Thursday, October 15, 2009

Where Do You Stick It?


So my best friend is coming to visit me in a couple of weeks and she told me that she wanted to see my wedding binder*. My what??? Apparently, I'm supposed to have a binder full of magazine clippings, contracts, wish lists, schedules, fabric swatches, etc. I don't, as you might have guessed. I spend most of my inspiration-seaching online so that's where most of my inspiration stays. I have the blog and my tumblr. The wedding binder, to me, is just one more thing we are made to think that we need in order to pull of a fabulous wedding.

Do you have a binder? Are binders even relevant anymore in this new time of tumblr and blogger? They are definitely not eco-friendly.
So how do you organize all of your wedding schtuff?

{image from here}

*Just to clarify, my wise friend's reply to my "My what? Am I suppose to?" was "No, you aren't suppose to do anything." Exactly.

13 comments:

Brittney said...

I have a folder on my computer desktop... and I have my blog... I think it's the new age of wedding binder =) Though, I do have a folder/book thing that I stick hard copies of contracts in... but other than that, everything is electronic!

A Los Angeles Love said...

My blog has definitely replaced the need for an inspiration binders (though I now feel I *need* a tumblr blog for the images currently residing in email account subfiles.) Shared google docs with my man have taken the place of misplaceable papers for joint planning. Binder shminder.

landlocked bride said...

I have a binder, but it's filled mostly with checklists, contracts and business cards. I haven't updated it lately, but know I need to!

Bowie Bride said...

haha yes the wending binder. i kind of have one. the cover of it says, 'wedding shit', so needless to say, i don't use it that much...i mean, i have a blog with all my ideas, why have a binder too? it just has our important stuff like flight vouchers and contracts for the venue and food. i just needed it to store stuff in, hence "wedding shit" :)

Bowie Bride said...

haha yes the wending binder. i kind of have one. the cover of it says, 'wedding shit', so needless to say, i don't use it that much...i mean, i have a blog with all my ideas, why have a binder too? it just has our important stuff like flight vouchers and contracts for the venue and food. i just needed it to store stuff in, hence "wedding shit" :)

Heather said...

I created a print organizer for my wedding because i felt like i should, but I use my blog to track ideas and images and google docs to share and update budgets, schedules, etc. I really don't need the binder.

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hatandfeathers said...

there's so much inspiration floating around i think it would have been dangerous for me to start collecting it physically! especially because there is a lot of other physical stuff involved if you are crafting a wedding. when we got engaged, people did give us a bunch of wedding diaries/planners (they were all pinkish). in reality: we had a folder where we kept our contracts, venue measurements, and any important paper work. we bought a canvas box for keeping our crafted paper-goods safe (since we opted to make our save-the-dates & invitations by hand we had to have a place to keep them as we worked). i was asked about "my binder" a few times. but my computer has such neat electronic pockets.

Maggie said...

I do have a spiral bound sketch book which I suppose counts as my binder. My sister, MOH, gave it to me as well as a sturdy folder to keep contracts and other important papers in.

I have written lists, and literally made it into a scrap book for ideas i have liked of dresses, colors [paint swatches], decoration, favor ideas all from the many magazines I have dog eared the pages on.


It does help to collect the inspiration physically for me Wedding dress consultants, and planners have been impressed when I whip it out and say "yes, I DO have some ideas for that"...rather than trying to describe something to them.
I didn't even think about it. Maybe it's because I am an artist, it's just in my nature.

whoawedding said...

I have my blog, a crazy number of folders on my computer, a bzillion bookmarks AND a real life binder. I'm thinking it will be like a scrapbook. Sometimes I like tangible things.

Teresa said...

Ugh! I never made one. I think it would have just stressed me out more.

heather said...

I kept a binder to hold all of the contracts, menu's, receipts... anything paper.

I also made a paper one with magazine cutouts, but that was before the blog, and so once I started blogging I barely looked at that anymore. Fortunately the binder was made from recycled paper, and i recycled it again so... :)

Maggie said...

I kept everything digital until the last trip I made to the area to meet with our vendors, when we needed to look over things together. Forced to relent, I finally printed out everything into an organized binder. As much as I didn't want "The Binder," I have to admit that having it all in hand during the meetings really did make a huge difference.

anna and the ring said...

Everything is digital. I wanted to make a book but felt I wanted crafty enough.

You have a good friend there!