Planning tools 101: wedding venue comparison chart #Advice#checklist#wedding planning#wedding venues October 20 2016 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits The Castle at Rockwall | Photo by D. Kam Photography Related Post Planning tools 101: wedding budget calculator 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... Read more You may be following along with this series on our new totally customizable document of wedding planning spreadsheets in Google Drive. They'll help you build out the best wedding planning binder for super organization in spreadsheet form (my fave kind!). First we featured a big ol' wedding timeline, then we featured the guest list planner, then the budget calculator, and now 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. You can snag the whole set of complete planning docs or pick and choose just the ones you need. We'll be highlighting each spreadsheet in their own posts so you can see what's in each. Here's the whole set of wedding planning docs, including some we've seen nowhere else: Wedding Day-of Timeline: where to be and when Wedding Guest List: who will be there and what will they require Wedding Budget Calculator: how much will all this stuff cost? Comprehensive Venue Comparison: all the details to decide on the all-important venue! (Today's feature!) Wedding Seating Chart: who to lift and separate Wedding Vendor Contacts: a list to pass off to those in the know A Who to Call List: the actual people in the know! Wedding Packing List: what stuff to bring and who's bringing it Photography Shot List: what photos you'll want to remember the day You'll be able to make a copy of any and all documents you want, save them to your own Google Drive, and customize the hell out of them to fit your own offbeat wedding. Alternately, you can print them out, download them as a PDF (or other file types), or email them to a friend or planner. Download the planning spreadsheets here The wedding venue comparison chart Here's the chart that will let you fill in all the details on each of your potential venues to make the right decision for you, your guests, and natch, your budget. Venue deets, ya'll. Download the Wedding venue comparison chart: Download the complete set of wedding planning spreadsheets: To save your own copy of the wedding planning spreadsheets: Click on FILE and then MAKE A COPY to save the spreadsheet to your own account. (You need to be signed into your Google account to do this.) You can also email them and download them to a format you prefer. Note: these are intentionally fairly generic, so you'll definitely want to customize them to YOUR event. Just because something is listed (say, a calligrapher) does NOT mean you need to have it. We just wanted to keep things as comprehensive as possible. Stay tuned as we highlight each wedding planning spreadsheets in more posts coming soon. In the meantime, feel free to snag all of them now so you can get started on your wedding timeline and more. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Senior Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS Ships ahoy at a Caribbean pirate wedding on Halloween NEXT Call upon the powers of dry ice to spookify your Halloween wedding photos Show/Hide comments [ 1 ] I see the Castle at Rockwall in the photo, just wanted to say it is the best venue ever. Everything you could hope for and the customer service is exceptional. 1 agrees Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.