to Help Plan and Organize Your Wedding
We use computers for almost every other area of our lives, why not use them to help organize probably the biggest event you have ever planned at this point. This may be the first and last of any such event, so why not make use of all the tools that are available to help take some of the stress out of all the organizing that is necessary for such an event.
Before the age of computers, brides had to rely on pen and lots of paper to organize all of her planning. She could use a three ring notebook with index dividers to help her organize all of the tasks involved. That still is not a bad idea - to organize a notebook into the different categories and to keep notes, receipts, brochures you pick up etc. organized. However, there is software available today which helps so much not only to help you organize everything, but to prompt you of the things that need to be done. It has been authored and designed by wedding consultants, who have planned many a wedding, and know exactly all the things that need to be addressed or at least considered when planning a wedding.
There are monthly and even weekly check off lists that are organized from 12 months out to help the brides know what should be done in what stage of the process. Some tasks build on others so it is good to know in what order some of these tasks need to be addressed. What's so great as well, is that the fact that you are making entries on the computer and storing that data, you can easily do a quick search at any time to see what notes you have entered on any topic to see what you have already done and what still needs to be done.
One of the ways that this wedding planning software is so useful is to keep track of your wedding guest list. You can enter the names of everyone on your guest list and it can be sorted alphabetically at any time. So if you are not entering them in any particular order, you can go later and sort it alphabetically to find someone and also to check for duplicates. After you have completed entering their names and addresses, then you will know how many wedding invitations to order. Then you can check them off as you address them and mail them out. Then there is a place where you can check off when they respond, so you will know who is coming and who is not. Then, as the wedding gifts start to arrive, you can pull up that database again and check off who sent a gift and what it was. Then there is also a place where you can indicate that you have sent a "Thank You" note thanking them for the gift. This is truly a great way to keep this task organized.
The checklist feature of this software is so nice to have, and the search feature is really great. It certainly beats going through a pile of paper or even through an organized notebook to find something. This Easy-To-Use Software helps you to save time, reduce stress and make better decisions while planning your dream wedding. One of the best "Wedding Planning Software" packages we have found is My Wedding Companion" which is actually recommended by the New York Times for it's comprehensive nature and ease of use.