DIY YOUR WEDDING BINDER
You just got engaged and now the wedding planning begins. It’s no secret how much goes into the planning process, and it can get tricky or stressful. However, with the right resources and a helpful organization tool, you’ll be saying “I do” in no time at all.
To help you stay organized, Shutterfly put together a DIY wedding binder tutorial. In six easy steps, you’ll have a unique and personalized place to hold all your wedding to-dos. From black and white to leaf, there are three themes to choose from.
Download and add these beautiful themed printables to your binder and match your own unique style or wedding theme. It’s one place to keep everything safe – your wedding to-do lists, calendar, contracts, inspiration or ideas.
What You’ll Need:
You will need the following materials to get started:
- 8.5 by 11 three-ring binder — the printables work best in this size.
- Binder printables
- Tab stickers
- Sticker letters
- Sticky notes
- Clear pocket sheets
- Three-hole puncher
6 Steps to DIY a Wedding Binder:
1. Choose Your Binder
Pick a themed or simple binder to hold everything. Either match it to your wedding theme or stay neutral for more options to decorate the front.
2. Personalize the Front
Decorate the front of your wedding binder by adding you and your fiancee’s initials, the special date or other embellishments. The more unique details you add, the more special it is to look back on when all the craziness is over.
3. Choose Your Printables
Download the wedding binder printables. Hole punch the printables and plan out how you will organize and arrange them within the binder. Depending on your special day, you can eliminate or add what you need to.
4. Include Tab Dividers
Tab dividers help you organize the binder by sections. Include one for attire, rehearsal, reception and more. This way, you and your wedding planner can refer to the various categories and there is no room for confusion.
5. Add Pocket Sleeves
Clear pocket sleeves can be added throughout your binder to drop in wedding items. From your venue photos to save the dates or wedding invites, they are great to keep everything in one spot.
6. Add Extra Pages
If needed, you can add extra pages along the way, depending on how the planning is going. Your wedding planner may recommend things as well. You have an extra section for notes. You can write in extra details, or print out inspiration and ideas to refer to later.
You’re done! Your DIY wedding binder is your go-to resource for the happy couple throughout the wedding planning process. You can personalize it to you as a couple and stay organized to be sure your special day is seamless. Happy wedding planning!