In my week before the wedding craziness (last minute details, prepping to be gone from work for two weeks, etc) my time for blog writing is minimal, so Mr. Scepter graciously offered to write a blog on how we stayed organized. Thanks Mr. Scepter!
It is safe to say I had not pre-planned for our wedding nearly as much as Ms. Scepter. When we started making decisions, it wasn’t that I didn’t care (most of the time), I had just never even imagined thinking about those things.
Miss Scepter: “I’m thinking blue and white for our colors, but I don’t know if I want Navy or Royal Blue. What do you think?”
Me: “Uhhh…there’s a difference?”
Miss: Scepter: “I don’t know which flower to use for the centerpieces, whats your favorite?”
Me: “The pretty ones!?”
Miss: Scepter: “**Eye Roll**
But when we started working out the logistics of the wedding, I finally got my chance to contribute. We needed a way to objectively compare venue sites, and being the number-oriented member of the couple there was only one thing to do: a Spreadsheet! You could look at the pro’s, con’s, website link, and price of each site side by side all on one computer screen. Miss Scepter didn’t fully appreciate the spreadsheet at first because “I already wrote that out on a piece of paper”, but I knew it would come in handy.
Venus Worksheet (personal)
The planning soon got much more daunting and with it, the Spreadsheet quickly grew in size and complexity to encompass the new things coming up in the process and today it stands at 7 worksheets:
*Overall Wedding Budget
*Monthly Wedding Payments
*Guest List (Names, RSVPs)
*Invitation List (Linked from the Guest List For Mail-Merging Address Labels)
*Song List (By Category with Links to Youtube)
Wedding Payments Worksheet (personal)
The Guest List sheet definitely got the most traffic. There are different sections for Miss Scepter’s and I’s family, with subsections for mother’s side, father’s side, friends, and miscellaneous. The subsections made it really easy to know which parent to call when the RSVP returns (which were color-coded green and red cells based on the yes/no entry) inevitably didn’t come by our set deadline.
Song List Worksheet (personal)
Miss Scepter still doesn’t enjoy keeping track of the numbers and lists as much I do, but I’ve caught her coming in with a stack of RSVPs, entering them in the Spreadsheet, and quickly scrolling down to see the overview box with the total number of guests. Guess she keeps me around for something.
What did you do to keep track of all the moving parts in your wedding?