Plan your wedding efficiently with a timesheet
Are you looking for a tool to stay organized when planning your wedding? A timesheet might be the answer that you have been searching for. This method has been heavily used by project managers and businesses to ensure a smooth-run project. You can also use it in a simple way to have a more efficient planning process.
What is a timesheet?
Timesheet is not a new concept. This tool is frequently used in office places, especially for the human resource management and accounting purposes. However, it is also widely known as a powerful tool for project and time management. Using timesheets can help you control your wedding planning process easier with less effort. It will be your information hub, which you can use to organize your plan and monitor the tasks. If you are a busy couple, using a timesheet is also helpful for you to divide time between work and tasks related to your wedding plan. There is a good amount of apps that can be used for personal purposes such as Trello, Airtable, GoogleSheet, etc...It should include the tasks, planned time for those tasks, actual hours that you actually spent and some notes if needed. The purpose of using a timesheet is providing a holistic view of your time and amount of works needed.
5 tips to use timesheet for wedding planning
- Have a detailed plan:
Make sure you start with listing out all the tasks you want to do in a period of time. It will prevent missing tasks as you work on them. If a whole planning sounds too much, you can start with a weekly timesheet. Think about your planning tasks next week, put them down and assign your time.
- Bring on the automation:
One suggestion is to create the timesheet directly on your phone calendar, the device that you can’t live without. You can mark time and date for activities easily on any calendar tool. Everytime you look at your calendar, you can have a good view about how much time you have been spending on wedding planning tasks. Going virtual will not only save your time by also enabling sharing with your friends or your spouse.
- Reserve extra time:
As you predict time spent for each task, reserve some extra time for each of them. Unexpected events happen all the time when it comes to wedding plans. The tailors might be late, the photographer can’t give your photos as he promised, etc.. Adding extra time will give you some breathing room to handle those issues.
- Check-in regularly:
Spend some time to reflect on your work on a regular basis. It can be a quick 5 mins before bedtime everyday or on the weekend. As you go through completed tasks, you can review the time spent and detect misused time. It will help improve your time management for the coming week.
- Don’t make it a chore:
Time management is helpful but it shouldn’t contribute to your stress during wedding planning. If you feel like recording and checking off tasks become chores for you, it might be time to review the method. You can look into changing the method (from paper to app and vice versa) or automate part of the process
When it might sound complicated at first, the timesheet is a very useful tool for wedding plans. The more you use it, the easier it will feel and you can take advantage of this method to work efficiently. Give it a try and let us know your thoughts!