Spreadsheets for Planning
Wedding planning is hard. There are TONS of websites out there to help you figure out what in the world you’re supposed to be doing, but sometimes even then the avalanche of information is too much to take in. I took the liberty of trying to calm your nerves and help you be more organized in your planning. The Knot and WeddingWire and other websites of that nature are SO great until you don’t have internet handy and want to have all your information in one place. You might even want to print out all of your planning things and realize that you can’t exactly do that from those sites. I made an Excel spreadsheet workbook to get you started on a efficient planning….plan. I’ve attached the workbook below, feel free to download it and play around with it! If you have any questions or suggestions most definitely reach out to me in the comments.
For now I'll do my best to explain each sheet and what it should be used for!
Budget- This section is broken down by percentages. All you have to do is type in your total wedding budget (cell F6) and it will adjust your budget for each category. If you don’t like the percentage distribution, click on the cell in the “Wedding Budget per Item” category and change it manually.
2. Wedding Party Contacts- this sheet is pretty self explanatory. Though you most likely have all of these people in your contacts on your phone anyway, having them all in one place could come in handy. Especially if you need to share all of these contacts with a coordinator or with your wedding party.
3. Vendor Contact Sheet- yet again, this sheet is very self explanatory but it simplifies the process of getting all this information to the right people.
4. Guest List- this one is an easy way to organize addresses and keep count of how many guests will be attending or have been invited.
5. Day of Timeline- if you haven’t caught on already, I like organization. This is so you know where you want everyone to be and when you need them to be there. Then on the day of your wedding, you can pass the schedule off to a coordinator, planner, or family member so they can boss people around for you!
6. Lastly, the photography schedule. There’s a great chance your photographer will come with one of these of their own but it’s okay to know what you want so you don’t miss any photo ops.
So that shows you the extent of the Excel sheet! I hope you enjoy it!