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

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Planning tools 101: wedding budget calculator

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. First we featured a big ol’ wedding timeline, then we featured the guest list planner, and now we’re showing you the wedding budget calculator for all your costs and figures and savings.

Download your wedding venue comparison chart from @offbeatbride #weddingplanning #weddingvenues

Planning tools 101: wedding venue comparison chart

You may be following along with this series on our new totally customizable document of wedding planning spreadsheets. They’ll help you build out the best wedding planning binder for super organization in spreadsheet form (my fave kind!). We’re showing you the wedding venue comparison chart, which is a chart we haven’t seen elsewhere before in this form. We’re talking a total venue chart to fill in with your venue option totals, specific amenities, parking information, notes, and photos to help you make your wedding venue decision.

Planning tools 101: Your wedding timeline spreadsheet

Rad news, you guys: we’ve launched a comprehensive and totally customizable document of wedding planning spreadsheets! This means we’ve got a complete set of planning templates to steer your whole event. In this series, we’re going to talk through all the spreadsheets. First up: the WEDDING TIMELINE!

Oh Shit list as seen on @offbeatbride

Safeguard your important details with an “oh shit list”

Rebecca and Bryan’s rock opera wedding is now legend around these parts, but this little tidbit of advice may just go overlooked with all the razzle dazzle of the wedding itself. And boy, did it dazzle. Rebecca had lots of little details that were important to her and wished that she had listed them out and delegated them to someone to make sure they happened. Much like an “oh shit kit,” which pulls together all your most necessary items, this “oh shit list” is a list of the most important things you want to make sure go down as planned.

How to host out-of-town guests in your home as seen on @offbeatbride

Impress their asses off: 5 tips for hosting out-of-town wedding guests in your home

Having out-of-towners staying with you around the wedding? That can be either a joy or a huge undertaking depending on how many and who they are. They might be built-in wedding helpers or big distractions from you wedding weekend to-do list. Either way, we’re here to help you make the best impression on your guests while they’re staying in your humble abode. If you’ve got the time and are jonesing to impress (NOT REQUIRED!), here are our tips for how to host out-of-town guests at your wedding.

Wedding music checklist as seen on @offbeatbride

Your wedding music checklist and 7 planning tips to make it dead easy

Planning out the wedding music has always been top-of-mind for me, I think because it’s so vital in setting the mood. A lot of offbeat couples approach it casually and either set up playlists for each part of the day or allow a DJ to run with it. If you’re planning on taking more control of the music, these are the tips you’ll need to make sure your wedding day is rocking in all the right ways.