Something Else You May Want to Include in your Wedding Budget: MyWeddingBinder

24Jan10

First of all, let me say that I will try to make this my last post (for a while) about anything wedding related. It just so happens that I received a note from the founders of MyWeddingBinder yesterday and after using it a bit today, I really feel that it is a very useful tool. Since I spent so much time testing it out I figured it would be worth my time to go the extra mile and share my experience with you.

Disclosure: I am currently planning a wedding so please excuse me if I get over excited. I can’t help it.

MyWeddingBinder gives you a space to plan and organize the details of your wedding. Everything from your guest list, to your vendors, to the seating chart, to your budget – it’s all there to help you keep track of the madness that lasts just one day.

Now I know that there are a lot of sites out there that can be used to help you plan your wedding. The problem with most of these sites, however, is that they do not focus just on your wedding day – they focus on shoving ads down your throat (a bit extreme, but it’s pretty much true) for things like dresses and floral arrangements that most people can’t even afford. What I’ve found (and believe me, I have looked and looked) is that most wedding planning sites put your actual wedding planning in the background and pictures of extravagant ceremonies and merchandise in the foreground. And that’s why they’re free. So fine.

MyWeddingBinder is not free. In fact you can’t even set up a free trial account to test it out. There’s a fee of $29.95 to create your account, but once you’ve paid you have an ad-free, clean and organized space to plan out your special, and costly, day. At first I was a bit turned off by the fact that I couldn’t test the site out before handing over my credit card but then, after they were kind enough to let me use a test account for free, I realized that this is something that’s worth paying for. I’m not sure if it’s worth $29.95 yet, but it definitely made an impact. I think some additional features are needed to warrant the price tag. This is my wish list:

  • I want a way to customize the table set-up. As it is now there are only round tables available to create your seating chart.
  • Adding guests is a pain. You have to add them one at a time, click on “save”, and then click on “add guests” again. Maybe add an “Import your address book” feature.
  • How about a blog to keep your guests up to date on wedding day details?
  • A section to upload your inspiration photos

If you want to see all of what MyWeddingBinder can do, watch the screencast below:



One Response to “Something Else You May Want to Include in your Wedding Budget: MyWeddingBinder”

  1. Thank you so much for the lovely review! I wanted to let you know that we are actually currently working on some of the ideas you had on your “wish” list! We are working on getting a blog up and running, hopefully in the next few weeks. Additionally, we are planning on having a space for both us and our users to add pictures of favorite things! What we love more than anything is getting honest feedback from our users. As you said, we really strive to make our user experience ALL about them. We have discussed idea for improving the customization options on the seating chart so I am glad that you mentioned it. This is something we will definitely look to improve in order to better serve the needs of our clients. The “import address” feature is another great idea that I think we could work on adding as well! Thanks again for the kind words! As a special thanks to you and your readers, we would like to post an exclusive promo code here. Use the promo code “demogirl” for $10 off a myweddingbinder.com membership.



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