Thursday, May 26, 2011

My DIY Wedding Organizer

The other day I decided that I wanted to make my own wedding organizer so that I can be more organized with my wedding planning.

So I went to Walmart and got these items:














Then I used this book:


to get ideas for what to put on the tabs. I used the table of contents as a guide for what sections I would need. The sections I included are: Calendar/Timeline, Venue, Menu, Guests, Wedding Party, Invitations & Stationary, Flowers & Decor, Cake, Photography, Dress, Entertainment, Gift Registry, and Honeymoon. At first I just bought a package of 8 tabs, but then I realized I needed more so I got 5 more.

Here is a picture that I took of the tabs before I got the last 5.


This is what the inside page looks like. I have some vendor sheets that some places gave us on the left and our budget sheet on the right. (As you can tell, our budget sheet isn’t entirely filled out. We’re still trying to figure out how much we want to spend on everything.)


I really love the pockets that are on each tab because it is a great place to put things. For example, here is a picture of the Invitations & Stationary.


I got some samples from Magnet Street so the pockets are a perfect spot for them.

So, that is my wedding organizer. I think this will work a lot better than just a notebook did. I took the blank pages from my notebook and put some in each section so I can still write down any ideas that I may have. So what do you think? Leave me comments!!


  1. VERY SMART IDEA! This will become your wedding bible! The best part? You have an awesome souvenir after the fact! 10 years later and I still flip through mine with my daughter now!!

    Put everything in here, even receipts, so later on in life you can muss about how cheap everything was even though it seems like a fortune now! haha!!

    We are planning our vow renewal and it's amazing how in this short time that prices have SKY ROCKETED! (We were married in Disney World)

  2. I wish I had kept mine. Make sure you keep personal notes to mull over later!

  3. Such a smart idea! I've been using The Ultimate Wedding Planner and Organizer and I seriously don't know what I would do without it. I take it to vender meetings to take notes in and keep all the paperwork and handouts from potential venders in it as well. I also tear out pictures of things I like, hole punch them, and put them in the appropriate section.

    This will make your wedding planning life so much easier! What a great idea!

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  5. That's a great idea! I definitely have a folder similar to this and then folders inside! I'm positive it'll still be out, it's THAT good of a movie :)

  6. Wow so cute! I'm getting married in May 2013 also!! :) I love the knot book, did you have to buy that!?!?


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