I’ve had a lot of people comment on how organized Peter and I have been when it comes to planning our upcoming wedding. While I’m typically an obsessive list maker, lists can get lost and are hard to share and keep updated. In my work life I’ve gathered a reputation for my love Trello so it was a no-brainer that I’d be using it to organize our wedding. Every Tuesday I’ll be sharing Trello tips & tricks and how we’re using it to plan.
Trello is a collaboration tool that is used for everything from workflows to editorial calendars and so much more. It’s free, syncs with your Google account, and has a free app. This program is easy to use (trust me I’ve trained enough people on it to know) if you can use Pinterest, you can use Trello.
Make an account or sign in.
Tip: You can use an existing google login to just sign in.
Create a board.
Think like themed Pinterest boards “Groceries” “Halloween Party” “Bustles & Barnyards Blog Posts.” Just click on the + sign in the left-hand corner and “Create board”
Think about how you want this board to work.
Do you want to move items you’ve completed to a “Completed” area, or would you rather keep your information organized in the same place so you always know where it is. Recipes for example you’d probably keep in the same place, a workflow you’d want to be able to move items around.
Label your lists.
Each grey column is a list. Label however you’d like based on what you decided in number 3. For workflows “to do” “edited” “completed” are common, “Mains” “Appetizers” “Desserts” for recipes. You can change names at any time, so don’t stress!
Make a card.
Every white rectangle in a list is called a card. Name these something obvious so you always know what you’re looking for and where to find it. You can keep your Trello boards this simple if you want for example if your board was for chores and you finished mopping the floors you could move your “Mopping” card to the “Completed” list and call it a day.
Next week I’ll get into what you can really do with a card and that’s where the magic starts. After that I’m moving onto how we’re using Trello for our barn wedding.
Can’t wait? Check out my easy-to-use Trello training guide.
Check out the Trello blog for some awesome ideas and tutorials.
Disclaimer: I don’t work for Trello and they didn’t pay me to write this. I actually just love this program that much.