If you’re planning a wedding of epic proportions, or even if it will be smaller and less involved, starting a binder is a good way to keep track of everything. Below is a list of all the sections you could make that will put the binder to good use as you plan your big day.

Image of a green binder with "My Wedding" on the spine.

  • A section of magazine clippings or printed stuff from the internet on: Dresses you like, color combinations, flower arrangement ideas, fashion pertaining to the wedding, food selections, cake ideas, garden spots, venue photos, etc.
  • A section in which to file contracts, forms, agreements and deposit receipts.
  • A section containing your checklists, such as an invitation list, the wedding checklist that these posts are coming from (link on last post and again below), printouts with your vendor and venue research, caterer choices, flower shop lists, etc.
  • If you’d like, a section with some scrapbook pages to decorate with pictures of friends helping you, lunches and parties, bridal shower photos, etc.

Wedding Planning List

Creating a binder is a great way to keep you organized and on track and to make sure you aren’t losing important documentation or forgetting any important details. This keeps you sane and allows you to enjoy your wedding planning, not be stressed out and worried about getting it all done!

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