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Wedding Planners & Binders

Grace, on April 5, 2021 at 4:27 PM Posted in Planning 0 24
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My FH knows me so well. It is my birthday today and he took my shopping for a wedding planner as my gift. After flipping through a buch to see which would be the most helpful, this is the one I got.


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Did anyone else buy a book/binder for planning or did you make your own? If so, was it helpful?

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Latest activity by Cenaya, on April 7, 2021 at 12:19 AM
  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
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    Happy birthday!! That is a very thoughtful (and practical!) gift from your fiance. One of my bridesmaids gifted me the wedding planning binder from The Knot! It was super thoughtful of her. I used it a little bit, but since we had already booked most of our vendors and chosen our colors and most of the big pieces were all set by the time I received it, I haven't used much of the binder. I have, however, used the checklist on The Knot quite a bit! The binder is definitely helpful for bringing with to meetings with vendors and/or venues, since it includes a list of questions to ask them. You can also take notes and keep everything (copies of contracts, color swatches, notes/ideas, etc) in one place. Happy wedding planning!
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  • ScandalousRandallous
    Devoted July 2022
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    I definitely just added a planner to my Amazon cart Smiley xd

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  • Grace
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    Thanks for the birthday wishes, Lisa. Yes very practical, which I love. He was originally going to pick one himself but he knows how particular I am so decided to just take me shopping for it instead.


    We are about 11 months away from our date so no vendors booked yet. We have our first venue visit next Monday and I am super excited! The vendor questions and vendor comparison spreadsheets look super helpful.
    I also have used the Knot's website but mostly just for getting an idea of the general timeline I should be working in, so far.
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  • CountryBride
    VIP April 2022
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    Happy Birthday I made my own best of luck planning and congrats on your wedding

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  • E
    Savvy November 2021
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    I bought that one! I think it’s definitely helpful! Happy Birthday!
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  • Kristin
    Devoted December 2021
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    Happy birthday! That’s so sweet of your FH 🥰
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  • Grace
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    Thanks, Erica. Glad to know you find it useful and my first glance through wasn't deceiving!
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  • Grace
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    Thanks Kristin. Yes, he is just the sweetest to me. I am definitely marrying the perfect man for me.
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  • Marjani
    Savvy July 2021
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    I have this book. It's great. The checklists and tips are very useful.
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  • Katherine
    Expert October 2021
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    I got a wedding planner right away! I used it from the very beginning. Definitely very useful
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  • Victoria
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    I used my planner a LOT more than WeddingWire, because my weddings a lot more unconventional. A binder gave me the freedom to manipulate it and make it what I needed
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  • Fred
    Expert April 2022
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    Hey Grace,

    Happy birthday! (I know I'm late).

    We bought a book. it’s definitely helpful, especially the checklists.

    This is a nice BD gift. It's so sweet of him.

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  • Catherine
    Expert March 2023
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    Happy birthday! What a wonderful gift! I bought “The Complete Wedding Planner”! It has tabs for everything I’m using it in conjunction with the WeddingWire to make sure we’re picking the perfect vendors it’s helpful to write down my own thoughts! Happy birthday, again!Wedding Planners & Binders 3

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  • Katie
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    I bought one from surprisingly Aldi's. I found it to be very helpful and it also doubles as a keepsake. It has pages for our love story and pages to put pictures. It has a lot of tips on how to plan a wedding and timelines of things to be done. It also has a page dedicated to tipping the workers. Honestly I love it and will save it.
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  • Michelle
    Savvy January 2022
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    Happy Birthday! So I went a bit overboard and bought 2 planners when i got engaged (one of them being the one you received) and was gifted 1, so I have 3 total. Honestly, being eyeballs deep into planning, I haven't touched any of them since everything is so digital. This is coming from a Type A planner too, but everyone is different. I know others who swear by their planner. I have just found that the knot check list has helped me a lot.

    Happy planning!!

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  • Grace
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    Thanks for the birthday wishes, Catherine. Yup, the vendor questions and tips were one of the main things I am hoping to use mine for. I feel like I am flying blind and going to forget to ask something important!
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  • Grace
    Super February 2022
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    That sounds like such a nice blend of a scrapbook and a planner! Glad you are able to have that to remember the whole process afterwards.
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  • Grace
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    Thanks for the birthday wishes, Michelle. I was initially worried I might buy it and then never touch it again so I'm not surprised to hear that was your experience! Luckily, my FH thinks it will be useful for him too since he isn't doing the online planning at all and we can use it to consolidate both of our ideas.
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  • Miranda
    Beginner May 2021
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    Happy Belated Birthday!!! I got one from amazon, it is really nice but I find that I do more with this website then I do with my planner. You may be different but I saw no difference between the planner and the website, as a matter of fact, the website has more information and guides on what to do than my planner did.

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  • Catherine
    Expert March 2023
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    I definitely understand that! You don’t want to forget to ask something important and end up paying way more than you thought or end up not getting something you thought was included!
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