3 Easy Hacks to Wedding Plan like a Pro!

April 4, 2022

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Congratulations you’re engaged, now it’s time to get down to the exciting and sometimes daunting task of planning a wedding! As you start this journey here are three wedding planning hacks to help you stay organized, enjoy the process, and save money! 

Create an email address for all your wedding planning things

I’m sure another email address to keep track of sounds like a pain, but hear me out.  When you create a new email address for your wedding you are able to ensure everything stays in one spot and doesn’t get lost in the shuffle of promotional emails from Target, or Fabletics. 

You also have the added benefit of not clogging up your personal email inbox after the wedding with any wedding promotional things. It also looks a little more professional as well. 

Creating an email address for your wedding is super easy and totally free! Google is a great spot to open an account, plus you can use Google Drive to save contracts, and keep your notes in one spot! 

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Organize your Pintrest Board

If you’re like most brides you started your wedding pintrest board a while ago! – No shame girl, I get it me too! Here is the thing, it is super easy to let those boards get clogged up with a lot of late-night pins that you don’t actually know why you pinned the image in the first place. 

I’ve got two options for ya. 

Start over with a new board and only pin things you actually want to do to this new board. 

If your board is more than a few years old, this is a good idea. You can keep the old board and repin images to the new board if you like too, that way you aren’t losing any ideas! 

Delete irrelevant pins from the original board. 

If your board is a bit newer, or you don’t have as many pins on it, this might be a great idea for you! You also could move pins to a different board if you aren’t 100% sure you will want to use that as inspiration. 

Use categories to organize your pintrest board

This super handy feature came out on Pintrest a few years ago allowing you to have almost mini boards inside your big board. This is such an ideal tool for brides planning a Kansas or North Dakota wedding. 

Some categories you could use include: ceremony space, reception tables, head table inspiration, guest book, cake, invitations, thank-yous, bridesmaid dresses, grooms attire, family formals wedding dress, venue spaces, vows, and planning hacks. 

When creating categories, think about creating a new category for each vendor you will be working with. This way you can review those pins only before searching for a vendor who can help you bring your vision to life. 

Use a wedding planning website

The options for wedding planning websites are almost infinite! There are some really great ones and some not-so-great ones out there on the world wide web. My top three suggestions for Manhattan, Kansas brides are Zola, TheKnot, and WeddingWire. 


Zola is an all-in-one spot for your registry, your managing your guest list, printing wedding invites, finding vendors, and creating a wedding website. I personally love their modern design and inclusiveness.  The fact that you can keep your wedding visually cohesive from your wedding website to your save the dates and invites is a really neat added bonus as well! 

The Knot

The Knot is the OG wedding planning website, and has been around for a few years and has gotten a few facelifts over the years as well. Because of the age of the company they have a plethora of articles and advice on planning a wedding. 

Wedding Wire

Wedding Wire is actually owned by The Knot and tends to attract higher-end couples and vendors. Wedding Wire is a great spot to find vendors to help you create the wedding of your dreams. 

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