Engaged, excited, but have no idea how to plan a wedding?
Don’t worry, we’ve got your back – and so does our Wedding Planning Kit.
The OYD Wedding Planning Kit will become your bible for all things wedding planning. If you’re at the very beginning of your wedding planning journey, we recommend getting the full package – OYD Wedding Planner + access to our Online Planning Platform. Don’t need the full package? That’s completely fine – you can view separately by clicking these links: ONLINE PLANNER and WEDDING PLANNING BINDER
First, let’s talk about the Wedding Planner Binder.
When you first open your wedding planning binder, you will see your Wedding Timeline and To Do list, which gives you a full overview of the timing and tasks you need to be considering for a traditional wedding. If you are planning to have a non-traditional wedding, we recommend using the To Do List functionality in our Online Planner (but we’ll get to that in a minute).
Next, you’ll see sections dedicated to each one of your wedding elements. On the back of each divider you are given questions to ask your vendors and cost saving ideas, so you can take your planner with you to every meeting and make sure you have asked all the right questions. Each section comes with note paper, and at the back, you have plastic pockets and business card holders to keep all of your flyers, business cards and invoices in the one spot.
Each Album is covered in a stunning speckled grey fabric, with Our Day embossed in gold on the front. We wanted to create a sustainable product, so we designed the binder to convert into a Wedding Album. When you purchase, you will receive an email with a link to a digital template that allows you to DIY print your favourite photos…something photographers tend to charge $500+ for.
Next, let’s talk about the Online Planner.
We created an Online Planner, because let’s face it, it doesn’t make much sense to write down a hyperlink in a pretty notebook if you can’t click on it! There’s no point handwriting guest’s names if you can’t seamlessly send them an email. If you’re serious about planning your wedding,we highly recommend that you capture everything in an online system.
When you first log in, you come to a summary page which gives you a countdown to your wedding, overview of your budget, overview of your RSVP’s, as well as your most urgent tasks. To customise the countdown to your date, simply click on the date and pop yours in.
It has all the tabs listed down the left hand side, and our customers say that this visual layout makes the task of planning a large event seem far less overwhelming.
Now, let’ walk through the tabs:
In this section, you need to create a card for each guest. This can take some time initially, but it is really important to populate all the info so you can access everything all in the one place. It captures name, address, email, dietary Requirements, RSVP, and lots of helpful info. The best part about the Guest List is that you can export to Excel (for sending email), and export to PDF (if you need to send to the caterer, venue etc)
To Do List:
This section comes with a template, but is completely customisable. You can create your own headings, then add tasks underneath. Each task then gets marked as outstanding, in progress or complete. You can mark as complete, or simply delete the tasks as you complete them. You will never feel so organised in your life!
This section is again completely customisable to your wedding. With each line item, you can track your estimated spend, your deposits, amount outstanding and overall cost. We have done all the difficult maths for you, everything automatically calculates and displays the key figures on the summary page. Customers love this page as it helped them to visualise their spending, and also gives them a simple platform that their partner could access at any time to keep track of the spending.
We love this page because it helps you house your product and vendor shortlists together! You can create categories for everything that you need, then whenever you find a potential product/supplier, you add in their business name, hyperlink to the product/service, details of quote, and any notes. So helpful! This will make the decision making process easier.
This section comes with three lists – we have pre populated as ‘Day Before’, ‘Wedding Day’ and ‘Day After’, but you can click on the titles to amend to whatever you need. This section comes with a pre-populated template, but again, you can just add/edit/delete the list items.. We love that this section has a print to PDF option, so you can literally design your run sheet, print 10 copies the week before the wedding, and hand them to whoever wants to know the schedule. So much easier than furling hundreds of logistical questions when all you want to do is have fun!
This section is helpful if you want to track your music, and give your DJ a list of songs you love, and songs you would rather not hear! It also has a Ceremony section where you can add the songs for walking down the aisle, signing papers etc. It also has a section where you can house Spotify playlists, and if you’re a bit stuck, this page comes with links to our ‘Canapes’, ‘Dance Floor’ and ‘Golden Oldies’ playlists.
Every time you capture a guest as ‘attending’ they are added to a list on the right hand side of this page. From there, you just need to create your number of tables. When you are ready to start adding guests, you start typing their name on each table and the guest will automatically pop up. Easiest way to explain seating positions? Start with the person at the top of the list, and explain that the person underneath will sit to their left, and so on and so forth. Once all your tables are populated, you can press print and send your seating plan off to your venue, seating plan designer, caterer…whoever needs it!
If you want more information on the Online Planner, please check out https://ownyourdayweddings.com/online-planner/ and watch our Online Demo Video.
A few things to note:
- Each binder is wrapped in a high quality etched fabric, which means each folder will have unique markings in the fabric pattern.
- The binder is designed to hold A4 documents, and has an overlapped magnetic strip down the side so your wedding planning book easily transforms in to wedding album
- When placing an order, please advise in ‘Add a note to your order’ if this is a gift, and their/your wedding date (if known). If purchasing as a gift, please include the email address of the recipient so we can set up their log in details correctly.
- The weight of this product is 1.5kgs
- International shipping available – please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information
- The Online Planner is currently only available in a web application, however our phone app isn’t far away. You can access it on your phone, but the experience is far better accessed in Chrome on your computer
- User set up isn’t automatic so you will receive your login access within 24 hours (far quicker if possible).
- You will receive an email straight after your purchase with the access link and your login details.