It seems that nearly everything is done digitally nowadays, and that most people are increasingly relying on apps and calendars to stay organized, reminded, and on-task. As much as we love these conveniences, we can't help but swoon over pretty paper, custom stationery, and perfectly planned out planners. If you're a pen-and-paper-loving bride looking to ditch the digital and stick the the old fashioned art of crossing off to-do lists and penciling in appointments, check out our favorite notebook and planner designers to have you planning in style.
For stationery designer and owner of self-named Erin Condren, this incredibly popular business was born right out of Erin Condren's at-home "print shop" and has grown exponentially since. Home of the beloved LifePlanner, Erin Condren has everything you could possibly need to get organized, accessorized and be productive during the crazy time of wedding planning. Brides-to-be swear by the LifePlanner, a fully customizable organizer that's as stylish and adorable as it is practical. You can build your own online by selecting the best layout, color scheme, and cover based on your style preferences.
Self proclaimed notebook junkie Mica May began designing the interiors and exteriors of planners and notebooks on a whim, and the brand was born quite literally overnight. Whether you prefer striking patterns, pops of color or classic clean designs, May Designs has extensive options to choose from for the perfectly packaged planner. Incorporate your favorite quotes, monogram, or name to truly personalize your paper goods, and you'll be smiling every time you crack open your books. (Large agenda, starting at $20, May Designs)
In true Kate Spade style, their selection of notebooks and planners are trendy yet classic, and fun whilst stylish. The simple black and white striped notebooks with foil embossing, gold signature polka dots, or floral printed spiral bound notebooks are enough to make creating (and crossing off) to-do lists fun and glamorous. Need a bit more organization? Kate Spade's mother-of-all planners the Grand Street Zip Around Personal Organizer features 14-karat gold plated hardware, zip around closure on embossed leather, pockets and a pen slot, 12-month agenda and 8 credit card slots — so you can have everything you'll need throughout wedding planning all in one place.
("Grand Street" zip around personal organizer, $198, Kate Spade)
Based in San Diego, CA, this online stationery boutique hand makes each product for a truly personal planning experience. Aiming to keep customers organized and smiling with their smart products and colorful, vibrant designs, Plum Paper offers tons of options on a wide variety of different sized planners, books and notebooks with interchangeable covers and practical add-ons, too. Fun and festive stickers help to serve as reminders for special dates, while extra to-do list, gift list, bills, and contacts pages ensure no detail goes unattended.
They even have fitness and baby planning sections, too! ("Spring" 2017 planner, $32, Plum Paper)