Notebooks

SO…..You’ve found your true love, and are ready to begin living happily ever after. But first there is the wedding to plan and prepare!

In twenty years of helping brides and their families to plan weddings I have recognized that whether the engagement is a long one allowing for more than a year to put the plan in motion, or a short one that only allows a few months or even weeks, the basic order of doing things remains the same.

This book is designed to help you with the “What comes first” question.

Long ago when I was planning my own wedding, there were only a few books on the market to give brides advice and they were mostly concerned with etiquette matters. To keep my information together I carried around a stenographer’s spiral notebook and a roll of tape. As I visited each potential vendor I would make notes on my note pad and attach each business card to the page with tape. That worked, but the process was cumbersome.

Today however newsstands are loaded with bridal magazines offering lovely pictures of dresses, locations, refreshments, floral designs and wonderful tips for everything from furnishing your new home to dealing with angry bridesmaids. The internet is also another source of great information, ideas and suggestions. Of course you will be drawn to those resources, and they are a lot of fun. I use them all the time myself.

The “Simply Elegant Wedding Planner” however is a tool that you will treasure as you go about finding the resources you need to put together your perfect day.

Unlike my old tape tactic, each page offers a secure card holder for the business cards you collect from each vendor you choose to visit; space for important information and notes all on the same page. I suggest that you collect TWO business cards per vendor – one for yourself and one that you may have to give to someone else such as your fiancé, mother or maid of honor. Two cards will easily fit in each card holder.

The Simply Elegant Wedding Planner Notebook is perfect to help you get organized in a precise, quick and efficient manner. What makes the Simply Elegant Wedding Planner different from the rest:
It’s –
• Handy to use
• Easy to understand
• Attractively Organized
• Compact & Convenient
• Multiple vendor questionnaires for each category
• Secure Business card holder on each vendor page

It helps you hit the ground running once you’ve said “YES” to taking the plunge!

Take it along to Bridal Shows, vendor interviews and dress boutiques, so that you won’t miss a beat. Keep it handy so that you can give individual vendor pages to your mother, maid of honor or others to help you with your vendor selections.

The “Simply Elegant Wedding Planner” however is a tool that you will treasure as you go about finding the resources you need to put together your perfect day.
Unlike my old tape tactic, each page offers a secure card holder for the business cards you collect from each vendor you choose to visit; space for important information and notes all on the same page.





 

 

Begin using your planner by first taking the “How Formal?” questionnaire and filling out the worksheets.

When you have finished with that, think about who you would like to include in your bridal party, bridesmaids, ushers, ring bearer and flower girl.
The next very important item is to consider your budget. Think long and hard about what you can afford without having to start your married life in unnecessary debt. If your family/families are going to make financial contributions it is important to get a commitment for a real dollar amount so that you can figure your total budget accordingly.

Each section of the “Simply Elegant Wedding Planner” is arranged in the order of “What comes first”, next, next and so on. The only exception is the section on hiring a wedding consultant which is included under the miscellaneous tab. If you intend to hire a consultant/planner, you should do so early in the planning process so that he/she can help you through the other stages of planning.

Every tab includes suggest questions for the vendors you will be speaking with followed by a contact page for you to use when you are interviewing them further. Since you will probably be talking with more than one vendor in each category, mulitple pages have been provided along with blank notes pages in each section for other thoughts and ideas about your special day. As you make your final decisions and selections in each category and make your deposits for those vendors, feel free to discard the other pages for you will no longer need them.

Last but certaintly not least included are checklists for your Budget items and one for your finalized choices and payment record (this one is located in the back of the book).

You will also find 2 envelopes: one to help yo keep your receipts in and track expenses and by popular request from brides who have already enjoyed using the book, there is now an extra page to hold more business cards. The other one is for pictures that you like of anything (i.e. dresses, cakes, flowers etc.)

With these final items I want it to be easy and helpful for you to keep track of all the aspects of getting ready for your wedding.

Happy Planning,

Alice