Organized October: General Tips

I can believe it's already the end of October! We are just bolting right into the holiday season and kicking it off with one of my favorite holidays, Halloween!! For this final week of October, I'm sharing a couple of general tips on staying organized throughout the wedding planning process. Enjoy! 

Guest List - Once you have your guest list, make a master address list from your guest list. You will not believe how many times you will need these addresses. Plus this will be helpful to give to your maid of honor, best man, and other family members or friends so they can easily plan things like the bridal shower and engagement party. This list will save you a lot of frustration for your engagement party invites and thank yous, your save the date cards, bridal shower invites and thank yous, wedding invites and thank yous, etc. 

Create a Wedding binder - Keep all of your wedding contracts, papers, and notes in this binder. That way you can find everything easily when needed. Make sure you keep good notes as you go along and keep these in this binder. Because planning a wedding happens over several months, you may have forgotten which DJ you were interested in booking - a peak at your notes in your wedding binder will help keep ideas and to do lists safe. 

Delegate - Your friends and family love you and want to be involved in helping your big day come about so use them as a resource and delegate some of the tasks you have. Not only will it make them happy, but it will help you accomplish your goals in an organized fashion and utilize strengths you may not have. Maid of honor alway have great makeup looks? Ask her to research bridal makeup looks. Is your fiancé a foodie? Have him or her research caterers.