I'm so excited! Today, my wedding planner has arrived! And she arrives in style!
After browsing the online shelves of wedding planner resources, binders and books, I decided I wanted to design and create my own. It's the best way to pull together exactly what you need and have it function exactly how you want it to.
I've been a dedicated and loyal customer of russell + hazel throughout my career so I knew I wanted to start there. Their products are easy to use, simple and beautifully designed—all of which are important to me whether I'm planning my own wedding or any event!
I started with russell + hazel's Signature 3-ring Binder (2) in Black patent. It's sleek and sexy but they have a palette of awesome colors to choose from! Their White patent, Silver and Gold are darling for wedding planning too! Then I grabbed their light pink Wedding Planning Notebook (1) that can easily be clipped in and out of the binder for meetings on-the-go; filled it with both their SmartDate (9) and SmartGrid (10) sheets for sketching ideas floor plans; and then added a Martha Steward translucent zipper pouch (7). The pouch clips into the binder and great for holding ribbon samples, fabric swatches and business cards. I will also use it to hold my gold paper clips from Staples (4), r+h To-Do Adhesive Notes in pink (6) to keep me on task, and r+h sticky Chicklets (8) for flagging my favorites–all of which I already had. I also added their 8-tab Index Dividers (3) to keep the entire binder organized! Scroll down for ideas on how to organize your tabs.
I also like these JAM butterfly clips for grouping magazine tear-outs!
Lastly, but most importantly and the best part, I discovered russell + hazel's wedding planner pdf created by Anne Chertoff! It's a printable 50+ page timeline/checklist and guide for ladies like myself who dare to plan their own wedding!
And who doesn't need a lucite clipboard (5) for the day-of-details?! Unfortunately, I no longer see it on the r+h website but I found something similar at Hattan Home.
I'm kind of in love!
For an idea on how to organize your binder using their 8-tab Index Dividers, I set up my tabs like this:
1 / Venue & Logistics
2 / Food & Bev
3 / Rentals & Decor
4 / Florals & Invitations
5 / Entertainment & Photography
6 / Gifts, Bridal Party & Groomsmen
7 / Dress
8 / Logistics & Misc.
Good luck and happy planning just about anything!