Google seems to have a solution for everything...even event planning. Google has teamed up with Style Me Pretty (on of my FAVORITE wedding blogs) to create more than twenty "Wedding Docs" designed to streamline your planning process. These online tools make it easy to estimate and track your budget, collect addresses, compare vendors and so much more. The biggest advantage to using Google's wedding docs as opposed to your own spreadsheets and documents is that they are easily accessible online. This means that you can share them with your event planner, parents, wedding party. etc and they will automatically update - no more worrying that everyone has the most current attachments. Also, since your documents are always available online you can access your docs from your home, office or smartphone-no more schlepping your huge wedding binder wherever you go. And just because these are called "wedding docs" doesn't mean that they are for brides only. Mitzvah moms will find these tools very practical and easily adaptable for Bar and Bat Mitzvah planning.
Of the 20+ "Wedding Docs" that Googles offers, I have two FAVORITES. I love the Address Book doc. The Address Book doc allows you to email a form to your guests to collect their contact information and then it automatically inputs them into a spreadsheet. Take a look at how great this is...
My other FAVORITE is the Seating Chart. This spreadsheet makes it easy to move guests around by cutting and pasting and it automatically counts the number of guests at each table to keep you on track.
In addition to providing great organization tools, each "Wedding Doc" features advice from wedding experts such as celebrity event planner, Michelle Rago and Style Me Pretty.
CLICK HERE for more information about Google's Wedding Docs.