You’re engaged, yasss! You’ve told everyone, posted a ring selfie, and now it’s time to start researching venues and reaching out to vendors.
BEFORE YOU DO ANY OF THAT:
MAKE A WEDDING GMAIL ACCOUNT.
It’s that simple. Create an email address for all things wedding. Use this account when you email venues, vendors, anything related to planning. Why?
No more spending time digging through your inbox for wedding correspondences, accidentally forgetting to reply, or sorting them into folders – everything is in one place.
No need to also clog your partner’s inbox with CC’s of your conversation with a florist – they can just log into the account and see everything there and add the convo themselves if needed.
Sometimes you just need to RELAX for a weekend and not think about wedding planning… so this way, it’s not streaming into your phone or inbox 24/7. You choose when to log in – and more importantly, when to log out.
Gmail accounts also come with Google Sheets, Docs, and more – so you can put your vendor contact info into a spreadsheet and share it with everyone, send family your timeline, write notes and ideas into documents – it’s your one stop digital wedding planner folder.
After the wedding, don’t forget to set up a forward to your normal email account so your vendors can keep in touch after the wedding if they need to, or give your photographer or planner your personal email so they can get in touch with you about features / getting published, have updated addresses to send gifts, all that good stuff.