blog

The Busy Bride's Guide to Planning a Wedding


Miss bride-to-be, I know you have tons of stuff on your to-do list already, nevermind all the wedding planning tasks and parties to attend. Between the day job, everyday household chores, and planning your wedding, it may feel like 24 hours just isn’t enough time to get everything accomplished. But relax! First, you don’t have to get everything accomplished in one day, and second, there are some amazing planning and organization tools out there to help you get stuff done without going insane. Not to mention the fact that you probably have some friends and family who are willing to help you out in whatever way they can.

Check out these wedding planning tools that will help you stay organized and connected.

The Knot Guest List Manager

This handy tool helps you organize RSVPs, gifts, and guest lists. It’s all in one place so you don’t have to create a ton of spreadsheets and bounce around from one to another. Plus, you can even export guest lists and guests’ meal choices to your vendors.

Digital RSVP Trackers

Online RSVP trackers make it easy for guests to reply to all your pre-wedding and wedding events and for you to collect the guest information you need. Places like RSVPify and Appy Couple let you create guest lists, collect mailing addresses, track info (like meal choices and plus ones), and organize RSVPs. You can also customize the RSVP so that it matches your wedding style.

Wedding Websites

Creating a wedding website will save you tons of time in the long run. Plus, with places like The Knot and Wedding Wire offering free website builders, you don’t even have to know how to code. Just choose a template, upload your favorite photos, and add pertinent information. The more the better! Include things like directions, registry information, hotel info, and answers to frequently asked questions. The more info people have, the less likely they’ll call you up with tons of questions. Add a link to your website in your invitation so people know where to go right away.

Facebook Groups

Facebook groups are great for adding photos, links, and event info. They can also act as a message board so that whoever is a part of the group can start and add to conversations. It’s the perfect way to stay in touch with out-of-town guests or bridal party members. I recommend starting a private bridal party group so you can easily communicate with your bridesmaids.

My Wedding Reminders

Want to receive email reminders of what you should do and when? Sign up for this email series and get monthly action items and links to helpful content.

With these tools in your toolbox, 24 hours will be plenty of time to work, plan, and play!