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checklist

You’ve probably heard of the Offbeat Bride checklist, but we’ve written about other wedding planning organizers, apps, and checklists, too!

Planning tools 101: hotel block comparison chart

Planning tools 101: hotel block comparison chart

We launched a comprehensive and totally customizable document of wedding planning spreadsheets if you’re the type to get down with spreadsheets like I am. Now we’re sharing a chart that will help you compare hotel blocks if you’re planning to provide that option to your guests. Hotel blocks allow you to block out some rooms and room rates to help guests grab a good deal on a hotel room.

How I used Google Sheets to lay out my wedding

How I used Google Sheets to lay out my wedding floorplan

I readily admit that the hardest thing about my wedding day will be letting go of control of the entire thing. I wanted to have a hand in the layout of the rooms, even if I can’t physically be there for the set up. I harnessed Google Sheets wedding planning: I made an approximate map of our venue and placed every table, chair, and decoration where I want it to be, setting the boxes up as squares and using a legend of 1 foot squared = 1 box. See how it was done!

Download the complete wedding planning spreadsheet set from @offbeatbride #weddingplanning #weddingspreadsheets #weddingbinder

Planning tools 101: your wedding vendor contact sheet

We launched a comprehensive and totally customizable document of wedding planning spreadsheets in Google Drive if you’re the type to get down with spreadsheets like I am. We’ve featured a lot of them already, and now we’re sharing the wedding vendor contact sheet to help you organize all your vendor contacts (and have them ready for us in case you submit your wedding!).

Download your wedding guestlist planner from @offbeatbride #weddingplanning #guestlist

Planning tools 101: wedding guest seating chart planner

We launched a comprehensive and totally customizable document of wedding planning spreadsheets if you’re the type to get down with spreadsheets like I am. Now we’re sharing the wedding guest seating chart planner to help you herd cats to their seats like a pro.

Let’s get these guest tables organized!

Download your wedding guest list planner from @offbeatbride #weddingplanning #weddingguestlist

Planning tools 101: Your wedding guest list planner

In case you missed it, we recently launched a comprehensive and totally customizable document of wedding planning spreadsheets to get your wedding planning game on point. First we featured a big ol’ wedding timeline and now we’re rolling out the wedding guest list planner to keep track of all your guests, their RSVPs, contact info, food preferences, gift, blood type… everything you need to know.

Marriage legal changes you NEED to know about (in plain English, we promise!)

You’re married! Now that you’ve gone from “Friends with Benefits” to “Couple Sharing Actual Legal Benefits” there is a lot to do to put your married house in order. I now pronounce you… about to do A LOT more paperwork. You need to update the beneficiaries for ALL potential sources of income individually with the relevant institutions to ensure a smooth transition of funds/ownership. Fear not, offbeat couples! Here is a handy chart of who EACH of you should update, and for what. In plain English.