The Ins And Outs Of Preparing A Wedding Folder

Planning a wedding is a laborious thing. It may need a lot of requirements, products and services. However, if you will be able to keep track of everything, then you might have a lovely time preparing for that big day; and that is where a wedding folder can help you. It is a planner where you keep and list down important information regarding your wedding preparation.

Making it by Yourself 
There is a lot of commercially-available wedding folder on almost everywhere, most of them are sold online. However, making it by yourself will save you money and will allow you to customized it the best way possible. All you need is a bunch of creativity, a folder (a double pouched one is much better), sheets of paper, 3 ring binders, tabs,2 transparent plastic films, a puncher, scissors and glue. You can replace the ring binders with decorated strings to make it more fashionable; but for convenience, ring binders are recommended.

Put the paper sheets inside the folder and the two transparent films on the outside cover, one on the front and one on the back cover. These transparent films will serve as immediate protection for the wedding folder from water, rain or dirt. Even though it reduces the risk, you should still take care of it when you are about to use it especially when bringing it outdoors. The papers, transparent film as well as the folder should be in the same sizes (A4, letter, legal, etc.).

Make sure that they are properly aligned with each other. Punch three vertical linear holes on the spine of thetransparent film-folder-paper stack. Some punchers may not work well on this method; in that case, you need to punch them little by little or by batch. There are also three-holed punchers that are available on department stores, they are much better to use because you can ensure the uniformity of the distances of the punched holes.

After that, bind the linear holes using the ring binders or knot them with decorated strings. These strings are available on bookstores and department stores anywhere. You can also decorate it with stickers, glitters, cut-outs from magazines or anything you like. Just don’t overdo it; remember, simplicity is beauty. Then, divide the pages evenly and put tabs on each sections. These tabs will serve as bookmarks.

Using it Properly and Effectively 
If ever you are too busy with your schedule and cannot find the time to make your own wedding folder by yourself, you can still buy it in shops and in the internet. Most market-available wedding binders comes with tabs. But if yours don’t have these bookmarks, it is highly recommended that you put some. Name the bookmarks according to what you will write under them, everything related to the wedding. Since you want to be organized, you should be able to divide those wedding details into categories. This was done in order to you give you ease when you are looking for something you have just written earlier.

Some of the categories that you can write on the bookmarks are rehearsal dinner, ceremony, music, flowers, photography, wedding dress, guest list, cake, catering, reception, bridesmaids, groomsmen,marriage license, honeymoon and many more.

It is also suggested that you print a calendar and put it in the first page of the binder to ensure that you will not forget to do or attend on anything related to the wedding. You can bring the binder anytime you go out with your fiancé to look for service and product providers. List down important details such as contact details, prices, etc. In that way, you can compare and review them later to make the best choices possible in your wedding; this can help you save money, time and efforts.

Review the binder when you have a free time, make it a habit. This was done to ensure that you have accomplished everything on time and no tasks was left behind. When an idea about the wedding pops out of your mind, list it down in the planner right away to make sure that you will not forget it sooner or later. Don’t forget to prepare something for the guests to take home to remember your special day. The best option would be custom magnets, they are very useful and they can remember you every time they open the refrigerator.

Since you have the folder section regarding the guest list, groomsmen, bridesmaids, etc., you should write down all the names and contact details of these important persons. This will allow you to communicate with them right away when you needed them.

A wedding folder is a must-have; not only that it helps you to be organized but it also lets you see what you have already accomplished in your wedding preparation.

Review the binder when you have a free time, make it a habit. This was done to ensure that you have accomplished everything on time and no tasks was left behind. When an idea about the wedding pops out of your mind, list it down in the planner right away to make sure that you will not forget it sooner or later.

Since you have the folder section regarding the guest list, groomsmen, bridesmaids, etc., you should write down all the names and contact details of these important persons. This will allow you to communicate with them right away when you needed them.

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