Today I’m sharing 5 tools for staying productive as a wedding planner. I use most of these tools daily, but if not daily weekly for sure. They have all been lifesavers for me in my business and I want all wedding planners to know about each and every one them!
Trello is my favorite tool of all time. I use Trello every single day in my planning business and for my personal life. Trello keeps me super organized and ensures nothing is overlooked. Trello is a free list management tool that allows you to organize and prioritize your life and projects in a fun, flexible and rewarding way. You can add additional users, assign tasks, schedule due dates, attach documents, photos and more. You can view Trello HERE.
I think you know by now how much I love Aisle Planner. Aisle Planner is a must have for wedding planners and is the best all-in-one-system on the market for planners. You can try Aisle Planner for free for 30 days, then if you decide to continue a subscription you get 25% off your first 3 months if you use this link HERE.
As a wedding planner, sharing beautiful images from weddings and styled shoots is so important. Sharing on social media can be very time consuming and it’s easy to forget to post some days. That’s where Later comes in. Later allows you to schedule Instagram posts for a whole month. This will ensure you never forget to post on Instagram and you know your couples (or bride’s at least) are on Instagram! I love being able to schedule my Instagram posts for the entire week on Monday’s. That way I don’t have to think of something to post on the fly. Get 10 free posts when you join Later using this link HERE.
I use Dropbox to store all of my photos and documents instead of keeping them stored on my computer’s hard drive. I have everything organized into folders so it’s very easy to locate something at any time. I also have the Dropbox app on my phone, which I love. Every Friday I move any photos I have stored on my phone that I want to save to a specific folder in Dropbox.
I use Mint to keep track of all of my business expenses. Mint is synced to my business checking account which makes it super easy to keep track of everything coming in and going out. I love that I can categorize each expense into specific categories which helps tremendously when it comes to tax time. Mint will automatically add recurring charges to specific categories that you have previously used which is a big time saver. I still log into my Mint account weekly and make sure everything is categorized correctly and to categorize any expenses not recognized by the system. You can check out Mint HERE.